We Must Change How We View ‘Community’ to Survive an Increasingly Urban World

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 in Ottawa Going Wind Power

By Joseph Sharpe

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. 

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Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

Press Release

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.

Bloomberg Philanthropies: Cities and Climate Change in Canada

Canadian cities provide an excellent laboratory for demonstrations and pilot projects that can be developed and deployed nationwide.

Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity Collaborate on Ottawa, Ohio, Home

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The home was built for a young couple in their early-30s and has a house plan that is fully handicap accessible to meet this couple’s needs.

// Hydro Ottawa Retrofitting a City for the Future


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!”

// Hydro Ottawa’s Green Energy Initiatives

Renewable Electricity – The Way Forward

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.

// Social Entrepreneurship: “Air Miles for Social Change”


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.

// Tom Rand on Leadership and Climate Change

“The Frog in the Hot Water Effect”

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”.


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