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PLT Canada receives funding to help 1,700 youth aged 15-30 find jobs in the forest and conservation sector

On April 16, the government of Canada announced that $12.8 million has been awarded to Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) through a partnership with Parks Canada to support hiring youth into Green Jobs. Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the funding, provided under the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), during […]

GREEN MEANS GO… FASTER!

Consumers are often told that we need to start making environmentally friendly choices and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle to save the planet. But saving the planet is a two-way street. Businesses and corporations also need to minimize their environmental footprints and make their products more sustainable for consumers to […]

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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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Growing Partnerships, Prosperity and a Brighter Future for Us All

“The right to land and to self-government. The right to self-determination. Those causes are right in any society.”  Being Métis, that statement by Jim Sinclair to the 1987 First Ministers’ Conference often plays in my mind.  Self-determination—the ability to freely pursue one’s own destiny—is a basic human right. It is enshrined […]

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Forging a Career Path in the Forest Sector

As a high school student, I was told I would graduate, earn a university degree, find a career path and then retire… hopefully young. But coming out of university, I found myself being just another young person with a diploma and few employable skills. Weeks of job hunting led to […]

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#ForestFridays

About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) SFI advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. SFI is an independent, non-profit organization that demonstrates its commitment to forests through its work in standards, conservation, education, and community. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local […]

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Alternatives Journal Call for Board of Director Candidates

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE: August 11, 2017 Interested in joining our board of directors? The board of directors of Alternatives Inc., the charity that operates Alternatives Journal (A\J), has empowered me to make this call for candidates interested in joining our board of directors. A\J is Canada’s oldest and most respected environmental […]