“Renewables are the fastest-growing source of world energy” – Energy Information Agency “Environmental sector growing 60% faster than economy” - Workopolis 7.8 Billion in Cleantech investment in 2010
Holistic Lifestyle Studio Yoga, Massage, Alternative Healthcare, Retail What’s Sustainable? Restored heritage building, Bamboo floors, Non toxic finishes and adhesives Energy efficient lighting, Non-toxic cleaning supplies, Natural detergents All natural cosmetics and skin care, environmentally conscious clothing. How They’re Doing It The Green Living Show, word of mouth, building out associated services
Restaurants & Catering 3 Restaurants & full catering service What’s Sustainable? Locally grown and seasonal foods, Ontario source sparkling mineral water, responsibly caught fish, Organic foods, Ontario Wines How they’re doing it Strong relationship with the slow food movement, Evergreen at the brickworks & the Gardiner Museum.
Emission Free Lawn-care Full service lawn maintenance company What’s Sustainable? Use push mowers and rakes, rechargeable trimmers, fuel efficient vehicles – cuts emissions and noise pollution Online quotes & invoicing – reduces paper use How they’re spreading the word CSR wire and radio
A Green Office for Green Companies A shared office space for business working in sustainability What’s Sustainable? Energy efficient lighting, low VOC Paint Green Guard, Cradle-to-Cradle Furniture IP fax, and paperless accounting FSC certified paper How they’re spreading the word Website, tours, client education
Restaurant & Catering Downtown sit in and take-out dining What’s Sustainable? Organic, fresh, vegan meals and groceries Locally sourced Biodegradable containers How they’re spreading the word Green Living Show, word of mouth, online
Beauty Salon with a conscience A full service hair and aesthetics salon What’s Sustainable? Aveda natural products, A GreenCircle Salon Upgraded building features How they’re spreading the word Website, word of mouth