LEED Documentation (NC 1.1) Workshop — Sep 22, 2011, Toronto, ON

This one-day interactive workshop discusses the LEED certification process and the tools in place to assist applicants seeking LEED Canada project certification for New Construction. This workshop addresses a number of the more complex documentation requirements in the LEED NC 1.0 + addendum and application guides for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB), Campus and Multiple Buildings (CMB) and Core and Shell (CS).

Free Solar Thermal GreenTech Webinar

Kingspan Solar Inc. will provide an overview of solar thermal hot water heating and their evacuated tube collector Thermomax. This will include how solar thermal works, typical applications, the business case for action and examples of local installations.

Requiem for a Species

I have a friend I’ll call Dave. An educated, rational and intelligent man, Dave can be counted on for thoughtful, reasoned arguments, except on one issue: climate change. He has read the overwhelming evidence, but Dave remains certain that climate change is a myth. His proof? He has none that hasn’t been dismissed repeatedly by climate scientists. Still, Dave remains steadfast and I could never understand why. Clive Hamilton may have given me the answer.

Not Your Typical Book About The Environment

With the children’s title Not Your Typical Book About The Environment, author Elin Kelsey has crafted a breezy yet densely informative volume that maintains a positive outlook throughout its 64 pages. In chapters covering the clothes we wear, the food we eat and the toys we play with, Kelsey reveals the many ways we interact with our planet and some of the innovative ideas people are employing to improve our world. Clayton Hanmer’s layouts and illustrations beautifully complement the text, making each page a vast repository of fun facts and surprising trivia. Click through for our full review…

Green Book Review: Urban Homesteading

Concerns for our unsustainable, fossil-fuelled lifestyle underlie Rachel Kaplan and K. Ruby Blume’s book, Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. The book provides a colourful overview of what each of us can do to build a more self-sufficient future.

Book Review: Getting A Grip 2

Getting A Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want is a revised edition of a book that addresses the common feeling that the planet is in trouble and we have little control over the outcome. Author Frances Moore Lappé tackles the issues of the world by acknowledging the problems and the overwhelming task of dealing with them, and then doesn’t waste any time offering up solutions.Click through for our full review…

Ottawa Eco Fair

The 8th annual Ottawa EcoFair takes place September 17, 2011, from 10am-5pm. It celebrates green-living ideas, products and services with Ottawa’s grassroots community on display.

EcoLinks Conference – April 28-30th, 2011

Conference for teachers and other educators who are interested in Environment. Providing hands on sessions about integrating environmental education across in subjects and all grades.

Kids’ World of Energy Festival: Call for volunteers

The Kids’ World of Energy Festival brings together over 4000 students, youth, volunteers and families to engage with hands-on learning about renewable energy. Taking place at the Evergreen Brick Works, this festival will feature 3 curriculum-linked days designed specially for grade 5 and 6 classes, and 2 public days open to the community.

Pre-Order the Alternatives 40th Anniversary Archive Today!

Alternatives’ 40th Anniversary Archive: A Chronicle of Canada’s Environmental Movement. In 145 issues – that’s more than 7000 pages –Alternatives Journal has chronicled Canada’s environmental movement since its modern inception in 1970.

Interview with Larry Swatuk

Interview with Larry Swatuk, associate professor and director of the Environment Department at the University of Waterloo in Canada, about the Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program.

“Wannabe Toxic Free” film series

April is Cancer Prevention Month, and the Women’s Healthy Environments Network is presenting a PWYC “Wannabe Toxic Free” film series at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Ave., 4th Floor, 7-9 pm).

EcoLinks Conference

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education, an association that has been in existence for more than 60 years, is hosting EcoLinks, conference geared for teachers and other educators who are interested in the environment.

New Report: Saving Money and Time with Active School Travel

Toronto – As schools across Ontario mark International Walk to School Day, a new report is calling on the provincial government and school boards to take steps to ensure that more children have the option to safely walk to school every day of the year.

Canadian Directory of Environmental Education

Innovations in Education Volume 36.5 Now on newsstands! – EcoEducation directory – Sustainable Minds – Dogged Determination NOWHERE ELSE will you find a comprehensive directory of Canadian environmental programs to choose from. All universities and programs have their strengths and stories, and Alternatives Journal has made it quick and easy to compare. Accenting the directory are fascinating stories…

Bring Back the Wild

Woodbridge, Ontario – Earth Rangers, a charitable organization dedicated to educating children about biodiversity loss and empowering them to take action, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Canada is thrilled to announce the launch of Bring Back the Wild™ an innovative kid-powered fundraising campaign. The Bring Back the Wild campaign is designed to help…