When we think of Eco-Heroes, we often have David Suzuki, Greta Thunberg, or Jane Goodall in mind. Not often does it come to mind to think an eco-hero would be someone you went to school with, or the guy that lives a few doors down who just so happens to […]
“Last night, my son wasn’t even sure if he wanted to come to this workshop. He said, ‘Mom, what’s the point? I can’t do anything. I’m just a kid and these problems are too big.’” I have goosebumps hearing this from the mother of an 11-year old boy during the […]
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 YRE Canada Eco-Journalism Competition for Youth! Youth from across the country investigated solutions to environmental challenges in their communities (and around the world), and shared their findings through video, photography, and writing.
What happens when you give a third grader a power drill? With some wood and a little supervision, she’ll make her own keepsake box. Or, put her in that same space with a soldering iron, copper tape, LEDs and a circuit board, and she’ll learn first-hand how to direct the […]
What do you do when you get old? Play golf and lie in the sun? For about 100 Suzuki Elders, the answer has been to spend their later years involved with environmental issues – although some also, at times, do play golf and lie in the sun.
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Imagination is key to innovation. After 18 years of constructing and racing solar-powered cars the Queen’s Solar Design Team, situated at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, plunged head first into building sustainable and energy efficient homes. They ended up placing first at the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in […]
Public opinion: – GPC 2015 – http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/results-2015/ – e-recycling – http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=6541 – GMO ban – http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=7006
An estimated 400,000 people showed their solidarity and support for climate action in New York City at what is now known as the largest climate march in history – and that doesn’t include the 2,646 solidarity events held in over 160 countries around the world.
This week is National Volunteer Week in Canada. As an organization that benefits from the support of dedicated volunteers – from contributors to our editorial board and many more in between – we’re happy to share this letter to the editor sent in by the Trillium Foundation.