The City of Richmond invites you to join a group of businesses that are cutting costs by cutting carbon.
Dates & Location | Discounts and Registration Information
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The City of Richmond strives to be “the most appealing, liveable, and well-managed community in Canada”. As part of this vision, City of Richmond 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
|Benefits to your business include:
||Climate Smart certified businesses are equipped with:
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Dates & Location
The Climate Smart program includes three half-day training sessions.
Session 1: November 8, 2017
Session 2: January 25, 2018
Session 3: March 1, 2018
All sessions will be 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, in Vancouver, BC; exact location TBD.
Discounts and Registration Information
For a limited time, the City of Richmond is offering a $1,000 discount to five Richmond-based businesses. Offer is available on a first-come first-serve basis.