EnviroCentre launches a target-based sustainability program for businesses

Ottawa, June 24, 2015 – EnviroCentre successfully launched Carbon 613, a made-in-Ottawa, target-based sustainability program for businesses at the Kichesippi Brewery yesterday evening. The results-focused program will support businesses to set a target and work to reduce their carbon impact, track their results and publicly celebrate the progress made.

The launch event was an informal affair providing businesses in attendance the opportunity to learn about the program, network with like-minded local businesses and enjoy some of Ottawa’s finest craft beer from Kichesippi and appetizers from the Grateful Griller.

With the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Canada coming from the energy sector – such as heat, electricity generation and transportation – getting businesses on board with the program will provide them with the concrete tools and knowledge to track and reduce their own emissions.

“Carbon 613 is program that makes good business sense and fits well within our own mandate of improving energy efficiencies and sustainable transportation,” says Michael Murr, Executive Director, EnviroCentre. “We’re ready to show local businesses how we can all work together towards a common goal of greenhouse gas reduction and with the announcement of TD Bank Group being the program’s first Catalyzer – we are off to a good start.”

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

Learn more about the Carbon 613 program.

About EnviroCentre:

EnviroCentre is a local Ottawa-based environmental non-profit that helps residents, families and businesses save energy and money while reducing their impact on the environment.
With a goal of greenhouse gas reduction, EnviroCentre focuses its efforts in improving building or home energy efficiency and sustainable transportation.

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For more information, please contact:

Erika Mayer
Manager, Energy Strategies and Quality Assurance
EnviroCentre
Tel: 613-656-0100, ext. 108
Email: erika.mayer@envirocentre.ca

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