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NHS Welcomes Marisha Plata

Niagara Health System has a new Technical Engineering Specialist. NSI would like to welcome Marisha Pluta to her new role! Marisha holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Dalhousie University and a graduate certificate in Environmental Management and Assessment from Niagara College. Marisha comes from a background in health care services and previously worked as a Renal Assistant in Renal Dialysis and a Waste Management Intern. Through her…

Welland Partners with Niagara College on Landfill Remediation Project

Welland, ON – The City of Welland, Dillon Consulting, and Niagara College are embarking on an exciting year-long project together to create an Atlas Landfill Remediation Concept Plan (ALRCP) for the retired landfill site on Woodlawn Road. Commencing the project in June 2017, the college’s School of Environmental & Horticultural Studies (SEHS) will collaborate with City of Welland staff, and landscape architects from Dillon Consulting to develop the site for…

It’s time for the Commuter Challenge!

The Commuter Challenge encourages commuters to leave their cars at home and use alternate transportation, like public transit, to get to work. (Photo courtesy of Niagara Falls Transit Services) What is the Commuter Challenge? The Commuter Challenge is a weeklong event taking place June 4 – 10, 2017. This event coincides with Canadian Environment Week, a time where Canadians celebrate the nation’s progress on encouraging yearlong efforts to protect the…

MEDIA RELEASE: Beatties Basics – New Carbon Project Committing Member

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 their baseline emissions. By setting this carbon reduction target, Beatties Basics has become a “Committing Member” also referred…

Ontario’s Cap and Trade Legislation: Local Perspectives & Opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario’s Cap and Trade Legislation: Local Perspectives & Opportunities NIAGARA REGION, ON – September, 16, 2016 As part of our efforts to lead Niagara to be a socially inclusive, environmentally resilient, and economically competitive community, Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) strives to provide educational and accessible content on important sustainability issues. As such, we have prepared an educational document, entitled “Ontario’s Cap and Trade Legislation: Local…

PR & Marketing: Promoting Sustainability and Avoiding Greenwashing

There is a lot of uncertainty around the word ‘sustainability’. What does it mean? Do your customers really understand the value, and definition, of GREEN products? For organizations who choose to implement sustainability best practices, often there is frustration when it comes to communicating their efforts to their employees, investors, and customers. When you aren’t able to communicate these initiatives effectively, it can lead to a variety of challenges. Projects…

No Time to Waste! – Thriving in a Waste Free Economy

Register here! Ontario’s GHG emissions from waste have risen over 25% between 1990 and 2013. On June 1, 2016, the Ontario government passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act, aimed at fighting climate change, creating new jobs and preventing excess waste from ending up in our landfills. The Act focuses on making recycling more universal, more affordable and more efficient as well as reducing preventable GHG emissions from landfills and encouraging producers to…

Climate Risk: A Legal and Insurance Perspective

Event Summary:Climate change poses a real risk for businesses. A number of risks – such as extreme weather events, water shortages and supply chain disruptions – are expected to increase as the climate continues to change. With increased legal liability and growing insurance costs, businesses will need to manage this uncertainty from both legal and insurance perspectives. Objectives: Learn about “climate risk”, and the implications it has on your business…