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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Will California's ingredient transparency law spur safer cleaners? 17.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Disclosure, like many cleaning products, remains the best disinfectant.
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The Green 'surge' on Vancouver Island: a progressive alternative, or centrist flop? 17.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Alex Cosh The Green Party is making electoral advances across Canada, but one electoral region stands out as a place where Elizabeth May's party has a particularly good chance of winning some seats: Vancouver Island. Nationally, average polling indicates the Greens are at 10.6 per cent and competing for third place with the NDP, who are slightly ahead at 12.5 per cent. On Vancouver Island, however, which has 7 federal ridings up for grabs, 338Canada puts the Greens in first place with 30.6 per cent of the popular vote, meaning the party has a reasonable shot of picking up at least two new seats (on top of the seat held by May since 2011, and the seat picked up by Paul Manly in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection earlier this year.)  Despite the various issues with polling data, the numbers do indicate a broad trend that favours the Greens. However, with increased popularity also comes increased scrutiny, and in recent weeks, the Greens have managed to get themselves into trouble more typically associated ...
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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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Dig for legitimacy: The case for good ESG in mining 12.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Increasing scrutiny has delivered major improvements in the mining industry’s approach to environmental and social governance.
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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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The greenest public fleet in America 11.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here are five things to know about some of the cleanest transportation infrastructure around — Sacramento's city fleet.
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The greenest fleet in America 11.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here are five things to know about some of the cleanest transportation infrastructure around — Sacramento's public fleet.
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The public library and Indigenous reconciliation 11.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The public library and Indigenous reconciliation
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Color coordinating: How urban green infrastructure can build resilience 10.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
We need to promote natural “green” infrastructure such as forests, wetlands, and urban green spaces that can reduce risks from natural disasters.
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George Lakey's time as a Peace Brigades International volunteer in Sri Lanka 9.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson George Lakey is a well-known Quaker peace activist, sociologist and writer. The Guardian  notes  that among his many actions, "He helped sail a ship to Vietnam filled with supplies for peace activists during the Vietnam war, led workshops sponsored by the African National Congress to keep the peace in South Africa's first multi-racial election in 1994, acted as an unarmed bodyguard for human rights defenders in Sri Lanka and has campaigned for same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights." That time in Sri Lanka as an "unarmed bodyguard" was with Peace Brigades International, which had a team there from 1989 to 1998. PBI volunteer Melissa Butcher has  noted , "In Sri Lanka, the Bar Association asked PBI to send a team after a series of kidnappings and murders of civil rights lawyers." "In three months of state of emergency in Sri Lanka in 1989, as many as 4,000 people were believed to have been killed or are still missing." "Lawyers who represent detained and disappeared persons become targets ...
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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis 9.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Although the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.
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How synthetic biology can help build sustainable cities 6.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
For a more productive, efficient circular economy, an engineering approach to cellular biology could be the key.
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How China's 'Belt & Road' initiative could make or break the Paris Agreement 5.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
China is eyeing $12 trillion investment across 126 developing countries by 2030, but will the resulting infrastructure be low carbon?
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Decolonizing the public library 4.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Decolonizing the public library
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Intel, Adobe, IBM and others on the lifecycle of corporate sustainability goal-setting 3.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Citi, Keurig Dr Pepper and Micron set speedy targets, while Ingersoll Rand plays the long game.
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Denounced in media, taxing the super-rich turns out to be popular with Canadians [nid:164641] 29.8.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Denounced in media, taxing the super-rich turns out to be popular with Canadians [nid:164641]
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What a summer at GreenBiz taught me about sustainability 29.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
The business world takes notice as innovations pave the way to a greener, cleaner economy.
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How Canada's largest library system is removing barriers and advancing inclusion 28.8.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
How Canada's largest library system is removing barriers and advancing inclusion
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ESG performance also matters for pre-IPO companies 26.8.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Newly public companies, from Uber to Beyond Meat, are facing extra scrutiny on sustainability issues. Pre-IPO companies should pay attention.
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