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Can talking trash actually make sports more sustainable? 17.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reduction In Motion’s Kelsey Hallowell is efficiently reducing waste with Baltimore athletics and helping fans go green.
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What do we teach while the world is burning? 14.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lizanne Foster I usually spend August thinking about what I'll do when I'm back at school again in September but lately all I can think about is 48 C rain . I keep wondering about what lessons would prepare my teen students for a world where hot water falls from the sky, where oceans are too warm to cool nuclear reactors , and when road surfaces  from India to the U.K keep melting. What kinds of skills will be needed in order to thrive if a domino effect of deforestation and thawing tundra turns our planet into a hothouse ? I suspect that knowing how to parse a sentence or how to solve for x aren't going to be essential skills in such an environment. But what will be? I'd be willing to bet that teachers in 1918 were confident that a liberal arts curriculum would prepare students to fit socially and economically into a rapidly modernizing, industrializing world. An essential skill then was probably a sensibility to not stray too far beyond the boundaries of conformity while thinking critically about ...
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Report on Calgary civic election polling failures criticizes Postmedia coverage of 'radically mistaken' polls by partner firm 8.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga A report by three high-profile academics with expertise in public opinion research who were commissioned to look into polling failures that marred the 2017 Calgary municipal election campaign sharply criticizes the role of the city's media in covering and sponsoring the polls. Christopher Adams of the University of Manitoba, Paul Adams of Carleton University, and David Zussman of the University of Victoria singled out Postmedia, whose Calgary Herald and Sun newspapers sponsored a controversial series of polls that wrongly indicated a conservative candidate was dramatically in the lead, for particular criticism. Professors Adams, Adams and Zussman were also critical of the polls that contributed to the controversy, in particular three demon-dialler surveys done by Mainstreet Research of Toronto for Postmedia that put Conservative candidate Bill Smith far ahead of incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi in the October 2017 campaign, in one instance by 17 per cent. "The panel heard that these ...
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Freedom Conservative Party's Derek Fildebrandt demonstrates his talent for getting up his opponents' noses 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Derek Fildebrandt, the self-described "Alberta redneck" who now leads the minuscule Freedom Conservative Party, has a talent for getting up his opponents' noses. This has served the university-educated Ottawa native extremely well in his tireless quest to earn himself a place in the headlines, and it worked for him again last week when he provoked his former Best Friend Forever, United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney, into directing a remarkably intemperate blast his way. "We are not going to be distracted from our focus on defeating the NDP by a political vehicle designed to gratify a discredited MLA's ego," huffed Kenney in a Facebook post . "Derek Fildebrandt was caught cheating on his expenses, renting out a taxpayer-funded apartment, and was found guilty by courts of law of a hit and run, and poaching," Kenney went on -- inaccurately insofar as the now-Independent Strathmore-Brooks MLA was not found guilty of poaching, although the difference between that and being found ...
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From Cape Town to Charlotte, there's a partner for every purpose 18.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
When it comes to building smart cities, finding allies is key.
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Anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel are not the same 17.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Reuben Roth The open letter released today by over 30 global Jewish organizations is a strong statement of opposition to a deliberate campaign that conflates anti-Semitism and support of Palestinian human rights. The letter reproaches those who blend "anti-Jewish racism with opposition to Israel's policies and systems of occupation and apartheid" as "cynical and false." To some this debate may seem like an esoteric exercise. After all, anti-Semitism hasn't been eradicated; Jewish organizations like B'nai Brith Canada release frequent tallies and stories of anti-Semitic incidents. There are reports that appear regularly in social media feeds and the mainstream media that recount hate crimes such as defaced tombstones , spray-painted swastikas , or physical assaults . Conversely, others claim that these stories elevate relatively minor incidents to the status of hate crimes, and that many are not crimes at all. Some, like the Director of the Concordia University Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies , cite ...
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Adam Bumpus, Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne, on innovation and blockchain 30.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Adam Bumpus, Senior Research Fellow at the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, talks his excitement about how accelerators can spur innovation and startups' technologies, opening new sustainable business models. He also discusses how blockchain can aid the energy revolution.
