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Come to learn and connect with sustainability enthusiasts. Leave inspired and motivated to create change!

Join us at our information-rich workshops featuring guest speakers who are experts in the field and individuals from organizations presenting real-world success stories. We also host networking events, forums and the occasional conference. Come out and meet others who are making a difference – and leave changed and inspired!

We host between 2-6 educational events annually plus our can’t-miss Green Leaders Awards to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our valuable members.

Green Economy London members enjoy many free tickets to our events. Non-member fees vary.

Upcoming Events

Past Events and Recordings

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Webinar

Waste Not: Reducing Waste For A Sustainable Future

By Green Economy London

Join Green Economy London for a virtual discussion on waste reduction strategies for consumers and businesses, and how addressing food waste supports resilient food systems and a sustainable future.

We’re excited to be joined by two incredible guest speakers from the zero waste and sustainable food systems landscapes.

  • Reimagine Co., London’s first and only zero waste grocery store to discuss how businesses and consumers can reduce waste and work towards becoming zero waste, and their philosophy.
  • And Dr. Peggy O’Neil, lecturer at Brescia University College, on how addressing food waste supports food security and resilient food systems, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and climate change.
  • Plus hear from Allison Morgan (MES), current Sustainable Engagement Specialist at Green Economy London on resources for businesses to reduce waste and the value of actionable target setting to achieve waste reduction and diversion goals.

Watch the recording here.

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In Person Event

Green Leader Awards 2022: Celebrating Businesses & Community Leaders in the Environmental Sector

By Green Economy London & London Environmental Network

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Each year, we host the Green Leader Awards to recognize and celebrate the businesses and community leaders who are taking meaningful climate action and prioritizing the environment in their operations and businesses practices.

Whether you’re a business, community member, or passionate about the environment and business sustainability, join us for an evening of:

  • Hors d’oeuvres and beverages
  • Networking opportunities
  • Door prizes
  • Awards ceremony celebrating Green Economy Leaders and Community Based Awards for their accomplishments over the past year

This event has passed.

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In Person Event

Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey: Green Economy London Info Session

By Green Economy London

Green Economy London is accepting a new cohort of Green Economy Leaders this fall! Join us September 29th for a Green Economy London info session on the opportunities that sustainability can bring to your business, how we can collectively foster effective change, and how to build capacity within your organization. Plus enjoy coffee and a light breakfast, door prizes, and a networking sessions with Green Economy London members and other businesses.

This event has passed. Click below to watch the presentations.

Part 1 – LEN & GEL

Part 2 – London Brewing Co-op & CY Health

Part 3 – Heeman’s & City of London

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Webinar

The Road to Sustainable Commuting

By Green Economy London

This session is suited for employees and businesses!

In this webinar learn the importance of taking action on transportation emissions, with Allison Miller, Senior Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, City of London kicking us off with the City’s offerings for employers and their employees, and how green commuting options support the Climate Emergency Action Plan. Hear from London Cycle Link’s Executive Director, Molly Miksa on factors businesses and employees need to consider when cycling to work, such as cycling safety and how businesses can support cycle commuters. Plus gain insights from Shannon Hawke, Intern Architect with Cornerstone Architecture on implementing sustainable transportation programs at your business. Leave with the tools and resources for how you can choose more sustainable commuting options as an employee and how as a business you can support it.

Watch the recording here.

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Innovation for a Green Economy: A Masterclass

By TechAlliance

Join TechAlliance and Green Economy London Coordinator, Kaitlin Creighton for a session on how to utilize business as a catalyzing force behind change for the greater good and dive into sustainability baseline settings, targets, lifecycle analysis, and carbon intensity. Hear the inspiring stories of local companies who are knocking it out of the park and expand your knowledge on how to scale your venture to build environmentally sustainable innovations that are good for business and the world.

Watch the recording here.

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Virtual Information Session

EV Chargers at the Workplace

By Green Economy London

Join Green Economy London to learn about the importance of incorporating electric vehicle (EV) chargers at your workplace, what EV charger options are available, and gain tips on how to evaluate what charger is right for your business. Plus hear from Plug’n Drive President and CEO Cara Clairman.

