City of Ottawa, Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and CSV Architects join EnviroCentre’s Carbon 613 Target-Based Sustainability Program

Ottawa, June 2, 2016 – Today, the City of Ottawa Environment Committee Chair, David Chernushenko announced on behalf of the Mayor and Council, that the City of Ottawa will be joining EnviroCentre’s Carbon 613’s program. Carbon 613 is a member based program bringing together a network of like-minded businesses that are integrating sustainability into their operations and gaining a competitive advantage.

The announcement follows the City’s earlier commitment of pursuing a GHG reduction target of 80 per cent below 2012 levels by 2050. “As a Carbon 613 member, the City is better positioned to meet these targets. The City can also use this opportunity to be a catalyst and encourage other organizations to create their own plans to improve sustainability and reduce GHG emissions.” said Chair Chernushenko.

The City of Ottawa was joined by Hydro Ottawa, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and CSV Architects which also announced their membership in Carbon 613. They are now members alongside: the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Arborus Consulting, Smarter Shift, Lightenco, Your Credit Union, and the Canadian Museum of Nature.

“We’re delighted to have these four organizations demonstrate their leadership and commitment to sustainability by joining Carbon 613,” said EnviroCentre Executive Director, Michael Murr. “Each organization brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help Carbon 613 members of any size as they measure their GHG emissions, set reduction targets, and identify opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their bottom line.”

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EnviroCentre is the go-to source of practical services and programs that help individuals, families, and organizations conserve energy, improve environmental health and act more sustainably

EnviroCentre is one of eight social enterprises across Ontario convening networks of businesses setting sustainability targets with the support of Sustainability CoLab.