NSI Members Recognized in the Niagara Business Community

Written by: Lana Phan Sustainability is good for business. This is true of multimillion dollar companies as well as for smaller local businesses. If you’ve ever been to a Niagara Sustainability Initiative event, you would have heard the statistics from the mouths of many of the expert speakers we invite each month. Whether our invited… View Article

This Changes Everything

Written by: Matt Brunette  Climate change is probably the single biggest challenge we, as a global society, will face in the 21st century and beyond. The way humans have interacted with and ultimately changed our environment has led to, and will continually lead to repercussions that we cannot yet comprehend or predict. We know it’s… View Article

Sustainable Brewery and Winery Practices in Niagara

  Written by: Emily Piccinin Niagara is home to some of the finest wine in the country. Not only are these wineries producing wines that are greatly enjoyed all over Canada, they are also implementing sustainable approaches to their craft. Wineries like the ones of Niagara-on-the-Lake (including brands such as Jackson-Triggs, Chateau des Charmes, and… View Article

Is the environmental an issue for the Federal government to address?

Let’s Talk Governance: A Climate Change Perspective – Post-Event Blog By Leah Maves On October 14, 2015, just days before a federal election, Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) hosted a timely event Let’s Talk Governance: A Climate Change Perspective. This event coincided with the release of an NSI report by the same name which explores how… View Article

And what about the environmental policies?

By Emily Piccinin The long drawn-out election campaign for the federal parties has provided Canadians with an abundance of time and resources to become familiar with each parties’ stance on issues like energy, jobs, our tenuous economy and climate change. But in the midst of all the political noise, sometimes it’s difficult to sift out… View Article

David Miller talks local leadership for future growth

By: Jacob Pereira The first thing I noted about NSI’s Liveable and Sustainable Cities event was how many people were in attendance, every seat was filled. There were familiar faces that I knew from my time as the Carbon Service Intern with NSI, but also people that I haven’t seen at events before including four… View Article

NSI’s Environmental Awareness Program


NSI is here to help you and your organization be invested in and improve the environment. Find out about our upcoming #CutTheCarbon Environmental Awareness Program! Written by: Shannon Webb   What is Environmental Awareness? The term environmental awareness is commonly thrown around in many personal and professional circles, but what does it really mean? To… View Article

The First 100 Days

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The past few months have flown by here at NSI. Since the beginning of my time here, I have come to learn so much about Niagara, sustainability and myself. As hectic as starting a new chapter in life can be, it is also very exciting. The last 100 days have been full of opportunity and optimism, though… View Article

The Business of Being Green


Recently, being “green” has become more than just doing good for the environment, it has also become in the best interest of the company. Aside from the obvious benefits to the environment, a business being “green” can often mean cost-savings, increased productivity and increased exposure for the business. Let’s look at some of the ways… View Article

Building Sustainable Cities

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Cities hold the key to a sustainable future; through collaboration, long-term planning and smart investment cities can create healthier people and stronger economies. Over the next 40 years, the world’s population is estimated to increase by 3.2 billion, with the majority of this growth concentrating in cities. Niagara is not exempt from these population swells,… View Article