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"Telling the Weather Story" report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

“Telling the Weather Story” report from Insurance Bureau of Canada authored by Dr. Gordon McBean

A major report titled Telling the Weather Story: Can Canada Manage the Storms Ahead? Has been released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). The report was prepared by Gordon McBean (author of ACT’s Extreme Weather Events Report), Paul Kovacs, Jim Bruce, Dan Sandink; and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) team building on […]

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Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

Navigating our Water Future: Lessons from Australia and Europe

SAVE THE DATE! A Public Lecture & Discussion Hosted by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria WHEN: Monday June 18th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: University of Victoria, Hickman Building, Room 105 You are invited to a public lecture by internationally renowned water experts Professor Lee Godden (University of […]

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Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future

ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts. Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds […]

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PICS White Paper: "The Regulation of District Energy Systems"

PICS White Paper: “The Regulation of District Energy Systems”

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is pleased to release a new White Paper: “The Regulation of District Energy Systems” by Peter Ostergaard (PDF). The paper examines the services, financials, governance and rate-setting frameworks for nine diverse District Energy (DE) systems in BC. It outlines risks associated with DE development, and concludes with a number of […]

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Introducing the Waterlution Vancouver Hub

Introducing the Waterlution Vancouver Hub

The Waterlution Hub Network Presents: Water and Energy: Exploring Essential Relationships Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:30 – 8:30pm, Doors at 6pm YWCA Welch Room, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada Join us for the fifth in our series of Vancouver Hub events! This event will be Bullfrog Powered! Free admission with registration – space is […]

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POLIS Webinar - Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS Webinar – Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future

POLIS invites you to join the Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on Our Water Future webinar. Full details are available online. Tuesday, May 29th 2012 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT) This is the fifth, and final, webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue […]

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Taking the Plunge: No More Fence-Sitting

Taking the Plunge: No More Fence-Sitting

No More Fence-Sitting by Heather Armstrong It occurred to me not that long ago, that I was no longer a “fence-sitter”. I had the awareness that my lifestyle was out of balance. I had finished university, was earning a reasonable wage and having fun with my financial freedom, however, deep down, I knew I was […]

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Taking the Plunge: Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal

Taking the Plunge: Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal

Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal by Camille Minogue My house was uninsulated and had oil heat, I drove a gasoline powered vehicle, and I was flitting all over the globe on exotic vacations. At the same time, I claimed to be concerned about the environment and climate change. Yes, there was something […]

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