Bill Longstaff: Mr. Harper, listen to the Commish

She’s your commissioner, Mr. Harper, appointed under your watch. She is a former mining industry executive, the kind of credentials you respect. So when she speaks, pay attention. And she recently spoke loud and clear. As federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand heads her department’s Fall 2014 report, which is not ...

somecanuckchick dot com: Ode to Sustainable Development of the Environment…

Remember sustainable development? Me, too. Under the Harper government™, sustainable development of the environment has all but gone the way of the dodo… And now, the Harper government™ has removed the long-term goal of “sustainable development” from its plans for the environment, opting instead to focus solely on using and abusing the environment for the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Ontario must defy unreasonable WTO ruling against Green Energy Act

By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: TORONTO, May 6, 2013 – The Council of Canadians is extremely disappointed by reports that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has upheld a previous ruling that local content quotas in Ontario’s Green Energy Act violate global trade rules. The grassroots social justice organization is encouraging the […] The post Ontario must ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings: David Suzuki

By Dr. David Suzuki | Published by Troy Media on Feb. 13, 2013: When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in 2010, killing 11 people and spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, it cost more than $40 billion to mop up the mess. In Canada, an oil company would be liable for only $30 million, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Elizabeth May Worried That Harper Government Is Unprepared For A Major Offshore Oil Spill

Forecasted supertankers growth make oil spill unpreparedness “extremely worrisome” By Green Party of Canada | Feb 5., 2013: OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada is worried by the conclusions reached by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in his report tabled this morning. “Commissioner Vaughan tells us the Federal government is in ...

The Canadian Progressive: In 2012, richest 100 billionaires earned enough to end global poverty 4 times over: Oxfam

by Oxfam International | Jan 19, 2013 Leaders must aim to bring down global inequality at least to 1990 levels An explosion in extreme wealth and income is exacerbating inequality and hindering the world’s ability to tackle poverty, Oxfam warned today in a briefing published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos next week. The ...

the reeves report: Mulcair reaches out to NDP’s environmental wing

NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair NDP MP and leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair has staked his leadership bid on the support of the NDP’s remaining environmentalists by pegging ‘sustainable development’ as the cornerstone of his campaign. It’s a policy decision he hopes will clinch him the leadership of the federal New Democrats. Mulcair is betting he ...

The Happy Wanderer: Put a Train on the Champlain

The Harper government has promised to rebuild the Champlain Bridge of Montreal which is a very good move. The infrastructure of Montreal falling apart and that bridge is necessary to the transportation needs of the city. But, when infrastructure must be rebuilt, it gives us a golden opportunity to build it smartly and sustainably. The ...

The Happy Wanderer: Pigheadedness Makes us Uncomfortable

Every summer, the topic comes up: why don’t we have AC on Montreal’s public transit. The basic answer is that our pigheaded mayor, Gérald Tremblay insists that it’s too expensive and it decreases fuel efficiency, thereby harming the environment. Yet, poll any transit rider and ask them if they would pay more for air conditioning ...

The Happy Wanderer: Pigheadedness Makes us Uncomfortable

Every summer, the topic comes up: why don’t we have AC on Montreal’s public transit. The basic answer is that our pigheaded mayor, Gérald Tremblay insists that it’s too expensive and it decreases fuel efficiency, thereby harming the environment. Yet, poll any transit rider and ask them if they would pay more for air conditioning ...

openalex: Small-Scale Water Systems take on Drought, Urban Decay, and Climate Change

By 2025 two-thirds of the global population will live in conditions of at least moderate water stress.  According to an interesting piece by Howard LaFranchi in last weekend’s CS Monitor, community-scale systems — not mega-projects — may provide solutions for a thirsty world. I’ve written about the value of decentralized neighbourhood or community scale infrastructure ...

A Sustainable Now: Tap Into Reality [10.03.11]

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