2009 Reports, Summary and Highlights

Under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act, all public sector organizations are required to report out annually on their plans and actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find the 2009 Carbon Neutral Action Report summary below.

School Districts - Sector Highlights

  • 92% of school districts have introduced an anti-idling policy and/or raised anti-idling awareness for fleet drivers
  • 92% post materials online that were previously printed
  • 87% encourage staff to hold paperless meetings or presentations
  • 87% have installed power management software which shuts down computers outside of regular business hours

Post Secondary - Sector Highlights

  • 92% of post-secondary institutions are purchasing 30% post-consumer recycled paper
  • 88% are posting materials online that were previously printed
  • 88% are implementing server virtualization
  • 81% are establishing an energy performance baseline for owned buildings

Health Authorities - Sector Highlights

  • 93% of health authorities and affiliates are posting materials online that were previously printed
  • 73% are providing shower or locker facilities for staff/students who commute by foot or by bicycle
  • 67% are establishing an energy performance baseline for owned buildings
  • 67% are installing web-conferencing software

Crown Corporations - Sector Highlights

  • 89% of Crown corporations are posting materials online that were previously printed
  • 82% are encouraging staff to hold paperless meetings or presentations
  • 79% are purchasing 100% post-consumer recycled paper
  • 79% are encouraging commuting by foot, bicycle, carpool or public transit

Core Government - Sector Highlights

  • 100% of ministries and agencies are installing web-conferencing software
  • 100% are installing power management software which shuts down computers outside of regular business hours
  • 100% are encouraging commuting by foot, bicycle, carpool or public transit
  • 100% are creating green, sustainability, energy conservation or climate action teams with executive endorsement