Green Tips and Videos
Save money by going green!
The following documents have been produced to help reduce operating costs within your business. Each resource provides practical tips on how to green your business. Please feel free to print these resources for use at your business.
- Building Owners
- Human Resources
- Marketing Your Green Business
- Restaurant and Food Services
- Small Office Based Businesses
- Small Retail Businesses
- Solid Waste Audit for Small Businesses
- Waste Management
Green Workshop Videos
Nottawasaga Futures holds workshops to share best practices and engage businesses in transitioning to the green economy. To extend the learning opportunities and for businesses unable to attend we videotape many of our workshops. We encourage you to review the video’s of interest to your business and see what you can take away to help your business go green and save money.
We are grateful to all of the workshop presenters. Many of the presenters are local business owners sharing their experience. To find out more about our local green businesses who are going green and growing strong, visit our business profiles webpage.
Engaging Employees in Sustainability Initiatives
Derek Wong, founder of corporate sustainability blog for Canadian businesses Carbon 49, speaks about the benefits of engaging your employees in sustainability and conservation initiatives.
Green Landscaping Workshop Presentations
Ag Value Chain Presentation
Green Biz Minutes
Introduction to Nottawasaga Futures Green Economy Centre
South Simcoe Business Development Services
Discover what is available to assist South Simcoe businesses to continue to successfully maintain and expand.
Business Development: Ontario Centres of Excellence
Jose is the Ontario Centres of Excellence Contact, connecting businesses to industry, research, investors and governments.
Dan Lynch is Manager, Industry Liaison, for Innovation York. He is responsible for representing York University research assets and expertise to the private sector community, matching York's assets and expertise with local business needs.
Applied Research and Innovation Centre, Georgian College
Chris Berni, Manager, Applied Research Engineering Technology, applied Research and Innovation Centre, Georgian College. Chris Berni explains how your business can connect with Applied Research at Georgian College; connecting students with business for innovation in areas of product development, commercialization and manufacturing
Knowledge Mobilization at York University
Michael Johnny, Manager, Knowledge Mobilization for York University. Michael is responsible to support research and knowledge-based collaborations between researchers and decision makers, helping to maximize the impact of publicly funded research.
Jeremy Laurin is the President and CEO of ventureLAB, one of the 14 Ontario REgional Innovation Centres set up as the Ontario Network of Excellence. ventureLAB is the Research Innovation Centre for York Region and Simcoe County.
Energy Efficiency Workshop for Small Businesses
Find out about easy-to-do energy efficiency projects and
hear about money saving incentives for your business from local utility companies
Enbridge Gas Distribution: Helping Businesses Achieve their Green Goals
Enbridge Gas representative Mike McDonnell outlines programs and incentives from Enbridge Gas that will help you achieve your green business goals. Follow this link to watch videos from customers who have received rebates from Enbridge www.enbridgegas.com/smallbiz
Green Business Profile
Hear about green practices from a local business.
My Story of Green Practices: Deb Burton and The Fork and Plate Family Grill Inc.
Deb Burton is the Co-Owner of The Fork and Plate Family Grill Inc. Here she shares her story of eco-concious business practices.
Green Business Profile: Gigi's Green Beans Café
Jennifer Lapointe, owner of Gigi's Green Beans Café explains her Green Business practices.
Solar Energy Information Forum 2011 Solar Energy Information Forum in Bradford/West Gwillimbury
My Solar Experience in Ontario
Installing Solar Systems on an Ontario Farm
Diversifying the Farm with Solar Systems
Solar Installations for Farmers: Part 1
Solar Installations for Farmers: Part 2
Greening Your Restaurant 2011
Greening your restaurant workshop by Kathryn A. Cooper, B.Sc., MBA, M.Ed. (Sustainability & Environment)
Greening Your Restaurant Part 1: Strategies for Greening Your Restaurant
Greening Your Restaurant Part 2: A Restaurant Owner's Experience Managing Costs
Greening Your Restaurant Part 3: Measuring and Managing Your Energy Costs
Greening Your Restaurant Part 4: Green Actions for Your Restaurant
Greening Your Restaurant Part 5: Reducing Your Water Consumption
Greening Your Restaurant Part 6: Reducing Waste
Greening Your Restaurant Part 7: Sustainable Local Food with Sandra Trainor Simcoe Farm Fresh
Restaurants connecting with farmers
Transitioning to a Green Economy 2011