Niagara Sustainability Initiative case study


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Niagara Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate that connects government, industry, community and academia to advance the environmental and economic performance in the Niagara Region. The organization consists of senior level professionals from the energy, environment, government and academic sectors, as well as recent post-graduate alumni, graduate students, undergraduate students and other community volunteers.

NSI is focused on bringing economic strength back to the Niagara Region through greening of local businesses. NSI provides an opportunity for local organizations to capitalize on a changing consumer landscape – a consumer landscape that demands environmental responsibility. It is NSI’s goal to help the public and private sectors of the Niagara Region achieve this transformation to contribute to an environmentally and economically sustainable community.

Major Achievements

  • Achieved Ontario Trillium Foundation project funding of $47,100 at the end of 2010. A great achievement for a start up organization without history or financial backing
  • Achieved the goal of providing professional training in the carbon management field for young professionals and students in Niagara.
  • Spring 2011 - Committed first corporate financial supporter: Horizon Utilities
  • Summer 2011 - Committed the first 5 participating organizations

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