From wikipedia.com: “Greenwash (a portmanteau of green and whitewash) is a term that is used to describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. The term Green sheen has similarly been used to describe organisations which attempt to appear that they are adopting practices benefical to the environment.” The Dirt on Greenwashing from Wikipedia
From cbc.ca: “The governments of Quebec and Ontario have formally agreed to work together to cut greenhouse gas emissions, set up a high-speed train service and further integrate their economies.
In the first significant move in the new initiative, Premier Jean Charest and his Ontario counterpart, Dalton McGuinty, on Monday unveiled a cap-and-trade protocol for atmospheric carbon in Quebec City after holding their first joint provincial cabinet meeting.
McGuinty said he would like to see a carbon trading program in place by 2010.Jean Charest and Dalton McGuinty said their provinces should be working together more to harmonize rules on energy and transportation. (CBC) Charest called tackling the issue of climate change a “tremendous challenge for humanity.”
He said whoever becomes the next U.S. president will be doing a “180-degree turn” on climate change policy, and the two provinces shouldn’t wait for that to happen before making changes of their own.
“Why wait for the Americans? We want to subscribe to everything that is being done on the European level and the North American level,” Charest told reporters.” Ontario and Quebec to Introduce Cap and Trade Protocol