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sustainable home upgrades
Green Economy

Sustainable home upgrades for any renovation budget

Whether you live in a century home or a brand new one, home improvements will likely play a role in your future. Trying to decide where best to invest your time, money and effort can be overwhelming. We’ve put together some practical sustainable home upgrade ideas that you can implement yourself or with the help of a contractor.

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hr practices
HR Insights

Preparing Your Businesses for a Return to the Workplace

A year after businesses had to shift to remote working due to the pandemic companies are considering a return-to-the-office scheme for employees. As with the change to remote working, the shift back to on-site working may not be simple for everyone and could require an adjustment period. With that in mind, here are a few things you can do to help prepare your employees as they return to the office.

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alberta project announcement
Press Releases

Announcement: New Workforce Initiatives in Alberta

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Province of Alberta and several other associations to develop a green hiring outlook and job snapshots, talent strategies, career and worker transition resources, and an employer HR toolkit under two new workforce initiatives.

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sustainable fishing
Blue Economy

What is sustainable fishing?

In this part of our sustainability series, we’re looking at sustainable fishing. What is it? What are the problems with the fishing industry currently and how can we improve the situation to ensure that fishing stocks are still bountiful for future generations?

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sustainable farming
Green Economy

What is sustainable agriculture?

Global food supplies are currently facing a huge challenge. As the global population rises, so too does the need for food. With a global population expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, according to the UN, there’s a need to increase food production by 70% in the next 30 years to ensure enough food for everyone and avoid further food insecurity.

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succession planning
Career Development

Succession planning for employees

Within a few years, almost 173,000 roles within the environmental industry will need to be filled. The net environmental job openings come from both retirement and sector growth. Let us walk you through a few steps to get you on your way to finding an environmental job.

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Sustainable Fashion & the Environment
Green Economy

What is sustainable fashion?

The fashion industry is currently anything but sustainable. It’s estimated that the fashion industry as a whole contributes more to climate change than the aeronautical and shipping industries combined. We take a look at what can be done.

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Green Economy

A year in research: a summary of our recent reports

Over the last 12 months, our research team has released 11 reports which dive into the future of Canada’s environmental sector and its workforce. We’ve looked at the overall trends for the sector as Canada begins post-pandemic recovery and into specific industries such as cleantech, energy-efficient buildings and nature conservation.

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energy efficiency in buildings
Green Economy

What is building as a system, and why is it important?

In our report, Assessment of Occupational Skills Needs and Gaps for the Energy Efficiency Buildings Workforce, we discussed the potential of buildings to help Canada reach its carbon reduction goals by 2050. One way in which this can be achieved is through using the “building as a system” approach in design and construction. We’ll take a look at what this term means and what the benefits are.

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