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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 Vision

Our vision is to reduce operations greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, increase local business profitability, and work towards the creation of a low carbon economy. We will promote this vision throughout Niagara as our community continues to grow.

Advancing environmental and economic performance in the Niagara Region.

NSI News


Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow

Written by: Jen Hart Growing your own food is already a huge step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. One of the most significant impacts of a home garden is the reduction of carbon emissions and your overall carbon footprint due to the fact that the food does not have to be transported and shipped. Many […]

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Save on Energy Incentives – You have the Power

By: Renee Palisa | CONSERVATION VS GENERATION Based on a paper from the Ministry of Energy outlining Ontario’s long-term strategy for energy conservation, Energy Minister, The Hon. Bob Chiarelli included this in his message: Ontario has already made great strides in reducing electricity use. From 2005 to 2011, families and businesses across this province conserved […]

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Biodiversity Offsetting: Can Progress and Preservation Find Common Ground?

By: Dan Mazur | Corporations and environmentalists have long had a precarious relationship at best. Many businesses have taken the initiative to adopt and adapt to the latest environmentally-friendly technologies. Yet there are still businesses who continue to remain entrenched in corporate practices of old.   Many environmentalists fear that they are just being paid lip service […]

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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, Township of Wainfleet, Wainfleet

  • “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

Some Interesting Facts...


CO2e committed to being reduced


Members or 9.1% of Niagara's workforce


Passenger cars equivalent to GHG managed emissions.