Renewable

Food Packaging Trends That Tread More Lightly on the Planet

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.

The Next Big Thing in Green Power: Community Ownership

Ron Seftel | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Ron Seftel

Any socially transformative movement gets to a point where it needs to be fully embraced by the people it impacts. The green power movement within Canada is at just such a point. The past decade has seen an increase in the number of options available to Canadians to support renewable energy -- often associated with a premium cost to the consumer.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the Fourth R

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

Many of us grew up in a time when we finished with a piece of paper, crumpled it up and tossed it into a waste paper basket. Then recycling bins came along. And with it a message of reduce, reuse and recycle. Flash forward to 2013. It's time to revisit the three Rs and add a fourth -- renewable.

The Only Thing Green About Fur Is Profit

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Shannon Kornelsen

The mass slaughter of wildlife isn't the only thing unsustainable about the fur industry. Eighty percent of Canada's fur comes from factory farming, one of the most resource intensive and polluting industries on the planet. Yet the Fur Council of Canada's "Fur is Green" campaign remains largely unchallenged.

A "Green Label" Doesn't Mean a Sustainable Product

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

One of the hottest topics today for business and consumers is environmental sustainability...but what does that really mean? For a time, green arrows and leaf logos were the signal to customers that they were getting a sustainable product. But it wasn't long before customers got more sophisticated and began to recognize that "green" logos alone do not guarantee an environmentally sound, responsible and sustainable global sourcing model.

Green Energy Prices Aren't High, Its Detractors Are!

Adam Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

You might think the cost of generating electricity in Ontario is reflected in "market rates." In reality, due to the complexity of its energy system, the market rate doesn't come close to covering the cost of generating electricity anymore.

Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

Adam Scott | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they c...