50 Ideas To Promote Sustainable Development

Could eco labels soon be embedded in UPC codes? Will pollution soon be taxable?  Those are  just two of 52 top ranking ideas to come out of the The inaugural Clean50 Summit, created by Delta Management and held in Toronto in September.

Experts attending the summit came from a wide range of industries and disciplines including:  farmers, financiers, oil executives, cleantech entrepreneurs, educators, students, sustainability consultants, NGOs, manufacturers, and a politician. The attendees came to address some of the biggest challenges Canada faces when it comes to climate change and sustainable development.

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After a day spent problem solving, attendee groups came up with lists of ideas on how to alleviate environmental concerns. All together, there were more than 300 ideas put forward, debated and assessed. The top 50 Ideas made a final list can can be found here.

Through November, attendees will work to further refine the top 50 Ideas, and then work together to get them implemented or promoted. The Clean50 website will continue to evolve to reflect the content produced.Other ideas will be posted for corporations both big and small, to consider and to adopt. The group is gearing solutions not just for Canada, but the world.

Kristy Hessman is a writer and native Oregonian who currently resides in California. Before starting her own company, she worked as a reporter covering business and politics for daily newspapers and The Associated Press.