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    Earth Day Radio Interview  with ACT ED

    Earth Day Radio Interview with ACT ED

                      ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford did a radio interview for Earth Day 2016 on Roundhouse Radio, 98.3 Vancouver. Other guests were the David Suzuki Foundation’s ‘Queen of Green’ Lindsey Coulter and SFU Education professor Heesoon Bai who runs North America’s first Master of Education Degree program […]

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    ACT Submission to BC Climate Leadership Plan- Phase 2

    Below is ACT’s Submission to Phase 2 of BC’s Climate Leadership Plan consultation process. A PDF version of this submission is also available here. Consultation Opportunity on the Draft BC Climate Leadership Plan ACT, SFU Recommendations: Delivered April 4th, 2016  Preamble Given planned provincial investments in LNG, and reluctance across the country to implement a carbon […]

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    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

    ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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    Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

    Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

    ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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    Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

    Flood Control Structures Harm Fish in Fraser River

    A new study from researchers at Simon Fraser University argues that hundreds of small flood-control structures in the lower Fraser River are robbing salmon and other fish of valuable habitat while creating conditions for non-native species to flourish. From The Vancouver Sun‘s profile of the research: “The study looked at five sites with flood-control structures and five without in […]

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    Submit Your Comments to Canada's Climate Change Plan

    Submit Your Comments to Canada’s Climate Change Plan

    The Government of Canada currently has an open, online feedback opportunity for comments and ideas to inform Canada’s new strategic framework on climate change. Topics include: General ideas on addressing climate change How and where to reduce emissions Ideas for clean technology, innovation, and jobs Preparing for the impacts of climate change Putting a price […]

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    Canadian Water Resources Association BC AGM and Presentation

    Canadian Water Resources Association BC AGM and Presentation

    The Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch, has a special presentation as part of their upcoming AGM: Floodplains by Design: Lessons from Our US Colleagues  May 11th, 2016 1:00-4:30 pm Surrey City Hall, Room 418 13450 104 Ave, Surrey BC The BC Branch is pleased to announce that Bob Carey, of The Nature Conservancy, will […]

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    Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

    Apply Now: Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

    The Fraser Basin Council is now accepting applications for their Elizabeth Henry Scholarship: Apply now for a $2,000 scholarship for research on communities and environmental health! Applications for the inaugural Elizabeth Henry Scholarship are being accepted now through May 10, 2016. The scholarship supports graduate students working on BC-based research projects that are addressing environmental […]

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    'This Changes Everything' Screening May 10

    ‘This Changes Everything’ Screening May 10

    Free screening of the documentary ‘This Changes Everything’: Tuesday May 10th Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W Georgia St 6 pm Panel discussion to follow.

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    Migratory Change in our Oceans

    Migratory Change in our Oceans

    This Earth Day, consider how marine life is faring with warming ocean temperatures. From the David Suzuki Foundation: “Short-term oceanographic events, such as El Niño and the Pacific ‘blob’ — an enormous area of unusually warm water in the North Pacific — demonstrate that while oceans may be relatively stable, they aren’t immune to temperature […]

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    Two New Climate Job Postings

    Check out these two job postings related to climate and the environment: Student Energy: Community Manager One year contract, full time Vancouver, BC with some location flexibility Deadline to apply: May 5th Student Energy is seeking an entrepreneurial and creative candidate for a position being added to the rapidly growing organization, our global Community Manager. […]

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    Assessment: Canada's Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

    Assessment: Canada’s Marine Coasts in a Changing Climate

    Natural Resources Canada has just published a new national assessment of Canada’s marine coasts. ACT Executive Director Deb Harford was also one of the reviewers of this assessment. From the summary: Coasts are an important component of the Canadian identity, economy and culture. Fronting on three oceans— Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific—Canada’s coasts, the longest in […]

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