Crops & Food Supply

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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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"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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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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