2009 Green Toronto Awards

April 23, 2009
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
The Green Toronto Awards ceremony kicks off Toronto's Green Living Show. The City of Toronto's environmental awards of excellence honour and celebrate the individuals, organizations and companies leading the way to a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. 

Renewal Friend Toby Barazzuol on CBC

Through the magic of Twitter, CBC learned about Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards.  Toby and SVIer Gill Yaron, Frogfile, have opened  businesses in Strathcona in an effort to create a new eco-friendly zone for business in Vancouver.

SVN 2009 Fall

October 22 – 25, 2009
Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, La Jolla, CA

One of the premier networking events for today and tomorrow's leaders in the social business movement.  For the past 21 years, the members of the Social Venture Network (SVN) have been at the vanguard of leading a historic change in our planet's history, forging a new way of doing business that attends not just to profits but also to justice, ecology, and the human spirit.

EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo

May 8 – 10, 2009
The Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, Vacnouver, BC
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada's largest green consumer tradeshow and eco-marketplace. Established in 2007, EPIC is produced by GLOBE Events, a division of the GLOBE Foundation. Visit EPIC to learn about environmentally-friendly products and services, as well as the companies providing them. Join this three day celebration of smart living; surround yourself with insightful people, innovative businesses and inspiring ideas. At EPIC, you'll "Shop and TH!NK."

Co-op America's Green Business Conference

November 11 – 12, 2009
Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Starving for a green connection? Roll up your sleeves and bite into the green business revolution at this hands-on conference.  Discover the power of the emerging green marketplace, learn how to market for success-yours and the planet's, network with green businesses like yours, and get inspired by innovative business leaders.  The 2008 Co-op America's Green Business Conference sold out, so register early for this great program.

The Results Are In!

Earlier this year, Fraser Basin Council and Vancity Credit Union did an online survey of small to medium sized enterprises earlier this year. With an impressive volume of respondents and very detailed responses, participants explained their sustainability strategies and the actions they are undertaking.

Green Festival San Francisco

November 14, 2008
San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA

Welcome to the San Francisco Green Festival, a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America. Each year, this San Francisco event never ceases to amaze us.

As a fledgling in 2002, San Francisco started with only 50 speakers and a handful of special events. Today, the San Francisco Green FestivalTM boasts 3 days filled with the best in green, and continues to expand in size and scope! With more than 150 renowned speakers and 400 green businesses, this event is not to be missed!

Green Festival Washington DC

November 8 – 9, 2008
Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington, DC
At the Washington DC Green Festival, a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America, they're celebrating what's working in our communities-across the District, Maryland and Virginia-for people, for business and for the environment.

BSR Annual Conference

November 4, 2008
Grand Hyatt, New York, NY
With sustainability at the top of the world's agenda, the global business landscape is changing fast. Staying ahead of the curve requires dynamic leadership and systemic solutions that deliver solid financial, social and environmental results. The BSR Conference will equip you to tackle the sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Interact with innovators in responsible business, like Jeffrey Immelt of GE, IKEA's Anders Dahlvig, SK Telecom's Shin-Bae Kim and John Anderson of Levi's-plus dozens of other thought leaders in six plenary and 35 breakout sessions.

Seventh Generation Named Best Company

Renewal investee, Seventh Generation, named Best Company on the Planet. In The Better World Shopping Guide, How Every Dollar Can Make a Difference, by Ellis Jones, Seventh Generation was selected as the #1 best company on the planet based on a comprehensive analysis of it’s overall record of social and environmental responsibility, for the past 20 years.

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