Energy-efficient establishments: Ontario grants and programs that provide small businesses with energy-efficient technology

According to a 2023 study by Unite for Change, 75 per cent of Canadians are concerned about climate change. The study also shows that Canadians rank climate change as one of the main risks to their future.  The anxiety around climate change is primarily due to fossil fuel companies, the largest contributors to climate change. […]

How Indigenous values can enhance sustainability in Canadian businesses

Colonization severely suppressed Indigenous peoples’ values and cultural practices and replaced them with a Western outlook. Canada attempted to eliminate Indigenous peoples’ cultural practices, languages, and core values by developing the residential school system, the Sixties Scoop and the Indian Act. Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is an ongoing and continuous effort. Therefore, Canadians should give […]

Simple ways to improve waste management for small businesses

Canadians produce a lot of waste. The 2022 Global Waste Index found that Canada is one of the biggest waste-producing countries in the world. The survey also showed that most of our waste goes to landfills. Canada only scored 53.3 out of 100 for waste management, making it one of the worst countries surveyed. Canadian […]

Spend your green at green businesses: sustainable businesses to support in Ontario

In recent years, sustainable product sales have increased substantially. A report by TheRoundup found that Google searches related to sustainable products increased by around 130 per cent between 2017 and 2022. The report also found that 78 per cent of consumers believe sustainability is important, and 84 per cent say that poor environmental practices can […]

The importance of food scraps

There is a serious imbalance in food distribution in North America.  Within Canada, 58 per cent of the food produced is wasted. Eighty-six per cent of that number comes from food establishments such as restaurants, grocery stores and small businesses.  It’s no surprise that businesses hinder the environment more than individual consumers. However, it is […]

Eco-friendly shipping for small businesses

The average consumer is becoming more concerned about the environmental impact of their consumption habits. Small businesses could benefit from looking into different ways to reduce the environmental impact of shipping their products to customers. Sustainable business practices are not only necessary for a more livable world, but can also be very cost-effective. One way […]