Feel free to search more information on how some of ViSTA’s members became green and sustainable. The following agencies were instrumental in achieving our individual goals.
Green Tourism Canada: The Green Tourism program helps businesses to meet the growing consumer demand for responsible business, with third party certification. Certified businesses can use the Green Tourism seal in marketing efforts, providing a consistent and credible message for tourists and locals alike.
Synergy Enterprises: Synergy Enterprises is an environmental consultancy firms that helps companies reach carbon neutrality. We work with businesses that want to lead the environmental movement within their sector and showcase environmental innovations to their customer base. Our clients have won numerous awards for their leadership and commitment to the environment.
Our team works with ViSTA to advance the eco-tourism sector in BC and help member businesses become carbon neutral. We believe that small groups of like-minded businesses will catalyze momentum and action towards a healthier planet and stronger local economy.
Bullfrog Power: Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% clean, pollution-free energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power, you can reduce your environmental impact, support new renewable energy project development in your region and across Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world.
Simple. Affordable. Pollution-free. It’s the better energy choice.
Vancouver Island Green Business Certification: was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening your operations and educating your staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets you know which businesses have green practices. Together, we can lead by example and protect our natural environment while promoting our local economy.
Carbon Fund: We are all responsible for climate change and we all must be part of the solution. Carbonfund.org makes it simple for anyone, or any organization, to reduce and offset their carbon emissions.
Our CarbonFree® Partner program is an innovative and flexible way to help your business calculate, reduce and offset your carbon footprint. You will help the environment, fight global warming, and help make the transition to a clean energy future possible. Our offset projects are third-party certified to the highest standards. Whether you’re a large or small business, we have solutions for your needs and goals.
1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary and more than $100 million invested in positive environmental change by our member companies, we invite you to join us by supporting member businesses, volunteering with and donating to our nonprofit partners, and spreading the word about 1% for the Planet. We also welcome and greatly appreciate donations to 1% for the Planet.
Offsetters: Offsetting is one way to take positive action against climate change. When you engage in an activity that emits greenhouse gases, you can “offset” that emission by purchasing an equivalent emission reduction credit. While your emission has still occurred, your offset has enabled a reduction of GHG elsewhere.
For those looking to reduce their climate impact through carbon management, our simple approach works for both individuals and businesses:
- Understand your carbon footprint
- Reduce emissions wherever possible
- Offset emissions that can’t be reduced or eliminated.
Our role is to help you appreciate the magnitude of GHG emissions associated with various activities, assist with GHG reduction strategies that you can implement successfully, and strategically invest the monies from your offset purchases into high-quality carbon offsets. Because once you decide to offset, you want to make sure your offset purchases are effecting real change.
Pacific Carbon Trust: The BC government established Pacific Carbon Trust as part of an aggressive plan to address climate change. PCT provides an important tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one that government and others can use once they have done all they reasonably can to reduce their emissions.
In addition to helping clients implement their carbon reduction strategies, PCT is providing BC businesses with new economic opportunities. The price attached to selling offsets can help make clean technology projects a reality, resulting in many economic and social benefits, in addition to the benefit of carbon reduction.
Climate Smart: Climate Smart empowers and enables organizations to reduce their emissions, strengthen their businesses, and build a resilient economy. Climate Smart is a social enterprise based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We were originally launched as a program of Ecotrust Canada, an enterprising nonprofit dedicated to building the conservation economy.
Green Key Rating Program: Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Our affordable programs help members leverage organizational CSR activities to support sustainable initiatives, improve overall fiscal performance and community relations.
The Green Table Network was established in 2007 and is now managed by the GLOBE Group. The GLOBE Group is a unique Vancouver-based organization with deep roots and a long history of being an international champion of environmentally sound business.