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March 6, 2017

Preparing Canadians for the green economy

This op-ed was initially published in the Globe and Mail on February 23, 2017.   Since his government’s election, Prime Minister Trudeau has frequently reminded Canadians that economic development and fighting climate change are not mutually exclusive, and in fact, create new opportunities for growth. This transition to a greener, more ecologically-minded economy is indeed taking shape, with new technologies and processes reshaping activities in almost all sectors. Our cars are more fuel efficient than ever, factories are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, buildings are more energy efficient, renewables are booming, recycling is a given and reducing waste has become a daily concern,... Read more
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May 22, 2015

Pan-Canadian Protocol for Sustainability

In November of 2007, Colleges and Institutes Canada (then ACCC) held a Symposium on Environmental Sustainability. The goal of the event was to provide member institution leaders with an opportunity to share best practices on incorporating sustainability principles in vision statements, missions, core values, strategic plans, priorities, policies, operations, procurement strategies and ethical investments. They also discussed ways of encouraging staff and students to become eco-conscious citizens and agents of change in their communities. The Symposium highlighted how member institutions have established partnerships with other institutions, businesses and communities to make them socially vibrant, economically secure and environmentally sustainable. One... Read more
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Tags: Protocol, Sustainability