Sustainability Speakers, Leaders & Workshops
Eco-Friendly Events - Event Sustainability Consultant
Romina Kwong supports businesses by translating company-wide sustainability goals into implementing accessible and realistic green initiatives at events.
Indigenous Inclusivity & First Nation Community Development: Angela Adsit works with both Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous organizations to foster awareness and mutually-beneficial economic growth.
Anureet Kaur is a sustainability professional, climate policy researcher, public speaker, and college professor committed to a just and sustainable future. She advocates for Canada’s equitable, low-carbon economy and the inclusion of Indigenous voices in climate and energy strategy as a path to true reconciliation.
Dr. Dianne Saxe
Dr. Dianne Saxe is an environmental lawyer who can provide advice on how your organization can respond to the climate change emergency in Toronto and around Ontario. She can help you understand options and clarify your organization's strategy.
Care/of.work helps companies support their employees' mental and emotional wellbeing. During Earth Month celebrate by learning and cooking that focuses on sustainability, plant-based cuisine, rising food costs, and eating seasonally.
Random Acts of Green
Random Acts of Green is a platform that encourages and rewards individuals, organizations, and communities for taking environmentally sustainable actions. Through its website and mobile app, users can track their sustainable actions, earn points, and redeem rewards from green businesses. They also offer educational resources to help individuals and organizations reduce their environmental impact and promote sustainable practices.
Green Economy of Canada
Green Economy Canada is a national organization that supports businesses in reducing their environmental impact and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. They provide sustainability-focused certifications, training, and resources to help businesses measure and reduce their carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and promote sustainable practices. Their goal is to accelerate the transition to a green economy by empowering businesses to make sustainable choices.
Curated boxes, stand-alone gifts or items to accompany meetings or trainings. All while supporting your sustainability goals.
With a mission to humanize the fashion industry by celebrating the incredible people in the supply chain that make their fair trade organic cotton products.
Biodegrabable and natural dyes.
Founded by a woman of colour, The Good Tee is a Fair Trade, Certified B Corporation.
Animal-free, made with recycled materials, and ethically manufactured in Canada, Wuxly parkas have been keeping people warm (and animals out of the equation) since 2015.
Certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet.
Add you logo to a brand you can really be proud of.
Redwood Classics Apparel is a Canadian clothing manufacturer that produces sustainable and ethically-made apparel.
Certified women-owned business.
Elemental bottles are functional, stylish products that sustain the environment and improve lives. As part of their ongoing Give Back Programs, the have partnered with Charity Water and others to bring clean water to those who need it most.
Premium stainless steel drinking vessels that focuses on Durability, Replaceability, Recyclability and Circularity.
A portion of revenue helps to fund projects focused on clean water, a healthy environment and strong communities.
Certified B Corp, 1% for the Planet, Climate Neutral and Certified Evergreen.
Choose Certified B Corp vendors - those who have pledged 1% for the Planet. This will ensure that the companies you chose to partner with have their entire social and environmental impact measured and top of mind.
Premium filtered and chilled, still and sparkling water for the office, meetings and events. A mission to eliminate single use and transported water.
Save money, reduce carbon footprint, eliminate plastics and recycling, save storage space.
Accompanied by recycled glass, hand blown carafes.
Green Gifting Ideas
An indigenous-owned, ethically-driven, women-led and 100% Canadian company that employs local women and mamas. Producing shampoos and conditioners for every hair type while preventing over 600,000 plastic bottles from ending up in the landfill.
African Bronze Honey
African Bronze Honey is a company that aims to create jobs in Africa while preserving the environment.
By farming honey, the indigenous people are able to save trees and increase the bee population, while also providing jobs and education to their communities. They are able to produce raw, unpasteurized forest honey that is more nutritious and has higher antioxidant properties than Manuka honey.
Kanso planters and pots are rooted in the philosophy to being purposeful and intentional with our actions.
Their planters are made of repurposed materials & byproducts.
Partnered with Carbonzero to neutralize the carbon emissions generated from our product shipping and packaging.
Founded by a mother and daughter duo. These are clean candles, where you can use your own vessel.
Made of 100% soy and coconut wax, bleach and lead-free wicks and toxic -free scents.
Member of 1% For The Planet.
1% of all sales are donated to environmental causes.
Raven Rising Chocolates
Raven Rising chocolates are handmade by an Indigenous and woman owned business.
They strive to utilize and source Indigenous ingredients and Indigenous-owned businesses as much as possible.
Additionally, they offer sustainable, ethically sourced, traceable, Fair Trade, and organic ingredients.
Omo Bamboo Shop
Omo Bamboo Shop is an ecocentric company, passionate about providing sustainable and ocean friendly alternatives to single use plastics.
Their goal is to free our oceans of plastic pollution while inspiring people to adopt more eco-conscious lifestyle choices.
Owned by Omowunmi, a Nigerian living in Toronto, Canada.
Eco-Friendly Charities Making a Difference
Tree Canada is national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, across the country. They have planted over 84 million trees to grow resilient ecosystems and healthier, greener communities across Canada.
The Natural Step
The Natural Step is a national charity that works with businesses, communities, and governments to help them transition to sustainable practices. They provide training and resources to help reduce environmental impacts and promote sustainable development.
Living Oceans Society is a Canadian environmental charity dedicated to protecting the health and biodiversity of the oceans and coastal ecosystems. They work on issues such as overfishing, ocean pollution, marine conservation, and sustainable aquaculture. They conduct research, advocacy, and community engagement to raise awareness and promote sustainable practices that support healthy oceans for future generations.
Learning for a Sustainable Future
Learning for a Sustainable Future is a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes sustainability education and sustainable practices in schools and communities across Canada. They provide educational resources, programs, and training to empower educators and students to take action towards a more sustainable future.
Toronto Sustainable Business & Networks
Live Green Toronto
Live Green Toronto is an award-winning program to engage residents and businesses in greening Toronto and protecting our environment.
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University is a national research network and policy think tank. Delivering world-class research and work with public and private partners, to advance practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy.
Leading Change is a nation-wide movement of young leaders and sustainability professionals accelerating action on issues that are critical to attaining a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future within a generation.
Smart Prosperity Institute
Smart Prosperity Institute is a national research network and policy think tank. Delivering world-class research and work with public and private partners, to advance practical policies and market solutions for a stronger, cleaner economy.
Earth Day Org
EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.
Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
A great resource to find ways to invest in our planet.
Lunch & Learn Conversation Starters
Idea! Share one of the below articles, read a book, listen to a podcast or watch a film then meet for coffee/lunch to discuss in small groups at the office.
Books and research papers
The David Suzuki Foundation - A free online library containing more than two decades' worth of evidence-based research and policy documents on advancing environmental protection and driving policy change.
Reuters Insight | Sustainable Business - Data directly from industry leaders, so you can stay ahead of market trends to guide your company through change and opportunity. Reports, Case Studies and Blogs
Sustainability Handbook - If you are looking for more clarity on how to strategically plan and act towards sustainability in a structured, scientific, and collaborative manner. You will find many resources here.
Green Majority Radio - a Canadian radio show and podcast that covers a wide range of environmental sustainability issues, including climate change, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, and more.
GreenBiz 350- A weekly podcast focused on sustainability and corporate responsibility. They cover a range of topics related to corporate environmental sustainability, including energy efficiency, sustainable supply chains and circular economy.
Raised80s can help with bulk orders of books and even add in custom pages at the front with a message from your leader etc. Our suggestion: A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future, by David Attenborough.