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November 1, 2021

2nd Annual Green Leader Awards

We are pleased to present the winners of the 2nd annual Green Leader Awards! The Green Leader Awards, which are held annually, recognize business and community leaders in London who are prioritizing the environment in their operations and business prac …

October 12, 2021

Apply Now! Green Project Support 2021

Our Green Project Support is back for 2021.  This year we are giving away 2 x $2,000 AND 1x $5,000 incentives to our members to make sustainability changes at their facilities. Could your organization save money and reduce your impact by implementing o …

September 29, 2021

2nd Annual Workplace Green Up

Workplace Green Up is an employee engagement program for Green Economy London members to provide employees with fun sustainability activities! Employees working from home can also participate, all activities can be done both in the workplace and at hom …

September 13, 2021

Green Project Implementation

We are excited to provide an update on the projects that last year’s Green Project Support recipients implemented over the past 12 months. To recap, Green Economy London successfully secured a $19,000 project stream with support from The City of London …

September 10, 2021

Business Sustainability: What the Future Workforce is Looking For

written by Maya Gandhi   75% of Generation Z believe that employment should mean more than just a stable income. They look for workplaces that align with their personal values, desire purposeful roles, and are not afraid to call out unhealthy work …

August 13, 2021

Guest Blog – The Wormery & New Leaf: Collaborating for a Healthy Tomorrow

This blog features Renee & Andy Coughlin from New Leaf Food Truck and Dan Lizmore from Western Fair District’s Wormery. These Green Economy London members have partnered together to divert waste from the landfill! At New Leaf Planet Based Food, our …

August 12, 2021

London Businesses Invest in a Green Recovery

Green Economy London welcomes ten new members who are setting emission, waste and water reduction targets, helping the local green recovery. With the help of Green Economy London, local businesses are reducing their environmental impact while proving t …

June 16, 2021

Green Economy London Member 20 Minute Makeover Challenge

It’s time for London’s Clean & Green 2021!  For over 25 years, London Clean & Green has been leading successful community clean-ups. With Step 1 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen plan, households, businesses, and small groups of 10 or fewer a …

April 7, 2021

A green recovery is possible – meet our new members

Like most businesses, this year our Green Economy London members were faced with many challenges throughout this pandemic, and had to pivot their businesses in many ways. Many having to close during lockdowns, and shift to curbside and delivery service …

February 18, 2021

A Friendlier Company introduces an Eco-Friendlier Way to Enjoy Takeout 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? Normally, many of these restaurants would serve their food in house on reusable plates that are was …

November 26, 2020

Green Project Grant 2020 Recipients

We are excited to announce that this year’s Green Project Grant will be awarded to 14 recipients to support 17 different projects! This year’s projects include energy saving, waste reduction, water conservation, and environmental stewardship projects! …

October 19, 2020

Launching London’s online Business Energy and Emissions Profile

London small and medium-sized enterprises building back better with a new emissions reduction tool Communities around the globe are adjusting to life post-COVID and businesses are seeking economic recovery packages that will lead to increased long-term …

October 19, 2020

New Employee Engagement Program: Workplace Green Up

We are excited to announce that we’re offering our first-ever employee engagement program to Green Economy London members, Workplace Green Up. This is an exciting opportunity for Green Economy London members to provide employees with simple, day-to-day …

October 8, 2020

Green Leader Award Winners 2020

Green Economy London is proud to award our members for their commitment to environmental sustainability in their organizations and day-to-day lives at the first-ever Green Leaders Awards. Although the original in-person event was cancelled due to COVID …

August 19, 2020

Green Project Grant 2020 Application Guide

It pays to be a Green Economy London member! Our Green Project Grant is back for 2020.  This year we are giving away 5 x $1,000 incentives to our members to make sustainability changes at their facilities.  Could your organization save money and reduce …

August 4, 2020

Become a Local Environmental Steward

What is Environmental Stewardship? Environmental stewardship is a term used to describe our interactions with the environment that lead to protection, conservation, and sustainability. The main objectives of environmental stewardship include restoring …

June 9, 2020

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation: Community Composting Support Project

The people at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are working hard in the area of food sovereignty and have initiated several projects to initiate community involvement towards their goals. They have programs in place to encourage participation in com …

May 4, 2020

Aligning Your Business with the SDGs

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 goals meant to act as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The goals were set by the United Nations in 2015 to …

February 19, 2020

Stacked for Sustainability Success; Creating an Effective Green Team

Are you looking to implement sustainability projects and effect sustainable change for your organization? Creating a Green Team will increase the success of sustainability projects and initiatives, and help your organization reach its reduction targets …

February 11, 2020

2019 Sustainability Highlights

What a year 2019 has been, Green Economy London officially launched in May as the 7th Green Economy hub in Ontario to join the growing network of businesses transitioning towards a green economy. We saw many of our members implement sustainability proj …

December 10, 2019

Why Your Business Should Set A Reduction Target

Businesses all over Canada are benefiting from setting reduction targets to support the transition towards a low-carbon economy. Reduction targets address key climate change areas such as GHG emissions, energy efficiency, waste and water. Whether you a …

November 14, 2019

We are Hiring!

Together, with our business and institutional members, their employees, and supporting partners, Green Economy London proves the business-case for sustainability by demonstrating how reducing emissions can improve the bottom line, mitigate business ris …

October 28, 2019

Green Economy Updates and Upcoming Events!

It’s been a busy few months for the Green Economy London Hub. We are excited to announce that we now have a total of 24 members and 6 partners! Newest members to join include: Pillar Nonprofit Network BlueStone Properties YMCA St.Thomas-Elgin ManZia En …

August 1, 2019

New federal incentives will help small- and medium-sized businesses take needed climate action and improve business bottom lines

Green Economy London helps local businesses navigate energy efficiency incentives. London, ON – Small and medium business owners in Ontario have a tight timeline of opportunity to receive federal funding to improve the sustainability of operations and …

July 17, 2019

Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Western University joins Green Economy London as Founding Partner

Green Economy London will build the low-carbon economy in London, now with the added support of Western University’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability.  LONDON, ON – On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, Green Economy London announces that Western Uni …

July 10, 2019

Tracking Your Impact; Making Your Baseline

Green Economy London is excited to announce that we have conducted our first facility walkthroughs with the German Canadian Club and Cornerstone Architecture, and have begun the process of scheduling other members for their walkthroughs over the next f …

May 22, 2019

We have liftoff – Green Economy London launches!

Supported by the City of London and the London Community Foundation, Green Economy London will build the low-carbon economy.  On Monday May 13, 2019, the newest Green Economy Hub launched in London, Ontario. Green Economy London will support local busi …

April 5, 2019

Sustainability Targets and Actions Forum March 26 2019

Green Economy London brought together some of the finest minds in business of London, looking to create better environmental and economic goals for our community. Over 65 business leaders attended the Sustainability Targets and Actions Forum hosted at the Labatt’s Brewery on March 26th 2019, in support of designing the frameworks for Green Economy London.

November 22, 2018

A Green Economy Hub is Coming to London, Ontario

London businesses will be excited to learn that a Green Economy Hub will soon be launching locally, hosted by the London Environmental Network (LEN). Green Economy London will join six other Green Economy Hubs in Ontario communities that support and celebrate businesses as they set and achieve sustainability goals.

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