What Is Climate Smart Chambers?
With national carbon pricing expected throughout Canada in 2018, businesses will have to start thinking about carbon costs the same way they think about labour, energy or the other costs of doing business. Managing this new cost line well will lead to a competitive advantage. Managing it poorly can hurt the bottom line and leave opportunities on the table.
Many small businesses face a steep learning curve when it comes to managing carbon costs. Since 2008, Climate Smart Businesses has helped small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Canadian Chamber is partnering with this award-winning social enterprise to provide chambers and boards of trade with tools to help their SME members make some green by going green.
How Can I Get Involved?
We will be hosting a contest. Enter now to be one of three chambers or boards of trade will have the chance to assemble teams of small businesses that will compete to reduce costs, lower emissions and share stories and best practices on how to build a competitive advantage through climate action.
Each chamber will receive $3,000 to assist in the costs of administering the program. Your members will receive a 25% discount off the Climate Smart training.
Click here to view the brochure for more details on the benefits of participating for your chamber and your SME members.
Apply and deadlines
You can apply by filling out the form at this link. Applications are due January 1, 2018.
Jan 17: Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Chamber | Register here
Jan 24: Greater Langley Chamber | Register here
Jan 31: Medicine Hat Chamber | Register here