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The Need for Suburban Densification – Improving Health and Reducing Emissions

Most of us know that urban densification is crucial to city health in Canada. Denser cities lead to more effective infrastructure, less transportation by car, and therefore fewer carbon emissions, shorter travel times, and less energy consumption. But what about suburban densification? How can this help fight climate change and […]

Circular Economy in Manufacturing

Today in manufacturing we follow a linear supply, distribution and consumption chain. This means it is a straight line from raw material, to consumption, and ultimately waste.  In this linear economy raw materials are extracted in unsustainable and sometimes even damaging ways. This includes the creation of quarries, destruction of […]

Webinar Recap: “Feeding the World: Ensuring Global Food Security”

On Thursday, January 19th, 2023, the EnvironFocus team hosted our monthly webinar series on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This month’s focus was on SDG 2: Zero Hunger, which included the webinar titled “Feeding the World: Ensuring Global Food Security”.  SDG 2: Zero Hunger In order to address the […]

Feeding the World: Ensuring Global Food Security

Before the pandemic, food insecurity and the number of people going hungry was increasing gradually; however, because of COVID-19, the effects have worsened. In 2020 alone, over 700 million people globally were suffering from hunger, and over 30% of the world’s population was considered food insecure. The war in Ukraine […]

The Sustainability of Clothing Manufacturing

The clothing and textile manufacturing industry is a sector that has existed to some capacity for hundreds of years. Over time the manufacturing process has been streamlined and made highly cost-efficient to improve production rates and profit margins. However, these changes have exuded various health and environmental concerns worldwide. It […]

Water Pollution from Manufacturing

Industrial waste is the largest contributor to water pollution, which comes from waste generated from industrial processes. This waste includes garbage, oils, chemicals, dirt, concrete, scrap metals, etc., which contaminates water sources. While manufacturers may pollute water directly, others may pollute water indirectly. When  waste and pollutants are left on […]

Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP) – Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP) - Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

Release Date: Wednesday, 28th December, 2022 EnvironFocus is pleased to announce the grant awarded to us by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. This grant will support our Safe Drinking Water Project (SDWP) in Nigeria, and will assist us in providing and installing 10 Lifestraw Max units in 10 […]

Pesticides’ Effect on Bees 

Bees are integral to keeping global ecosystems thriving. They act as primary pollinators for agricultural and wild plants. These mighty insects are heavily relied on for pollinating our food supply. In Europe, 84% of productive crops depend on pollinators for successful crop yield. The bee demonstrates its importance as the […]

Duckweed & Wastewater Remediation

Duckweed is a common aquatic plant that offers invaluable assistance in water management. It is a free-floating plant that is significantly cost-effective and known for its phytoremediation capabilities. It is commonly found in paddy fields and ponds and thrives in eutrophic waters. Duckweed has already been identified as a successful […]

Migrant Farmworkers in Canada are Exposed to Higher Risks

migrant farmworkers

Canada relies heavily on migrant farmworkers to carry out agricultural labour across the nation. About 613,200 foreign nationals in Canada held work permits in 2016, with the agriculture industry being one of the main recipients of these workers. Nearly a quarter of agriculture workers in Canada are foreign workers. Unfortunately, […]

Loss and Damage: The Need for Climate Reparations – COP 27

This year’s climate summit (COP 27) was a key milestone for multi stakeholder actions and partnerships across the five key goals; climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, finance and collaboration. According to the latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report, there needs to be a mix […]

How Can Waste Be Converted to Energy?

Waste-To-Energy (WTE)

This article is intended to introduce you to Waste to Energy (WTE) in order to enhance its consideration in waste management strategies and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Waste is part of our everyday lives. The amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) – often referred to as […]

Sustainable Transportation – The Way To Go!

