By: Areej Shah Is driving a car becoming cost-prohibitive in Ontario? The Western GTA Summit Committee found that the “average transportation costs for GTA families soar to $10,000 per year.” As gas prices continue to rise, car owners are feeling the pressure to use alternative means of transportation. Many people walk to nearby places, use public transportation [...]
Join Partners in Project Green and Natural Resources Canada to learn about:ENERGY MONITORING TO SUPPORT OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Learn how to save valuable energy and dollars by following simple steps to track your performance and achieve results. By the end of the two part workshop, you will: UNDERSTAND [...]
By: Matthew Kert The RIC Centre is proud to host the first Recycling Idol on December 6th. A spinoff of the popular Innovator Idol that is held every year, this event is all about clean technology and sustainability. The event is a combination of Dragon’s Den and American Idol, having companies present their technologies, with [...]
By: Fatema Fatakdawala This year’s TEDx conference which took place on October 26th consisted of some interesting and inspiring innovations and ideas. While this 2012 event had a great speaker line up, I found a couple of the topics particularly interesting. For example, author Isha Datar’s talk on the possibilities for an in vitro meat production system. [...]
By: Fatema Fatakdawala For decades, environmental management activists have been preaching about the advantages of renewable forms of energy such as solar panels and wind farms. Today, we see this slowly transforming in to reality with increasing oil prices and a technology push in the right direction. The significant drop in global prices of solar [...]
With the ever increasing price at the pumps, good news was recently published by The Pew Charitable Trusts. According to Pew’s latest Clean Energy Race Report, Canada placed 8th amongst the G20 countries for its investment in the clean energy sector in 2009. Key highlights include: G20 countries’ investment in clean technologies make up [...]
By Sheldon Leiba With carbon footprints becoming of greater public concern, environmentally friendly business projects gaining popularity, and countries slashing C02 and greenhouse gas emission levels, turning waste into energy seems like the next logical step in an effort to become a more environmentally conscious country.