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Business-greening initiative nets federal funds

ReThink Green in Sudbury will use $119,255 to help local businesses become greener.
Sudbury MP Paul Serré was at Morin Industrial on Nov. 15 to announce funds for reThink Green to help businesses become greener. (Paul Serré photo)

The federal government is providing $119,255 to reThink Green in Sudbury to help local businesses become greener.

Coming from FedNor, the funds will go toward reThink Green’s Green Economy North Initiative, which helps startup businesses improve their operations and reduce their operational costs in areas related to greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and waste reduction.

ReThink Green’s member organizations will have direct access to coaching and advisory services, as well as tracking and reporting tools such as carbon accounting software and surveys. Participating businesses will also benefit from access to online resources such as a green team guide, case studies and an energy auditing toolkit.

“We’re proud to partner with FedNor to expand our Green Economy North initiative to ensure our community, businesses, and environment can thrive,” executive director Rebecca Danard said in a news release.

“As we work with member businesses to reduce consumption and waste, Green Economy North is building the low-carbon economy in Northeastern Ontario.”

The funding, announced by Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre, comes from FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program.