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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.
Abeego wraps covering bowls and glasses.
The compostable Abeego food wrap offers a healthy, environmentally-friendly alternative to smothering your food in plastic.
Live Local KW
A\J joins Live Local KW, a one week challenge to support local businesses and organizations by eating, shopping and playing local.
2014 Arctic Adaptations Venice Biennale Exhibit
The lauded Arctic Adaptations exhibit demonstrates how sustainable design and a non-hierarchical process can bridge tradition and modernization in Northern communities.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Protest at Tufts University
Only engaging – not shaming – will cut us loose from carbon.
Beyond Food Banks
At community food centres, meeting basic food needs is a jumping-off point for tackling bigger issues, like health and sustainable agriculture.
60 MW geothermal power plant in Iceland.
Geothermal energy pays off – if you can front the cash needed to find it.
Biomass wood pellets
What’s to blame for high emissions: biomass itself, or lax regulations?
Back issue sale! Only $3.00 an issue.
We’re cleaning out the vault! Grab your copies before they're gone.
Trépanier’s original on-location painting of Mount Logan, BC
When we all look back on this, Cory Trépanier’s contribution to our natural heritage will be priceless.
Gray spruce looper moth, family Geometridae
Think moths are boring? Try moth-watching and you might be surprised.
Oil Palm Concession in Riau, Sumatra
Our demand for this cheap oil is devastating ecosystems around the globe. Here’s how to look for it on food and household product labels.