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The Pope says global warming is real. What will publicly pious carbon-tax hating Catholics like Jason Kenney do? 17.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Turns out you really can't serve God and Mammon! Who knew? Conservative Alberta was reeling over the weekend at Friday's news from Rome that Pope Francis, leader of 1.3 billion Catholics, has declared global warming to be a real thing and putting a price on carbon to be "essential" to saving the planet. At a closed-door meeting of the Vatican's Academy of Sciences, a concept that at some points in the Church's history would have been oxymoronic, His Holiness sternly lectured the CEOs of Royal Dutch Shell, Eni, BP, Repsol, Conoco Phillips, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and executives of sundry investment funds to get with the program and stop standing in the way of planetary salvation. This has to be causing some consternation in the circles closest to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, the "former WASP" and convert to Roman Catholicism who for many years has been portraying himself as more Catholic than the pope. Up to now, this may have appeared compatible with the premier's crusade against carbon ...
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Following public reaction, Edmonton Public Library drops plan to cut pages' wages 14.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Please chip in to support rabble's election 2019 coverage.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! Acknowledging negative feedback received by Edmonton Public Library about its plan to reduce pay rates for youth pages in line with the United Conservative Party government's cuts to the minimum wage, EPL Chief Executive Officer Pilar Martinez said today the library would maintain current student pay rates. In an official statement published on the library system's website, Martinez said that while such changes would normally be part of bargaining for a new collective agreement with its staff union, EPL and the Civic Service Union 52 have struck a deal to keep the old wage rates in place. "Fortunately, EPL has not implemented this proposed change, and after further discussion, EPL and CSU 52 have come to an agreement to maintain current student page wages rates until negotiation of the new collective agreement is complete," the statement said. "As a result, there will ...
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Hiding behind UCP youth minimum wage cut, Edmonton Public Library slashes library pages' pay 13.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Please chip in to support rabble's election 2019 coverage.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! Using the wording of its collective agreement with Civic Service Union 52 as an excuse, and the United Conservative government's minimum wage reduction for students under 18 as the trigger, Edmonton Public Library is handing its youth pages pay cuts of $2.30 to $2.50 per hour. This is pretty shameful for an institution whose mission is supposedly to cater to society's most vulnerable and which nurtures a public image as a major contributor to our regional community. But, gee, I guess the opportunity to squeeze its most vulnerable employees was just too much to resist when the Kenney government introduced its disgraceful $13-per-hour "youth minimum wage," a 13-per-cent pay cut of $2 from the $15-per-hour minimum wage instituted by the NDP. But the UCP's generous supporters in the fast-food industry -- a group that we expect to be more ruthless than public libraries -- ...
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d'bi.young anitafrika brings unique dub poetry self-recovery method to Berlin 13.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation and join us as we take on the 2019 election.  Support  rabble.ca  today for as little as $1 per month! When I get d'bi.young anitafrika on her cellphone, she is breathless. "I just finished this fantastic meeting!" she laughs. Anitafrika is on a roll -- the kind that's been 20 years in the making. She moved to London, England from Toronto last September to do a Phd at the venerable art college Goldsmiths. Her dissertation is a new play, Concrete Jungle. "I'm touring so much now, I'm on the road every weekend," she enthuses. "I'm 41, my children are teenagers and it's like 20 years of my work is coming to fruition right now." No kidding. Born in Jamaica and landing in Toronto at 15, she's forged her own frontier and back in a time when words such as "transgender" and "decolonization" were barely spoken of. She has been invited to Berlin -- her first time in the German capital -- to conduct a two-day workshop with ...
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Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea? 12.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Living on water at the next (sea) level.
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5 things we learned about urban transformation 11.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The participants in the WRI Ross Prize for Cities showed how innovative new visions for cities' futures can be.
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Gun-safety debate reaches Montana’s Supreme Court 5.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The politically charged case could give cities the power to curb high rates of gun violence.
