Ballard develops, manufactures and markets zero-emission fuel
cells for use in transportation, electricity generation and portable
This site provides a wide range of information about the utility,
including copies of environmental reports for the province and
descriptions of the environmental initiatives underway for both
businesses and the community in British Columbia.
Columbia Water and Waste Association
The BCWWA is a non-profit association dedicated to the safeguarding
of public health and the environment through the sharing of skills,
knowledge and experience in the water and wastewater industries.
Their site provides information on industry developments as well
as on programs and services for its membership.
Provides information on "green" products and services,
and tips on setting up a green procurement program.
Recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation and pollution
prevention are all objectives of environmentally responsible
procurement. This site provides information on "green"
products and services and tips on how you can set up a green
Business for Social Responsibility
Guidelines to greening small businesses.
District Energy Association
A district energy system uses a central energy plant to meet
the heating, cooling and other energy needs of buildings within
a specific urban cluster. By replacing individual building units
of one kind or another, it provides environmentally friendly
energy at substantial savings. This site offers information about
district energy usage in Canada and guides on how to purchase
energy in this way.
Environmental Assessment Agency
of environmental assessments federal departments and agencies
for Indigenous Environmental Resources
The Centre was created to establish and implement environmental
capacity-building initiatives for First Nations. CIER is committed
to the development of the education, research and technical resources
for communities to acquire a greater ability to met and deal
with the environmental issues and initiatives faced in the world
today. The site provides a window on the activities of CIER,
including a library and links to other green purchasing resources.
Centre for a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dreamís Institutional Purchasing Program helps
institutions incorporate environmental and human health considerations into
their purchasing decisions. The Institutional Purchasing Program promotes
environmentally preferable purchasing through its outreach, trainings and
presentations, conference calls, web site, and media and communications efforts.
Change Website (Government of Canada)
Provides information on what governments are doing nationally
and internationally about climate change.
of the Environment & Sustainable Development
This site offers information about the Commissioner's role, as
well as news and events, publications, "green" reports
and an environmental database.
Offers a catalogue of energy efficient products specializing
in solar and wind power.
An Environment Canada newsletter that shares information on policy
and technical issues related to product environmental life-cycle
This site, developed and maintained by Ecosustainable Developments
of Australia, provides a one-stop connection to resources and
tools for business use and education for the global community
Electronic Products Stewardship Canada (EPSC
This group represents 18 of Canada's largest manufacturers of IT and electronics equipment, and are active in promoting green procurement practices.
Canada: Green Procurement
issues concerning office furniture disposal or refurbishing.
Canada's Green Lane
This site features environmental news, Environment Canada's publications,
online newsletters, events, regional sites, products and services,
weather and environmental predictions as well as more information
on pollution and climate change.
A newsletter on environmentally responsible design and construction.
Choice Program and EcoLogo
Encourages the supply of products and services that are more
environmentally responsible and offers help for consumers and
organizations buying "green." EcoLogo products and
services are third-party verified and certified environmentally
The Environmental Choice Program encourages the supply of environmentally
responsible products and services, to help consumers and organizations
buy "green." Their ecolabelling progam certifies products
and services as environmentally preferable through ECP certification
criteria. The website lists the criteria as well as the products
that have been certified.
US Environmental Protection Agency website offers information
on how to include environmental considerations in purchasing
Producer Responsibility and Stewardship
Website contains a glossary of terms pertaining to green procurement
policies and processes.
Governments Incorporating Procurement Policies to Eliminate Refuse
(GIPPER) guide to green procurement
Ecolabelling Network (GEN)
A non-profit association of ecolabelling organizations from around
the world that set criteria for and certify products and services
with lower environmental burdens and impacts than comparable
products with the same function.
Ecolabelling Network (GEN)
GEN is an international non-profit association of ecolabelling
organizations. The website provides information on ecolabelling,
GEN activities and members, as well as a links section.
Building Information Council
Offers information on the energy and environmental performance
Earth Office Supply
Offers green office and school supplies.
This site is committed to encouraging, promoting and supporting
ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry. There is
a catalogue of environmental products for the hotel community
program instituted by participating hotels to save water and
energy and reduce solid waste.
List of Environmental Choice certified products and details on
how to create a certified green office.
