A new EnviroCentre education series to help businesses take climate action

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna visited EnviroCentre’s offices to announce we have received federal funding through the Climate Action Fund.

We were excited to welcome the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to our offices today for a special announcement. EnviroCentre has been awarded funding through the federal government’s Climate Action Fund to roll-out an educational series to help local businesses better understand the challenges and opportunities of climate change here in Ottawa.

“EnviroCentre does an amazing job of taking climate action and helping people turn it into practical action in their lives … They’re helping the businesses in our community understand practical choices they can make to fight climate change, and raising awareness about the opportunities of the new clean economy”

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna

The name of the series that will be developed thanks to this CAF funding, is Let’s Talk Green Economy and will include workshops, webinars, and outreach for the local business community. The aim is to de-mystify elements of the green economy, to build awareness, and help businesses find clear paths to climate action.

EnviroCentre’s Executive Director Sharon Coward and Minister Catherine McKenna

“People are concerned about climate and are looking for ways to take action in their own lives, their own workplaces, and their businesses.  These funds from the Climate Action Fund will allow EnviroCentre work with local businesses to link best-practice research, policy, and technology with day-to-day actions, building bridges to a new standard for business-as-usual, and supporting the emerging Green Economy here in Ottawa”, said EnviroCentre’s Executive Director, Sharon Coward.

Stay tuned for more information about Let’s Talk Green Economy. For more information on our services supporting local businesses in their sustainability efforts discover Carbon 613.

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