The City of Edmonton invites you to join a group of businesses that are cutting costs by cutting carbon.
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The City of Edmonton is inviting businesses to participate in the Climate Smart program: helping its business community to reduce energy, fuel and waste, along with associated costs.
Climate Smart helps local businesses reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs. Through three half-day training sessions, our web-based software application, and one-on-one advising, you’ll develop strategies to save on energy costs, improve operational efficiencies and engage employees. Learn more about what we do.
Climate Smart trains key staff and provides businesses with the support to become more competitive in an era of carbon regulation and volatile energy prices. In a collaborative learning environment, your staff will draw on the experience of other businesses and apply tools to measure and profitably reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Learn more about how it works.
Program Outline & Benefits
Climate Smart is a comprehensive professional development and training program that includes the following:
- A series of three interactive half-day training sessions
- Access to a top-rated, web-based GHG management application
- One-on-one advising
- Certification as a “Climate Smart Business”
Training Session 1:
We take complex, global standards and make it simple for you to assess your impact.
- Map your operations
- Collect your data
- Calculate your emissions with our online app
Training Session 2:
We help you plan emissions reductions and forecast the benefits.
- Identify your best opportunities for reductions
- Prioritize your strategies
Training Session 3:
We help you communicate your successes and understand how offsets work.
- Build internal buy-in
- Steer clear of “greenwashing”
- Learn about the carbon offset market
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Dates & Location
The Climate Smart program includes three half-day training sessions. All sessions are from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Up to two staff members attend all three sessions within a series.
December 12, 2018; January 31, 2019; February 27, 2019
Heritage Room, Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
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Discounts and Program Fees
Program Registration Deadline
The deadline to register for the program has been extended until December 7.
Small Business Rebate – Bonus Rebate
Organizations who participate in the Corporate Climate Leaders Program with 75 employees or less and non-profits are eligible to apply for a City of Edmonton rebate to offset the costs of enrolling in the optional Climate Smart Training and Certification Program.
For early-applicants, the Small Business Rebate will be 100%. Eligible organizations (less than 75 employees) and non-profits (of all sizes) who register for the Corporate Climate Leaders Program by October 12, 2018 will receive the bonus rebate for 100% of the annual Climate Smart fee.
To apply for the Small Business Rebate:
- Complete the online Climate Smart Training and Certification Program registration form and submit payment of your annual fee to Climate Smart
- Complete the Small Business Rebate Application Form and attach your Climate Smart payment receipt
- The City of Edmonton will review your application to ensure it is complete and mail your rebate cheque
Note: Steps 1-3 may be completed after October 12. However, eligible organizations must complete the general program registration and consent form by October 12 to receive the bonus rebate.
If you have questions about the program or Climate Smart’s services, please do not hesitate get in touch with Laura De Carolis or Christine VanDerwill, Partnerships & Communications Manager, Climate Smart. We hope you will see value in joining the Corporate Climate Leaders Program.