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National Score-Card on Solar Energy

Canada joined the "1 GW" solar club in 2013 which today includes only nineteen other nations. Canada's leading solar market Ontario (which is also a North American leader with more installed capacity than all but the two US States California and Arizona) ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Coal is dying all by itself

Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that Even China, which produces and consumes more coal than the rest of the ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15
Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm - THINK GLOBALLY...INVEST LOCALLY - Downtown Community Centre, 35-B Weber St W, Kitchener (at Ontario St.)

Tuesday April 21, 2015 7:00 – 8:30pm - THINK GLOBALLY...INVEST LOCALLY - Downtown Community Centre, 35-B Weber St W, Kitchener (at Ontario St.)

Divest Waterloo and Community Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW) are teaming up with Local Initiative for Future Energy (LIFE) Co-op and the Community Economic Development (CED)Co-op to discuss how you can invest in locally-owned renewable energy projects. ... MORE added: Apr. 04 15

CEOs to world leaders: Get off your asses and fix climate change

43 CEOs of major international corporations might be off the hook. In an open letter to world leaders, these bigwigs,companies who collectively raked in $1.2 trillion last year, politely asked for some actual shit to get done at the Paris climate talks ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Obama keeps saying smart stuff about climate change, will say more of it on Earth Day

President Obama is being awfully chatty about climate change these days. He dedicated his latest weekly video address to the topic, and used it to announce that he’ll visit Florida this Wednesday, Earth Day, to talk about climate some more. ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Vancouver to shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Vancouver City Council made history at the end of March by voting to support a shift to 100 per cent renewable energy sources, becoming the first city in Canada to take this step. ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Investors pressing oil and gas companies on carbon asset risk disclosure

Institutional investors representing nearly $2 trillion in assets have called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to push for better disclosure by oil and gas companies of critical climate change-related business risks (carbon asset risks) ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Wind energy jobs grew exponentially in 2014

Wind energy is growing, and along with it, wind jobs. According to the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, there were 23,000 jobs added in the wind industry in 2014 -- bringing the total number to 73,000. ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

EU financing German offshore wind project

Germany is planning the build of 20 offshore wind farms, and the European Union (EU) has found that the project falls within the scope of EU state aid rules. ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15
April 22, 2015 07:00 PM - CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU - Kitchener Public Library - 85 Queen St. N.

April 22, 2015 07:00 PM - CLIMATE CHANGE: WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU - Kitchener Public Library - 85 Queen St. N.

The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library, invites you to a public lecture discussing Climate Change with three leading researchers. As the local and global conversations on the topic continue to expand, these experts ... MORE added: Apr. 09 15
April 24, 25, & 26 - In Celebration of EARTH DAY, Let`s Recycle Our Electronics - a CREW fundraiser - proceeds proudly supporting the work of CREW - SUNRISE MALL - 1400 Ottawa St. S. in front of Bowrings

April 24, 25, & 26 - In Celebration of EARTH DAY, Let`s Recycle Our Electronics - a CREW fundraiser - proceeds proudly supporting the work of CREW - SUNRISE MALL - 1400 Ottawa St. S. in front of Bowrings

Friday - 12-5pm, Saturday - 10am to 4pm, Sunday - 10am to 4 pm. Read on for E-Waste Collection Guidelines. This is a fundraiser proudly in support of CREW by tbe UNITED RECYCLERS OF AMERICA - CANADA - http://unitedrecyclersofamericacanada.webs.com ... MORE added: Apr. 10 15
April 28, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Free Info session with: Local Initiative for Future Energy (LIFE) Co-op - This event is located at Athlone Farms, and is FREE.

April 28, 2015, 7 - 8:30 p.m. – Free Info session with: Local Initiative for Future Energy (LIFE) Co-op - This event is located at Athlone Farms, and is FREE.

Ever wondered how biogas is made? Join us for a tour & info session at a local on-farm biogas facility & you can find out! …“The biogas is a renewable energy that can be used for heating, electricity, & many other operations - Register ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - 6th Annual Evening of Recognition - Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Location: Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - 6th Annual Evening of Recognition - Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm - Location: Bingemans Ballroom, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Join us at our 6th Annual Evening of Recognition as we release our 2014 Report, share local organizations' sustainability stories and present this year's awards. ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15

Keep protecting planet - Record letter to the editor response to 'Fee and dividend' model makes sense - April 10

Finally our provincial government recognizes the need to protect the planet by introducing the carbon emissions control, cap-and-trade & has joined hands with Quebec, British Columbia (B.C. uses fee and dividend) & California. I hope others will follow. ... MORE added: Apr. 19 15
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Waterloo Earth Day - from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Westmount Sportsfields - Environmental Reserve, 440 Westmount Rd (north of Columbia St) in Waterloo

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Waterloo Earth Day - from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Westmount Sportsfields - Environmental Reserve, 440 Westmount Rd (north of Columbia St) in Waterloo

Enjoy FREE family fun at the annual Waterloo Earth Day event Help us celebrate Earth Day™ by joining in on activities: dig in & plant a tree, meet live animals, build a bird house with the K-W Woodworking & Craft Centre, GREEN tips from local exhibitors ... MORE added: Apr. 20 15
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

CREW has been joining up with members of KW GREEN DRINKS - ongoing, the first Tuesday of each month - Please JOIN US - 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Barley Works, Huether Hotel, Waterloo, and get caught up on the latest discussions ... MORE added: Apr. 08 15

Ontario’s cap-and-trade deal a good first step - Record opinion column - Caterina Lindman

At last! Now that Quebec and Ontario signed a cap-and-trade deal, Canadians can begin in earnest to have adultlike conversations about carbon pricing. ...We need a national carbon fee-and-dividend system, which is more transparent & less costly ... MORE added: Apr. 19 15

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables This is the beginning of the end.

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back. ... MORE added: Apr. 18 15

Can Other Cities Match Georgetown’s Low-Cost Switch to 100 Percent Wind and Sun?

This is probably not the first place you’ve read about Georgetown, Texas, the town of 55,000 that will be getting the equivalent of 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017. But few articles hit upon the two key reasons Georgetown was ... MORE added: Apr. 18 15
China’s disastrous pollution problem is a lesson for all

China’s disastrous pollution problem is a lesson for all

Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories & coal burning. Schools & workplaces regularly shut down when pollution exceeds ... MORE added: Apr. 19 15