Monthly Archives: March 2014

Are you ready for the next storm? Probably not

From the person on the street to the climate change scientist, most of us – 75% of Canadians according to a recent poll – acknowledge that climate change has precipitated increasingly frequent severe weather events.  Even so, less than 10% … Continue reading

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How energy reporting can reduce emissions, create jobs and save millions

If it’s true that you can only manage what you can measure, then implementing a reporting system where owners of large buildings submit data on their building’s energy use would clearly be a useful tool to drive energy efficiency measures … Continue reading

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The Big Question: How Will We Pay For Transit?

Last week the Pembina Institute released the first of several important reports: Who’s on track for rapid transit? An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties.  The report demonstrates that despite the pressing … Continue reading

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After shutting down coal, what’s next?

On a recent snowy evening, we attended a large gathering that included Premier Kathleen Wynne to say “goodbye” to Ontario’s coal-fired energy generation plants. After a 17-year slog led by Jack Gibbons and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA), the … Continue reading

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Sustainability permeating business schools

When 420 business students crowd into an auditorium, on Montreal’s first almost-feels-like-Spring Saturday, to talk about sustainability…something is shifting. The Concordia Student Union and John Molson School of Business Sustainability Group collaborated in hosting the very successful “Business Beyond Tomorrow” conference that … Continue reading

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