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Mobilizing for a Transition: Interview with Iron & Earth

Mobilizing for a Transition: Interview with Iron & Earth

                  In the midst of ongoing resource extraction projects, growing climate change activism, and debates about jobs versus the environment, what do oil and gas workers think about the climate? In a new article, ACT researcher Halena Seiferling interviewed Lliam Hildebrand, founder of Iron & Earth, a new […]

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Getting Canada to a Net Zero Economy

Getting Canada to a Net Zero Economy

Check out this event, hosted by Liberal MP Joyce Murray, on how Canada can achieve a net-zero economy: Canadians expect a pragmatic and effective Canadian plan to reduce carbon emissions and do our part to avoid the climate impacts we are beginning to see here (Mountain Pine Bark Beetle) and in vulnerable regions like the […]

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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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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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Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift is a facilitated role-playing simulation that allows players to experience decades of energy transition in one day. Participants explore future energy shifts while representing a diverse set of viewpoints: energy producer, private customer, large energy consumer, First Nations, suppliers, grid operator, investors, and government. When registering, please select ONE of […]

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