A clearinghouse of information on environmental issues and activities
including funding sources, policy statements, community action
and green procurement, as well as links to publications and groups
not in the Green Ontario fact sheets.
The Manitoba government has mounted a site for Business and Sustainable
Development, with green procurement toolkit for public purchasers.
The toolkit provides the public official with rational and tips
on how to implement a green procurement program.
Database designed for procurement professionals, purchasers and
individuals seeking to lessen environmental impacts of purchasing
Hamilton-Wentworth's Green Venture is a not-for-profit, community-based
organization committed to energy, water and waste reduction,
education, green space conservation and the greening of small
Green purchasing website features numerous eco-friendly products.
Lists recommendations for public authorities to phase out products
and practices that harm the environment.
Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
The ICLEI is an international environmental agency for local
government. This site provides a step by step approach to eco-procurement
and rationales for why green purchasing is critical at the local
Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Business and sustainable development site offers business information
on increasing market share and shareholder value and building
Green Procurement Project Inc.
Project provides funds for three pilot projects to develop tools
for green procurement, including checklists, sample specifications,
training packages, sample tender clauses and policies, and advice
and consulting services.
Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
NRTEE is an independent advisory body that provides decision
makers, opinion leaders and the Canadian public with advise and
recommendations for promoting sustainable development. The web
site provides an overview of NRTEE activities, its publications
and programs plus other related links and resource material for
sustainable development activities.
Resources Canada: Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)
The OEE is dedicated to keeping Canadians up to date on ways
to save energy at home, at work and on the road. This website
offers information on publications, programs, workshops and events
as well as newsletters and links.
of Energy Efficiency (OEE) (Natural Resources Canada)
The OEE's programs for the residential, commercial, industrial
and transportation sectors offer proven ways to save energy and
Clean Water Agency
OCWA is a provincial crown corporation in business to provide
environmentally responsible and cost-efficient water and wastewater
services. It currently operates in more than 400 facilities for
200 municipalities in Ontario, making it the largest operator
of water and wastewater services in North America. The site provides
details on the environmental management system, operations and
maintenance, and water and wastewater treatment processes.
Environment Business Directory
searchable online directory of Ontario suppliers of environmentally
friendly goods and services.
and Guidelines for Environmental Labelling and Advertising
Industry Canada developed this set of guiding principles to be
used as a common reference by industry.
(formerly EcoNexus.net )
This site provides businesses and procurement professionals with
on-line access to a database of "green" products,
services and companies, created to help advance environmentally
responsible purchasing. This site is a service for the Centre
for Indigenous Environmental Resources. It also offers information
about green purchasing and related news.
Works and Government Services Canada
This website contains information on sustainable development
goals and federal government committees on green issues.
A program of BC Hydro that certifies products and services such
as green hotels as being energy efficient.
Environmental Services Inc.
Terrachoice delivers Environment Canada's Environmental Choice
Program. The website provides information on the company's other
areas of program delivery, including technical expertise, environmental
marketing and communications and international experience.
Offers a range of environmental evaluation and market recognition
programs, like the Environmental Choice Program, and services
designed to help turn environmental investment into market advantage.
Globe Foundation of Canada
Convention (in Vancouver in 2002) for government and business
to interact on environmental issues.
Green Procurement Network
Green Procurement Network
Internal federal government site.
a directory of links to Canadian environment-related websites,
classified by subject.
From products and services to green energy and deregulation,
visit Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Ltd. and Toronto Hydro Energy Services located at this Toronto
Hydro portal to find out more.
Quest Windelectric Inc
Vision Quest Windelectric is a Canadian company that provides
Green Energy products derived from renewable resources (primarily
windelectric sources). This site provides information on products
and services as well as resources and links.
Imaging and Dryography
Utilizes six-colour waterless presses to output its printed products.
Power Inc. (WPI)
WPI is a Canadian owned and operated company formed in 1983 to
develop wind power plants and supply wind energy to the electric
utility grid system. This website provides users with information
on Alberta's deregulation, Green Power, emission off-set credits,
and WPI projects.
Your Way To A Green Office
offers a guide to creating an environmentally friendly office,
including information on using your buying power.
Website addresses procurement including policies and opportunities
offers office supplies and information on public sector solutions.