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Becoming Certified B Corporation® – What I have learned

Becoming Certified B Corporation® – What I have learned

When I founded NewSpring Energy in 2012, my mission was clear: “Inspire, enable and guide businesses to a more sustainable future where environmental restoration, social justice and economic prosperity are ‘business as usual’.”
One of the most exciting changes and commitments for NewSpring Energy in 2019 was to become a Certified B Corporation®, joining a growing movement of change-makers using business as a force for good.

Sustainability: Checking the Blind Spots of Your Knowledge

Sustainability: Checking the Blind Spots of Your Knowledge

With all our good intentions, we sometimes fail to achieve the results we hoped for. The reasons could be many, however here I want to address the toughest one of all – our blind spots.There are two ways that we acquire blinds spots. We acquire them throughOur perception and beliefs of what sustainability is Overwhelm and confusion with the vast amount of information (or disinformation) and opinions we are bombarded with every day

CRAFT Beer Market’s Commitment to Fresh, Local Food & the Environment

CRAFT Beer Market’s Commitment to Fresh, Local Food & the Environment

PJ L’Heureux nurtured his passion inside since his early adult years. His trip to Portland, Oregon – the craft beer capital of America – helped him to transform his passion into a vision of a place where you can enjoy fresh local food with craft beers from all over the world.  In 2011, his vision took shape as CRAFT Beer Market at its first location in Calgary.  Since the doors of the first restaurant opened, six other locations have been opened across Canada with the last one in Toronto.

RC Show 2018: Focus on Sustainability in Restaurants

RC Show 2018: Focus on Sustainability in Restaurants

RC Show 2018 is fast approaching and we are growing more excited every day.  The Eco Pavilion at the RC Show will provide you with opportunities to see new eco-friendly innovations and green technology,  learn about energy efficiency and conservation and even shop for eco-friendly products,. There will be many opportunities to speak with innovators, chefs, industry leaders, foodservice operators and energy conservation experts.

This will be your one-stop for discovery, learning and for creating new connections for your journey into a sustainable future. Investing in the environment and your community is the best insurance you will ever have.

Café Belong –  Local, Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

Café Belong – Local, Sustainable and Ethical Sourcing

Cafe Belong is located in Evergreen Brickworks, Canada’s first ever large scale community environmental centre with farmers markets, hiking trails, day camps and an eclectic range of shops. This fully encompasses the sustainable business model Brad has developed for his restaurant.  Brad’s expertise, skills and passion in the industry have led him to other great accomplishments aside from Cafe Belong and Belong Catering, such as Co-hosting the Food Network smash hit Restaurant Makeover, and he is currently in post-production of a new provocative food documentary.

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