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Sudbury hosting sustainability forum Nov. 23

Green Economy North event will guide businesses in lowering carbon footprint

Green Economy North will school northeastern Ontario businesses on building a sustainable future this fall.

The Sudbury-based organization is holding its Regional Business Forum on November 23 under the theme ‘Building the Future.’ The forum will be held in person and broadcast virtually.

A program of reThink Green, Green Economy North provides businesses and organizations with the tools required to measure their greenhouse gas emissions and the knowledge to manage them over time. 

“There are many low-carbon options available, across the wider development and construction industry, which we’re very excited to share,” Leigha Benford, reThink Green’s CEO, said in a November 2 news release.

“Our Regional Business Forum presents an opportunity for business and community leaders across our region to hear from industry leaders, and to learn from folks representing different sectors, perspectives, and backgrounds.” 

Throughout the one-day event, participants will hear from leaders in sustainable business and the building sector, who will impart expertise and experience on how to build a low-carbon future.

Activities begin with a networking breakfast, followed by a panel discussion, a roundtable session, and additional professional networking opportunities throughout the day.

The day’s featured speaker is Michael Cullen, director of community partnerships at Habitat for Humanity Ontario: Gateway North.

Cullen is currently amongst the leadership embarking on an affordable housing project in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, which has a goal of building a series of modular homes in the community over the next five years.

Registration for the event is now open. A full schedule and registration information is available here.