Environment

Apr 9, 2021
For Canadian entrepreneurs, going green is a personal mission: report
Nick Rockel

Canadian business owners believe shrinking their environmental footprint is the right thing to do, even if they have to pay the tab. That’s one of the key findings in a new national study by Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). For A...

Mar 30, 2021
Province sweetens the pot for businesses aiming to cut pollution
By the Editors

If you have any doubt that industry is on board with the B.C. government’s climate change battle, ask Jacques Perron. As part of the Province’s recent announcement that it’s setting sectoral greenhouse gas (GHG) targets and boosting support for cleantech and other businesses aiming to curb emissions, the president and CEO of Pretium Resources explained how his Vancouver-based mining company is benefiting from the CleanBC Industry Fund...

Feb 11, 2021
The Innovators: Carbon Engineering is building a plant to help restore the atmosphere
Michael McCullough

Moon shots don’t get bigger than what Carbon Engineering has set out to do: remediate our increasingly heat-trapping atmosphere by pulling out the carbon dioxide. (Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s use the CO2 to create a renewable synthetic...

Feb 5, 2021
Reduction for a Cleaner Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Take a moment and imagine what would happen if Metro Vancouver’s organic waste stream increased by 59%. Given the city’s current system is already struggling to manage its waste, how would it handle an increase of that magnitude? For more than 50 years, West Coast Reduction...

Feb 2, 2021
The Eco Future

BCBusiness + ECO Canada Amidst an ever-evolving labour landscape, climate change challenges and a global pandemic, economies are seeing profound and seismic shifts towards green technologies and renewable energies for a more sustainable future. But this, especially within Canada’s environmental workforce, requires a specific set of skills for success. Kevin Nilsen is President and CEO...

Dec 1, 2020
Nothing Left Behind with West Coast Reduction
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + West Coast Reduction Ltd. Since 1964, West Coast Reduction Ltd. (WCRL) has been quietly going about its vital work on Vancouver’s south shore. From early roots as a butcher to its modern rendering facilities, the company has carried out safe...

Oct 21, 2020
BC Green Party candidate and small business owner Michael Barkusky talks running against Andrew Wilkinson, keeping the NDP in check
Nathan Caddell

As a kid growing up in South Africa, Michael Barkusky witnessed the rise of civil unrest. He worked for an opposition party in his high-school and college days before being drafted into the country’s military. After serving two years there...

Oct 21, 2020
Solving Vancouver Buildings' CO2 Emissions Conundrum

BCBusiness + Pace Solutions According to Vancouver’s original ZEB (Zero Emissions Building) Plan, 2020 was supposed to be the year all new commercial and residential buildings were required to be carbon neutral. That ambitious target has been pushed to 2030, but it exists because buildings in urban areas account for nearly 25%...

Aug 26, 2020
Canada Green Building Council crowns three B.C. winners in annual award ceremony
By the Editors

Three B.C.-based innovators were recognized yesterday as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the 14 winners of its 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards. The honours cover achievements in leadership and eco-conscious building design. B.C. saw two winners in the former...

Jul 21, 2020
5 Reasons to Aim for Zero Waste

BCBusiness + Acme Green Solutions Inc. For those interested in replacing their compost bins in pursuit of a zero waste lifestyle, Reencle provides an undeniably superior alternative. Available for residential or commercial use, Reencle by Acme Green Solutions Inc. breaks down food...

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