Smart Prosperity

#NewThinking is good
for the environment
and the economy.

5 big ideas to achieve smart prosperity:

Idea 1: Accelerate Clean Innovation

Empower eco-preneurship across Canada’s economy through policies, procurement and practices that drive cleaner investment, research and development.


Materials:

Success Stories

Turning Waste C02 into Stronger Concrete

Too much CO2 is bad for the atmosphere, but turns out it's like steroids for concrete.

Activities

Nov 26 2018

Business and civil society leaders commend the federal government’s efforts to boost competitiveness and clean innovation in the Fall Economic Statement, and urge further action

Ecopreneurs

Storing carbon in concrete

Nova Scotia company increases concrete’s strength while cutting emissions

Ecopreneurs

An iconic Canadian airplane goes electric

BC’s Harbour Air is set on becoming the world’s first all-electric airline

Ecopreneurs

Greener production of plastics

Lethbridge company is busy cleaning up the manufacturing of plastic

Success Stories

Building better batteries

The global leaders in building lithium-ion batteries are all partnering with this Nova Scotia company

Success Stories

Fabricating metals the carbon neutral way

Meet a small metal fabrication plant that saved its business by virtually eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions.

Success Stories

Neighbourhoods that blend in with nature

Meet a Canadian neighbourhood that will capture its own water, produce its own energy, and leave no waste behind.

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New Thinking: Canada's Roadmap to Smart Prosperity

The Launch Report from the Smart Prosperity Initiative

Ecopreneurs

Vertical farming grows in Nova Scotia

TruLeaf leads sustainable agriculture with vertical farming

Success Stories

Helping farmers find their inner data geek

Precision agriculture shows off its environmental promise

Activities

Dec 12 2016

Twenty-seven CEOs and leaders congratulate First Ministers on clean growth & climate plan, now let’s turn commitments into action

Ecopreneurs

An electric gold mine

Northern Ontario will soon be home to the continent’s first all-electric mine

Success Stories

Fuelling more sustainable air travel

A mustard-based biofuel that will revolutionize your next flight

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Clean Innovation 2018

Smart Prosperity Leaders launched a new report and campaign.

Success Stories

Taking the guilt out of single-serve coffee

Single-serve coffee is going waste-free thanks to this Canadian company.

Success Stories

Cutting water and emissions out of deep oil recovery

The technology that is helping the oil & gas sector in its quest for the "cleanest barrel".

Success Stories

Growing food on city rooftops

Meet a company that is perfecting the model for mass urban agriculture.

Success Stories

Storing energy locally

Local energy supplies now have a local energy storage solution

Success Stories

Mining without burning fossil fuels

A Canadian mine will be the first in North America to go all electric.

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Canada’s Moment is Now

Leaders’ statement

Success Stories

Recycling the waste heat from data centres

Meet a data centre that is being a good neighbour to downtown residents and businesses.

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Mar 14 2018

Accelerating Clean Innovation in Canada

It's critical to Canada's economy. So how do we get it right?

Success Stories

Storing electricity for when it's needed

The Canadian technology that can unlock a global renewable energy future

Success Stories

Making industrial water clean again

Helping industry lighten its footprint with heavy-duty water purification.

Success Stories

Pinpointing Energy Waste in Buildings

The hardware-software solution that helps building managers cut energy waste

Success Stories

New value out of old plastics

This start-up wants your non-recyclable plastics - so it can sell them back to you as something better.

Success Stories

Fuel efficiency for high-horsepower engines

Big engine operators, meet your new best friend.

Success Stories

Making fuel out of thin air

The Canadian technology at the science-fiction edge of turning airborne CO2 into vehicle fuels.

Idea 2: Boost Energy & Resource Efficiency

Do more with less. Create a high-performance, low-impact economy through strong standards and systems that promote high-efficiency vehicles, equipment and buildings, greater recycling, and less waste.


Materials:

Activities

Nov 26 2018

Business and civil society leaders commend the federal government’s efforts to boost competitiveness and clean innovation in the Fall Economic Statement, and urge further action

Success Stories

Successfully storing C02 in the ground

Meet an oil sands project that will capture and store 1M tonnes of carbon in the ground every year

Ecopreneurs

Storing carbon in concrete

Nova Scotia company increases concrete’s strength while cutting emissions

Success Stories

Fabricating metals the carbon neutral way

Meet a small metal fabrication plant that saved its business by virtually eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions.

Thinking

New Thinking: Canada's Roadmap to Smart Prosperity

The Launch Report from the Smart Prosperity Initiative

Ecopreneurs

Vertical farming grows in Nova Scotia

TruLeaf leads sustainable agriculture with vertical farming

Success Stories

Fuelling more sustainable air travel

A mustard-based biofuel that will revolutionize your next flight

Ecopreneurs

An electric gold mine

Northern Ontario will soon be home to the continent’s first all-electric mine

Success Stories

Growing food on city rooftops

Meet a company that is perfecting the model for mass urban agriculture.

Success Stories

Mining without burning fossil fuels

A Canadian mine will be the first in North America to go all electric.

Success Stories

Pinpointing Energy Waste in Buildings

The hardware-software solution that helps building managers cut energy waste

Success Stories

New value out of old plastics

This start-up wants your non-recyclable plastics - so it can sell them back to you as something better.

Success Stories

Fuel efficiency for high-horsepower engines

Big engine operators, meet your new best friend.

Success Stories

Cutting water and emissions out of deep oil recovery

The technology that is helping the oil & gas sector in its quest for the "cleanest barrel".