Recent Posts

Open Data in Canada
The open sharing of government data has the potential to reboot public participation in politics.
The surging popularity of vintage shops is just one sign of the emerging circular economy.
No windmills here
Dismissing wind and solar protesters as cartoon villains is a common red herring which distracts from the real origins of Ontario’s renewable energy unrest.
Common lilacs make great water-saving flowers for your garden
Reduce water use and maintenance with plants that can handle a little summer neglect.
Teamwork and collaboration CAN be successful.
Forget chasing the expert – how collaboration among environmental organizations can solve complex environmental problems better, together.
Current models often abandon endangered species at the first sign of improvement. This one sees them through to a fully recovered state.
A researcher at the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario.
Getting the team back together at the Experimental Lakes Area may be tougher than saving the project itself.
Is sustainable economic growth possible?
A new series exploring the feasibility of a sustainable world with unlimited economic growth opens by bridging the language gap between economists and environmentalists.
A sustainable guitar from Jedidiah's Planet Saving Guitars.
Architect and designer Eric Nay starts off a new blog on Canadian design innovation with a profile of sustainable luthier Jedidiah Weibe.
Earth Day Canada's annual challenge and an update on the impact of meat on climate change offer up easy ways you can make a difference every day.
Leaving meat out of your diet may be the number one thing you can do to reduce greenhouse gases.
The Hamilton skyline from the escarpment.
The Upwind-Downwind conference provides a snapshot of how municipalities are tackling air quality, public health and climate change adaptation.
Home energy retrofit loans
Alternative financing models mean low interest renovation loans will follow your property, not you.
cleaning with lemon, vinegar, baking soda and borax A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
Ditch the chemicals and deep clean your home the healthy way.
Pieces of chocolate and mint leaves
Advice from cacao farmers on buying the best sustainable chocolate.
Solar panel "trees"
Renewable energy does not need to be the diametric opposite of fossil fuels in order to be a much better solution.
Cacao pod and seeds.
Part two of our sustainable chocolate series looks at the science behind cacao cultivation – and how it becomes the chocolate we love so much.
The "Climate Change Containment Unit" protesting Line 9 on the Grand River.
New reports from professional and community groups argue the threats posed by the two pipeline projects haven’t been properly considered by the National Energy Board – and that we’re not equipped to handle them.
Sunset over the Mackenzie River
Chris Wood reflects—again—on the clash between resource development and the ecological threshold of the Mackenzie River in an ebook released today by The Walrus.
A spirit bear from BC's coast, from CBC's Wild Canada. Interview on A\J.
Using cutting-edge technology, the breathtaking series shows you Canada like you’ve never seen it before – and “puts people back in the picture” of our natural world.

A\J Blogs

Get more A\J more often with new content posted throughout the week on everything from renewable energy sources to what's happening at the A\J office.

  • Power plants lose their legal bid to douse you with #mercury as the #EPA shuts them down http://t.co/6dFpoGNtcw 11 hours 49 min ago
  • The open sharing of #government data has the potential to reboot public participation in politics #cdnpoli http://t.co/Zx0kUvtWZM 12 hours 49 min ago
  • The #OpenData movement also highlights what gov'ts DON'T track. Data has to exist before it can be shared. http://t.co/kUJLjQiTAT #cdnpoli 12 hours 59 min ago