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Your Company’s Path to Net Zero

Enviro-Stewards is Leading the Transition to Carbon Neutrality

Our Strategic Approach to Helping You Achieve a Net Zero Business

Innovative Net Zero and Carbon Neutral Pathways

Our approach integrates comprehensive assessments with advanced strategies to reduce carbon footprints and achieve Net Zero targets. We employ energy efficiency improvements, explore renewable energy solutions, certified energy credits, and carbon offset programs tailored to each business’s unique needs.

Customized Sustainability Frameworks

Understanding that each journey to Net Zero is unique, we provide customized frameworks that include detailed data-driven roadmaps and action plans, ensuring that businesses succeed in achieving Net Zero targets..

Demonstrable Carbon Reduction Processes

Our Net Zero initiatives have been recognized globally for their impact and innovation. Through strategic partnerships and pioneering projects, we help businesses achieve their sustainability goals and gain public recognition with confidence.

Climate Positive Success Stories for Enviro-Stewards

Maple Leaf Foods Becomes World's First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company

Top Project Clean 50

Maple Leaf is committed to be the most sustainable protein company on earth. By setting this objective in public and following through, they intend to inspire other companies to take similar small-footprint approaches.

As announced in their Superbowl ad in 2020, Maple Leaf Foods became the World’s First Major Carbon Neutral Food Company in November 2019.

To do so, Enviro-Stewards worked with 35 Maple Leaf Facilities to identify practical, affordable energy & water conservation measures (averaging $350,000 in savings per facility). Maple Leaf then purchased and retired certified carbon offsets to neutralize their remaining footprint (MLF case study).

By debunking the myth that the second mouse to the trap gets the cheese, Maple Leaf’s award-winning (Clean50) leadership demonstrates a profitable path to carbon neutral and beyond (Globe & Mail).

Southbrook Winery Energy Conservation & Net Metering

“Don’t waste your energy more efficiently!”

Southbrook Winery was already LEED Gold Certified, organic and biodynamic.  They even had a conventional energy audit that found their next 5% of savings would have a 20-year payback. They intended to purchase (7-year payback) solar to replace their remaining consumption but retained Enviro-Stewards to doublecheck.

Enviro-Stewards deeper dive found then implemented measures that reduced both electricity and natural gas consumption by 40% each with a 4-month payback period. This avoided the need for 1/3 of their solar panels in the first place and hence avoided covering ½ of vineyard with panels (Grower Magazine).

Cowbell Brewing Archives Carbon Positive Operations

Cowbell Brewing


Cowbell Brewing is a leading craft brewery located in Blyth, Ontario. The brewery produces a wide range of beers, including Shindig Lager, Hazy Days IPA, Absent Landlord Kolsch, and Smooth Sailing Light Lager, among others.

As described in this article, Cowbell Brewing worked with Enviro-Stewards to realize their sustainability goal of carbon neutrality. As a result, in 2020 the facility achieved carbon positive operations.

The energy, water, and product conservation sustainability initiatives generated in our assessment of the brewing operations coupled with the company’s other sustainability initiatives, such as tree planting, shrank their environmental footprint and hence reduced their greenhouse gas emissions. Tracking these impacts through our carbon footprint analysis allowed the brewery to ultimately confirm and announce that its operations had become carbon positive.

Cowbell Brewing Carbon Positive

Enviro-Steward's Own Journey to Climate Positive

In 2008, Enviro-Stewards committed to reducing our own footprint 80% per employee within a decade.

We have been climate positive since 2018 by reducing consumption per employee by 78% and offsetting twice our remaining Scope 1 & 2 emissions.

In addition to typical features such as HVAC setbacks, lighting upgrades and insulation, we installed an integrated living wall that removes carbon dioxide from our office air as it is returned to the rooftop unit.  With a CO2 monitor, this system avoids the need to take (and condition) any outside air 97% of the year.

Climate Positive

In May of 2021, we are replacing our (tar & gravel) roof with improved insulation and a TPO roof liner.  This will enable us to convert our roof into a blue roof, which will provide additional water for our rainwater harvesting & reuse system, provide free cooling (due to water evaporating from the roof), and reduce stormwater flooding.


Top 3 Reasons You Should be Moving Your Company to Net Zero and Climate Positive

Strategic Advantage

Gain a competitive edge and showcase your leadership by getting ahead of emerging global sustainability standards before they become mandatory.

Compliance and Recognition

A comprehensive water balance can help you manage major water users in your facility.

Operational Efficiency

Enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs through our holistic approach that optimizes energy use and builds sustainable practices.

What You Can Expect by Making Your Business More Sustainable with Enviro-Stewards

  • Comprehensive assessments for energy efficiency, water conservation, food loss & waste prevention, and decarbonization, among others
  • Implementation of customized solutions quantified in the assessment phase
  • Continuous monitoring and optimization of implemented solutions
  • Education and training for staff on sustainability practices

Let us show you a profitable path to net zero and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions About Carbon Neutrality / Net Zero

Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the greenhouse gasses put into the atmosphere and those removed. It means the total emissions are equivalent to the emissions removed from the environment.

Achieving net zero is crucial for reducing global warming. For companies, it enhances brand reputation, meets investor and consumer expectations, and prepares businesses for future regulations.

A net zero strategy involves measuring current carbon footprints, setting science-based targets, implementing reduction strategies, and compensating remaining emissions with credible offsets.

Carbon neutral certification often focuses on offsetting emissions to zero through carbon credits, while net zero can involve broader strategies including emissions reductions across the supply chain.

Benefits include reduced environmental impact, improved stakeholder relationships, enhanced brand value, and alignment with global sustainability goals.

We are engineering change.

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