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ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

Let your friends in the Canmore area know that ACT author Bob Sandford will be featured at an upcoming literary event. Our publisher Rocky Mountain Books is holding an event next week to feature their writers. See below for details: Literary Lights: A Celebration of Canmore Writers and Rocky Mountain Books  Thursday January 28th, 7:00 […]

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"The Climate Nexus" Featured in Georgia Straight

“The Climate Nexus” Featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight featured our new book “The Climate Nexus” in a recent article. “Former senior civil servant Jon O’Riordan says human beings can no longer count on natural processes to absorb the impact of people on the Earth.  “In a new book he coauthored with Canadian water expert Robert Sandford, O’Riordan argues that the […]

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Agriculture was left out of Paris deal

Agriculture was left out of Paris deal

While agriculture was mentioned during the Paris talks at COP21, the final main text does not include actions on agriculture. Some countries discussed agriculture in the individual climate pledges they made before the conference, known as INDCs. Food security is also mentioned in the preamble to the final text. However, the absence of having agriculture […]

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Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

Sponge Park: Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

                            A new park in New York City provides a great example of ecosystem-based adaptation as non-structural flood mitigation. From The New York Times:  “Aptly called Sponge Park, the 2,100-square-foot plot will, when it opens next spring, intercept thousands of gallons of storm […]

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ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT ED Profiled in SFU Public Policy Magazine

ACT’s Executive Director Deb Harford was interviewed for the Winter issue of the SFU School of Public Policy Magazine. Deb discusses how ACT got started and how it has evolved since its inception. One exciting point is that climate change adaptation did not used to be a pressing concern for many in Canada, but with […]

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Market gardens won't solve BC's food challenges

Market gardens won’t solve BC’s food challenges

From the Vancouver Sun: Ted van der Gulik, a former senior engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture who now is president of Partnership for Water Sustainability in B.C., said that protection of farmland — including from port-related development in South Delta — is far more important [than market gardens], along with finding ways to better use […]

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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

“The biggest intervention people could make towards reducing their carbon footprints would not be to abandon cars, but to eat significantly less red meat,” Benton said. “Another recent study implies the single biggest intervention to free up calories that could be used to feed people would be not to use grains for beef production in the […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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