We’re excited to be entering our second year of being a certified ClimateSmart business. With Canada’s 1.2+ million small- and medium-sized businesses having direct control over roughly 200 million tonnes of carbon pollution – the same amount produced each year by every car, truck, train, plane, and ship in the country – we were motivated to do better and control what we could to decrease our impact. Having recently renewed our certification for 2018, I thought I would share some of our learnings and findings now that we have year over year data to sift through, as opposed to last year when we established our baseline.
After a lot of hard work, we are proud to announce that last month we officially became Climate Smart certified. This was achieved through several training sessions, the creation of an exhaustive inventory of our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and of a GHG reduction plan. For those of you considering doing the certification – and we encourage you to do so! — the Climate Smart group, provides some very smart software for this purpose. Once you’ve collected all of your data and entered it to the system, it reveals not only an organization’s gross emissions for the year but an illuminating summary of where those emissions come from.
Event in Vancouver commemorates the history and legacy of the .CA domain
Technology leaders gathered this past weekend at the Telus World of Science to celebrate 15 years of success for Webnames.ca, a leading provider of Internet solutions in Canada and the original .CA domain name registrar. Founded in, 2000, Webnames.ca provides domain name registration services, web hosting, email, web design and SSL security solutions for businesses across Canada.
The next Small Business BC Local Leaders event has been announced and on on July 16, 2015, join Tina Lee, CEO of T&T will share her journey of taking over the reigns of Canada’s largest Asian supermarket chain and her goals to evolve the business at the Local Leader small business mixer on July 16, 2015 at Small Business BC in Vancouver.
Webnames.ca is a proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society and we have set up the Webnames.ca Cancer Prevention Fund to support cancer research and prevention.
With that in mind, we’re hosting a soccer tournament on June 28th, 2015 at the Strathcona Park on 857 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 2K5. Two teams from Webnames.ca and two teams from our neighbour, Uniserve, will be competing against each other in a round robin tournament. All proceeds generated from the competition will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society to build the Cancer Prevention Centre, and we’d love to meet you there!
The next Local Leaders event has been announced and this time, Andrew Shepherd of the Vancouver Island Salt Co. will be joining the Small Business BC team in a local mixer where small business owners and thought leaders can connect with each other.
WANT TO MEET CBC DRAGON AND DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR VIKRAM VIJ?
Join our friends at Small Business BC on April 2, 2015 for an exclusive evening of conversation and fun with distinguished entrepreneur, celebrity chef and CBC Dragon, Vikram Vij, who will discuss:
Webnames.ca is a proud sponsor of the BCIC – New Ventures BC Competition. This year, the participants all went through a gruelling process and we’d like to congratulate the finalists of this year’s competition!
Support Pink Shirt Day on February 26, 2014!
Webnames.ca is proud to support the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Pink Shirt Day to fight against bullying. On February 26, 2014, we’ll be wearing Pink Shirts to show our support for the fight against bullying.
Another Great Year at Webnames.ca in 2013
A message from Cybele Negris, CEO:
Webnames.ca had another phenomenal year with numerous product launches and successes to be proud of. As we approach 2014, we are in the beginning stages of launching several hundred new domain extensions. We’re calling it the domain explosion! We have been preparing our systems for years and standby to advise and assist each of you through this massive change to the Internet.
Webnames.ca is proud to announce that we are once again supporting the Vancouver Sun Kids Fund’s Adopt-a-School campaign. This year, Telus is matching $1.00 for every time the hashtag #VanSunKids is mentioned on social media. The funds will go to supporting kids in need and schools that need funding.
Webnames.ca is proud to sponsor the 2014 Global Game Jam (GGJ) in Vancouver. The GGJ is a 48 hour around-the-clock event held at the grounds of the University of British Columbia on January 24-26, 2014. The 2013 event was a huge success and next year looks to be even bigger!
Are you a full-time mom and an entrepreneur? Join the Reinventing M Network as they host the mSummit on November 16, 2013!
Attendees of the event gain access to:
1. Catered Breakfast Keynote
Small businesses play a critical role in the Canadian economy. In BC alone, over one million people are employed by small businesses and over 98 per cent of all Canadian businesses are classified as a small business. With such a vital role in Canada’s economy, BC Minister Naomi Yamamoto appointed George Farkas to lead the Small Business – Doing Business with Government Project.