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BBOT Earth Day Report: Sustainable Purchasing

April 23, 2019
Sustainable And Ethical Procurement (def.) Meeting the social, environmental and economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Over the past year…

How the BCIT Seed Library is helping preserve local biodiversity

April 17, 2019 #BBYEarthDay BCIT Seed Library
In a display in the corner of the BCIT Library is a special collection of information: drawers filled with dozens of varieties of seeds. And it’s one of the library’s…

Eight Ideas To Get Beyond Ideological Agreement on Sustainability To Ensure Positive Change and Create a Competitive Advantage

April 16, 2019
Reposted with permission from BBOT Member and Pledge Member, Minto Roy, Co-founder of Sugar Sheet Paper & Managing Partner, Social Print Paper ltd. More and more businesses today are marketing…

Burnaby’s Parkland Fuels Transitioning to Green Refining

April 11, 2019
BBOT member Parkland Fuels shares news about their commitment to transitioning to green refining and their plan to invest more than $300 million in improvements over the next five years.…

Spring Cleaning? Find out where you can recycle appliances!

April 11, 2019 #BBYEarthDay appliance recycling recycling spring clean
  Did you know that there is a large appliance recycling program in BC? Now you can access all the information you need including an official drop off location near…

Celebrating Earth Day – Calling all Burnaby Eco-Heroes!

March 22, 2019
The BBOT is kicking off April in celebration of Earth Day (April 22nd). Share a picture or video of you or your business and: Share an easy tip to reduce…

Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds

February 27, 2019
CBC news article by reporter Nicole Mortillaro discusses a study which finds that CO2 emissions have fallen in 18 countries with strong policies. In a new study published in the…

A Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada: A bold vision for less waste and more value

February 26, 2019 circular economy National Zero Waste Council plastics waste
Globally as little as 2% of plastics may actually end up being recycled for manufacturing in a closed-loop to displace virgin materials. Valued at between $100 and $150 billion annually,…

Measure What Matters 101 Workshop

February 8, 2019
BDC and Thriving Vancouver  present the Measure What Matters 101 Workshop This workshop is designed to help Vancouver businesses measure their impact by performing an audit of their business practices…

The City of Burnaby is accepting nominations for the Environmental Awards 2019

February 6, 2019
The 2019 City of Burnaby Environmental Awards Program nomination process is now open! Here is a quick snapshot of what these awards are all about! Submission deadline for nominations: Friday,…