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Green is the colour! May 2011

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Half day interactive open workshop on green initiatives held in Mississauga.

Half day interactive open workshop on green initiatives held in Mississauga.

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    • Green is the colour!
      by Toronto Training and HR
      May 2011
    • Contents
      3-4 Introduction to Toronto Training and HR
      5-11 Demand for green workers
      12-15 Calculating carbon emissions
      16-18 Purchasing carbon offsets
      19-20 Steps to become carbon neutral
      21-22 Drill
      23-24 Green washing
      25-26 Toronto Green Standard
      27-28 Indoor air quality
      29-30 Outdoor environment
      31-32 Reducing waste
      33-34 Conserving energy
      35-36 Transport
      37-38 Green business processes
      39-46 Tourism industry
      47-52 Case studies
      53-54 Conclusion and questions
      Page 2
    • Page 3
      Introduction
    • Page 4
      Introduction to Toronto Training and HR
      Toronto Training and HRis a specialist training and human resources consultancy headed by Timothy Holden
      10 years in banking
      10 years in training and human resources
      Freelance practitioner since 2006
      The core services provided by Toronto Training and HR are:
      • Training course design
      • Training course delivery
      - Reducing costs
      • Saving time
      • Improving employee engagement & morale
      • Services for job seekers
    • Page 5
      Demand for green workers
    • Page 6
      Demand for green workers 1 of 6
      IMPORTANT AT PRESENT
      Computer & Information Systems professionals
      Residential Homebuilders & renovators
      Architects & landscape architects
      Construction trades labourers
      Trades helpers & labourers
      Electricians
      Financiers / Business Development professionals
      Environmental consultants & analysts
      Skilled technicians & technologists
      Professional engineers
    • Page 7
      Demand for green workers 2 of 6
      VACANCIES DIFFICULT TO FILL
      Computer & Information Systems professionals
      Designers, illustrators & interior designers
      Life scientists & researchers
      Construction trades labourers & licensed tradespersons
      Physical scientists & researchers
      Trades helpers & labourers
      Environmental consultants & analysts
      Financiers / Business Development professionals
      Professional engineers
      Skilled technicians & technologists
    • Page 8
      Demand for green workers 3 of 6
      REASONS FOR HIRING PROBLEMS
      Work requires travel / relocation
      Immigration restrictions / non-recognition of credentials Heavy workload / long hours
      Regulations require certifications that people do not have
      Inadequate remuneration offered
      Institutions are not offering necessary training/education
      Lack of perceived career advancement opportunities
      No qualified staff available / availability shortage
      Inability to offer permanent employment
      Requires more or previous experience
    • Page 9
      Demand for green workers 4 of 6
      OBSTACLES FOR HIRING PROBLEMS
      Staff retention
      High cost of living
      People skills
      Small population base
      Field/job not perceived as attractive or interesting
      Lack of full-time need for people
      Lack of remuneration / funding
      Finding people with proper technical skills
    • Page 10
      Demand for green workers 5 of 6
      EFFECT OF HIRING PROBLEMS
      Slows exports
      Curtails expansion plans
      Limits production levels
      Requires staff/business owner(s) to work more hours
      Missed business opportunities
    • Page 11
      Demand for green workers 6 of 6
      SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
      An employment referral service
      Assistance in developing competitive compensation packages
      More relevant trades training in schools
      More appropriate/relevant apprenticeship programs
      More relevant college/university training
      Partnerships between schools and business
      Tax credits for employee training
    • Page 12
      Calculating carbon emissions
    • Page 13
      Calculating carbon emissions 1 of 3
      GATHER DATA
      Determine your business activities that produce carbon emissions. These fall into two groups:
      a. Direct emissions: burning fuel to heat or cool buildings, generate electricity, run your business vehicles.
      b. Indirect emissions: purchasing electricity, heat and steam, and travelling or commuting in vehicles that are not owned by your business such as airplanes, trains, buses and employees‘ cars. This also includes carbon emissions associated with the production and manufacturing of
      materials you use in your business.
    • Page 14
      Calculating carbon emissions 2 of 3
      GATHER DATA
      Consult utility statements and fuel records to determine how much energy you use in each activity. Finding data for indirect emissions-such as the amount of electricity used when you lease space, or carbon released in the production of raw materials-is more complicated since records
      are not often easily available.
