Sustainable Communities

David Suzuki: Canada’s success depends on municipal infrastructure investments

David Suzuki: Canada’s success depends on municipal infrastructure investments

Canada’s growing cities have suffered from political indifference and inaction for too long.

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David Suzuki: Measuring progress with GDP is a gross mistake

David Suzuki: Measuring progress with GDP is a gross mistake

We deserve better indicators of societal well-being that extend beyond mere economic growth.

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Mayor of “greenest city in America” discusses renewable energy in Calgary

Mayor of “greenest city in America” discusses renewable energy in Calgary

Two leaders in sustainable energy presenting at the University of Calgary this week.

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Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner: Time for action on transit funding

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner: Time for action on transit funding

Gord Miller today released Building Momentum: Provincial Policies for Municipal Energy and Carbon Reductions, the latest volume of his annual Energy Conservation Progress Report.

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Great public transit makes for a great city

Great public transit makes for a great city

Most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to move millions of people safely and affordably. With some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary, no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades.

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North America’s 2013 Most Sustainable Cities ranking announced

North America’s 2013 Most Sustainable Cities ranking announced

San Francisco proved to be the top performer on urban sustainability, a city well known for its environmental stewardship.

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Fundraising Ideas, Summer Camp, Organic Waste, Fake Anti-Wind Protesters – GCNews #813

Fundraising Ideas, Summer Camp, Organic Waste, Fake Anti-Wind Protesters – GCNews #813

813: 8 April 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada RAIN! See Water Canada Magazine article about how user fees and credit system helps Kitchener pay for its municipal stormwater system. Rain barrels, rain gardens, prmeable pavers (as well as cisterns and infiltration galleries) qualify for stormwater credits … RAIN! featured in insert … REEP Green Solutions is coordinating aregion-wide rain barrel […]

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Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor: study

Rapid transit key to unlocking potential of UBC/Broadway corridor: study

A new report from the City of Vancouver and UBC recommends “unlocking economic potential” with a rail-based rapid transit system to serve the rapidly growing region.

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Recognizing local environmental heroes

Recognizing local environmental heroes

Earth Day Canada, in partnership with Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, is looking for Canada’s 2013 Hometown Heroes.

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Canada Walks applauds new report from Ontario’s Chief Coroner

Canada Walks applauds new report from Ontario’s Chief Coroner

Canada Walks hails new report on preventing pedestrian deaths released by Ontario’s Office of the Chief Coroner, calling it a breakthrough in efforts to create walk-friendly communities.

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