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The great transformation: How to achieve a ‘Green New Deal’ for Canada

In the News   |   March 20, 2020

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The world is running out of time to avert a climate catastrophe, but businesses have the technology to lighten our carbon footprint, and young people have the political will to make that happen. Does Canada... read more

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How to save life on Earth

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article explores the context, nature and requirements for a “Green New Deal” for Canada. (Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the... read more

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How the power of the purse can fight climate change

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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This article examines some of the initiatives that Starbucks is taking to address climate change and goes on to explore some of the reasons for these moves. In an associated February 18 story entitled Tim... read more

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Ottawa moving too slow with climate plan, business and environmental groups say

In the News   |   February 27, 2020

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The government has no timeline to finalize its net-zero emissions policies, but it plans to establish a consultation panel for the target before the summer – a pace that is too slow for business and... read more

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Canadian business leaders say Teck’s Frontier decision sends ‘terrible message’ to investors

In the News   |   February 24, 2020

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The cancellation of the massive Frontier oil sands mine prompted a swift and negative reaction from Canada’s business leaders, who warn it sends a “terrible message” and confirms the politicization of Canada’s regulatory process. However,... read more

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Tim Hortons to give away roughly two-million reusable cups as part of Roll Up the Rim revamp

In the News   |   February 18, 2020

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Tim Hortons will be giving away nearly two million reusable cups starting next month, the first step in what the company says will be a 10-year push to reduce the waste it produces. The move... read more

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How can Canada meet its emissions goals?

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2020

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This article examines some of the issues causing difficulty in reaching Canada’s stated goals. It identifies some of the plans the federal government has to offset increases caused by the oil sands and related developments... read more

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Canada to release list of proposed banned plastic products in months, minister says

In the News   |   January 31, 2020

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Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says Ottawa is on track to meet its 2021 target for regulations banning certain single-use plastics, which he said would likely include bags and straws. In an interview with The Globe... read more

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Top Tory contenders will fight carbon tax if they win leadership race

In the News   |   January 30, 2020

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The key contenders in the Conservative leadership race say they plan to keep fighting the federal carbon tax, if they win the party’s top job. While Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu have tried... read more

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Starbucks to phase out black plastic in Canada as part of global push to reduce waste

In the News   |   January 22, 2020

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Starbucks is promising to cut its carbon emissions and waste in half by 2030, a goal that would require major changes from the global coffee chain that sells the majority of its products in disposable... read more

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Hydrogen has a major role to play in the clean-energy future – which presents Canada with an opportunity

Guest Column   |   January 17, 2020

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The sun is setting on the fossil-fuel industry as we know it, not just in Canada, but globally. It may never go completely dark, but its direction and much-diminished role is certain in an increasingly... read more

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In the climate change wars, Greta Thunberg thrashes Roger Federer 6-0, 6-0

In the News   |   January 13, 2020

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Over the weekend, Roger Federer was forced to try something new – defend his integrity. He didn’t do a very good job of it. Federer may be the world’s most successfully branded person. Among his... read more

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Why the world doesn’t act on the climate crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 9, 2020

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This article reviews the aims of COP25 (the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference) and examines the reasons why its goals were not met.... read more

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Canada on track to substantially miss 2030 emissions reductions targets, government data shows

In the News   |   December 20, 2019

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Canada is on track to substantially miss its 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new government data show. The numbers, released Friday, show how significant the work ahead is for Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.... read more

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Extreme weather leaves 45 million in Southern Africa facing severe food shortages

In the News   |   December 17, 2019

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Eight months after the cyclone, Oscar Eugenio is still on the precarious edge of disaster. “Some days we have food,” he says. “And some days we do not.” His small farm in northern Mozambique was... read more

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