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Water and the Sacred: The Flow from Commodity to Gift

Water and the Sacred: The Flow from Commodity to Gift

If you are interested in a discussion about the privatization of water and water as a human right and sacred gift, this talk is for you. The Pacific Water Research Centre in the Faculty of Environment at SFU is pleased to invite you to a free public presentation and discussion presented by Dr. Stephen Scharper, […]

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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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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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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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Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Wednesday March 23 12:30-1:30 pm What are the roles of equity, justice and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning? According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will […]

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Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Yesterday, the country received news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first ministers had agreed to make a national climate plan. However, a much-critiqued piece of Trudeau’s vision is his assertion that pipelines need to be part of the transition to clean energy. From Ricochet: “Trudeau and the Liberals remain committed to the expansion of […]

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Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU - Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality

Public Talk: Climate Change and YOU – Making 1.5 a Reality, a panel presentation by Simon Donner, UBC; Kirsten Zickfeld and Mark Jaccard, SFU The Canadian government stunned many at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December when they supported a 1.5 degree ceiling on climate warming.  Where did this number come from? What would […]

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