Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Transition from GET to GEO "proceeding beautifully" & related events...

It's been a while since I've reposted anything from Green Enterprise Toronto - the February 23, 2010 GEO Bulletin is full of news and should be of interest:

"The transition from GET to GEO is proceeding beautifully. GET Member Benefits and status will continue without any interruption. As we complete the re-branding and launch the new GEO website in the next couple of months, members will receive new GEO materials to replace your GET materials, and we’ll be informing you about valuable new member benefits including special rates on some of the inevitable costs of doing business.

New Ideas with Your Breakfast

This year’s GEO Breakfast Speaker Series, sponsored by the City of Toronto, will focus on green jobs and some of the companies that are creating them. The first event is April 20, at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (Yonge and Dundas).

Save the Date for the Plate

Green Enterprise Ontario is presenting the third annual Brewer’s Plate on Wednesday May 26th, celebrating the year-round excellence of local, sustainable food, food artisans, and Ontario's extraordinary craft beer. This year our distinguished Patron, David Crombie, will help us celebrate the launch of GEO. Building on the achievements of Green Enterprise Toronto, GEO will now reach out to establish affiliate GEO networks to advance sustainable business practices across the province. It’s a fundraiser for GEO, so join us for this Spring feast, network with a very influential crowd, and make it a business expense! Brewers Plate ticket sales available soon at www.brewersplatetoronto.org

Ignite the Spark of Corporate Evolution April 1

GEO is delighted to co-sponsor SLX, the sustainability Leadership Exchange at MaRS, featuring B-Corp Co-founder Jay Cohen Gilbert. This exciting event, facilitated by InCourage, will introduce Toronto’s sustainable business community to B-Corp, the for-benefit corporation.

There are over two hundred companies in the US and Canada that have voluntarily revised their bylaws to include social and ecological benefits in their definition of the shareholder value they are obliged to deliver. Discover how businesses, investors, policymakers, and other organizations are using B Corp standards.

Your Innovative Idea Could win $50,000

Live Green Toronto has a new program called the Green Innovation Awards. It's a grant (up to $50K) for aspiring green-minded entrepreneurs. Go for it!

Green Edge Conference 10 Days Away: Focus on Clean Tech

Net Impact hosts the first annual GreenEdge conference at York University on Saturday, March 6, 2010. The main theme is clean technology with three areas of focus: Green building, renewable energy, and “base of the pyramid”. Speakers include Tyler Hamilton from the Toronto Star, Andrew Wilcox from Enwave, Anthony Santilli from Bullfrog Power, Nicolas Morgan from Morgan Solar, and many others. The keynote address will be delivered by Peter A. Victor, author of “Managing without Growth”.

Vendor/Sponsorship Opportunities in Three Green Expos

In keeping with Ontario’s focus on creating new opportunities for Green Businesses, 3 high profile Green Expos are being offered in 3 high growth communities: Green Expo Mississauga, Sheridan Centre, May 1; Green Expo Milton Milton Mall, May 15 and Ecofest Barrie June 12. This is an opportunity for those of us in the "green" industry to showcase our products and services to the communities we serve. Each Expo will feature our signature event, Trashfusion Design Contest, a fashion contest featuring wearable fashion made with 100% recycled materials. Visit www.trashfusion.ca and www.ecofestbarrie.ca for details and vendor registration. 10% discount for GEO Members!

Be Part of the Eureka Exchange March 20

The Eureka Exchange is a new gateway to network, learn how to accelerate innovation and green your productivity. The Eureka Exchange brings together green innovations and technologies geared to enhance productivity for small and medium-sized businesses. Save money, create efficiencies and address the growing customer demand for green.

On March 20th 2010 the Eureka Exchange will host an Internet–based High Definition international TV broadcast. The launch will include speakers from around the world, business leaders and exciting ideas that are on the forefront of the green productivity revolution. Participate online without leaving the office – personal theatre at its best!

The question is not “will you participate”; it’s how you will be there! Don’t miss the chance to be part of the launch.

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