Crops & Food Supply

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Climate Nexus Webinar: Slides and Summary Online

ACT’s two most senior advisers, Bob Sandford and Jon O’Riordan, recently presented a POLIS webinar. In this webinar, the speakers shared insights from their recent publication “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy & Biodiversity in a Changing World.” The presentation highlighted how changing hydro-climate systems are creating a crisis for the Nexus elements, and discussed the range of transformative […]

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Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Webinar March 30: Using the SpaDES Platform to Better Forecast The Future

Getting to Answers, in SpaDES Presenter: Eliot McIntire (Research Scientist, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) When: Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm ET Empirical data have a troublesome way of being both factually true, yet difficult to understand because they exist within a complex web of even more data. Worse, forecasting what […]

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Webinar March 17: Local and Sustainable Food Systems

Finding Common Ground: Webinar March 17th Hosted by the Real Estate Foundation of BC Thursday March 17th, 12:00 PDT Identifying priority actions for local and sustainable food systems Last fall, the Ministry of Agriculture released the BC Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan. Rebecca Salpeter, Policy Analyst at the BC Ministry of Agriculture, and Brent Mansfield, […]

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Pollinators and People in the City

Pollinators and People in the City

Check out this upcoming event, hosted by Hives for Human Society and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement: This event is an evening of discussion offering tools for creating relationships of dignity and respect for all people, and creating diverse habitats and forage for all pollinators. Featuring: Mark Winston – Professor and Senior Fellow, SFU Centre […]

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Workshop for Okanagan Producers on Climate Change Adaptation

Workshop for Okanagan Producers on Climate Change Adaptation

What A workshop (in two locations) focused on developing adaptation options and an action strategy to strengthen agricultural resilience in a changing climate. Discussion will include strategies for managing: Changing hydrological systems (drier summers) Increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and Changes to pests, diseases and invasive species. Why Get involved in developing […]

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Our 'Climate Nexus' Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Our ‘Climate Nexus’ Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Focus Magazine in Victoria has a feature on our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Co-author Jon O’Riordan is also interviewed for the article. “In their book The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (Rocky Mountain Books, December 2015), Robert William Sandford and […]

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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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Food Waste: Tips to Save Money, Food, and the Environment

Food Waste: Tips to Save Money, Food, and the Environment

Even with the best intentions, wasting food is a problem for many of us. We buy too much at once, we go out to eat with friends, or we forget about that fresh produce until it goes bad. This article points out that the problem of food waste is growing, and has important consequences. “Over […]

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