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Can you chew gum and be sustainable at the same time?

I like to chew gum, mainly the breath freshening type.  Yesterday, my wife returned from a grocery shopping trip and tossed me a small bottle of Dentyne Ice containing 60 pieces. “Check it out”, she said.  Examining the bottle I immediately noticed the label highlighting Earth Pack Compostable Bottle. Interesting, but why would a company go to all the trouble of developing a compostable gum container, unless of course there was a business benefit associated with it.  As it turns out, the company behind the product is Kraft, and a quick review of their website revealed a well-developed sustainability strategy.(http://www.kraftfoodservice.ca/en/bw/Sustainability/default.aspx ). Kraft definitely sees a business benefit to developing more sustainability business practices.

But sustainability isn’t a smart business strategy for solely for large corporations like Kraft.  You can also find it happening right here in small and medium sized businesses in the Peterborough region.  An upcoming event will feature a panel discussion by three local businesses who have first hand experience in the business case for sustainability. They include Dan McWilliams or McWilliams Moving and Storage, Greg Elmhirst of Elmhirst’s Resort, and Scot Murison of Wild Rock Outfitters.  Each will provide their take on the business case for sustainability at the upcoming launch of The Sustainable Business Initiative.

In addition, the event will also feature guest speaker Bob Willard, author of several books including The New Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line. Bob is somewhat of a business sustainability guru, having given more than 700 talks around the world on the business benefits of sustainability.

The event takes place on Thursday, January 17th from 7:30am – 9:30am at the Holiday Inn.  Tickets are $10 with proceeds to a Fleming College Sustainability Bursary.  You can register at http://businesscaseforsustainability.eventbrite.com/#

Educate, Motivate, Empower

Sustainable Peterborough launches the Sustainable Business Initiative, Educate, Motivate, Empower.  A program designed to foster sustainable economic activities among our regions small and medium sized businesses.

Kick off event to take place Thursday January 17, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Peterborough, 7:30am-9:30am.  Guest speaker is Bob Willard, author of The Sustainability Advantage – Seven Business Case Benefits of a Triple Bottom Line.

Register online at http://businesscaseforsustainability.eventbrite.com/ or by calling Brigid Ayotte 705-743-0777 ext. 2160 .

Event sponsored by Cambium Environmental in partnership with Green Business Peterborough, Peterborough Business Advisory Centre and Sustainable Peterborough.

Public Information Centre: Waste Management Master Plan

The City of Peterborough has completed a draft of its new Waste Management Master Plan. Completed by Cambium Environmental Inc., the plan critically examines the diversion programs of the current waste management system and proposes options for the future expansion and improvement of these programs for the City.

Public Information Centre #2
Location: Lansdowne Place Mall (Green Expo Event)
Date: Saturday October 20, 2012
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Members of the Cambium Environmental Project Team and City staff will be available at this Public Information Centre (PIC) to answer any questions and accept comments.

City residents are encouraged to attend this PIC and provide feedback and comments on the Waste Management Master Plan. A survey will be available at the PIC, and comments may also be sent directly to one or both of the undersigned until Monday October 22, 2012. All comments provided will be considered by the Project Team when evaluating options for the City’s future waste management system.

For more information please contact:

Virginia Swinson, B. Sc.
Waste Diversion Section Manager
City of Peterborough
500 George Street North
Peterborough ON K9H 3R9 705-742-7777 Ext. 1725

Kelly Murphy, P.Eng
Senior Project Manager
Cambium Environmental Inc.
52 Hunter St. East
Peterborough, ON
Tel: (705) 742-7900 ext. 226

A draft copy of the Plan is on the City website: http://www.peterborough.ca/wmstudy.