Six more businesses have resolved to lower their carbon emissions in 2017.
Green Economy North is a growing network of organizations working to achieve an economic benefit for going green. Program Manager Richard Eberhardt welcomed six members ready to get started in the New Year.
“We are very excited to be at the hub of this growing low-carbon economy, which is growing across all of Sudbury’s sectors,” said Eberhardt. “From the Theatre Centre to local churches, major mining companies to small print shops - every business can measure, manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and find cost savings.”
The TownePlace Suites by Marriot is one of the largest of Green Economy North’s new members.
“Being environmentally sustainable makes good business sense,” said Xavier Icardo, Towneplace Suites General Manager. “We have areas that we’d like to work on, like better organic recycling, but we’re already making strides toward a more sustainable operation with basic recycling, controls, goals and green teams already set up. I hope to see other businesses make it their New Year’s Resolution to join Green Economy North.”
In addition to TownePlace Suites, Green Economy North also added 3rd Line Studio architects, three United Churches - St. Stephens on the Hill , Trinity United (Capreol), and Copper Cliff United - and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.
"A certain entertainment icon of yesteryear once sang 'It's not easy being green', and that is true in our industry," said Scott Florence, Sudbury Theatre Centre's General Manager. “Sustainability makes business sense, and it's the right story to tell."
Green Economy North hosts regular workshops to support Sudbury businesses in achieving sustainability targets. Their next event is focused on taming rising electricity bills. “Understanding Your Hydro Bill (and what to do about it)” is a lunch event taking place at the TownePlace Suites on January 23rd. It will feature presentations from Hydro One, Greater Sudbury Utilities, and the Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, or to purchase tickets for the event, please visit: greeneconomynorth.ca.