Environment & Business
The impact of environmental issues like global warming are now visible to almost everyone, and the consequences around the world are more and more dire. What is more difficult to see is how each of us can contribute towards a solution when the problems seem so big and global. But we are convinced that the combined efforts of individuals and individual businesses can make a difference and give a significant example to the world. Many small steps can become one big step. To evaluate possibilities and guide our members towards a better environmental stewardship is the mission of the Environmental Committee.
Upcoming Events & Seminars
Environmental Panel: Sustainability in Business - May 22
Unlock Hidden Savings - June 4
Canadian Schools Get Some 'Green' for Environmental Stewardship (April 18, 2013
Staples Canada Continues to Drive Sustainability (April 2, 2013)
The Race to Reduce in Hamilton and Halton (February 18, 2013).
Burlington Performing Arts Centre Receives LEED Gold Dertification (Oct 17, 2012). Read more.
Hamilton Spectator: Time of use billing comes to Burlington. Electricity pricing is about to change dramatically for Burlington Hydro customers. (Jan 9, 2012). Read more.
City of Burlington: Thirsty? Try the tap. The City of Burlington is removing plastic water bottles from city buildings. Read more.
City of Burlington: New Fire Station Designed With LEED Silver Certification Will Save 60 Per Cent in Energy. Construction of fire station no. 8 in northeast Burlington has produced a 7,200 square foot (669 square metre) building will achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for its environmentally sensitive construction features. (July 19, 2010). Read more.
Smart Commute Halton
Burlington Chamber of Commerce launches Smart Commute program for members. Find Your Perfect Match – Carpool and Save with Smart Commute Halton! Carpool Zone is built for today's commuter. Are you someone one who stares desperately at those HOV lanes from gridlock, but thinks it's impossible to find someone with the same schedule, route, and radio preferences? Carpool Zone is a great online tool that lets you browse to see if carpooling is the right choice for you in a couple of steps. Find your perfect ride match.
How does the Chamber's Smart Commute program work? Click here.
Sign up for Chamber's Smart Commute program
Green Real Estate News (daily update)
Monster Commercial's Green Initiatives Calendar (daily update)
City of Burlington Environment Web Page
Halton Waste Diversion Report for 2009
Halton 2006 - 2010 Solid Waste Management Strategy Initiatives
City of Burlington's Zero Waste policy
Latest news on Halton's planning and sustainability matters
Overview of local buildings that use renewable energy
The first BIA in Canada using solar energy to power tree lighting
Advantages/Disadvantages of various renewable energy sources
Community and government level renewable energy initiatives
Report on health effects of wind turbines
Commercial Real Estate Raising the Roof for Solar Installation
A Revolution in Warehouse Lighting: LEDs and Intelligent Lighting Systems
Lighting Controls Improve Employee Productivity and Reduce Energy Use
Sustainability Improves Bottom Line
In this job, sustainability is the business plan. Tyler Elm. VP Business Sustainability, Canadian Tire
MHPM Believes that Sustainability is Free
Chamber Environment Committee
The role of the Environment Committee is to educate Chamber members and develop policy positions on environmental issues affecting Burlington businesses. Issues such as waste reduction and transportation have impacts on the business community and customers as a whole. The Environment Committee strives to provide Burlington Chamber of Commerce members with information and ideas on how they can help to create sustainable community. If you have any suggestions for items to include on this page or are interested in joining the Chamber's Environment Committee, please email Margaret.