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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


Good things are brewing at Hamill Machines

Written by: Meagan Tungate Like most, Hamill Machine employees love starting the day with a fresh, steaming cup of coffee. That used to mean a couple trays of Tim Hortons…..and waste, fuel and idling in the drive-through. Now, after initiating a coffee policy, they have eliminated or reduced those impacts by brewing coffee right at […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Beatties Basics – New Carbon Project Committing Member

MEDIA RELEASE September 26, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Beatties Basics sets a carbon reduction target under Niagara Sustainability Initiative’s “The Carbon Project”   ST CATHARINES, ON – September 26 – On Monday, September 19, 2016, Beatties Basics reaffirmed their commitment to corporate sustainability by setting a carbon reduction target of twenty percent (20%) below […]

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On Tuesday September 20th, NSI held its first event of the 2016-2017 season. The event was a big success, welcoming 75 guests. A summary of the event, and helpful links, are provided below. Additional questions can be directed to Melissa at Event Objectives Provide an overview of the incoming cap and trade system Discuss […]

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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

Some Interesting Facts...


CO2e committed to being reduced


Members or 9.1% of Niagara's workforce


Passenger cars equivalent to GHG managed emissions.