The BBOT’s Environmental Committee has been inviting local organizations to their monthly meetings in order to better understand the scope of local initiatives that are involved in sustainability. Climate Smart came in the fall and introduced us to Morten Schroder (VP Operations) of Van Houte Coffee who not only completed the Climate Smart workshop but discussed the efficiencies and benefits of lowering Van Houte’s footprint as a result of their participation and follow-up to the workshop. (check out great video!)
This month we invited Joji Kumagai Executive Director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Organization to talk to the committee about SBIA much tauted Green Zone Initiatives which includes the Zero Waste Challenge, Resource Exchange, The Urban Tree Nursery and more.
You can check out the Green Zone initiatives right here. If you’re interested in galvanizing your community around Zero Waste Challenge, the SBIA has provided an excellent step-by-step toolkit as a resource.