by Douglas Nuttall, P.Eng. Senior Civil Engineer, Ottawa, Canada
We have a problem.
The population of the world is growing. Almost all of that growth is occurring in urban centers around the world, and each city already draws on more resources and ecological services than the land that it manages can support - many times over.
Whirlpool Corporation is continuing their efforts to think green when it comes to powering their manufacturing plants.
It's hard to miss, but there's a new 25 story wind turbine just down the road from the Ottawa Whirlpool Plant. This is the third Whirlpool operation in Ohio to use wind energy to partially power the plant.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.
If you could: • improve quality of life • enhance the life experience of your community • contribute to a sustainable future • operate your business more efficiently with a greater return on your investments • benefit from incentives that put money right back in your pocket • find energy-efficient alternatives that increase the operational effectiveness of your business would you?
It’s hard to imagine an answer other than “Of course!”
In 1882, Hydro Ottawa’s predecessor, the Ottawa Electric Light Company, first lit the streets of the nation’s capital using renewable green energy. Fast forward 130 years later, it’s a legacy that Hydro Ottawa, through its Green Energy initiatives, is proud to carry on.
Andreas Souvaliotis, one of Canada’s most successful social entrepreneurs was the founder and CEO of the world’s first national incentive program for environmentally responsible and healthy lifestyles. Andreas lived a remarkable journey and is incredibly passionate about changing the world – without sacrifice! In anticipation of his keynote address at this year’s Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference, we attempt to summarize some of his key thoughts.
According to Tom Rand, Managing Director at MaRS Cleantech Fund and author of “Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit”, we now have no choice but to rapidly “de-carbon” our economy. “This is the global, industrial economy’s end-game,” he says, adding that paring down on our carbon diet will be the most difficult thing modern humankind has ever attempted to do – “it makes putting a man on the moon look like a cakewalk”.