Affiliate Members are organizations in the CoLab Network that have already launched a target-based sustainability program for businesses in their community.
Durham Sustain Ability (DSA) is an environmental not-for-profit and social enterprise that supports individuals, organizations and communities on the path to a sustainable future. DSA is the delivery agent/lead for Durham Partners in Project Green (DPPG), a program which assists local companies to improve their environmental and financial performance. DPPG provides assessment, training, and implementation support services related to energy conservation, waste reduction, and water quality to businesses and organizations resident in Durham Region, in concert with its alliance partners. To learn more about DSA and DPPG, please click here.
Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a non-profit organization focused on improving environmental and economic performance in the Niagara Region. To facilitate this NSI runs a program called the Carbon Project designed to aid organizations in measuring managing and reducing their carbon footprint. There are currently 20 Carbon Project partners. NSI also hosts a number of educational events throughout the year in order to engage partners and community members in environmental sustainability principles and practices. To learn more, click here.
Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) is a non-profit organization fostering collaborations that enable local organizations to convert their sustainability interest into action. SWR’s flagship program, the Regional Carbon Initiative, has now grown to 65 member organizations representing 15% of Waterloo Region’s workforce. These organizations have collectively committed to reducing 53,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the next 10 years (like taking 10,000 cars off the road each year). The program is also financially self-sustaining. To learn more, please click here.
Established in 1999, EnviroCentre is an Ottawa-based, non-profit organization which helps individuals, families and organizations conserve energy, save money and lessen their impact on the environment. Its action-oriented programs and services include transportation demand management strategies and practice, building energy auditing and energy conservation solutions, and community programs to promote and encourage sustainable lifestyles. Carbon 613, EnviroCentre’s target-based sustainability program, supports businesses and organizations in taking action on climate change, setting targets to reduce their GHG impacts and making real progress towards environmental and economic results. For more information please click here.
reThink Green is an environmental network working to make Greater Sudbury a community continuously striving toward true sustainability. The organization has over 20 members including businesses, non-profits and government groups. Its mandate is to empower members through capacity building events, resource and knowledge sharing, collaboration and public education opportunities. reThink Green also operates the Forge, a shared office space to support emerging social enterprises. For more information on reThink, please click here.
Sustainable Kingston (SK) is a community-driven not-for-profit. Our mission is to enhance the livability and resiliency of Kingston. We do this by sharing knowledge and providing resources and programs that drive community action. SK is actively working its growing network of over 100 Community Partners to advance sustainability within those organizations. For more information on SK, please click here.
Sustainable Hamilton Burlington (SHB) Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is an independent community-based, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership in businesses and other organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, resilient communities. Their work focuses around three main pillars: collaborative learning, supporting measurable action and credible recognition. SHB’s Sustainability Leaders program has supported members since 2011 in the measurement, tracking and reporting of their triple bottom-line performance. By enhancing the environmental, social and economic performance of their organizations, SHB aims to create sustainable prosperity for the cities of Hamilton and Burlington overall. For more information on Sustainable Hamilton Burlington, please click here.
Created in 1998, Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action. Windfall’s membership is supported by the City of Vaughan, making Vaughan the first municipality in York Region to support the development of a target-based sustainability program. For more information on Windfall, see here.