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CANADA PLASTICS PACT LAUNCHES TO TACKLE PLASTICS POLLUTION WITH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Leading businesses, NGOs, and government unite behind 2025 targets to make packaging waste a thing of the past

"All around the world and here in Canada leading organizations are making great strides to reduce plastic waste at all stages of their operations. Unfortunately the actions of any one organization alone won’t be enough to meet the expectations and requirements of a society and a planet that demands bolder and faster action. The Natural Step Canada is therefore proud to be joining forces with a diverse group of leaders from business, government and civil society to launch the Canada Plastics Pact. Together we will innovate and implement scalable end-to-end solutions that will keep plastics in the economy but out of the environment.

- David Hughes, President and CEO, The Natural Step Canada

A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada

The newly released CELC report provides 5 recommendations for Canadians to evolve the plastics economy from one that is linear and wasteful to one that offers economic growth without waste. Read more.

MEDIA RELEASE: Major business, NGO leaders call for Canada to go waste-free

New coalition launches as plastics waste earns global concern and G7 attention

HALIFAX, September 20, 2018 – A national not for profit coalition including corporate and NGO leaders, think tanks, and sustainability experts has announced its goal to eliminate waste and accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions from the Canadian economy.

How water rates can improve the sustainability of our water systems

By Jonathan Arnold

Throughout our daily routines, we rarely take pause to appreciate the magic behind municipal water and wastewater systems. These systems treat and deliver clean drinking water directly to our faucets. They also take and treat the wastewater that goes down our toilets and sinks. The infrastructure behind the magic is buried beneath our yards and streetscapes—often out of sight and out of mind.

How Sustainability is Disrupting Business-As-Usual

at Globe Forum 2018 and beyond

By Jessica Pelchat

We’ve heard it all before. Business needs to get on-board with sustainability.

A study published in 2017 on Changing Consumer Behaviour shows that ”Consumers are no longer interested in the dichotomy between the environment and the economy,” they don’t feel they should have to choose.

Rather, they should be able to have both. Many businesses have begun to make changes; however, these need to stem from a true science-based understanding of sustainability to drive real transformation and disrupt the “business-as-usual” mentality.

IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Program: A Success Story

In the late fall of 2008, The Natural Step Canada launched an initiative to train and develop young leaders and champions of sustainability. The project expanded in 2011 when we partnered with The Co-operators to deliver this training under the IMPACT! brand.

Announcing the culmination of the Natural Capital Lab

 

TNS Canada is today announcing the culmination of its Natural Capital Lab (NCL) - a project launched in 2015 to catalyze and galvanize work on issues related to natural capital.

Since its inception TNS Canada has used the synergistic power of the science of sustainability, systems thinking, and collaboration to help others accelerate the transition to a truly sustainable society. We were very excited, therefore, when we were approached by the Ivey Foundation and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada to mobilize, coordinate and shine a light on the important, but largely fragmented work of those trying to incorporate the measurement and management of natural capital into the decision making of public and private sector organizations.

The Natural Step Canada Staffing Announcement

STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT

Chad Park to be on Partial Sabbatical Leave from Jan. 15 to June 30, 2018

The Natural Step Canada (TNS Canada) is today announcing that Chad Park, Chief Innovation Officer & Director of the Energy Futures Lab (EFL), will be taking a partial sabbatical leave from January 15 to June 30, 2018.  

During this period Chad will work remotely from Costa Rica - reducing his availability to three days per week - with the remainder of his time being used for professional development, independent study, research, and​ ​writing ​projects​ that are expected to accrue future benefit to the organization.  

Oilsands layoffs to renewables workforce - Sustainability Redefined

Did you know that more than 50,000 oil and gas workers are struggling to find employment in Alberta? To Lliam, these workers are the key to enabling a growing and more diverse renewable energy economy.

Sustainability Redefined: Cargo containers to modular homes

Did you know that there are millions of unused cargo containers filling shipping yards across Canada? Most people see them as waste; but to Greg, they are a reusable construction material to help revolutionize the housing market.

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