Archive for the ‘Environment’ Tag

Greening Government

NCM GOVPAGES is holding its first Annual Greening Government Conference this June,  where government officials and green conscious suppliers from across Canada will have a chance to interact and share ideas on what can be done to reduce Canada’s ecological footprint on this world. If you have ideas, thoughts, or would simply like to learn,your attendance and comments are more than welcome.

For those in Building Design and Construction industry, James Young’s discussion about energy and water efficiency in building will be of particular interest.
And for all those wanting to earn by going green, Victor Fedeli’s session on benefits of Energy Conservation is a must attend.

There are many more high-profile speakers, including the Honourable Sterling Belliveau, John Whitehead, Neil Sentance, Jack Heath, and many more. For full conference agenda and speakers, go to:

We are encouraging everyone interested to participate and pass the word on to their colleagues. We also welcome discussion and feedback on this forum or on the LinkedIn Greening Government Group, just ask to join our network  :).

Considering that the Conference is on June 15th and 16th, right before the summer heat wave,  most of us here at NCM hope that someone will have a brilliant idea on how to stay cool this summer without wasting too much energy and natural resource.

Thank you, and hope to see you at the Conference!

Unusually warm winter

It’s no secret that we have had a pleasant winter thus far.  Yes there were a few days when we complained about having to leave the house because the temperature dropped to nearly -20. But in all fairness, that is nothing compared to what we experienced in the past in Canada. Perhaps it’s been a little wet, but most of us did not have to get out our Columbia jackets and ushankas on our way to work this winter.

The same can be said for the temperatures in the Arctic. Scientists reported unusually high temperatures in the Arctic averaging 10-15 degrees F (Arctic Kingdom January 14th, 2010 media release).  Although the unsuspectingly warm winter is attributed to natural variability and not by rising levels of greenhouse gases, the pattern could affect Arctic ice which in turn may impact global warming (Arctic Kingdom). For the full story go to

The good news is that the high temperatures are not solely the result of increasing greenhouse gases, so we must  be putting in an effort to cut carbon emissions. It will be interesting to see what national  environmental plans and goals 2010 will bring.