Sustainability & Environment

Over the years, mining and exploration companies have been highly criticized for their destruction of the environment and unsustainable practices. But these days, companies are winning awards for operating within stricter regulations that mean a lower carbon footprint—and are taking pride in successful reclamation projects that help support their social licence to operate. 

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A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

by Jillian Clark
A wastewater treatment plant.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia BC Innovation Council awards $735,000 to fund market-driven research

Four projects awarded through BCIC Ignite Program promise to address industry problems and provide significant benefits to BC

Frank Roberto, Technical Specialist at Newmont Mining.
Sustainability & environment, Global Market Report: How is Carbon Shaping Energy for Mines?

The decarbonization of the mining industry kickstarts innovation to incorporate renewables.

by Catherine Skrzypinski, Energy and Mines
Near Pincher Creek with Livingston Range in background.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Energy winds are changing

CanWEA reports on wind energy in Alberta

by Jillian Clark
Rob Miller worked with 3G Energy when they were Vector Wind Energy Inc., before returning to take the role of Vice President with 3G.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global, Ontario Renewable winds blow across Canada

3G Energy creates wind and solar energy projects from start to finish with a focus on aboriginal engagement wherever possible.

by Jillian Clark
A photo of Lisa Wade, vice-president of environment at Goldcorp Inc.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Towards Zero Water

Goldcorp sets a positive example by working towards a goal of consuming no water in mining operations through its H2Zero initiative.

by Jillian Clark
Foresight-mentored company Hydra Energy is capturing waste hydrogen for use as a fuel to displace up to 30 per cent of the diesel used in Class 8 trucks.
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology Fostering creative solutions to sustainability challenges

Foresight and ARCTIC foster clean tech startups and real solutions to mining and energy sustainability problems.

by Jillian Clark
BC Minister George Heyman makes a statement on Mount Polley
Mining Insider, Mines, Safety, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Minister’s statement about Mount Polley investigation

George Heyman is the British Columbia Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister.

A head shot of Rodger McLean, the new chair of MSABC
Education, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Mining suppliers adopt a green future

Rodger McLean, chair of the MSABC, talks about membership benefits and updating mandates to prioritize environmental responsibility.

by Jillian Clark
Three wind turbines are located on flat land near an irrigated field with mountains in the background.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global New winds are blowing: Canada’s energy shifts to renewable resources

According to the National Energy Board, Canada ranks higher than other developed countries in regards to its energy derived from renewable resources

by Jillian Clark
The Kemess Underground Project in B.C.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Kemess Underground Project granted environmental assessment approval

Kemess Underground is the third project to be granted a certificate following a substituted environmental assessment.

Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

by Jillian Clark
Valemount Marina
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Geothermal sustainability closer than ever in British Columbia

The forestry town of Valemount has been slowly re-inventing itself for a sustainable future with their plans to become Canada’s first geothermal village.

by Jillian Clark
Brendan Seale is Ikea Canada's Sustainability Leader.
Sustainability & environment Inspiring a sustainable future

Brendan Seale inspires a sustainable future through his work as Sustainability Leader at Ikea Group.

by Jillian Clark
Jonathan Buchanan, director, Information and Public Affairs for the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Thompson Creek Metals wins mine reclamation award

The award was presented at the 40th Annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium of the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation.

by Peter Caulfield
A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

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