National Tree Day brings new tree breeding strategies

Learning how to create more efficient breeding strategies could ensure more durable trees for reforestation projects.

Keynote by Chad Park at The Co-operators 2014 IMPACT! Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership

Shared by The Natural Step Canada. (Guelph, Ontario) – The 2014 IMPACT! conference took place in Guelph, Ontario from May 23-26 and brought together 175 student sustainability leaders from across Canada. Youth worked alongside leading sustainability experts to deepen their understanding of sustainability challenges and network with like-minded individuals. The Natural Step Canada is a proud…

Kids World of Energy Festival Volunteers

The Kids’ World of Energy Festival is a four-day environmental children’s festival focused on renewable energy and energy conservation.

Please Apply by April 16, 2014.

Louis C.K. on our environment

Louis C.K. explains it very (and explicitly) well about how humans have viewed their relationship with the environment. Viewer discretion is advised. There is definitely inappropriate language being used, but in this context, it is justified.

Wild Canada – an epic and breathtaking documentary series about about Canada’s wildlife

Premieres Thursday, March 13 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV’s The Nature of Things. From the filmmakers of the acclaimed series Human Planet and Planet Earth comes WILD CANADA, an epic four-part series presented by THE NATURE OF THINGS that takes place through time and across the vast scale of the Canadian landscape, revealing the country as it has never been seen before.

Live Owl Show, March 3, 2013

Live owls will be presented by educators from the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.), which specializes in the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned birds of prey.

Celebrating youth environmental action

The Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program offers 20 scholarships worth $5,000 each to reward graduating high schools students for environmental excellence.

Film: Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Plato’s Revenge: Politics in the Age of Ecology

“If Herman Daly is the economist for sustainable development, Amory Lovins the physicist and Al Gore the politician, William Ophuls must be the philosopher. Ophuls’ first book on the subject, Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity (1997), placed him among the few scholars of the time (Rifkin and Daly in the United States; Leiss and Paehlke in Canada) who had managed to bridge the gulf between science and politics to insist that modern values and the democratic politics associated with them were on a collision course with ecology.”Click through for our full review…

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

COOL 2.0 Takes Off! – Since its launch early in 2012, COOL 2.0 has engaged many teachers and forged new partnerships. For example: Dick Holland and Jennet Poffenroth presented COOL 2.0 to teachers at the Toronto District School Board’s Eureka Conference. The responses were very positive, with one Grade 10 Science teacher commenting, “Finally, I have a way…