With Spring just around the corner, and Bike to Work Week coming up in May, we can help you encourage and support cycling at your workplace with our fun and interactive workshops
Corporate Knights publishes a report entitled “The 2011 Most Sustainable Cities in Canada” . See if your cities made the list. Criteria indicators include: Ecological Integrity, Economic Security, Governance & Empowerment, Infrastructure & Built Environment, and Social Well-being.
Bike buyers and sellers in the Calgary get together for a one day sale at the Bowness Sportsplex in Calgary, April 1 & 2, 2011.
January 1 is the day most people stop to question their consumption levels and think about what is truly important in life. Writer Colin Beavan took a whole year to do this, along with his wife and toddler, as chronicled in No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process. In this witty and entertaining narrative, Beavan starts with producing no garbage, traveling carbon-free, eating low impact food, and buying only used items. He then progresses to using no electricity, conserving as much water as possible, and, finally, offsetting any remaining impacts through good works such as volunteering for an environmental group.
WE: Vancouver Exhibition Opens Tomorrow and Runs Until May 1st SFU Community Trust is proud to announce its participation in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition WE: Vancouver – 12 Manifestos for the City. Opening to the public tomorrow, this exhibit celebrates the innovation and diversity found in the city by bringing together more than…
The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle show and eco-marketplace.
Leonard, a self-described “systems thinker,” aims to debunk the entrenched “growth at all costs” model. She does so by discussing the materials economy and its underlying paradigm of economic growth, but opts to not lay the blame with individuals or inspire feelings of guilt. … Readers, however, should not be misled by her bubbly prose: Leonard gets to the heart of serious subjects and exposes the inter-connectedness of today’s consumption, environmental, social and economic crises.
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Vancouver Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our Generation Green Awards, which celebrates young ideas for green neighbourhoods in the city of Vancouver.
Toronto – Christmas is around the corner and many people are preparing to take part in the cherished family tradition of putting up a tree. As always, we have to ask, “Should we get a real tree this year?”
Adria Vasil will have you laughing all the way to the bank with this delightful book stuffed full of tips on green products and green living. As part of Vasil’s wildly successful Ecoholic series, the book offers a wide-ranging resource for green-minded homeowners – from the best green cleaning products to those that are no better than a “spit on a rag,” and from banks that provide green mortgages to bedding materials that may be bathed in harmful chemicals. With a specific focus on Canadian products and services, Ecoholic Home provides everything you’ll need to achieve a greener home and lifestyle.
Social Change 2.0
While a few readers may find David Gershon’s approach overly self-promoting – suggested resources all take you to his website’s order page – his experience in creating social transformation is authoritative, and this book is a successful marriage of vision and pragmatism. Gershon balances principles and practices, and highlights his ideas with stories of people in action. Social Change 2.0 emphasizes you, the reader, as the primary agent of change in the world. Each chapter ends with a useful set of questions that form a “practitioner’s guide” to further thinking.
I can’t wrap my head around this idea. In a time where protecting the environment is everywhere you look, why are there more and more disposable items available? Have we become a disposable society that places more value on “convenience” and “saving time” then the environment? What is going to be the long-term impact of this shift? More waste, landfills filling up faster and more imported crap from other countries that no one really needs (I mean I love the Dollar Store and all but seriously do we need half the stuff in there?)
Did you artfully revive furniture headed to the dump?Bake a delicious cake with organic ingredients?Start your own environmental club from scratch? If you tell Earth Day Canada (EDC) how you did it – “step by step” – you could win 1 of 12 fabulous Panasonic camcorders and digital cameras. With their 2010 EcoAction Challenge, EDC…
As one of the recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Muhammad Yunus has often spoken out on the failure of the capitalist system to perform its duty to provide for the world’s poorest people.
In Building Social Business, Yunus expands on his self-proclaimed world-changing mechanism for social change that he introduced in an earlier book, Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. He fleshes out the idea more fully in this work by not only defining social business clearly and providing examples of how it has been successful already, but … [Click here to read more!]
The Raw Milk Revolution, by David E. Gumpert, would more accurately be entitled “Milk Wars.” Any attempt to sell raw milk creates a froth of such proportions that we must conclude that it is symptomatic of something bigger.
The war is all about politics and ideology – about food control and food beliefs. So when battle lines are outwardly drawn around issues of food safety and the right of citizens to choose the food they want, it takes Gumpert’s sharp journalistic skills to uncover what risks to profits and livelihoods could lie beneath….[Click here to read more!]
You don’t often come across a book of innocent-looking doodles that has the power to make you reflect on the deeper meaning of life. Kate Bingaman-Burt’s Obsessive Consumption does just that.
An assistant professor of Graphic Design at Portland State University, Burt documents her daily purchases of mundane everyday objects through a series of sketches. Depicting everything from credit-card statements to wedding bands, the endearingly cartoonish drawings are painfully honest and … [Click here to read more!]
Bosch Shines the Spotlight on a Growing Environmental Trend. Toronto, ON (May 18, 2010) – Canada is currently the top country in the world to search the term Green Living1 on-line, based on research conducted by Bosch Home Appliances that measured search volume from Google Trends. In addition, since 2004, there has been a steady…
grandriverca — April 25, 2010 — Third year of the Guelph Rotary Forest tree planting project at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Families, groups, clubs and individuals volunteer each year on Earth Day to create a 40-hectare forest over 12 years. People of all ages and backgrounds come out for this event. A very special thank…