by Jerome Desilets
Catalyst has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) TSX 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for our work addressing climate change issues.
To honour Catalyst and the other CDLI companies’ efforts, the CDP (in partnership with Deloitte) plans to hold a private dinner that will bring together the CEOs of the 15 CDLI companies and the CEOs of the 32 Canadian-based CDP signatories, as well as any CEOs of Canadian subsidiaries of global CDP signatories.
The CDP provides a coordinating secretariat for institutional investors with a combined $41 trillion of assets under management. On their behalf it seeks information on the business risks and opportunities presented by climate change and greenhouse gas emissions data from the world’s largest companies: 2,400 in 2007. The CDP website is the largest repository of corporate greenhouse gas emissions data in the world.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. Its goal is to facilitate a dialogue, supported by quality information, from which a rational response to climate change will emerge.
I was given a copy of Immanence, set on shutting down the Mill and having a utopia of arts-and-craft vendors only in Powell River. No room for industry or new airports, from what I could gather.
The mill is on a shutdown schedule planned years ago? The mill is using the constant threat of mill closure as a scare tactic to control Powellriverites through fear? They are asking businesses to stand up to corporate bullying and learn to be a community without an operational mill? Simply put, there is no organized boycott.
I am someone who earns mill dollars. Businesses that don’t support how I make a living won’t get my support, and that makes perfect sense to me. A person saying not to support businesses that don’t support how people make a living wage is not controlling by fear but simply stating a fact of life and simple economics.
Those collecting a pension from working in the mill and now protesting the landfill are the biggest hypocrites. They ought not cash another pension cheque ever again. They ought to live off the land and fend for themselves.
Go ahead and garden, but let’s get the town developing. I am in full support of the Wildwood development and let’s see about using boiler sand in the new asphalt runway. Log it! Burn it! Pave it! And get jets landing on it!
A new airport would bring untold opportunities. Make it extra long and wide, big enough for decent-size jets. Maybe even some of our starving artists might make enough to eat. Look at Comox: West Jet came in and now it’s a resort destination. It’s growing by leaps and bounds.
A drag strip could be made on the old airport; I support that. A professional drag strip like Mission –great stuff! Get the funny cars, rail cars and drag bikes going--more money into our town. Take in a ton of taxes and things could get fixed up around here. Maybe some new pavement: some of the roads feel like railway tracks or a mechanical bull ride. Read more »