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Paul Dewar's motto was 'faith is political' 21.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Dennis Gruending Paul Dewar, the much loved and respected former Ottawa MP, died of cancer on February 6, 2019. Ten years earlier he spoke at a night class that I taught to middle-aged and older adults. Paul was raised in a political home and his parents were staunch Catholics, although he and his partner Julia Sneyd later attended at a United Church. I posted a piece on my blog in 2009 about Paul's appearance in my class, and am reposting it here. Faith is political You cannot be a person of faith without being political, says Paul Dewar, the New Democratic Party MP for Ottawa Centre. In early 2009, Dewar spoke to my Faith and Public Life class at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality. "Faith and politics are congruent and we have no option but to be political if we are going to live the gospel," Dewar said. "We have to constantly question what the Christian message is, and we can never stop trying to change the way things are in society." Dewar added that for him the word "political" includes ...
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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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On the beer: how Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is adding sustainability into the beverage industry 20.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
One part flavor, one part hops, one part innovation.
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The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
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Fortuna Silver mine opposed by community of Santa Carina Minas in Oaxaca, Mexico 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson In November 2018, Peace Brigades International-Canada brought two human rights defenders from Mexico to share their concerns about the intentions and impacts of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines in the south-eastern state of Oaxaca. Salvador Martínez Arellanes and Neftalí Reyes Méndez visited Toronto and Ottawa with firsthand information and updates about the concerns being expressed by the residents of Santa Catarina Minas, a community in the Central Valleys Region of Oaxaca. Martinez Arellanes is an Indigenous leader from Santa Carina Minas, while Reyes Méndez is with the Oaxacan Territorial Defense Collective and EDUCA, a non-governmental organization based in the city of Oaxaca that promotes justice, equality and social participation. Virry Schaafsma, the Mexico City-based Advocacy Coordinator for Peace Brigades International – Mexico Project , travelled with them to Canada. Large parts of the territory in Oaxaca have been granted to Fortuna Silver without the consent of local ...
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Women's Memorial March continues to demonstrate resilience and a call for justice 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Women's Memorial March continues to demonstrate resilience and a call for justice
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Youth climate conference builds momentum around Canadian Green New Deal 14.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sophia Reuss Several hundred youth are gathering in Ottawa to kick off a recurring youth climate conference called PowerShift. This year's event, called " PowerShift: Young and Rising ," is a four-day convergence starting February 14 that draws young people from across the country for workshops and keynote lectures by prominent activists like Kanahus Manuel, Harsha Walia, Derek Nepinak, and Romeo Saganash. Organizers say the aim of the conference is to galvanize youth around the climate change and Indigenous rights movements. This year's PowerShift comes amid the youth movement that led to the recent launch of the Green New Deal in the U.S. and an upcoming federal election. "This is a moment to bring youth together and organize them in the leadup to the federal election, to demand much bolder climate action from the federal government and the kind of bold Green New Deal that we're seeing coming out of the U.S.," said Emma Jackson, an organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton and 350 Canada, in an interview ...
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Corporate directors downplay ESG issues, defying investors 13.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
There's a schism between what shareholders are requesting and what’s prioritized in the boardroom.
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Strength in solutions: Emerging Leaders in sustainability see hope in just, equitable transition 13.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
These individuals are pushing past barriers to fight climate change and pursue sustainable careers.
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Report Report: AI, Global Risks, Climate Governance and Circularity 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of reports of interest to sustainability professionals.
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Raising the bar on sustainability strategies 13.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: Sustana Group releases its new sustainability strategy highlighting environmental stewardship and setting measurable goals.
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The perfect match: businesses and the SDGs 12.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How sustainability and inclusivity are driving the business models of the future.
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Why the Green New Deal needs a grand strategy 11.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
America's new foray into sustainability could use some strategic thinking — and some historical context.
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How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming 11.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
More companies are exploring new finance mechanisms and other efforts to benefit farmers in search of change.
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2019 could be sustainability's finest hour — here's what stands in the way 11.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Sponsored: Schneider provides insights from 300+ industry professionals showing how companies get to the bottom-line benefits of efficiency and sustainability.
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Protests planned across Canada to demand universal health-care access 9.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sophia Reuss Tremé Manning-Cere On February 12, people in 15 cities across the country will be demonstrating to demand that health care be made accessible to everyone living in Canada, regardless of immigration status. The national day of action, organized by a national coalition of migrant justice groups and spearheaded by OHIP for All, comes as a response to a United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) decision condemning Canada for restricting access to health care on the basis of immigration status.  The decision , issued in August 2018, gave the Canadian federal government 180 days to respond to the decision and "ensure the right to life extends to reasonably foreseeable threats and life-threatening situations that can result in loss of life." The 180-day period for response ended February 9. UN orders Canada to act The UNHRC based its decision on a case filed by Nell Toussaint in 2014. Toussaint moved to Canada in 1999, and as a result of financial barriers and medical issues, delayed filing her ...
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Is sustainable agriculture the future, or the past? 9.2.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The history of our food system isn't just about food, it's also about power.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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In India’s fast-growing cities, a grassroots effort to save the trees 6.2.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Densely populated megacities in the developing world, which are most in need of tree cover, often have the least.
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