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The Carbon Project

A network of leaders in Niagara who gain a competitive advantage by embedding sustainability into their operations.

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Check out our next event. We host a comprehensive season of events to help you implement sustainability measures.

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Our Mission

"Supporting a thriving Niagara through education, outreach and support services for the environmental sustainability of our community."

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NSI News

City of Welland Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law & Notice of Public Open House

The City of Welland has developed a draft single new Comprehensive Zoning By-law with the goal of creating a single and progressive regulatory document which appropriately implements Provincial, Regional and Local policies. A Public Open House will be held on May 11, 2017 between 6pm and 9pm in the Council Chambers, Welland City Hall, 2nd […]

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Earth Day 2017: Featuring Inspirational Female Environmentalists

By: Jen Hart   As Earth Day 2017 approaches on April 22, Niagara Sustainability Initiative takes a closer look at the origins of Earth Day and the beginning of the modern day environmental movement, as well as present goals for this year’s Earth Day. We also take a look at some notable female environmentalists and […]

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Sustainable Winemaking Ontario moves to an accredited certifiable program

Ontario’s craft wineries adopt sustainable practices in their winemaking operations VINELAND, ON – The Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) is pleased to announce that 13 Ontario VQA wineries are certified as part of the Sustainable Winemaking Ontario (SWO) program. Through a rigorous third-party independent audit, these wineries received passing scores, accrediting them with program certification. […]

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  • “NSI has really become a leader in the business community and is making significant
    contributions to not only assist businesses to become more sustainable, but making a
    difference in the Niagara community as a whole.”

    Taryn Wilkinson, Niagara College, Niagara on the Lake

  • “We recognized some obvious energy losses with hot/cold zones in the Township office. Given our small staff size, membership in NSI has given us the support needed to make progress in this area.”

    Mike Sullivan,

  • “We are confident that our partnership with NSI, and the valuable information provided on their website and seminars will continue to move us forward.”

    Kevin Allison, Fire Monitoring Canada Inc, St. Catharines

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Tonnes CO2e committed to being reduced


Members or 9.1% of Niagara's workforce


Passenger cars equivalent to GHG managed emissions.