Environment

Sep 21, 2021
Vancouver’s first zero-waste rescued food market opens October 1
Alyssa Hirose

How good food is for you tends to have an inverse relationship with how affordable it is (Case in point: the do-you-think-we’re-millionaires conversation I have with my partner every time he accidentally buys organic bananas.) It’s the same deal with...

Aug 20, 2021
Opinion: Innovation needed from all sides to avoid climate disaster and grow B.C.'s economy
Sav Dhaliwal

As another summer in Metro Vancouver breaks records for extreme temperatures and drought conditions, the innovation desperately needed to meet our net-zero targets and thwart further climate deterioration could also grow B.C.’s economy. Metro Vancouver’s own modelling shows that implementing a...

Jul 2, 2021
B.C. innovator brings hydrogen fuelling stations to the trucking industry
Nick Rockel

When you think about green vehicles, heavy-duty trucks are probably the last thing that comes to mind. Jessica Verhagen, Hydra Energy’s new CEO, wants to change that. Under Verhagen, the Vancouver company is taking steps to scale up adoption of its...

Jun 3, 2021
How the B.C. mining industry can transform itself into a global leader in sustainability—and what’s stopping it
Pallavi Rao

B.C. has all the tools to become a global leader in sustainable mining, but with that opportunity comes challenges and a narrowing window to make it reality. That’s one of the takeaways from PwC Canada’s 53rd annual report on the...

May 17, 2021
Cleantech player Pani Energy brings AI to the fight against water scarcity
Saphiya Zerrouk

Not yet 30, Devesh Bharadwaj is helping the world solve water scarcity. With his team, the CEO of Victoria-headquartered Pani Energy created an artificial intelligence system that can shrink energy costs for water treatment plants. Now Pani has joined forces with...

May 14, 2021
B.C. startup helps small farmers and big food brands tackle climate change
Nick Rockel

As B.C. struggles to save its forests, a local startup is helping other countries to regrow theirs. Its reforestation efforts with farmers around the world have caught the eye of major food brands—and won support from Google. In April, from among...

May 4, 2021
6 British Columbians recognized as Canadian Climate Champions
By the Editors

If it’s possible for a list of climate champions to be star-studded, we saw it today. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna (who formerly held the post of minister of environment and climate change) and B.C. environmentalist David Suzuki headline...

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...

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