Sustainability Resources - Alberta's Solution Provider

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Sustainability Resources ltd. is a professional and educational organization dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions.

Sustainability Resources ltd. is a professional and educational organization dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions.

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  • 1. March 17th 2014 Associate Networking Event
  • 2. Why SR, Why Now?   Pressures of industrial development and exploding population growth are not keeping pace with innovation and adoption of emerging technology and bio- technological solutions.   Climate change is real regardless of why it is happening and our communities are ill-prepared for a future of constrained resources and a changing climate.   60% turnover in decision makers –industry & government every 3-4 years.   5-10 year lag in the adoption of policy frameworks due to election cycles (municipal, provincial, federal), lack of investment security, and courage   Innovative solutions are being created, tested, and commercialized everyday   What would the world look like if we have a solid foundation for knowledge transfer and the capacity for rapid adoption of innovation?
  • 3. Sustainability Resources ltd. Sustainability Resources is a non-profit organization providing professional and educational resources for sustainability. We work with municipal, provincial and federal governments, industries, corporations, and non- government organizations to advance sustainability. We are the Resource Hub for Sustainability Professionals, providing professional development training, mentorship and portfolio development.
  • 4. Community Resources   Custom Educational Resources – Capacity Building for Change   Program Design & Delivery – Sustainability Focused Programs   Freelance Sustainability Professionals – Sustainability Consulting   Online Resource Hub - Best Available Technology & Practices   Expansive Network, Relationships, Resources, Funding, Expertise   Legitimacy of Brand – Trust in Outcomes & Quality of Service
  • 5. Sustainability Resources   Land Use Strategies for Urban and Community Planning   Hydrogeology, Climate Change, Watershed, Conservation   Environmental Science & Evidence Based Decision Making   Ecological Wastewater Systems & Water Reuse   Economic Development & Sustainability Solutions (Bio-Tech/Solutions)   Municipal & Provincial Policy Support   Mediation, Facilitation, & Consensus Based Decision Making   Community Sustainability Planning & Development   LEED, Sustainable Buildings   Corporate Sustainability & Social Responsibility   Program and Project Management
  • 6. Associate Resources   Custom Educational Resources & Professional Development   Market Introduction & Profile Exposure   Training & Mentorship for Emerging and Established Professionals   Online Resource Hub of Best Available Technology & Practices   Expansive Network, Relationships, Resources, Funding, Clients   Marketing & Branding as Sustainability Professionals   New: “The Campus” Resources Center
  • 7. Professional Learning for Sustainability Practitioners   Corporate Sustainability & Social Responsibility   Natural Step Level I & II Certificate   CSR International Professional Certification
  • 8. Urban Resilience – Building Sustainable Cities   Professional and Community Learning Resources for Urban Resilience   Land Use Planning 101   Sustainable Building – Basics   Design vs. Development: Greening the Built Form   Green Buildings: Design Value for Canadian Cities
  • 9. Alberta’s Watershed Resources www.watershedresources.ca
  • 10. Watershed Resources   Community Learning Resources   Wastewater as a Resource   Evidence Based Decision Making   Natural Gas & Water Policy   Climate Change & Water Management   Water Sustainability 101   Urban Resilience & Landscape Design   LEED & Water Specifications for Green Buildings   Traditional Ecological Knowledge & Resource Management   Land Use Framework & Water Management   Water Conservation & Efficiency Planning   Source Water Protection Planning
  • 11. www.sustainabilitycircle.ca "   Cochrane 2009 – Municipal Sustainability "   Red Deer 2011- Food, Fuel, Finance "   Calgary 2013 – Community, Culture, Commerce "   Drayton Valley 2014 – Lead, Partner, Innovate "   Calgary 2015 – Pathways 2 Sustainability YYC "   P2S Calgary Round Tables on Sustainability "   P2S Alberta Round Tables on Sustainability
  • 12. www.sustainabilitycircle.ca
  • 13. www.sustainabilitycircle.ca Pathways 2 Sustainability Drayton Valley
  • 14. www.sustainabilitycircle.ca P2S Drayton Valley 2014 Next Generation of Sustainable Communities "   Biofuels , Biomass & Industry Alliances with Municipalities for Sustainability "   Reclaiming Land, Waste, and Water "   Industry / Municipal Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Financing Urban Resilience Drayton Valley’s Round Table on Sustainability "   April 25th Alberta's Sustainable Future - Creating Momentum with Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy Register: www.pathways2sustainability.ca
  • 15. www.sustainabilitycircle.ca P2S Calgary   P2S Calgary "   Livability, Resilience, Sustainable Solutions for Calgary "   Innovations & Strategies Showcase "   Identifying the “Gaps” and Convening Dialogue "   Crowdsourcing Solutions to Wicked Problems   Calgary’s Round Table on Sustainability April 4th Creating Urban Resilience In Calgary’s Flood Prone Communities Register: www.P2SCalgary.ca
  • 16. The Circle of Sustainability   13,000 Direct Mail Subscribers   140 Community Decision Makers   64 Industry Leaders   Social Media Reach   Facebook 900+   Twitter 4000+   LinkedIn 4000+ @SustainResource @SustainAlberta @UrbanResilience @abwatertoolkit @P2SAlberta Local Government Industry Professionals Academics Provincial Govenments
  • 17. Infrastructure of SRL   Online Interactive Site   Social Network Integrated   Crowdsourcing Functionality   Inventory of Solutions   Idea Generation   Issues & Solutions   Searchable by Category, Key Word
  • 18. Best Available Technology & Practices Resource Hub Interactive Social Media Active Peer Support Crowd Sourced & Verified Outreach & Capacity Building
  • 19. Sustainability Resources   Learning Tools   Seminars with Professionals   Case Studies Supported by Video, Webinar, Seminar & Workshop Learning   Online Learning Programs with Smart User Interface   Network & Peer Support Tools   Information Resource Center   Access to Professionals and Experts   Interactive Network for Crowdsourcing
  • 20. Sustainability Programs   Alberta Watershed Toolkit Project   Inventory of BMPs   Community Learning   Pathways 2 Sustainability   P2S Alberta & P2S Calgary   Round Tables on Sustainability   Showcasing Sustainability BMPs   Alberta Community Sustainability Program (New)   Bridging solutions for energy, water and waste A l b e r t a C o m m u n i t y S u s t a i n a b i l i t y P r o g r a m
  • 21. How Can You Support Sustainability Resources?   Become an Associate   Become an Affiliate   Become a Corporate Partner of our Programs   Attend our Learning Events & Seminars   Champion our Programs through your Networks
  • 22. SustainabilityResources.ca Pathways2Sustainability.ca WatershedResourcs.ca