Alternatives Journal: Building Resilience

Waterloo, Ontario – A Google search for “sustainability” may not bring up as many hits as one looking for “Harry Potter” (70.5 million) or “god” (465 million). But at a respectable 31.5 million, it’s safe to say that this term has entered our vernacular. Alternatives Journal, Canada’s national environmental magazine, has just released its newest…

The Canadian Environmental Health Atlas – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

The SSHRC-funded Canadian Environmental Health Atlas is aimed at producing a single coherent account of environmental health and public health practice in Canada and for raising environmental health awareness nationally. With this note we are asking if you can identify interesting work – whether your own or otherwise – that you can nominate to be…

Google Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Even for experts and scientists, analyzing data on emissions and climate change can seem like a rising sea of numbers. The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in collaboration with several Googlers has created a map that visualizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a number of industrialized countries. The aim of this map is…

Energy Acronyms

Energy Acronyms, the easiest way to find the meaning of energy related acronyms and abbreviations on the web. Jeff Bell is the creator of http://www.energyacronyms.com a recently launched website dubbed "A Free Resource for Energy Professionals". We had the chance to interview Bell to talk about his web resource. thegreenpages: So Jeff, what is your…

WWF Canada’s Living Planet City

The latest from WWF Canada – one the coolest interactive visualisations of a sustainable city that we have ever seen. WWF-Canada today launched Living Planet City, an inspiring, fun and interactive microsite that illustrates how sustainable, climate friendly cities can be built without relying on dirty oil or coal. The city also highlights how Canadian…

The Natural Step’s Toolkits for Sustainability

The Latest from The Natural Step Canada. Helping communities, businesses and individuals take meaningful steps toward sustainability. Current toolkits include: The Natural Step’s Toolkits for Sustainability have been created to share best practices based on our work with thousands of corporations, municipalities, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations around the world. Our partners and clients have…

BuyFromTheFarm.ca Links Canadian Agriculture Coast to Coast

BuyFromTheFarm.ca continues the National Dream of linking Canadians from Newfoundland to British Columbia with a consumer website where all aspects of Canadian agricultural product can be found. BuyFromTheFarm.ca is a consumer-centric website with the goal of being the hub between urban consumers and rural producers.  The website provides an interactive community where farmers and urbanites…

Get Social with ECO Canada

(From Eco Canada) – Did you know that you can follow ECO Canada on Facebook and Twitter to receive the latest updates on environmental job postings, ECO news, upcoming networking events and professional development programs?  Keeping in touch with ECO Canada has never been so easy. Even if you don’t hold a Facebook or Twitter…

A Guide to the Environmental Petitions Process

This week, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development announced the publication of Getting Answers: A Guide to the Environmental Petitions Process. The federal environmental petitions process was established to provide a formal means for Canadians to bring their concerns about environmental issues to the attention of federal ministers and departments. This new 27-page…

Alternatives Journal: Best in Books Issue

Coming Soon to Newsstands… Get out of the way Al Gore.Move over George Monbiot.Take a time out Tim Flannery. The new crop of environmental books on bookstore shelves is enough to keep you entertained all summer long and more. So this issue of Alternatives is dedicated to helping you decide what to read and what…

Environmental Facebook groups worth looking at – March 2008

Here are some Canadian environment-related Facebook groups that are worth checking out. They are all active and utilize Facebook events, links, discussion boards, and photo galleries frequently. And of course, their content is pretty cool as well…. The Green Chain GangEntertainment & Arts – MoviesThis group is based upon the blockbuster documentary ‘The Green Chain”…

Environmental Facebook groups worth looking at – March 2008

Here are some Canadian environment-related Facebook groups that are worth checking out. They are all active and utilize Facebook events, links, discussion boards, and photo galleries frequently. And of course, their content is pretty cool as well…. The Green Chain GangEntertainment & Arts – MoviesThis group is based upon the blockbuster documentary ‘The Green Chain”…

Green & Environmental Conferences and Events in Canada

Planetfriendly.net is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Green and Environmental Conferences Calendar. The most comprehensive listing of green and environmental conferences in Canada, topics range from climate change, to organic gardening, to pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods. Environmental groups and nonprofits, education, government and industry are all represented.