The Beer Store
A Billion Bottles Recycled
In early December 2010, EcoStrategy was approached in early by The Beer Store (TBS) spokesperson Jeff Newton seeking ideas on how to mark the redemption of the One Billionth container recycled through the Ontario Deposit Return Program. The challenge was to develop a tangible and substantive symbol of the program’s success.
BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program
The BOMA Toronto’s Conservation and Demand Management Program (BOMA CDM) was launched in the 416 Area Code in 2007 for the purpose of increasing the participation of buildings over 25,000 square feet in energy efficiency initiatives.
In early 2009, BOMA CDM management identified that new approaches and ideas were necessary to improve program participation. ECO was engaged to develop a “program refresh.”
Conserve the Light
Conserve the Light Project
The delivery phase of “Mana-cha-toon Wash-ti-ni-gun,” or “Conserve the Light,” Energy Conservation Kits began on Sept. 7, 2007 at Thunder Bay Airport. The Conserve the Light project is an Energy Efficiency & Conservation Measures for Aboriginal Communities (EEMAC) program funded by the Ontario Power Authority.
Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
National Energy Efficiency Report Card
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance prepares the National Energy Efficiency Report Card every two years. CEEA scores 14 Canadian jurisdictions on 9 parameters, including how the jurisdiction supported activities such as energy efficiency and public outreach, the existence of public/private partnerships to support energy efficiency and responsiveness to energy efficiency issues in key legislation, such as building codes and energy efficiency acts. The report also examined whether the government led by example and how it regulated the energy market.
Certificate of Recognition
Soon after Peter Love was appointed Ontario’s first Chief Energy Conservation Officer in 2005, it became clear that there was value in recognizing the superior efforts to conserve electricity and promote a “culture of conservation”.
ECO, along with Peter Love, developed and established a “Certificate of Recognition” program to celebrate the special efforts being made in all corners of Ontario.
Friends of the Earth Canada
Devils Lake Oulet
ECO has worked with Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) since 2005, delivering messages provincially, nationally and internationally on issues supportive of creating a healthy environment. In this instance, FOE, along with U.S.A environmental organizations, the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce and The Chiefs of Manitoba, opposed transfer of polluted water and invasive biota from Devils Lake in North Dakota into the Red River to Lake Winnipeg.
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
ECO has been working with Trees Ontario and the Ontario Forestry Association since 2005, promoting forested landscapes on private lands by offering incentive programs such as TOF & OMNR 50 Million Tree program and the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).