The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC
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Day 2 / Topic 2 of 3 - LEARN GREEN! EARN GREEN! A Business Case for Sustainability
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Sessions For Business at Building SustainAble Communities | Fresh Outlook Foundation

Sessions For Business at Building SustainAble Communities | Fresh Outlook Foundation | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is hosting its 5th Building SustainAble Communities conference in Kelowna February 27th to March 1st, 2012. In keeping with its commitment to educate people from all sectors about community sustainability, FOF built a number of business-related sessions into the program.

 

One of three sessions featured on Day 2 is: Learn Green! Earn Green! A Business Case for SustainAbility. This session promises one-stop shopping for anyone interested in building a stronger bottom line while helping to build a healthier community.

 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/rSxN9I

Complete 4 Day Agenda: http://bit.ly/uxzToW 

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Day 2 Keynote: BOB WILLARD on Communication the Business Case for Sustainability

Day 2 Keynote: BOB WILLARD on Communication the Business Case for Sustainability | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

BOB WILLARD Communicating the Business Case for Sustainability...Point 2 of Bob's 3 Options for a More Sustainable Society:

 

2. Create a parallel economy with new business models

Abandon the status quo business models and build better ones from scratch that are variously called hybrid organizations, social enterprises, B Corporations, and fourth sector companies. The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and the Transition Network are working with local communities to build resilient, more self-sufficient, more robust, local economies all over the world. They are using exciting new forms of ownership and capitalization to form more sustainable enterprises, very analogous to the cooperative movement, to develop a local parallel economy.

 

More on "Options for a More Sustainable Society": http://www.sustainabilityadvantage.com/index.php

Bob Willard's Profile: http://www.freshoutlookfoundation.org/events/bsc/2012/presenters/bob-willard

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Darrell Eason of GreenStep and the Business Energy Advisor Program

Darrell Eason of GreenStep and the Business Energy Advisor Program | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

Darrell Eason of Green Step http://green-step.ca/ will be speaking on Day 2 at the 5th BSC conference http://bit.ly/dkjRt about the LiveSmart BC Small Business Program:

 

Go Green and Save!
Join other businesses across B.C. who are saving money and reducing energy use by participating in the LiveSmart BC Small Business Program, developed in partnership with BC utilities (FortisBC, BC Hydro and Fortis Gas), industry associations, the Small Business Roundtable and other BC-based small business operators.

 

GreenStep is also licenced to deliver the Climate Smart program, to help businesses cut costs and cut carbon with third party credibility: https://climatesmartbusiness.com/

More on Green Step and Darrell Eason here: http://green-step.ca/our-team

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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards | Climate Smart

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards | Climate Smart | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Sheehan from Climate Smart is speaking on Day 2 from 9:30am - 10:15am. A local examle of a business that has gone through the Climate Smart https://climatesmartbusiness.com/ program is Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, based in Oliver, BC. 

 

Tinhorn Creek has 20 employees and annual greenhouse gas emissions of 102 tonnes CO2e. The company recognized that one of their biggest sources of emissions was the importing of empty wine bottles from Washington and California. By using a lighter wine bottle made with slightly thinner glass, each delivery truck can carry more bottles, and Tinhorn Creek could eliminate an entire shipment per year. Concerned about possible increases in breakage, they embarked on a test period with the new Tricorbraun ECO Bottles, which are 42 percent lighter than regular wine bottles. The test revealed no increase in breakage at all, and Tinhorn now uses the lighter bottles exclusively. The switch will cut transportation and production costs, saving 67,500 pounds in raw material and approximately 4 tonnes CO2e annually. It will also save the company $28,000 each year.

 

Elizabeth also speaks on Thursday, Day 4 on Climate Action Successes: Using Innovative Strategies to Meet GHG Reduction Targets. More on Elizabeth Sheehan here: http://bit.ly/tlqAKR

More on Tinhorn Creek Vineyards here: http://www.tinhorn.com/ 

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Angela Reid Nagy is facilitating the Business Panel on Day 2 of the BSC conference.

Angela Reid Nagy is facilitating the Business Panel on Day 2 of the BSC conference. | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it
Let GreenStep help your business to understand and apply the opportunities and benefits that arise from integrating sustainability principles, now and into the future.

 

Green Step works with Green Table, BC Hydro, FortisBC and Climate Smart to provide businesses with sustainable solutions.

 

Green Step Website: http://green-step.ca/services 

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Day 2 Panelist: John Purkis | The Natural Step

Day 2 Panelist: John Purkis | The Natural Step | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

John regularly delivers presentations and training workshops on municipal sustainability planning, governance and decision making, The Natural Step Framework, and has advised municipalities and community groups across the country and internationally. His strong background in community and municipal development make him invaluable as Manager of Sustainable Communities. 

 

The Natural Step Sustainable Business Program: http://bit.ly/twCUTK

More on John Purkis here:  http://bit.ly/vqWf6u

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Mark Allison, Whistler Centre for Sustainability

Mark Allison, Whistler Centre for Sustainability | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

iShift is a made in Whistler program that supports 30 Whistler businesses to develop, implement and monitor the results of a strategic action plan for sustainability and ongoing business success.

 

iShift is a Whistler2020 take action challenge that helps to accelerate Whistler’s progress toward its shared vision of success and sustainability. It is comprised of two parts: iShift Business and iShift Citizen, each targeted toward motivating cultural and behavioural shifts within Whistler. The programs are being facilitated by the Whistler Centre for Sustainability (WCS) and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Department of the Environment.

 

Mark Allison of iSHift will be a panelist for our BSC conference's Business Session on Day 2 and will facilitate "Sustainability 201" on Day 3.

 

More on Mark Allison: http://bit.ly/thyJUp  

Profile of an iShift business: http://vimeo.com/23931716

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Emily Johnson, Green Business Awards and SIFE Okanagan

Emily Johnson, Green Business Awards and SIFE Okanagan | The Fresh Outlook Foundation's 5th Building Sustainable Communities Conference #5thBSC | Scoop.it

Students In Free Enterprise, SIFE, has been the motivating factor behind the Green Business Awards established by Chambers of Commerce in our Region.

 

The Green Business Awards were created to recognize businesses that have a proven green track record and exemplify a long-term commitment to sustainability.

 

Emily will be one of the panelists on Day 2 at the 2012 Building Sustainable Communities Conference http://bit.ly/dkjRt from 9:30am - 10:15am

 

Kelowna Chamber Business Awards Page: http://www.greenbusinessawards.ca/

More on SIFE Okanagan: http://bit.ly/uaxr0r

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