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The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 28

A small price to pay? Lithium, a silver-white alkali metal, is a key component in electric vehicles (EV) rechargeable batteries. And while EV’s have been named “the eco-alternatives to cars” some are claiming that the quest to find and extract lithium ultimately causes just as much environmental damage as their […]

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The WTF: The Week This Friday Vol. 26

Elon Musk ranked the second richest person in the world. Source: Shutterstock Mr. Musk did it again. Tech giant has become ranked the second richest person in the world right behind Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He jumped the ranks after Tesla stocks boomed from $7.2bn to $128bn. Tesla is considered […]

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Growing the Forest & Conservation Sector With PLT Canada Green Jobs Mentors.

One third of the forest sector’s workforce is set to retire in the next decade. Mentorship is an important way to inspire and help recruit the next generation of forest leaders. Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), launched its Green Mentor program (#MyGreenMentor) last spring […]

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Alternatives Journal Releases Getting There: The Ecosystem of Human Movement

KITCHENER, November 2020 Today, Alternatives Journal is releasing our latest issue, Getting There: The Ecosystem of Human Movement. The carbon footprint of an individual within a developed country is drastically higher than someone in a developing country. The reason behind this is partly in how we choose to get around. […]

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Love, Money, and City -Building

Have you ever considered the impact of investing locally?  We have. 10C, a shared workspace and community hub for social enterprise, has built a placemaking project and social finance investment opportunity capable of answering these questions. And through the recent purchase of a 15,000-square-foot building in Guelph, Ontario, our community has turned a dilapidated furniture store […]