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Enviro-Stewards’ New Boardroom Hosts PepsiCo Foods’ Journey to Net Zero Water Strategy Session

Enviro-Stewards’ founder has been contributing to PepsiCo Foods’ journey to Net Zero through Engineering Design Summits.  On June 24, 2011, Enviro-Stewards hosted Frito Lay Cambridge’s Net Zero Water Strategy Team in their new Boardroom.

“We at PepsiCo Foods Canada held Engineering design Summits at the University of Waterloo Campus in the summer of 2009 and spring of 2011 with the goal of advancing Sustainability Engineering for its facilities and processes to a goal that we call “Net Zero”.

We were grateful to have the participation of Bruce Taylor and Enviro Stewards (along with other select industry experts) who are creative out of the box thinkers that we will continue to work with as we work towards this bold goal in the future.

Bruce and Enviro Stewards have impressed us with their engineering expertise in many areas including water conservation and process water treatment methods and systems.”

- Helmi Ansari, Director Sustainability and Productivity, PepsiCo Foods Canada

Enviro-Stewards’ office is located in a renovated 100 year old Furniture factory in Elmira, Ontario.  During 2011, our staff grew by more than 25% and additional floorspace became available to us.  This space includes a new boardroom with sustainable design features such as:

  • Conference Table by Calstone – 0% to Landfill Guarantee
  • A lighting retrofit to reduce total fixture amp draw by 50%
  • Daylighting by independently switching the bank of lights adjacent to the window
  • Upgraded windows and reuse of the original exterior (single pane) windows as interior windows to permit daylighting of the interior side of the board room

Frito Lay Cambridge Net Zero Water Strategy Session Participants:

Helmi Ansari, Director Sustainability and Productivity

Ryan Verschuere, Sustainability Intern

Bruce Taylor, President, Enviro-Stewards

Ryan Merrick, Sustainability Resource


Enviro-Stewards Inc. presents six Sustainability Credits at the Sustainability Applied 2011 Conference

The Sustainability Applied 2011 conference recently took place in Windsor, Ontario, from June 9th to 10th.  During the conference, Enviro-Stewards had the honour of providing a Sustainability Credit to six of the conference attendees, including the June 9th Gala’s three keynote speakers.  Each Sustainability Credit purchases a locally-constructed BioSand filter in South Sudan that will provide at least 20,000 litres per year of safe drinking water to South Sudanese families and communities and avoid at least 3 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas emissions (and deforestation) that would otherwise be needed to boil a portion of this water to make it safe to drink.

The recipients of the Sustainability Credits were:

The Honourable John Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment

Andrew Bowerbank, Chairman, EC3 Initiative

Nadine Gudz, Director, Sustainability Strategy, InterfaceFLOR

Bob Willard, Speaker, and Author of Resources for Sustainability Champions\

Cam Metcalf, Executive Director, Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center

Mario Sonego, Engineer and Corporate Leader for Environmental Protection and Transportation, City of Windsor

Above photo (left to right):  The Honourable John Wilkinson (Minister of the Environment), Bruce Taylor (President, Enviro-Stewards), Kevin Jones (President & CEO, BLOOM)

Above photo (left to right):  Bruce Taylor (President, Enviro-Stewards), Bob Willard (Speaker & Author)