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Important News: Ontario Ministry Regulatory Changes to Approvals for Environmental Compliance Applications
Those environmental professionals who are not licensed with PEO will not be considered a certified a ‘Qualified Person’. Ensure your voice and opinion is heard by the MOECC. Submit feedback before December 30, 2016.
Environmentalist: the new Mentalist
“In the early 2000s, it was a challenge for environmentalists to be more than someone that clients really didn’t want to see.”
At least that was the experience of Meredith Hamstead, owner of thinkBright Environmental Innovations in Invermere, BC. We recently had a chance to explore with Meredith how the stereotype of an environmentalist has fallen away – and why environmentalists are the new “mentalists.”
Energy Conservation and Waste Avoidance: A Lucrative Method for Manufacturers
Darrin Kinsey, Sr. Project Manager of Enviro-Stewards shares his insights into ways the manufacturing industry can mitigate waste and become more sustainable. Here’s a brief look at one of the topics he covered during the session
New for 2016: National Occupational Standards for Environmental Employment
Establishing a National Occupational Standard (NOS) is a vital part of our support of the environmental industry. Occupational standards help set a benchmark for skills and competencies in the industry, which helps establish expectations for employers and professionals alike.
On the Right Track? Transport Canada Proposes Regulating Locomotive Emissions
Transport Canada’s announcement in June that rail regulations will change this September achieves several things, for both the environment and public health and safety.
Rio 2016: The Sustainability Games?
The organizers of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio have, by all accounts, been committed to producing an event that lowers the usual environmental footprint of the Olympics. The Games are traditionally known as resource hogs, and these games are no different. What are some of the issues and innovations?
Investing in the future of Canada’s Environmental Workforce
For the people at Caro Analytical Services, ECO Canada’s Environmental Youth Corps internship program is more than a way to find new employees — they look at it as a way to invest in the future of their company.
The program, which receives funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Science Horizons, gives new graduates opportunities to start their careers in the environmental sector and host organizations the chance to expand their teams.
Monthly Snapshot: Compliance creates waves of opportunity for water quality specialists
Over 83,000 core professionals work to keep our groundwater, surface water, drinking water and wastewater safe from pollution, but over 400,000 professionals use “water quality skills” in their roles. See how compliance is driving employment opportunities in this sector with our latest snapshot.
Growing Canada’s Environmental Start-ups
For Supriya Tandan, joining Nimonik as an Environmental Youth Corps intern set her career on an unexpected trajectory. Learn how the EYC internship program helps grow careers and environmental start-ups.