User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
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Last updated: Oct 11 2019 15:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Circular cities: The state of the art 11.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
What happens when cities think in loops.
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Organizing lessons from Tim Hortons workers: 'Don't be afraid' 8.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar About 45 Tim Hortons workers in Fort Frances, Ontario, banded together to form a union this past year, joining the United Food and Commercial Workers -- Canada's largest private sector union. The outlet is the only Tim Hortons in the small northern Ontario town of about 8,000 people.  "Job security was the number one factor why they decided to join UFCW," said Nathalie Vengal, an organizer with the union. Workers bargained annual wage increases, three days paid bereavement leave as well as seniority rights for scheduling and vacation time. Moreover, both full-time and part-time staff will be entitled to benefits. Vengal said that prior to unionization, access to benefits was restricted without a clear explanation of eligibility. The collective agreement language removed that ambiguity. Cross-generational allyship Many of the workers at the outlet are close to retirement age and sought job security and benefits.  Vengal said that the older employees found allyship among the younger cohort ...
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How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda 2.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Nearly a quarter of all the greenhouse gases emitted by man come from the way we manage our forests, farms and fields.
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Verbund in the fall: a week with Europe's sustainability leaders 2.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From BASF to BMW to PRI, Europe holds major innovation in sustainability.
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4 energy security lessons from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical system after Hurricane Maria 27.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A resilient electrical production and distribution system is possible — if we learn from past experience.
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Is John Horgan's government really building a better B.C.? 23.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lizanne Foster In the classrooms at my school, students who get a $60,000 car for their 16th birthday sit next to students who walk an hour each day to and from school because bus fare is an unaffordable expense. Students who go home to their own bedrooms equipped with the latest technologies, collaborate on projects with students who don't have a bed to call their own. And students who struggle to read a sentence in the third language they've had to learn grasp desperately for meaning when their fluent peers speak.  The conceit of public schools is that our classrooms will somehow be the levelling space of these stark socio-economic differences through the provision of an equitable education. Teachers who spend an average of $1,600 on classroom supplies each year do so in the hope that the right resources will magically bridge the chasm between what is funded and what is needed.  Stories of families who have had to sell their homes in order to pay for learning supports for their children are ...
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The big swing we need to mainstream sustainability 23.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Concentrating on culture, and the "who" of sustainable change, not just the "what," should be a bigger part of your portfolio.
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Climate Week 2019: Time for bold commitments — and action 22.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It's a heightened emergency. Time for heightened ambition, writes BSR's president.
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Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency 21.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.
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Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada's widespread anti-Black racism
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School’s back in session and Wisdom Supply Co. is teaching a lesson to reduce plastic waste 19.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The B corp is working to to provide affordable, zero-waste school supplies.
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Youth are calling for immediate climate action, and majority of Americans agree 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Major CBS News poll released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate story
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Fab City, the global circular economy movement centered around local makers 18.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The organizers are striving to build a platform where virtually anyone can share ideas and best practices about urban design, workforce development, manufacturing, food production and more.
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Canadian teachers unions are fighting to preserve public education 16.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar Canadian secondary students have been graduating high school and excelling. According to the  Programme for International Student Assessment test  compiled by the OECD, in 2015 Canada's secondary students were among the few who were in the top 10 for math, science and reading (Canada and Finland were the only non-East Asian countries to make the top 10). Over the 20 year period from 1990-1991 to 2009-2010, the number of Canadian young people ages 20 to 24 without a high school diploma  dropped  from 340,000 (16.6 per cent) to 191,000 (8.5 per cent), and since then these rates have been maintained. This was largely the result of investment by governments, educational professionals, parents and students in building our public education systems. There is room for improvement, but we are committed to, and proud of, Canada's public education system. Right now seven of Canada's 13 provinces and territories are led by conservative governments which are taking aim at teachers and at our public ...
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Colorado farmers fight to save their water and their community’s future 16.9.2019 Current Issue
‘We can either wait on Mother Nature — or we can give it a shot ourselves.’
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How an impact investment firm co-founder sees the future of capitalism 9.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Caprock's Matthew Weatherly-White on the social responsibilities and visibilities of the private sector.
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The history of cellular agriculture (and the future of food, too) 7.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Cowless meat, chickenless eggs and fishless seafood — oh my.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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St. Lucia’s sustainability map: where blue, green and orange economies merge 30.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with St. Lucia's Minister of Sustainable Development.
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Here's how e-scooter and e-bike companies could embrace the circular economy 28.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Shared micromobility services may reduce emissions, but the short lifespan of the scooters and bicycles raises questions about materials use and deeper supply-chain impacts.
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