You may have noticed that we sign off every SSG Newswire with “‘cooperatively yours”– but what does that mean and why? It’s a nod to how we’ve structured ourselves as a worker cooperative–owned and operated by our worker members—and how critical co-ops are to climate action. As organizations owned by the people they benefit, the […]
Archive for year: 2022
On November 3, 2022, the City of Edmonton released the first municipal carbon budget report in Canada. The report indicated that Edmonton is set to blow past its carbon budget of 176 million tonnes by 2037 and fall short of its target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Though this news is alarming, it’s promising […]
Mayor Don Mitchell on Canada’s first data-driven municipal climate adaptation plan and how he went from debunking climate action to becoming a climate action champion.
Atlantic Canada’s trucking hub is envisioning a carbon-neutral future in which it powers trucks with hydrogen produced by solar panels.
The world’s first crowd-sourced sustainability index for cities highlights drivers of urban greenhouse gas emissions and trends in sustainability. The Sustainable Cities Index analyzed 50 cities, finding that the greenest are predominantly in Europe and more likely to have female mayors.
We are sad to share that Robert Hoffman, co-founder of whatIf? Technologies and a pioneer who has shaped our energy and emissions modelling work, passed away peacefully on June 5.
The City of Toronto is targeting net-zero community emissions by 2040—a decade sooner than most major North American cities with climate action plans. “It is a long-term vision,” said Sophie Plottel, who leads the team responsible for the development of Toronto’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which aims to unite City divisions and the community at […]
On May 2, SSG’s cutting-edge climate planning work was recognized with two awards from the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division! With the City of Toronto, we won the Environment, Climate, & Energy Award for the TransformTO Net-Zero Strategy, attaining a near-perfect score from the jurors. The strategy sets a target of net-zero community emissions […]