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Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

In a new piece in The Nation, Bill McKibben points out a major flaw in our discussions about emissions: we tend to focus on carbon dioxide, and leave out methane. “Because burning natural gas releases significantly less carbon dioxide than burning coal, CO2 emissions have begun to trend slowly downward, allowing politicians to take a bow. But […]

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Federal Budget: Good News for Adaptation

Federal Budget: Good News for Adaptation

Canada’s federal budget was announced yesterday, and it includes some good news for adapting to climate change. From CBC:  “The environment is mentioned often in the budget, with measures scattered throughout the document, in chapters on everything from taxes to trade. The budget includes money for a long shopping list of promises made in the Liberal […]

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Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible

              Do you imagine a future Vancouver that is beautiful, green and sustainable? Or is it marked by loneliness, unaffordable housing and ecological collapse? Check out this book launch event, this Wednesday at the Vancouver Public Library: Vancouver 2032: A Better World is Possible, with Guy Dauncey and the […]

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Petition: Couple Infrastructure Spending with Climate Action

Petition: Couple Infrastructure Spending with Climate Action

Check out this new petition, calling for the federal government to couple their expected infrastructure spending with climate action by focusing on a clean economy and green jobs: “We have an opportunity to turn things around. The Federal budget is expected to contain billions of dollars for infrastructure and grants for innovators and job makers. The […]

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UBC Student Summer Job: Green Office Program Assistant

UBC Student Summer Job: Green Office Program Assistant

Please share the following summer job opportunity with your UBC networks: Green Office Program Assistant  20 hours/week- May to August UBC Sustainability & Engineering is seeking a mature, highly-independent graduate student passionate about sustainability to join our team as the Green Office Program Assistant. Previous experience and/or interest in sustainability education and engagement, event coordination […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Volunteer Opportunity: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

CPAWS National Engagement Committee: Connecting Canadians to Nature Do you feel passionate about protecting Canada’s wilderness? Are you knowledgeable about community engagement strategies and/or innovative communications and marketing approaches? Enjoy working with a group of committed people to think through an opportunity, brainstorm ideas, and create a plan of action? If this describes you, or […]

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Job Opportunity: Community Energy Administrator

Job Opportunity: Community Energy Administrator

Check out this exciting climate-related job posting: Community Energy Association: Community Energy Administrator Part-time Metro Vancouver area preferred Community Energy Association(CEA) (a non-profit society) has an entry-level position available to support senior staff in coordinating workshops, board meetings, travel, communications and research.  This is an entry-level position with the potential to advance based on individual performance […]

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