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These cities in red and blue states are accelerating clean energy 5.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Movement from Albuquerque to Orlando is making an impact despite U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
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In store or online — what's the most environmentally friendly way to shop? 4.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Drones, robots, crowd-shipping and more offer new options for solving the sticky “last-mile” problem of bringing our purchases home.
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Where our past 30 Under 30 honorees are today 3.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's a sampling of the latest activities from among the 120 outstanding young professionals we've named since 2016.
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United Conservative Party introduces the Open for Fast Food Act -- sorry about the 13% pay cut, kids 28.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Premier Jason Kenney's newly elected United Conservative Party introduced its second bill yesterday, calling it the Open for Business Act . The NDP immediately dubbed Bill 2 the "Pick Your Pockets Bill," seeing as its provisions include a 13-per-cent pay cut to $13 an hour from $15 for students under 18 and a way for employers to force their employees to accept time off at straight time for overtime worked. The bill also makes it harder for working people to get holiday pay. Actually, though, a better name for Bill 2 might be the "Open for Fast Food Act." After all, there wasn't actually much meat in this unappetizing little burger, and most of the condiments appear to have been designed to please fast-food corporations. The fast-food industry was so delighted it sent Vancouver-based Mark von Schellwitz, Restaurant Canada's chief Western Canadian lobbyist, to chair the news conference put on by Kenney and Labour Minister Jason Copping in an Edmonton barroom. Richard Truscott of the ...
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Energy equity: bringing solar power to low-income communities 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From New York to California, states are adopting “community solar” programs that bring solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households.
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Scientists around the world are turning agricultural waste into food, packaging and skincare products 17.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
By upcycling biomass, innovators aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the economic viability of farming.
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Investing in peace through innovation 17.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Blossom Hill Foundation founder on how she works towards peace and sustainable development.
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Maude Barlow speaks on poverty, populism and envisioning economic justice on our shared planet 10.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Resh Budhu On May 23, the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College welcomes activist, author and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow as its keynote speaker on Poverty, Populism, Planet: Envisioning Economic Justice. Nearly two decades into the 21st century we are witness to a number of unsettling realities. In an unprecedented display of wealth inequality, 26 of the world's richest individuals own and control as much as the bottom 50 per cent of the global population. Billionaires grow their fortunes at an accumulated rate of $2.5 billion a day, while wealth and opportunity are siphoned from everywhere else; leading to growing rates of poverty, precarity and a raft of social insecurities for so many others (in employment, shelter, health care, education, and the list is increasing). As populations in some parts of the world must either contend with the ravages of war and want or flee them altogether, reactionary politicians campaign on promises of stronger borders ...
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Your tax dollars at work: Public funding for religious schools likely helped large anti-abortion march in Edmonton 10.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Taxpayers' contributions to publicly funded parochial schools appeared to be hard at work yesterday in Edmonton as a throng of students from religious high schools throughout the province marched through the capital city's downtown in opposition to women's reproductive rights. The annual anti-abortion March for Life sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church was led through the streets around the Alberta legislature by a dozen or so members of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men's lodge, but the majority of the 1,000 or so marchers were made up of high school students bused into town from places like Red Deer and Barrhead, and the teachers who shepherded them. In at least some cases, busing costs appear to have been paid by school districts -- as were the costs of substitute teachers to hold classes for students who chose for whatever reason not to participate in the march. A letter to parents at St. Joseph High School in Red Deer encouraging attendance in the march by their children ...
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Beyond the stadium: Q&A with sports professionals on the impact of sustainability in the industry 10.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An Olympic athlete, a sustainability professional and a CEO walk into an interview...
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Inside the quest to measure the impact of impact investing 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The ultimate goal: eliminate the focus on social investing as a separate discipline and spread these principles throughout the entire financial industry.
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Sustainability's emerging leaders pursue impact-driven work at GreenBiz 19 7.5.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Young people are pursuing climate action through passionate protest and environmental careers. Here's how they view the field.
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The drive to embed 'planetary health' impacts within corporate sustainability strategy 2.5.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Although more companies are making the connection, few are addressing this collision strategically.
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