Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 04/21/2020 by Scouts Canada

Give Back to the Community While Physical Distancing with At-Home Activities from Scouts Canada

Give Back to the Community While Physical Distancing with At-Home Activities from Scouts Canada

Each week, Scouts Canada is sharing a new list of tips and activities that Scouts and non-Scouts can put into play at home or online. Here are eight inspiring examples of community-focused efforts Canadians can take on to help those in need.

Click here to download photos. Photo credit: Images courtesy of Heather Roney.

Published on Thu, 02/06/2020 by ECO Canada

New Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change at Royal Roads

New Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change at Royal Roads

“The best way to tackle the real challenge is to empower environmental professionals with knowledge and education that is focused on creating solutions from a competent workforce. This certificate is the first of its kind to do just that.”

Published on Mon, 01/13/2020 by Scouts Canada

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

A Scout’s Guide to Winter: Cold-Weather Tips from Canada’s Youngest Outdoor Experts

Click here to download photos. Photo credit: Images courtesy of Scouts Canada.

Before an excursion, make sure you are informed and prepared for potential scenarios to enjoy safe adventures.

The snow and cold are here to stay – meteorologists are predicting a classic Canadian winter season with chilly conditions hanging on through April. When heading out into the cold, whether it’s commuting to work or school, or embracing winter sports, it’s important to keep safety in mind.

Published on Tue, 10/22/2019 by ECO Canada

Committed to Full-Time Job Creation for Emerging Practitioners in the Growing Natural Resource & Environmental Sectors.

Committed to Full-Time Job Creation for Emerging Practitioners in the Growing Natural Resource & Environmental Sectors.

“Employers must align talent acquisition and retention strategy to prepare for this gap of skilled professionals and the intellectual capital they will take with them.”

ECO Canada Continues to Bridge Employment Gaps for Emerging Environmental Practitioners.

CALGARY, Alberta --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- ECO Canada is pleased to announce renewed commitment for the creation of new environmental jobs for young professionals. This employment program helps emerging practitioners that have training in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) by providing them with the chance to gain meaningful on-the-job experience and launch their environmental careers.
Published on Thu, 09/12/2019 by Oceana

Oceana Launches Campaign in U.S. and Canada to Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

Oceana Launches Campaign in U.S. and Canada to Save North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

28 North Atlantic right whales have died in only 3 years — that’s 7% of their entire population. Only about 400 remain. Today, Oceana launched a campaign to save them from extinction. Learn more here: oceana.org/RightWhaleToSave

Without swift action, for the first time in centuries, a large whale species could go extinct in the Atlantic Ocean

WASHINGTON & TORONTO --/COMMUNITYWIRE/-- Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation, today launched a campaign in the U.S. and Canada to help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction.
Published on Thu, 06/20/2019 by Scouts Canada

Be “Head Safe” this summer with helpful tips to protect against head injury from outdoor experts Scouts Canada and Hydro One

Be “Head Safe” this summer with helpful tips to protect against head injury from outdoor experts Scouts Canada and Hydro One

Recognizing the signs of head injuries and taking precautions to prevent them is essential to enjoying outdoor adventures. That’s why Scouts Canada and Hydro One have teamed up to inspire others to work safe, live safe and play safe.

Summer is finally here, marking the end of school for millions of young people in Canada and the peak season for camping, cycling, paddling, rock climbing and many other sports and adventurous activities. While these activities are fun, it is important to prevent the possibility of injury for kids and adults alike, by keeping head safety tips top of mind.

Published on Mon, 06/10/2019 by Scouts Canada

A Scout’s Guide to the Ultimate Summer Camping Trip

A Scout’s Guide to the Ultimate Summer Camping Trip

High-resolution photos can be downloaded here.

27ºC. That’s the perfect temperature for summer camping according to Scouts – Canada’s youngest outdoor experts. So, go check the thermometer. It’s time to answer the call of the wilderness!

Published on Wed, 03/20/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day: Why a burning river should give you hope

World Water Day: Why a burning river should give you hope

By Dan Kraus
World Water Day is on Friday, March 22, 2019

There’s a picture of water I think about a lot. It’s not a loon on a misty lake. It’s not the classic Canadian image showing the back of a favourite paddling mate in the bow of a canoe. It’s a picture of a burning river.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the last fire on the Cuyahoga River in Ohio. In June 1969, a slick of oil and debris floating on the river ignited. This was not the first time that flame and river had met on the Cuyahoga. By 1969, there had been just over a century of river fires on these waters.

Published on Wed, 02/13/2019 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservation is a labour of love

Conservation is a labour of love

By Christine Beevis-Trickett

Valentine’s Day has become a time to celebrate the ones we love. But this year, I’m also thinking about those whose passion for natural areas has led to their long-time conservation of the places that Canadians love and enjoy. I was reminded recently of the importance of passion for nature when it comes to conservation while reading the late Dr.

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