The 4th Annual Evening of Recognition

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The 4th Annual Evening of Recognition was held on Tuesday May 19th at White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-lake. With over 150 registrants the 2015 Evening of Recognition was a big success and the turnout was amazing! The Evening of Recognition is a celebration of sustainability in Niagara. It is the most anticipated event… View Article

NSI Internship Blog – Our Experience in the NSI Community


Hello! We are Meghan and Jessica, and we were the lucky Niagara College students who earned a place as interns at Niagara Sustainability Initiative from January to April 2015. We both chose to apply to NSI for our internship placement because of the strong values and innovative ideas present there. Back in January, we both… View Article

NSI Announces New Chair and Three New Board Members


Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is pleased to announce new board of directors and a new board chair. Robert MacKenzie, President of Quartek Group has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors. Also new to the board are Alison Braithwaite, writer and environmental leader (most recently at Walker Industries), Emily Keene, Associate at Lancaster… View Article

The Role of Business in Sustainability: Tim Nash and Dave Sawyer

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By Brooke Allison On April 14, 2015, Niagara Sustainability Initiative was pleased to welcome environmental economists Dave Sawyer and Tim Nash the stage as guest speakers at the Role of Business in Sustainability forum. With the cap and trade announcement on April 13, 2015, the Role of Business in Sustainability event couldn’t have happened at… View Article

Carbon Pricing and the Push Towards Corporate Sustainability


By: Helen Blackburn, NSI PR Team In order to keep up with changing times and ensure success in business, sustainability is becoming a necessity. Everyone seems to be talking about carbon pricing and the costs associated with being green. There is a growing corporate responsibility to initiate sustainable practices through purchasing, supplier development, transportation, manufacturing,… View Article

Springtime Eco-Friendly Cleanup Tips


By Shannon Webb           (Image Source: It’s finally here. We’ve waited 14 long weeks for it – spring has sprung! I can hear the cheers through the computer screen from all you sun-loving, warm weather warriors. For as much as we love spring, along with the warm weather comes the… View Article

The Benefits of Becoming Sustainable


By: Brittany Arnold, NSI PR Intern Photo courtesy of Walker Environmental Group – Community Garden Sustainability and business are words that seem to be increasingly interdependent as the notion of sustainability is no longer avoided by companies and businesses but instead, welcomed. For businesses, investing in sustainable practices is proven to have significant outcomes. Sustainability… View Article

Green Decision Making – Post Event Blog

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On Tuesday, February 24th, NSI hosted their second event of the year, “Green Decision Making”. The educational forum facilitated the discussion of strategies for overcoming the obstacles facing green decision making. NSI members and guests were able to explore methods of integrating sustainability initiatives into their organization’s decision-making processes. Incorporating sustainability initiatives into the decision making… View Article

Understanding Green Building and Better Decision Making

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By: Jen Hart Green building is based on the simple goal of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment, but it can be hard to understand what green building really means and why businesses and organizations should get on board. Building green, or sustainable design, is the practice of increasing the efficiency of the… View Article

Great Green Renovations & Remodels


By Shannon Webb   Improving our work spaces is something most organizations want to and enjoy doing. We are the only animals who choose to improve the way our “dens” look rather than the safety of it. This is not to say, we do not care if we are safe (of course we do), but we often care… View Article