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Are Waste Reduction Programs Successful? Two Cities Show Different (Yet Similar) Results
As cities grow, so too does their carbon footprint. Canadian cities have, one by one, pledged to reduce or divert as much waste as possible by 2020. But how are they doing?
A New (Re)Purpose: Innovations to Reduce Waste
“Waste not, want not” is an adage as old as the hills (thanks, Benjamin Franklin), but it’s becoming a mainstay of innovation for scientists and environmental industry professionals who are out to curb the amount of junk cluttering our landfills or filling our oceans.
Here are some exciting new advancements – from names you might recognize, but many you may not.
Monthly Snapshot: Diverse Skills Mean Opportunity in Environmental Health and Safety
Looking for a change in role? Consider Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S). Our research shows some promising opportunities for environmental professionals interested in this area.
Ontario Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act: What can you expect?
Recently, the government of Ontario passed Bill 172, the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act.
We talked with our VP-Advisory & Training, Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry to discuss the key features of this Act and how it affects the industry.
Is “Environmentalism” Key to an Environmental Career?
No question, careers in the environmental sector are on the upswing, especially as more stringent governmental regulations and a shift in mindset within the business community mean more corporations are paying attention to their environmental impact. But does that mean everyone who works in a environmental job is an environmentalist?
Success Tactics for Integrating Sustainability into Projects
Have you been faced with the task of educating non-sustainability professionals about the drivers and benefits of integrating sustainability into their business plans, projects, designs and systems?
Learn success tactics to integrate sustainability into your projects with insights from Sustainability Advisor Karen Chovan.
Update: Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada
In 2010, we examined the emerging trends in the environmental sector, including energy efficiency.
Six years later, the industry continues to evolve, but have municipal, provincial and federal governments kept up their enthusiasm for energy efficiency?
Air Emissions Management: What You Should Know
Learn why air emission assessment and air pollution control issues are important for the Industry and the legal implications of noncompliance.
Monthly Snapshot: Experience Matters in the Energy Sub-Sector
See this month’s snapshot and full report on Energy! Learn the skills shared between energy sector employees and environmental professionals, including the ability to liaise with stakeholders, conduct environmental assessments, or develop strategies and programs to monitor sustainable development.
The National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment, Explained
National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe the standard acceptable skills and knowledge required to perform a particular occupation competently.
ECO Canada first developed the NOS for Environmental Employment in 1994. Learn more about the NOS and how it relates to the sector in this blog.