      Establish the emissions factor that you will use. E.g. to calculate the carbon emissions from transportation, you need to know how many kg of carbon dioxide are produced per litre of fuel for air, train, bus or private vehicle km.
    • Page 15
      Calculating carbon emissions 3 of 3
      CALCULATE EMISSIONS
      Use the calculator from one of the following:
      Environment Canada
      Tree Canada
      The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative
    • Page 16
      Purchasing carbon offsets
    • Page 17
      Purchasing carbon offsets 1 of 2
      DEFINITION
      TYPES OF PROJECT
      Renewable energy
      Energy efficiency
      Sequestration
      Methane capture
    • Page 18
      Purchasing carbon offsets 2 of 2
      LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING
      Details on the types of projects and their success in offsetting carbon emissions, backed up with a monitoring and verification process
      Emphasis on offset quality
      Registration process to verify that the same offset has not been sold multiple times
      Investments in public awareness and education campaigns
      Benefits that go beyond the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions, such as energy conservation, biodiversity protection, plus local economic and social development
    • Page 19
      Steps to become carbon neutral
    • Page 20
      Steps to become carbon neutral
      Determine your carbon footprint
      Set your goal
      Reduce your footprint
      Offset a portion of your footprint
    • Page 21
      Drill
    • Page 22
      Drill
    • Page 23
      Green washing
    • Page 24
      Green washing
      Sin of the Hidden Trade-Off
      Sin of No Proof
      Sin of Vagueness
      Sin of Irrelevance
      Sin of Lesser of Two Evils
      Sin of Fibbing
    • Page 25
      Toronto Green Standard
    • Page 26
      Toronto Green Standard
      Air quality
      Greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency
      Water quality, quantity and efficiency
      Ecology
      Solid waste
    • Page 27
      Indoor air quality
    • Page 28
      Indoor air quality
      Natural air filtering
      Floors
      Walls
      Lead paint
      Windows
      Furniture
      Office
      Bathroom
      Kitchen
      Basement
      Cleaning products
    • Page 29
      Outdoor environment
    • Page 30
      Outdoor environment
      Landscaping
      Green roofs
      Water
      New development
      Creating a sustainable outdoor environment
    • Page 31
      Reducing waste
    • Page 32
      Reducing waste
      4 Rs
      Think longevity
      Pay the rent
      Think reusable
      Bulk up
      Embrace digital
      Skip the paper towels
    • Page 33
      Conserving energy
    • Page 34
      Conserving energy
      Lighting
      Washing
      Fridges
      Heating and cooling
    • Page 35
      Transport
    • Page 36
      Transport
      Green commuting practices
      Are there pedestrian and cycling-friendly routes to your location?
      Is employee parking provided at your location?
      Is it possible for some of your employees to telecommute even occasionally? Do you and/or your employees travel to multiple work locations for internal meetings?
      Sustainable transport
    • Page 37
      Green business processes
    • Page 38
      Green business processes
      Product development
      Marketing
      Training and education
      Administration
      Purchasing
      Operations
      Technology
      Business and strategic planning
    • Page 39
      Tourism industry
    • Page 40
      Tourism industry 1 of 7
      FOOD
      Food waste
      Waste disposal as resource recovery
      Napkins
      Local v organic
      Sustainable seafood
      Purchasing
      Water and energy
    • Page 41
      Tourism industry 2 of 7
      ACCOMODATION
      Water
      Laundry
      Transport
      Housekeeping
      Recycling and composting
      Gardening
      Swimming
      Camping
    • Page 42
      Tourism industry 3 of 7
      BUS/TOUR OPERATORS
      Transport
      Biofuels
      Product design
      Vehicle washing
      Idling vehicles
    • Page 43
      Tourism industry 4 of 7
      ADVENTURE/ECO-TOURISM OPERATORS
      Sharing the commons
      Tour size
      Wildlife encounters
      In the water
      On the ground
      Fires
      Horses
      Mountains and snow
    • Page 44
      Tourism industry 5 of 7
      TRAVEL AGENTS
      Choosing destinations
      Transport
      Carbon offsetting
    • Page 45
      Tourism industry 6 of 7
      HUNTING AND FISHING OUTFITTERS
      Habitat conservation
      Client education
      Wildlife
      Keeping it local
      Respecting the regulations
    • Page 46
      Tourism industry 7 of 7
      ATTRACTIONS AND VENUES
      Indoor venues
      Museums, galleries and historic sites
      Golf courses
      Theme parks
      Water parks & pools
      Ski and snowboard resorts
    • Page 47
      Case study A
    • Page 48
      Case study A
    • Page 49
      Case study B
    • Page 50
      Case study B
    • Page 51
      Case study C
    • Page 52
      Case study C
    • Page 53
      Conclusion & Questions
    • Page 50
      Conclusion
      Summary
      Questions