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(Feb 11) YYC Job Posting: Climate Change and Environment Technician

(Feb 11) YYC Job Posting: Climate Change and Environment Technician

The Calgary Airport Authority is looking to hire a Climate Change and Environment Technician. The Environmental Technician is suited for a Jr. environmental professional or new grad and is responsible for supporting the environment portfolios of water, vegetation, wildlife and noise. The person in this role will collect, analyze, monitor and manage environmental data in […]

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(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

(Jan-Mar) BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative Workshops

The BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting multiple workshops over the next two months that support adaptation and wildfire planning for agriculture across BC. The workshops are aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and […]

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(Jan 22) Sustainable Land Use: A Public Opinion Survey of British Columbians

(Jan 22) Sustainable Land Use: A Public Opinion Survey of British Columbians

The Real Estate Foundation of BC recently released and opinion poll outlining British Columbians opinions and values on land use, sustainability, and conservation. Here are some of the findings that might interest the ACT community: 81% of British Columbians support strong penalties (including jail time) for people and companies who pollute or severely damage natural […]

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(Jan 15) Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

(Jan 15) Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process

To help communities map a path forward, the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia has released the Primer on the Ecological Accounting Process (EAP). The Primer introduces a valuation methodology that uses readily available financial information from the BC Assessment database. The methodology yields an asset value for the stream corridor and can then […]

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(Jan 9) Job Posting: Junior Practice Advisor EGBC

(Jan 9) Job Posting: Junior Practice Advisor EGBC

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia are hiring a Junior Practice Advisor. Reporting to the Associate Director, Professional Practice and liaising with our Practice Advisor, this role is responsible for supporting the Professional Practice Standards and Development Department in the development of professional practice guidelines, providing professional practice and ethics guidance on matters related to professional […]

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(Jan 9) A Blue-Green Scottish Future

(Jan 9) A Blue-Green Scottish Future

To mainstream Blue-Green Infrastructure, Scotland has developed a capital fund for projects that enhance resilience to climatic extremes, restore nature, and educate the public on the benefits of nature-based solutions. The Green Infrastructure Fund aims to create 140 hectares or 15 major projects across Scotland by 2023. For more information on project eligibility see here.

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(Jan 30) 2019 Trends in Land Use, Sustainability, and Rural Planning Webinar

(Jan 30) 2019 Trends in Land Use, Sustainability, and Rural Planning Webinar

On January 30th (12:00 to 1:00pm PST), the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia is hosting a free webinar titled 2019 Trends in Land Use, Sustainability, and Rural Planning. In this one-hour webinar, Angus McAllister (McAllister Opinion Research) and Carolyn Whittaker (Firelight) will summarize what they learned from their 2018 research study and public opinion poll. […]

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(Dec 2018) Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather

(Dec 2018) Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather

Cities Adapt to Extreme Weather: Celebrating Local Leadership is the third report published by the Institute For Catastrophic Loss Reduction in a series highlighting local governments across Canada that are taking steps toward preparing for the impacts of a changing climate. This report includes case studies of twenty communities that have developed comprehensive plans to reduce […]

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