01 January 2010
By contributing to the Sustainable Community project, you help small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Canada pull together to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Canada has more than 1.3 million small and medium-sized companies and more than 6,000 local government organisations that don’t have access to incentives to reduce their emissions. Over 70% of Canada’s GHGs come from energy, waste management and transport. When small organisations reduce their emissions, by switching to renewable energy for example, they can’t trade these reductions on the carbon market because they’re difficult to quantify and sell.
This project is all about strength in numbers. By becoming part of the Sustainable Community, these organisations can pool their individual emission reductions, making them easier to monitor, measure and sell on the carbon market. Each carbon credit sold by the Community helps local organisations to invest in solar panels, geothermal systems, sustainable waste management and much more.
The Sustainable Community supports businesses with hundreds of small emission reduction projects, giving them financial incentives to reduce their GHGs. It also acts as a catalyst for climate actions that engage the local community.
Everything you want to know about this project, at a glance.