Guelph’s New Scandinavian Friend: 10 Benefits for Sustainable Innovation in Ontario


Children play in the most climate friendly daycare in Denmark – engineered by Ramboll.  The building produces 8 kilowatt hours per square metre per year, which is surplus to the building’s requirements.  When not used for solar panels the...

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Reflections on the Yata Kati Traditional Knowledge Conference

Last month I had the honour of attending the Yata Kati Traditional Knowledge Conference in Yellowknife. If you were there, we were the ones interviewing people on their thoughts about the conference and what traditional knowledge means to them....

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Sustainable Niagara Wine Pairings: Landfill Gas, Sheep & LEDs

“Wine is a gateway drug to environmentalism.”

~ Katherine Cole, author of the Complete Wine Selector

Wine pairing is popular.  So is sustainable thinking.  What happens when you combine the two in the Niagara Region? You get some very creative...

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Traditional Knowledge Matters- Methods of gathering traditional knowledge for influence in the environmental assessment and permitting process

Scott Mackay of Shared Value Soutions (right) works with Aboriginal Knowledge Holders from Magnetawan First Nation Read More

Traditional Knowledge Matters- Understanding What Types of Knowledge Have the Most Influence in an Environmental Approvals Process

“Traditional Knowledge Matters” is our series of blog posts on the ways and means of influencing the environmental assessment and permitting process using Aboriginal traditional knowledge. We will be sharing one post/ week over the next 5 weeks...

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Ontario Climate Action: North America's First City-wide District Energy Network


The City of Guelph is building North America's first city-wide district energy network and leading Ontario climate action.  Guelph is the first community in North America to establish a plan for an...

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