Wild + Pine’s purpose is our place. We are dedicated to serving our community and industries as we help advance a greener future; we hope this unwavering passion will continue to inspire those around us.
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2023 /CNW/ – Aviva plc has committed to a $6.2 million partnership with Edmonton-based Wild + Pine to restore degraded and marginal land back to a forested landscape, rebuild habitats, and remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Wild + Pine is a Certified B Corporation that develops verified carbon removal assets through afforestation to achieve corporate climate goals by restoring landscapes and improving the biodiversity in the region.
Business in Edmonton magazine sponsors and highlights the Leaders event and gala. The winners, which are selected across a wide spectrum of criteria, are chosen by an independent panel.
The judges select Leaders who exhibit the characteristics of being team-focused and community-oriented, optimistic opportunity seekers, curious with a can-do attitude, resilient and adaptive to change and empathetic and understanding in every interaction
The YEG Airport City Sustainability Campus is an ecosystem of partners driving regional prosperity in an environmentally responsible way. Developed as a living lab, we seek to foster new technologies and drive innovation through those partnerships and collaborations.
Wild + Pine also hosted tour delegates at their Bioprism Advanced Vertical Greenhouse.
As Canada takes action to achieve its 2030 Paris Agreement and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a Certified B Corp based in Edmonton, “at the heart of the energy transition,” is helping companies move towards attaining net-zero carbon in their operations.
“NAIT Celebrates gives us an opportunity to celebrate grads, friends, and partners of NAIT, recognizing their outstanding achievements and thanking them for their continued support of our proudly polytechnic approach to education,” says Melanie Rogers, vice-president external relations.
“Our 2022 award recipients embody our values of respect, creativity, collaboration and accountability and we’re just so honoured to celebrate their inspiring contributions.”
B Lab Global has announced the 2022 Best for the World, recognizing Certified B Corporations (B Corps) around the world with exceptional positive impact. Best for the World identifies the B Corps whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
Wild + Pine was recognized as Best For The World across the categories of Environment, Governance, and Workers.
From day one, our purpose has been clear: unite a globally recognized innovation community to create jobs and enduring economic vitality. We’re one big tent. We thrive when we act as one.
On December 1st, 2021, Innovate Edmonton celebrated one year of the successes of Edmonton’s innovation community an featured Wild + Pine throughout a video with Innovate Edmonton’s CEO, Catherine Warren.
Chris Kallal, president and CEO of Wild + Pine, holds jack pine with a blueberry hitchhiker plant at the company’s facility at the Edmonton International Airport in Nisku, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. The company specializes in growing tree seedlings inside its high-tech greenhouse which it uses for reforestation projects to help restore former agricultural and oil well sites to their natural state, and also to help clients meet their carbon offset goals.
Taking care of our environment and tackling climate change head-on is a step we all need to take. Some companies are tackling this by changing the perspective from “rock throwers” to finding collaborative methods to work with industries we all know have significant environmental impacts. Enter our guest Chris Kallal and his company Wild + Pine, making a difference more than one tree at a time.
As Canada joins countries around the world in building a strategy to meet its greenhouse emissions goals, the federal government has recently announced their two billion tree commitment. The goal? To strengthen our vast, healthy, and resilient forest ecosystems and mitigate carbon emissions by planting two billion trees in the next 10 years.
Wild + Pine’s initial vision first started as a conventional greenhouse near the Edmonton International Airport, using conventional methodologies and growing practices. As they learned more about grow-light technology, however, they quickly realized they couldn’t succeed without embracing the latest technological advances.
Want to learn more about Wild + Pine? Book a call or come in for a tour of our advanced vertical greenhouse.