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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: www.greeninggovernment.ca/agenda.html
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!
As we know, all too well, Canada’s infrastructure is in terrible shape. In February of 2009, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership interviewed Mr. Saeed Mirza, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University. In what Professor Mirza called a very serious problem, he noted that about 60% of all our municipal infrastructure is over 55 years old. He also noted that about 30% of the entire infrastructure in Canada is more than 85 years old.
All levels of Governments, especially municipalities will need as much information as possible on the new products, services and systems available to repair and rebuild our aging infrastructure. This is where Public Infrastructure magazine can help.
Starting with the May/June 2010 issue, Public Infrastructure will publish a bi-monthly magazine that will reach every Canadian municipality along with consulting engineers who focus on municipal infrastructure.
The first issue will feature editorial on; Building Science, Vertical Farms, Green Roofs, the benefits of sharing Geospatial Data and the future of Public Private Partnerships, to name a few.
For more information on Public Infrastructure magazine please contact Tom Monson, Publisher at; Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-241-4000 Ext. 223
And don’t forget to check out our first issue!!
So what is Canadian Government doing to aid in sustainable development and reduce environmentally exhausting resources? Well here is one thing: The Policy on Green Procurement.
Recognizing their purchasing power, the Canadian government also recognizes its ability to have a positive impact on the market economy and its purchasing decision.Trhough the policy, the government can demonstrate real leadership and encourage corporations to engage in greening practices. If you don’t already know about the Policy of Green Procurement or Government-wide Green Procurement training Campusdirect, not to worry, you can click Green Procurement and find out more.