The Pragmatic Environmentalist

News and tips from the world of EHS compliance

ISO 14001 Certification

Not everyone agrees that certification to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard is necessary for good environmental performance. An EMS formalizes a company’s sustainability goals to continuously improve their environmental impact. But there are many benefits to having a formal EMS certified to the ISO 14001 Standard. Here are some of the top Read more about ISO 14001 Certification[…]


The Story on Eco-Colonialism On Thursday January 4, 2018 the Financial Post published an article on eco-colonialism. The article states that, “Indigenous Communities say they have had enough of environmental activists invading their lands, misleading them about their agendas and using hard-line tactics against those who don’t agree” (Claudia Cattaneo). The Northern Gateway pipeline is Read more about Eco-Colonialism[…]


Hello from the Pragmatic Environmentalist

Hello! Here’s a little information about me and how I became the Pragmatic Environmentalist. The Environmentalist Start I grew up in Beacon Hill which is a small suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In Grade 12, I took a geography course that focused on environmentalist topics and found my calling. I decided to continue my education in Read more about Hello from the Pragmatic Environmentalist[…]