The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a very strong start to 2015 in terms of green building certifications in Canada, with 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015. This brings the total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,252. In keeping with […]

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months ...

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, two leaders in environmental health, have together divested their fossil fuel investments. Employee retirement plans at both organizations are now free of fossil fuel holdings and previous holdings have been replaced with climate friendly investments.

Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth divest from fossil ...

The Study of Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of Climate Change estimated a portion of the future costs of climate-related extreme weather hazards. It examined how climate change could affect two Canadian communities – Halifax, N.S., and Mississauga, Ont. – in the coming years. (For the purposes of the […]

The Study of Economic Impacts of the Weather Effects of ...

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital is rolling out a new meal room service program. In July 2014, the hospital did a waste audit to look at how much food they throw out. They found out the hospital has about a 40 per cent waste rate. Once food heads […]

Hospital wheeling out new food program for patients

The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is a benchmarking and recognition program which aims to reflect hospitals’ environmental performance as indicated by their operations, management, and policies. Hospitals that participate in the GHS program receive an individual GHS report, which is created using the data submitted through the GHS Survey. The […]

Greening Health Care Sector Report: Utility Conservation and Management

Health authorities have begun work on 23 new capital projects on their mission to save on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through funding provided by the Carbon Neutral Capital program, which was established in 2012. The projects are expected to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than […]

B.C. health authority capital projects go green