Green Economy North is excited to add Wahnapitae First Nation to its growing membership.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wahnapitae First Nation the 10th member of our program, and as the first indigenous organization in our Ontario-wide network,” said Richard Eberhardt, Program Manager. “Wahnapitae First Nation has an excellent reputation among local Indigenous organizations for its commitment to sustainable development.”
Working with Green Economy North, Wahnapitae First Nation will measure and manage its energy usage and carbon emissions, and will set a target for reductions.
“Wahnapitae First Nation recognizes the importance of relationship building, and we continuously work with industry, government and First Nation bodies to foster effective positive relationships that support principles of sustainable development,” said Jolene Recollet, Economic Development Officer for the community.
“To us, sustainability means more than just the environment. It means a commitment to effectively managing the lands and resources for the prosperity of future generations within our community and traditional territory.”
The addition of the Wahnapitae First Nation, along with Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, makes Green Economy North the fastest growing program of the Sustainability CoLab network. Eight Ontario communities and almost 200 businesses and organizations are actively participating in efforts to increase economic strength while reducing carbon emissions.
Green Economy North is hosting its first Business Forum on November 29th featuring Frances Edmonds will highlight her experience as the Head of Sustainability for HP Canada. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.greeneconomynorth.ca.