A sustainable urban centre takes shape in Calgary

The Seton Urban District in south Calgary promises to be one of the most comprehensive mixed-use developments in North America.

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Resource and Environmental Management in Canada

Bringing together contributions from over two dozen specialists in the field, this new fourth edition explains how the management process works; the variety of strategies used; the various technical and non-technical considerations that influence decisions; and the tradeoffs that must be made to accommodate a broad range of legitimate societal interests.

Tides Canada’s Top 10 Canadian grassroots initiatives

The 2011 Tides Canada Top 10 were recently announced, recognizing the nation’s most innovative and forward-thinking projects and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing today’s most pressing environmental and social problems.

Tides Canada’s Top 10 Canadian grassroots initiatives

The 2011 Tides Canada Top 10 were recently announced, recognizing the nation’s most innovative and forward-thinking projects and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing today’s most pressing environmental and social problems.

NSEN Facilitation & Engagement Skills 101

The Nova Scotia Environment Network (NSEN) is hosting workshops to help community organizations improve their best practices for public engagement and facilitation.

Pushing Further: Building your career in the good food movement

The purpose of this mini-conference is to provide a series of educational and interactive sessions for those interested in getting or starting a job in the food, and related environment or health promotion sectors while making a difference in society.

3rd Annual Atlantic Eco-Expo

September 23-25, 2011 – Join us at the 3rd Annual Atlantic Eco-Expo, the Maritimes largest Event dedicated to green living and smart thinking! Many fun and engaging Events for the entire family is a great way to learn about how your individual efforts make an impact! The Event will bring together cutting edge organizations that are eager to share their green products, green services and green initiatives with individuals interested in living a greener life. The Event will be held September 23-25, 2011 at the Halifax Cunard Centre.

Private Investments In Green Sectors Top $2 Trillion

Ethical Markets Media released their February 2011 Green Transition Scoreboard® tracking private investments since 2007 in green companies and technologies globally. The investments now total more than $2 trillion.

Building Social Business

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs
Muhammad Yunus, New York: Public Affairs, 2010, 226 pages.

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!]

CBSR’s 8th Annual Summit

How can business leaders drive meaningful change and accelerate innovation by using a collaborative approach? Gain insight and inspiration at CBSR’s 8th Annual Summit. Newly confirmed speakers! Graham Baxter, Acting CEO of the International Business Leaders Forum Tim Brown, President and CEO of Nestlé Canada Jose Francisco Arata, President, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. Hear from…

New Green Zebra Guide Offers Unique Opportunities for Businesses

Image by thegreenpages via Flickr BC-based social enterprise TB Vets Charitable Foundation, publisher of Green Zebra guide, is now accepting sustainable businesses to feature in Green Zebra’s 2011 edition.  From now until June 18, local businesses can apply to benefit from 16 months of exposure throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Green Zebra, the Lower Mainland’s…