Watch the recording here.

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EV Charger Incentive Program: Get Plugged In

By Green Economy Canada

Learn how you can get 50% back on the cost of installing EV charging stations!

Green Economy Canada is excited to announce a new $3.9M EV Charger Incentive Program, funded by Natural Resources Canada. Through this program, organizations can get up to 50% back for installing EV charging stations in public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces, and for light-duty vehicle fleets. Applicants can receive up to $100,000 in rebates.

This webinar will provide more details about the program and the application process to equip organizations to successfully apply. All legally registered or incorporated for-profit or non-profit organizations in Canada are eligible to participate. The program’s operations are also kindly being supported in part by TD Bank.

You can get more details on EV Charger Incentive Program here.

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Webinar

How to Make Your Building Wildlife Friendly

This presentation focuses on the ecological aspects of managing sustainable buildings and properties in London. Our featured speaker is Brendon Samuels, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at Western University and the coordinator for the London Bird Team. In his presentation, Brendon gives an overview of the wildlife friendly buildings criteria he drafted for Green Economy London and describes common sources of conflict for wildlife in the built environment, risk factors for different types of buildings and examples of simple solutions for issues.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here.

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Get to know Volt Transportation – A New Zero Emission Delivery Service

Volt Transportation is a new local environmentally focused delivery service that is working with small businesses to meet their delivery needs while reducing their carbon footprint. Volt is using fully electric vehicles to offer affordable Business to Consumer (B2C) courier and delivery services in London Ontario.

Tune in to hear more about Volt’s mission, the need for EV’s to transform the delivery space, and how you can partner with Volt.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here.

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Webinar

Power Your Business with the Sun: A Business Case for Solar Panels

Thinking about adding Solar Panels to your business? Not sure where to start, or who to talk to? Want to hear from a business that has undergone this process, the tips they learned, and the challenges faced along the way? 

You will hear from Tepperman’s Sustainability Coordinator, Mike Apostol, on his first hand experience with building a business case for a Solar PV installation at Tepperman’s operations. This webinar explores some basics of solar PV, using solar PV in Ontario, financing for positive cash flow in year one, tips for your own quotes, and alternative financing models. 

This event has passed but you can view the recording here.

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Webinar

Green Job Fair

Are you looking to get started in the green economy? Join us to learn about possible jobs and the training you need in the sector such as energy advisors, energy managers, retrofit contractors, solar installers and many more!

Panelists for session #1 include:

  • Brandon Doxtator, Environment & Consultation Coordinator (Oneida Nation of the Thames)
  • Renu Tahlan, Director, Strategic Initiatives (Great Northern Insulation)
  • Greg Nakonecznyj, Technical Sales & Conceptual Design Lead (CNTNR)
  • Dennis L. German, President, German Solar Corporation

Panelists for session #2 include:

  • Jolene McLaughlin, Senior Project Manager – Sustainable Building Solutions (EllisDon)
  • James Riley, CEO and Founder (LightSpark)
  • Nicola Lashley, Project Lead, Public Energy Initiatives (City of Toronto)
  • Will Gonell, Principal, Gonell Homes Inc.

This event has passed. View recordings of Session 1 and Session 2

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Webinar

Are Electric Vehicles (EVs) a Smart Investment for your Business?

In this webinar you will hear from Tepperman’s Sustainability Coordinator, Mike Apostol, on his experience doing an Electric Vehicle analysis for their company. Mike will share steps on the following:

Overview of Electric Vehicles (EVs)

  • Current state of the technology
  • Benefits of EVs
  • Comparison against internal combustion engine vehicles

Financial analysis of two EV cases at Tepperman’s

  1. Shared company EV vs. reimbursing employees per km using their own vehicle for work travel
  2. Buying a new EV vs. buying a new gas vehicle for the service technician vehicles

This event has passed but you can watch the recording here.

