Tag Archives: sustainability

Reflections on Clean50 Summit

September 18, 2014


I had the honour to spend Wednesday with leaders from across Canada. What brought us together was a commitment to advancing sustainability in our country. The Clean50 Summit honours outstanding contributors to sustainable development and clean capitalism in Canada. I was impressed by the diversity of people in the room. They came from large corporations […]

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co.lab.o.rate wins national award

September 29, 2013

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Last week saw the launch of Sustainable Solutions Guelph magazine – co.lab.o.rate. co.lab.o.rate is available on-line and in print and tells the many stories of this great city. Barely off the printing press, and the magazine has received a silver medal for best community project at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. Congratulations Chris Tiessen […]

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Many benefits of sustainability

May 23, 2013

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I recently had the good fortune to be invited to speak at the Toronto Sustainability Speakers Series with former Mayor David Miller on the topic of cities and climate change. I now receive their e-news and noticed an upcoming conversation on How a Culture of Innovation Drives Sustainability. This reminded me of a recent conversation with Barbara […]

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Worth a read

August 14, 2012

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Guelph Hydro Inc’s 2011 Sustainability Report is now online. The report outlines Guelph Hydro’s environmental, social, and economic performance – and measures it using an international standard, the Global Reporting Initiative. Guelph Hydro was one of the first utilities in Ontario to publish a sustainability report. Well worth a read.

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Charting our course

June 6, 2012


Last night, Guelph City Council approved the last of three phases of a comprehensive review of our official plan.  The official plan guides decision making about the future development of our community.  The work took 5 years.  Why so long?  There has been an unprecedented amount of change in provincial planning legislation along with a […]

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