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Tentree: To Make Saving the Planet Simple

I had the opportunity to go on a student exchange program and attend the University of Hawaii for my final semester before graduation in 2011. A few friends came to visit during the last week of the student…

Fighting food waste at its core

When we heard that one of the largest produce-distributing facilities in Canada was throwing away 16 tons of fruits and vegetables per day, Julie and I sold everything we had to embark on a mission… to not only…

Resiliency – It’s not an option

Located between Lytton and Boston Bar in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon, the Kanaka Bar Indian Band is a rural community within the Nlaka’pamux Nation with a history going back more than 8,000 years. Residents of Kanaka Bar are also known…

Sustainability Through the Pursuit of Technology

The view from leading LDC London Hydro’s CEO, Vinay Sharma, P.Eng., Ph.D. Globally, we are at a point of no return from the calamitous climate change. We all have to pivot now to become increasingly net-zero and sustainable…

Li-Cycle Makes an Essential Technology Sustainable 

The digital world depends on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which power a variety of everyday consumer items from smartphones and laptops to wireless power tools. As the go-to energy source for electric vehicles (EVs) and other electrified transportation, Li-ion…

BMO: Learning Along the Road to Net Zero

BMO: Learning Along the Road to Net Zero Becoming one of Canada’s first banks to be carbon neutral in 2010, we have had more than a decade to hone our three-pronged strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of…

Climate Mitigation in three simple steps

Scientists have told us the “WHY” – and Governments have finally agreed action is needed. So, really helpfully, energy efficiency expert Godo Stoyke shares the HOW… It has been a little over three decades since leading climate researcher…

Smart Cities – Beyond the Buzz, a Utility Perspective

Alectra’s Smart City Specialist, and Clean50 Emerging Leader Sara Ganowski sheds some light on what exactly makes a city “smart” In a world of smartphones and smart homes, we’ve likely all heard of the term Smart Cities by…