Transportation is an industry that still relies heavily on fossil fuels, and is therefore a large emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). The fossil fuels we take from the environment, such as crude oil, are turned into gasoline or diesel which we use in our vehicles. These emit the GHG emissions […]

Webinar Recap: “Reducing Inequalities Globally: Today’s Growing Feelings of Divide”

On Thursday November 17th, the EnvironFocus team hosted our monthly webinar series on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The focus this month was on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, with the webinar title “Reducing Inequalities Globally: Today’s Growing Feelings of Divide”. SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities In order to address the […]

How Can Debt for Climate Swaps Help Developing Countries?

The average debt for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), reached 42% of their gross national income in 2020, up from 26% in 2011. For countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the annual payments just to service that debt averaged 30% of their total exports. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley […]

Leather Tanneries: A Multi-Risk Industry

Leather tanneries are an integral part of the textile industry. They are the sites where animal hides are processed and turned into functional leather. Leather tanneries have not only historically contributed greatly to the textile industry but have also offered increased revenue to numerous countries and have become the leading […]

Reducing Inequalities Globally: Today’s Growing Feelings of Divide

Inequality exists in many forms, namely, income, gender, racial, class etc. and threaten our long term development socially and economically. According to the UN, reducing inequalities is essential to ensure no one is left behind. Though there have been positive changes in this regard, they haven’t been enough and “inequality […]

Small Businesses: Four Roadblocks to Sustainability

Despite the growing awareness around sustainability in the business world, small businesses continue to be lagging behind their larger counterparts when it comes to practice. Large corporations often have the necessary resources to adopt sustainable business practices, with many of them even having the luxury of a dedicated in-house sustainability […]

Climate Action at Cop 27

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report 2022 says “Climate change is affecting nature, people’s lives and infrastructure everywhere. Its detrimental and pervasive impacts are increasingly evident across the world. The impacts of climate change are hindering efforts to meet basic human needs and they threaten sustainable […]

Vertical Farming: An Innovative Future for Agriculture

With the increasing demand for innovative solutions to traditional agricultural practices, vertical farming has the potential to offer this salvation. This technique involves the process of using hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics to grow plants indoors. Vertical farming is very efficient for the cultivation of various horticultural crops particularly leafy vegetable […]

Sustainable Buildings: “The World’s Best New Skyscraper”

world’s best new skyscraper

Architecture and construction are sectors that demand tremendous innovation in order to address the unprecedented challenges humanity faces, namely climate change, population growth and urbanization. Dutch architects seem to have mastered the art of thinking-out-of-the box, as their contemporary designs reflect great innovation, and act as an inspiration globally. I […]

EnvironFocus & Carlisle Collaboration

Reducing Waste in the Construction Sector Release Date: Friday, October 28th, 2022 EnvironFocus is excited to announce its new collaboration with Carlisle Construction Materials to help reduce landfill waste generated by the construction sector in Canada by implementing a recycling program. Carlisle is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of building […]

Webinar Recap: “Providing Decent Work & Economic Growth using Sustainability Principles”

On October 20th, the EnvironFocus team hosted our monthly webinar series on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The focus this month was on SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth, with the webinar title “Providing Decent Work & Economic Growth using Sustainability Principles”. SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic […]

The Impacts of Renewable Energy Sources on Humans and the Environment

Most of us certainly know that energy derived from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, etc., release significantly less carbon emissions when compared to energy from fossil fuels such as coal. And since carbon emissions are responsible for climate change, renewable energy is definitely the way to go! But […]

Lunch & Learn Series: Demystifying ESG & Sustainability

Demystifying ESG & Sustainability

Are you struggling to understand and apply ESG or sustainability concepts to your organization? Do you need help understanding how to apply SASB or GRI standards? Are you seeking to improve your organization’s ESG or sustainability performance but unsure where to start? Or are you even uncertain what ESG or […]

Environmental Racism in Canada

Environmental racism is the term used to describe environmental laws, regulations, or practices that unintentionally or intentionally disadvantage certain racial or ethnic groups, individuals, or communities. There are still gaps in regions under federal control, despite several provinces and territories having “environmental bills of rights” and legislative frameworks for addressing […]

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