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Changing the energy conversation one person at a time

2022 Clean50 Emerging Leader Montana Burgess shares on her motivation, and the process of persuading neighbours to prioritize climate action. I live in a small rural neighbourhood in the Slocan Valley in southeastern British Columbia. This past summer…

How to Lead Change in Canadian Classrooms

The education system is complex. It has its own rules, expectations and even culture. And its workings are often opaque to outsiders, including environmental NGOs that want to work with students to promote sustainability, green jobs and a…

CleanFood4All: combining Human & Machine!

Ecoation is changing the way we produce and protect our food. The main reason farmers and greenhouse growers use pesticides is that their operations are massive and by the time they learn about an issue, it is already established and spreading,…

Two Words for the 2020s: Clean Electrification

At the November COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, countries made more ambitious commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The need is clear: while the world agreed in Paris in 2015 that we need to limit global warming to…

Where are they now – Grace Quan

We love seeing the growth of our past winners and want to share their sustainability journeys with you! We have been following up with our past winners by asking them a series of questions to see how their…

Where are they now – Lauren Smith

We love seeing the growth of our past winners and want to share their sustainability journeys with you! We have been following up with our past winners by asking them a series of questions to see how their…

Preventing Root Causes

Engineering’s Sustainability Superpower How can one engineering firm generate nine national Clean50 award-winning projects? I’ll let you in on our secret.   Energy, water, and product waste are the intended or unintended results of a system. If anything is…

Growing a Start-Up Food Rescue Charity

3 Lessons from former Food Stash Executive Director, Julia Hunter In 2019, I joined Food Stash Foundation – a registered food rescue charity founded in 2016, as their Executive Director. In a nutshell, Food Stash operates as a…