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World Ethical Apparel Roundtable
The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable represents a real industry shift.
The Fox of Many Hats and a One-Racoon Band
Our "Skills for the New Economy" series continues with a look at the importance of creative eco-polymaths.
SaskPower Boundary Dam GS
SaskPower’s retrofit could set a precedent for keeping aging coal plants open after all.
Hospital food
How hospitals, universities and other institutions are revitalizing their food services with fresh, sustainable ingredients.
Winning projects on display at the Sustainable Design Awards.
A recap of the 2014 Sustainable Design Awards.
Before large-scale activism is possible, you need to build a base of supporters. An excerpt from the new book Educating for Action.
More than 20,000 people joined a global bike ride to call attention to the need for Arctic protection.
Energy East is North America’s largest proposed tar sands pipeline, and Environmental Defence is here to set the record straight about the risks it poses.
Newfoundland root cellar
East Coasters are returning to their roots in the search for food security – and demonstrating the link between sustainability and plain old common sense.
Electric cars being charged at a station. One is blue.
If we can look past the short-term losses, shifting from traditional vehicles to EVs would be a massive economic boon – and help meet ambitious GHG reduction targets.
Drop of water
Our increasing rate of consumption means that the huge reservoir found under the ocean floor won’t do much to change water scarcity.
People's Climate March, New York, September 2014
A\J correspondents report back on their experiences at the People's Climate Marches in New York and Toronto.
Eco-polymaths, illustration by nik harron
Part one of a series on how being an “eco-polymath” equips students to meet today’s career challenges head-on.
The film industry is trying to curb its consumption, but is it doing enough?
Little Rouge River Lookout, Toronto
The province is concerned that Ottawa's Rouge Urban National Park Act doesn't make environmental protection enough of a priority.
Two Toronto organizations are figuring out how to process emerald ash borer-infested lumber, making use of the waste left in the beetle’s wake.
Lufa Farms Ahuntsic at sunset
Lufa Farms is tackling the dual problem of increasing demand and a lighter footprint.
Forward on Climate in Washington, February 2013
We need to broaden our understanding of activism – without stigmatizing good old protests in the street.
Environmentalists need to remember that the personal is political and stop being so polite about others’ unsustainable behaviour.
Joseph Boutilier on his unicycle
Why Joseph Boutilier spent the last five months riding his unicycle from Victoria, BC to Ottawa.