Take Action to bring the National #IndustrialSymbiosis Program Model to Canada!

We need your support! We are in the final review period for our applications to the Green Municipal Fund and Western Economic Diversification to run pilots in Alberta and BC for the National industrial Symbiosis Program (see background and feasibility study resources at www.nispcanada.com). The NISP model has been verified worldwide as the fastest way to create the most symbiosis with the most benefits!


I support @Light_HouseSBC and #NISPCanada pilot! @FCM_online #FCM_GMF @WD_Canada #IndustrialSymbiosis #ZeroWaste #LowCarbon

Support #NISPCanada pilot. Create more than 90 #IndustrialSymbiosis projects in 2 yrs @FCM_online #FCM_GMF @WD_Canada #ZeroWaste

#NISPCanada pilot – join businesses in 22 countries making $$, reducing GHGs & waste! @FCM_online #FCM_GMF @WD_Canada #ZeroWaste

If you can, send us a letter of support by March 31 to tracy@lhsbc.com. Feel free to riff on the text below:

On behalf of Organization, I am pleased to express our support for the NISP-Canada pilot in the BC Lower Mainland / Alberta Capital Region.NISP-Canada will help Organization to leverage our efforts to [insert some text about your efforts to advance cleantech solutions, grow our business / industry, reduce your environmental footprint, increase efficiency, diversify and increase value-added production, reduce carbon emissions, etc]. In addition to our general support for the pilot, Organization will attend at least one workshop, and help to raise awareness about the project. We look forward to working with Light House and its partners to roll out the pilot phase of NISP-Canada.

About the NISP model:

NISP is an internationally renowned model for building business opportunities around industrial symbiosis (e.g., waste–to-resources linkages), with proven and significant economic and environmental benefits. Initiatives based on NISP are running in 22 countries. NISP’s success is linked to four key elements: facilitated workshops to identify opportunities (versus waste audits or waste exchange databases); locally-based, NISP practitioners dedicated to working with businesses to implement opportunities; free up-front participation for businesses; verified and quantified economic and environmental performance for every opportunity implemented.

The success of the NISP model is that it achieves industrial symbiosis without the requirement for expensive and time consuming waste audits. Furthermore, only industrial symbiosis opportunities with a business case that is readily apparent to the participating parties are implemented. The NISP engagement model begins with ‘working with the willing’ and gradually brings in supply chains, sectors that are ‘missing’, obvious candidates (not only companies) that could benefit.