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Fossil Fuel Divestment Kicks Into Overdrive

Fossil Fuel Divestment Kicks Into Overdrive

Divesting from fossil fuels has been quickly gaining popularity in recent years. This tactic removes both financial and symbolic support for the fossil fuel industry, and promotes a transition to renewable energy. According to a new report, more than 400 organizations and 2000 individuals with $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil […]

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Group asks Canadians: Use your vote to end the war on science

Group asks Canadians: Use your vote to end the war on science

In the last decade the federal government has successfully launched a comprehensive war on science, says Dalhousie physics professor Thomas Duck, and it’s time for Canadians to start tuning in before irreparable damage is done. He is one of thousands of Canadians and dozens of organizations that have signed a pledge vowing to cast their […]

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Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

Eco-geeks hold open source alternative to UN climate talks

In reaction to the failure of COP21, POC21 has brought together a network of 100 plus designers, makers and eco-geeks to innovate a new breed of sustainable lifestyle products. In the unusual setting of an ancient French castle, 12 selected projects have spent the last five weeks developing portable solar power systems, low-waste self-filtering showers, […]

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Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

Learning event: Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling

All interested participants are welcome to join the online learning event ‘Climate-smart agriculture in the field – planning, implementation and upscaling’ during the month of October 2015. The event consists of two webinars and a facilitated online discussion taking place during the whole month of October. The content of the event is targeted at agriculture and climate change […]

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INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum - October 8th, Toronto

INVESTABLE CITY: 2015 Canadian Urban Forum – October 8th, Toronto

Sustainable Prosperity invites you to attend an event presented by the Canadian Urban Institute and ReNew Canada. Thursday, October 8, 2015 Canadian Urban Forum 8AM – 5PM (Cocktail Reception to follow) CUI Brownie Awards Gala & Dinner 6PM – 8:30PM Daniels Spectrum, Toronto Highlights Opening Plenary: Canada’s Opportunity to Create INVE$TABLE CITIES, The Hon. Glen Murray, MPP, […]

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A New “Normal”: Our Climate is Changing, and Vulnerable People Everywhere Are On the Move

A New “Normal”: Our Climate is Changing, and Vulnerable People Everywhere Are On the Move

First in a weekly series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. Last week on the bohemian, cafe-lined streets of Melbourne, I met a 25-year old Pakistani refugee canvassing for the UNHCR. When I asked him why his family had fled Pakistan to Australia, his answer was […]

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BLUE DOT ECONOMICS: RETHINKING ECONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT - October 1st. Vogue theatre, 7-10pm.

BLUE DOT ECONOMICS: RETHINKING ECONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT – October 1st. Vogue theatre, 7-10pm.

What: BLUE DOT ECONOMICS: RETHINKING ECONOMICS FOR A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT When: October 1st at the Vogue theatre, 7-10pm. Who: David Suzuki and Peter Victor in conversation with special guests Canada’s most trusted influencer, geneticist and broadcaster, David Suzuki, has spent a career raising awareness of environmental issues. Economist Peter Victor, author of Managing Without Growth, has spent over 40 […]

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New Study: Waterworld Is Definitely Going to Happen

New Study: Waterworld Is Definitely Going to Happen

A new study has found that if humans burn all of the known reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas, virtually all the ice on the planet will melt, inundating the land with up to 200 feet of sea level rise. The good news is we’ll all be long dead by the time this happens. […]

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