Author Archive for Deborah

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Bob Sandford's New Book, "Storm Warning"

Bob Sandford’s New Book, “Storm Warning”

Bob Sandford, ACT’s water policy adviser and also co-author of our latest book, has a new book of his own. “Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World” highlights what the effects of climate change will be on water systems. The book is featured in a new article from The Georgia Straight: Written […]

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Vancouver Climate Convergence Meeting

Vancouver Climate Convergence Meeting

If you are interested in Canada’s National Climate Strategy, see below for information on a grassroots organizing response: Climate Convergence Meeting  Wednesday, February 17th 7:00 to 9:00pm Grand Calvary Church 1801 East 1st Ave (off Commercial Dr.)   On Thursday, March 3rd, in Vancouver, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold the first round of meetings to […]

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Webcast: Drought-Related Tree Mortality

Drought-related tree mortality: Heading into a century of more frequent and severe forest dieback events When: February 17, 2016, 3:30-4:30 pm Where: Room 002, University House 1, 2489 Sinclair Rd., Victoria, BC Dr. Robbie Hember will discuss the topic of drought-related tree mortality across western North America. The talk will explore new insights into the impacts of […]

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Federal Government Announces 20 New Municipal Green Grants and Loans

Federal Government Announces 20 New Municipal Green Grants and Loans

Yesterday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced that the federal government is promising new funding for environmental projects with municipal grants and loans to 20 cities and towns across the country. From CBC:  The Liberal minister said the $31.5-million in federal money will help communities improve local standards for air, water and soil quality. “I will help […]

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Naomi Klein at the Vogue Theatre

Naomi Klein at the Vogue Theatre

Vancouver, see below for information on this exciting event: Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything Friday March 11th  Vogue Theatre 918 Granville Street Vancouver, BC 6:00 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Showcase Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The […]

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Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action

A new project has just launched from Sustainable Prosperity: Tooling Up For Climate Change: Economic Instruments for Action This project, based on research undertaken for Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform, examines the ways different levels of government and other decision-makers can use economic instruments to support the uptake of adaptation actions in four sectors of importance […]

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Toronto Event: Fracking in a Permafrost Environment

Toronto Event: Fracking in a Permafrost Environment

Friends in Toronto, check out this event coming up March 1st: What are the key scientific and engineering questions related to fracking for shale gas and oil in a permafrost environment? What do we know about potential impacts on freshwater resources? Explore these and other questions at the upcoming symposium, hosted by the Program on […]

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ACT ED at Sustainable Communities Conference

ACT ED at Sustainable Communities Conference

  ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford is at the Sustainable Communities Conference in Ottawa this week. Tell your friends in Ottawa to catch her talk Thursday February 11th! Deb is speaking as part of the ‘My Hometown 2050’ plenary which will discuss future challenges and opportunities for cities. Session summary: The year 2050 may seem like a […]

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