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Earth Day 2017: Featuring Inspirational Female Environmentalists

By: Jen Hart   As Earth Day 2017 approaches on April 22, Niagara Sustainability Initiative takes a closer look at the origins of Earth Day and the beginning of the modern day environmental movement, as well as present goals for this year’s Earth Day. We also take a look at some notable female environmentalists and […]

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Sustainable Winemaking Ontario moves to an accredited certifiable program

Ontario’s craft wineries adopt sustainable practices in their winemaking operations VINELAND, ON – The Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) is pleased to announce that 13 Ontario VQA wineries are certified as part of the Sustainable Winemaking Ontario (SWO) program. Through a rigorous third-party independent audit, these wineries received passing scores, accrediting them with program certification. […]

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Bicycle Economy: Thinking Outside the Automobile

By Renee Palisa Cycling is a practical mode of transportation, an excellent form of fitness, reduces carbon emissions for cleaner air and has a positive economic impact—that’s right, studies have shown that building an infrastructure that attracts more people to ride their bikes is extremely cost-effective and gives you more bang for your transportation buck. […]

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Tikvah Mindorff speaks on Between Two Flags podcast

Between Two Flags is an innovative podcast for UNA-Canada’s Green Corps program. This podcast talks with a variety of guests to discuss complex environmental, economic, and social issues. Check out the latest podcast with NSI Executive Director Tikvah Mindorff as she talks about the Carbon Project, sustainability in Niagara, the future of NSI, and how you […]

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We Are Hiring!

We are looking for our next cohort of talented students to join us for 16 weeks through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To apply, please visit our Career Page with Indeed.ca. This summer, we are pleased to be offering six opportunities as follows: Operations Intern Graphic Design Intern Project Management Intern Community Garden Intern (x3) […]

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Niagara Region wins bid for 2021 Canada Summer Games

Niagara Sustainability Initiative is sharing in the excitement of the Niagara Region’s winning bid for the 2021 Canada Summer Games that was announced Thursday, March 30th.  During the Games, the Niagara Region will play host to some of Canada’s top athletes, their coaches, and families.  The games will bring with them sportsmanship and entertainment, but […]

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A Profile of Environmental Groups in the Niagara Region

Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a not-for-profit organization, working to engage and connect businesses in Niagara in an effort to advance their sustainability efforts. We work to help businesses identify, understand and reduce their carbon footprint to become more sustainable both environmentally and economically. Each year, NSI expands its reach in Niagara by building partnerships […]

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Moving towards inter-municipal transit in Niagara – Next Steps

City Councils from Welland, Niagara Falls, and St. Catharines are endorsing plans to plan a consolidated transit system for the region.  A special meeting of Regional Council has been scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 pm to present the plan and next steps. More details can be found here. Please save this date in your calendar […]

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World Water Day 2017

By Renee Palisa In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd as the first World Water Day. Now twenty-four years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world every year, shining the spotlight on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s World Water Day […]

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Calling Niagara Artists!

NSI is currently developing our Annual Report and we want to feature your art for a half page spread (8 1/2 x 6) within the Report or on a postcard insert (5 x 8). We are looking for pieces with an environmental or sustainability focus and demonstrate this year’s theme: Guiding Communities: Committing to a Sustainable Future. If […]

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