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Toronto march to merge economic justice and climate action - The Guardian

A mobilization calling for a “new economy that works for people and the planet” will bring together unions, environmentalists, anti-poverty organizations, farmers, faith groups, Indigenous peoples & others on July 5 in Toronto, according to a video abou ... MORE added: Jun. 26 15
July 5 - The most diverse climate action in Canada's history is happening in Toronto - we need you there - find out how including bus transportation - UPDATED INFORMATION

July 5 - The most diverse climate action in Canada's history is happening in Toronto - we need you there - find out how including bus transportation - UPDATED INFORMATION

As people of faith, we understand that climate change is more than just an environmental issue. It is a spiritual and humanitarian crisis impacting our most vulnerable. Our religious and spiritual teachings are clear: we have a moral responsibility to ... MORE added: Jun. 14 15

Scientists Research Stealthy Owl Wings in Bid for Quiet Wind Turbine

BERLIN — Scientists seeking to make a quieter wind turbine are mimicking owl wings after uncovering the secret of the bird’s ability to silently descend on its prey. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

Renewables to Beat Fossil Fuels With $3.7 Trillion Solar Boom

Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels, as plunging costs make solar the first choice for consumers and the poorest nations. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

Planet-unfriendly Pacific trade pact leaps a big hurdle

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the mysterious trade agreement between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam — just took a big step closer to passing. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves....

Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models. ... MORE added: Jun. 25 15
Welcome to the Octopod: An off-grid, solar powered shipping container cabin in Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Welcome to the Octopod: An off-grid, solar powered shipping container cabin in Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Jason Rioux's shipping container cabin. The cabin was built out of seven containers in a hub-and-spoke pattern near Bobcaygeon, Ontario. ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15
“If objective information suggests that serious and irreversible damage may result, a project should be halted or modified, even in the absence of indisputable proof.

“If objective information suggests that serious and irreversible damage may result, a project should be halted or modified, even in the absence of indisputable proof." Pope Francis

Clean Energy Groups Launch International Campaign to Keep Nuclear Power out of Global Climate Talks 7 international clean energy organizations launched a major new campaign in support of a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system and to prevent nuclear ... MORE added: Jun. 23 15
Starting June 20 ...Solar PV Commissioning and Solar PV Operation and Maintenance - FREE online courses and more

Starting June 20 ...Solar PV Commissioning and Solar PV Operation and Maintenance - FREE online courses and more

TRCA is currently in the process of developing two e-learning courses related to solar PV commissioning, and operation & maintenance - intended for anyone involved in commissioning, or day-to-day operation & maintenance of grid-connected PV systems ... MORE added: Jun. 03 15
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 is the NEXT CREW's GREEN DRINKS - See you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 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: Jun. 03 15

B.C.’s global-warming lesson for Alberta and Ontario - Globe editorial

In the coming months, Ontario & Alberta – which produce nearly two-thirds of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions – will introduce new rules to lower their carbon output. Will these provinces put in place policies that deliver the greatest environmental be ... MORE added: Jun. 19 15
This week in Clean Energy Review, Tesla signs a Dalhousie prof, more nations set renewable-power targets, and Canada’s wind sector enjoys a megawatt moment, plus Pontiff Calls for “Cultural Revolution” To Fight Climate Change

This week in Clean Energy Review, Tesla signs a Dalhousie prof, more nations set renewable-power targets, and Canada’s wind sector enjoys a megawatt moment, plus Pontiff Calls for “Cultural Revolution” To Fight Climate Change

Pope Francis endorsed the “very solid scientific consensus” on climate change in Laudato Si’ (“Praise Be”), his groundbreaking encyclical. His Holiness cited energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, better marine & forest management ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15

Why the Pope has caught this non Catholic's attention

Addressing climate change is the greatest moral challenge of our time. And it’s going to require us to face these short-term fears in the service of solutions that bring about a much greater good, will call us all be braver, stronger, more compassionate ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15
In the midst of a beautiful summer, the September 28th deadline for submissions at the Darlington relicensing hearing can seem to be eons away.

In the midst of a beautiful summer, the September 28th deadline for submissions at the Darlington relicensing hearing can seem to be eons away.

But the reality is that we have less than a hundred days left to prepare for the event that could change the face of Ontario's energy plan forever. ... MORE added: Jun. 22 15

Canadian Catholics hail Pope Francis's climate crusade - National Observer - “We have to unveil the lie that Canada's well-being relies solely on relentless resource extraction,” said Kennedy in an interview on Tuesday.

In the encyclical, leaked early this week to an Italian magazine, Pope Francis calls on people to change the way they live in order to halt the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem," and clearly links human activity to climate change. ... MORE added: Jun. 18 15
This morning Pope Francis released an unprecedented call to action on climate change, in a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide.

This morning Pope Francis released an unprecedented call to action on climate change, in a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide.

That's right: one the world's most prominent moral voices just cast climate action as a moral imperative. Whether or not you're Catholic, this is huge news, and you can help make sure it sends ripples near and far: ... MORE added: Jun. 18 15

Renewable Energy Responsible for First Ever Carbon Emissions Stabilization

For the first time ever, the world’s energy consumption has increased without causing an equivalent spike in carbon dioxide emissions. June 17, 2015 ... MORE added: Jun. 19 15

Japan Offshore Wind Project to Add Largest Turbine Ever Used at Sea

A floating offshore wind project in northern Japan will soon add a 7-megawatt turbine, the largest of its kind ever to be used at sea. The new turbine will join a smaller 2-megawatt model, which has been generating power since November 2013. ... MORE added: Jun. 19 15
On April 21 at the CREW and Divest Waterloo jointly sponsored 'THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY!' GREEN investment opportunity event, LIFE Co-op took advantage of the event to formally contribute $1,500 in support of CREW's Kids.

On April 21 at the CREW and Divest Waterloo jointly sponsored 'THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY!' GREEN investment opportunity event, LIFE Co-op took advantage of the event to formally contribute $1,500 in support of CREW's Kids.

PHOTO: Frank Froklage of LIFE Co-op hands cheque for $1,500 to Glen Woolner of CREW in support of CREW's Kids as part of the co-op's giving back/community investment from co-op proceeds. ... MORE added: Jun. 03 15

Could pesky children be the solution to climate change? - CREW believes this! - check out our CREW's Kids program. Read on.

“Today’s young people can & should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action,” writes Lord Stern in his new book, Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency & Promise ... MORE added: Jun. 09 15