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Webinar

Can Sustainability and Improving Your Bottom Line Go Hand in Hand?

Surprisingly, many organizations are discovering that they can enhance their financial situation by performing better on their environmental and social goals. Based on Bob’s new free, open-source Sustainability ROI Workbook, this presentation shows how sustainability professionals can frame the business case for sustainability initiatives in the CFO’s familiar return on investment (ROI) and cost-benefit analysis language.

Bob uses business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada to help sustainability champions ensure that the direct and indirect measurable benefits for any category of sustainability initiative provide compelling justifications for taking action.

More information about Bob and his resources for sustainability champions can be found at www.sustainabilityadvantage.com.

This webinar was co-hosted by The Chamber of Commerce, The City of London and Green Economy London.

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Blue Roofs: Innovating the Future of Water Catchment and Flood Prevention

As climate change continues to increase precipitation in parts of the world, excessive storm water runoff threatens urban landscapes with an increased potential for flooding events. Blue Roofs are an inexpensive measure to address climate change derived flooding.

Learn about the benefits of Blue Roof technology, project designs, and how they can play an impactful role in water conservation and climate adaptation. Hear from Bruce Taylor (Enviro-Stewards) and Richard Hammond (Cornerstone Architecture) on their experience with blue roof implementation and practical designs.

This event has passed, but you can watch the recording here

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Energy Retrofit Incentives & Savings 

Are you looking into upgrading your HVAC systems? Do your lights need to be updated? Wanting to save extra costs by reducing energy usage?

Green Economy London is excited to host this webinar, which will discuss current incentive programs available to help make your commercial energy saving retrofits more affordable! Learn about programs and available funding that can help you reduce energy usage, carbon emissions and costs.

This webinar has passed, stay tuned for similar upcoming events!

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Let’s Make Serving Reusable Takeout Containers as Easy As Serving Disposables!

A Friendlier Company is launching their Reusable Takeout Container Service in London!
Over the last year, takeout has become a restaurant staple. It’s been a great way to support local businesses throughout the pandemic, but at what cost? Unfortunately, takeout containers are typically single-use only and result in an enormous amount of waste. A Friendlier Company believes that this doesn’t need to be the case, and that takeout containers should be reused, just like the in-house dishes we’re used to.

A Friendlier Company is introducing a reusable takeout container program in London, so you can feel confident knowing that your takeout is not harming the planet.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here

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Measuring Business Impact

Hosted by Green Economy London and Project Neutral

Join Natalie Merchant (Green Economy London) and Jake Miller (Project Neutral) to learn about the importance of measuring the impacts your business has on the environment. This includes areas such as greenhouse gas emissions from heating/cooling and electricity usage, transportation related emissions, water usage, and the amount of waste your business produces. All of these factor into the overall impact your business has on the environment. Think about it, how can you track reductions if you don’t know where your starting point is? When you make your carbon footprint visible, it helps to define where to make changes and encourages people to want to make changes.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here.

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Bringing the UN SDGs to your Business

Hosted by rTraction

Join David Billson (rTraction) and Marianne Griffith, Green Economy London Hub Manager to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and how they apply to the business sector. Find out how you can ensure your business is aligning with the goals to help build a better community. Includes a short presentation, followed by a Q&A and interactive breakout discussions.

This webinar has passed, but you can watch the recording here.

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Business Resilience Under COVID-19

Facilitated by Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility and Partner at ERM

In this webinar, Peter Bakker, President and CEO, WBCSD, Carine de Boissezon, Chief Sustainability Officer, EDF, Keith Tuffley, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions, Citi and Keryn James, CEO, ERM will examine how the private sector is adapting even as its role in society is being re-shaped.

The discussion will explore:

  • Varying ways the crisis is playing out across different industries
  • Examples of innovation in company responses
  • How expectations of the public and private sectors are shifting
  • What the pandemic is teaching about the value of scenarios planning and resilience.

May, 2020. This live webinar has passed, you can listen to the recording here.