58 Waterloo Region Organizations Commit to Reduce GHG Emissions by 45,000 Tonnes

A\J is a proud friend and sponsor of Sustainable Waterloo Region, a local organization we were excited to honour at this year’s Green Living Show Victories Celebration on Saturday night, for their flagship program, the Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI). Over 400 RCI members and supporters, including A\J, will be in […]


Fantastic Flaxtic + Giveaway!

Open Mind Developments Corporation (OMD) is reimagining conventional plastic as flaxstic. Flaxstic mixes flax fibre and shive from flax straw (an agricultural waste product) with biopolymers made from renewable non-food crops. OMD is making a biodegradable and compostable smartphone case from the material.

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The New Normal

ENERMODAL ENGINEERING is Canada’s largest consulting firm exclusively dedicated to creating green buildings and communities. The company recently celebrated its 100th LEED-certified building, and its president and founder Stephen Carpenter was named a LEED fellow. He spoke with Alternatives’ podcaster Mark Brooks. Mark Brooks: What exactly is LEED certification?

This Crazy Time book review A\J

This Crazy Time: Living our Environmental Challenge

When reviewing a book, I mark it up mercilessly. I jot down notable points, create a list of possible quotes and scribble down potential themes that might shape my review. When my lists are long, jumbled and written in my fast, furious – and almost illegible – handwriting, it means […]

Industrial Evolution book review A\J

Industrial Evolution: Local Solutions for a Low Carbon Future

“At some point, someone in America is going to have to make something.” These obvious yet perhaps revolutionary words come from Industrial Evolution, a wonderful new book by Lyle Estill, an entrepreneur, author, and, dare I say, environmental industrialist. The book’s premise reflects something that we all know but generally […]