Category Archives: NGO

Zizzo Allan is pleased to release a new report: Live Where You Go

Zizzo Allan Climate Law LLP, the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Ecojustice are pleased to announce the release of a new report today entitled Live Where You Go: encouraging location-efficient development in Ontario, which is the result of year-long “Cool Communities” project run by the report’s co-authors. The report recommends 5 key tools (discussed below) to make ... Read More »

Travis Allan Talks Carbon Credits at the Project Neutral 2012 Neighbourhood Sumit

On June 9, 2012, Travis spoke at the Project Neutral neighbourhood summit at the Evergreen Brickworks. Travis gave an overview of carbon credit creation, focusing on how not for profit groups like Project Neutral can create revenue to support projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Project Neutral is an ambitious initiative that aims to create the first urban carbon neutral neighbourhood ... Read More »

Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Accept New Capital Project Applications December 1

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund has announced that it will begin accepting new applications for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors, as well as for plans, feasibility studies and field tests, on December 1, 2011. The Green Municipal Fund has been an important player assisting Canadian municipalities in responding to climate change, ... Read More »

Carbon-Footprint Labeling: A new Standard in Marketing?

Post by Zizzo Allan intern Ari Foyle and Travis Allan The practice of identifying and labeling the carbon footprint of various manufactured goods, a sophisticated gloss on green marketing claims, is becoming increasingly popular, according to an article published in The Economist last week. A number of European countries are developing carbon-footprint labeling as a standard for most mass-produced goods, ... Read More »

Our Common Future 2.0 – A great summit discussing ideas on how to reconcile the environment and the economy

Corporate Knights is hosting what looks like a fantastic summit on June 21st. Here is some information – we hope to see you there! Our Common Future 2.0 In advance of the G-20 meeting in Toronto, Corporate Knights and the International Institute for Sustainable Development will host this June 21 summit in honour of the accomplishments of Jim MacNeill, principal ... Read More »

WWF Report – Rethinking Business

Just wanted to share a new report put out by the WWF (the  Wildlife people – not the wrestlers!). “Rethink Business” looks at companies that are members of the WWF’s Climate Savers Program. The program, founded in 1999, comprises an impressive list of major international companies committed to reducing their total emissions through negotiated agreements with the WWF. To help ... Read More »