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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Effort to halt enforcement of Alberta's GSA protection law tossed out by Medicine Hat judge 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga An effort by the so-called Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) to get a court injunction to halt enforcement of the Alberta law that prevents schools from informing parents when students join gay-straight alliances fell short in a written ruling of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in Medicine Hat yesterday. While the Calgary-based JCCF acting on behalf of a group of 26 religious schools and a few parents of students that attend them awaits a ruling on its challenge of the constitutionality of the law, Madam Justice Johnna C. Kubik not only tossed its effort to get an injunction against application of the law but awarded costs to Government of Alberta. In her ruling, which was distributed this morning on Twitter by the court, Justice Kubik didn't seem to be particularly moved by the incendiary claims made by the group that gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools are "ideological sexual clubs" that attempt to convert innocent students to a gay lifestyle and encourage ...
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The quest for handprints over footprints 25.6.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Mohawk Industries continues to prove the synergistic relationship between profit and impact by unveiling five new carbon-neutral products.
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Money from wealthy right-wing ideologues helps fuel group challenging Alberta's protections for GSA members 21.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The so-called Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms achieved its first goal yesterday, generating plenty of publicity for itself and its social conservative supporters at the first day of its court bid to overturn the Alberta NDP government's legislative effort to protect students who join gay-straight alliances. By the sound of media reports from the southeastern Alberta city of Medicine Hat, a circus-like atmosphere prevailed outside the courtroom as a crowd of button-wearing anti-GSA activists showed up to support the group's constitutional challenge, opposed by a few counter-protesters. This produced lots of coverage, including reports in national publications , doubtless further raising the profile of the Calgary-based JCCF, which is already beloved by Alberta's conservative mainstream media, pretty well the only kind we have around here. The Calgary-based organization is seeking an injunction to stop enforcement of the Alberta law protecting members of school gay-straight ...
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A call for the NDP to withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Yves Engler The undersigned are appalled by the recent deaths in Gaza. At least 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by sniper fire and noxious gas used by the Israeli military. The recent violence takes place alongside ongoing land theft, destruction of olive groves, construction of Jewish-only roads, imprisonment without due process, and a blockade of Gaza. During its 70-year history, Israel has been as unjust towards Palestinians as the white-ruled apartheid state was to Black South Africans. We are concerned that members of Parliament would seek to strengthen relations with a country systematically violating Palestinian rights. In particular, we are dismayed that NDP justice critic Murray Rankin and NDP defence critic Randall Garrison serve as executive members of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. NDP MPs Peter Julian and Gord Johns are also members of that organization. The Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group promotes "greater friendship" between Canadian MPs and ...
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Feeling blue? How this entrepreneur created a natural dye 20.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
With regenerative agriculture and carbon capture, Stony Creek Colors is pioneering into the new sustainable textile industry.
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Why food nostalgia won't make us more sustainable 20.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Sara Place discusses how productivity improvements in plant and animal agriculture work synergistically to reduce input requirements for producing food.
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Roots and reverence: 3 Hawaiian teenagers share hopes for a sustainable future 16.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
Unfiltered, youthful advice for corporate sustainable professionals and policy experts.
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AAA has new automation leaders; Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle 13.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In this month's roundup of interesting sustainability career moves: ex-politicos go private, Nelson Switzer leaves Nestle and sustainability boards get shakeups.
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These 8 nature-based startups from around the world are going to save it 13.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And this environmental impact accelerator is going to help.
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Hopes and prayers, Ontario … Now, let's get back to Dr. Suzuki and the honorary degree 8.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Premier Doug Ford. You have our hopes and prayers, Ontario. Our hopes and prayers. And I'm sorry for my friends and readers in Ontario … so sorry to have gotten your hopes up by saying I thought the Ontario NDP would win. You should have known better than to listen to some guy from Alberta prognosticating about Ontario politics. As for the Tory tweeters who are gloating at me tonight, enjoy yourselves. You deserve it. (I mean that! You deserve Mr. Ford and his Progressive Conservatives in particular.) As Mr. Ford himself said just this evening, "the people of Ontario have spoken." And, boy, did they ever! And what they said, many of us will agree, was not all that smart. I know I don't have to tell you this, but it's gonna be a bad movie, and a bad movie we've already seen. So, we already basically know how it ends. OK, let's change the channel. Click! David Suzuki got his honorary degree from the University of Alberta today. It was the 30th honorary degree for the prominent Canadian environmentalist, ...
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Sustainability Management for a Rapidly Changing World: Q&A with Erb Institute’s Terry Nelidov 8.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
In the spring of 2017, BSR spoke with a number of our members and key stakeholders about sustainability management, including what is working and what isn’t. These conversations informed the BSR report Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, which presents our blueprint for creating resilient business strategies.
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The biggest GreenBiz 30 Under 30 career moves 7.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Wells Fargo expands its green finance team; sustainable startups abound.
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