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.

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.

Earth Day Canada: Upcycling Challenge

If you’ve got junky stuff and a scrappy spirit, make something new with something old and enter your project in Earth Day Canada’s 2011 Upcycling Challenge.

World Environment Day in Toronto

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Toronto the host city for World Environment Day (WED) 2011 in North America.

A Word About Earth Day

While some of us choose to celebrate Earth Day, the e-waves seem filled with the standard skeptics, as well as a new breed of clear-headed “realists” that find fault with any sort of positive Earth Day message.

A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution

See the premiere Edmonton screening of A Chemical Reaction, a film that depicts the struggle that the town of Hudson faced as it became the first municipality in Canada to adopt a bylaw banning the non-essential use of pesticides in 1991.

AJ Update: Just Food available now!

The first and most important thing to say about food,” writes Wayne Roberts in this issue of Alternatives, “is that there is no first and most important thing to know about food.” This apparent riddle summarizes the message in our latest issue “Just Food.” Food is ubiquitous, affecting health, social welfare, agriculture and the economy. By thinking of food holistically – as our report on Belo Horizonte, Brazil, demonstrates – we will begin to implement policies and adopt systems that will result in a healthier population and a more robust economy in which farmers are fairly rewarded for their labours.

We invite you to dig into this tasty issue, and decide for yourself whether a food revolution is really in the making.

Everyday Heroes Festival

The Everyday Heroes Festival is a 10-day public film festival with a national scope, reaching over two million viewers a day. The festival will run from April 15 – 24, 2011.

Earth Day Canada recognizes Canada’s green leaders

Toronto – Earth Day Canada, a national charity organization, is set to reward scholarships, awards and grants to students, individuals and groups in communities across the country. “There are amazing initiatives supporting the environment happening all across the country,” said Earth Day’s president Jed Goldberg. “Each year, we honour these unsung heroes, celebrate their achievements, provide…

Event: Food For Thought (April 11)

Shared by: Cody Torgerson – Food For Thought Sunday, April 11 6:00 – 9:00 pm The Uptown Stage & Screen, 612 – 8 Avenue SW $15 admission (tickets online at and Community Natural Foods locations) Engage your taste buds, mind and fellow food lovers with an evening dedicated to meeting your local farmers…