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The Going Green Conference will focus on issues related to energy efficiency, green cities, and green energy in the EU and Canada, and will feature as Keynote Speaker Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.

Please note that pre-registration required and registrations will only be accepted until 7 March 2013 and will be held on March 20, 2013 in Montreal. Please note that registration to the event is mandatory. To secure your participation at the event, please click here or follow this link.


Source: Going Green Conference Secretariat



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After Macleans magazine surveyed employees of Canadian firms to create its 50 Best Employers list, it asked the companies for information on what they thought was the reason they won the recognition. A number of firms identified environmental initiatives as one of the three to four reasons they listed:
  • BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd.(Surrey, British Columbia)-“”Go Green” team educates staff on green initiatives; the “Giving Back” committee holds fundraisers for local charities”
  • British Columbia Automobile Association (Surrey, British Columbia) -“Employees take pride in the organization’s efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible”
  • La Capitale Financial Group (Quebec City, Quebec)-“Prides itself on its social and environmental responsibility”
  • Canadian Western Bank (Edmonton, Alberta)-“Commitment to corporate social responsibility through initiatives including the “Green Team” and the “Employee Volunteer Grant Program” “
  • Loyaltyone (Toronto, Ontario)-“Environmental sustainability programs, including a waste-reduction program, and a Smart car fleet”
  • Scotiabank Group (Toronto, Ontario)-“A commitment to corporate social responsibility, including supporting the arts (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche), the environment and charity”
Of course, other companies listed might also have environment captured in such programs as an Open Door policy to air concerns without having to talk to the manager, contributing to charities which could be environmental as well but these are interesting because of the three to four reasons given, environment is mentioned specifically  by the firm as a reason Maclean’s survey of employees rated these companies highly as employers. Read more.
Source: Gallon Environment Letter

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