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Join the David Suzuki Foundation: VOTE to protect the people and places you love

Join the David Suzuki Foundation: VOTE to protect the people and places you love

On October 19, voting is the most important thing you can do to protect the people and places you love. Send a strong message to all federal candidates that you are committed to voting for bold leadership that recognizes our right to live in a healthy environment and helps me protect the people and places we all […]

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Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

In his new book, The Local Economy Solution: How Innovative Self-Financing “Pollinator” Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity (Chelsea Green, June 2015), Shuman debunks many of the myths around economic development—that tax breaks for wealthy corporations are beneficial for all, that only big businesses create jobs, that consumers only care about price, and that social enterprises can’t be […]

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Climate change having affect on coastal infrastructure

Climate change can have especially detrimental affects for coastal communities such as coastal erosion, saltwater inundation, and flooding affecting coastal infrastructure. This is especially a problem for wastewater treatment, as some communities found out after Hurricane Sandy: “The danger is that stormwater could inundate the [treatment] plants, damage electrical systems and other vital controls and […]

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30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture

30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture

Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. To learn more about climate adaptation, biodiversity, crops and food supply, see the following ACT reports: Biodiversity Reports Crops & Food Supply  

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth's budget for the year

Today is Earth Overshoot Day – In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth’s budget for the year

In less than 8 Months, Humanity exhausts Earth’s budget for the year. Earth Overshoot Day 2015 is today, August 13. Please see the new website for Earth Overshoot Day at www.overshootday.org. Below is information from Earth Overshoot Day 2014: August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for […]

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Job Opportunity: Communications Lead with Pembina Institute

The Pembina Institute is hiring for a Communications Lead, based in Vancouver. The communications lead reports to the B.C. regional director and will be integrated into the cross-organizational communications team. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape the communications strategy and providing communications support for Pembina’s work on a variety of climate […]

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Is climate change causing pre-traumatic stress disorder in millenials?

Is climate change causing pre-traumatic stress disorder in millenials?

What’s it like to come of age in the extinction age? This article delves into recent research showing that millenials are very concerned about climate change. Unlike their parents who grew up under the Cold War threat, this generation faces a different fear: that of inaction. What are today’s youth doing to combat this lack […]

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The Problem with Saving the World

The Problem with Saving the World

The United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are about to replace the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are getting a lot of hate these days.The real problem is that the SDGs are profoundly contradictory, to the point of being self-defeating. On the one hand, the preamble affirms that “planet Earth and its ecosystems […]

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