Environment and Nature

Published on Tue, 09/21/2010 by World Vision Canada

Environmental tips: Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember?

Environmental tips: Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember?

Environmental issues may be complex, but doing your part to help the planet can be surprisingly simple. Living a greener lifestyle by making small changes to your day-to-day routine can significantly impact the waste you produce. Here are few easy steps you can take this fall for a green makeover:

Published on Wed, 09/01/2010 by Toronto International Boat Show

The Toronto International Boat Show asks How Does Your Dog Chill?

The Toronto International Boat Show asks How Does Your Dog Chill?

For Immediate Release

Canada’s largest boat show launches contest for 2011 show
January 8-11, 2011 Direct Energy Centre

Published on Mon, 07/26/2010 by Media Profile

Canada’s Culture Casting Call

Canada’s Culture Casting Call

On September 24th, 2010, Culture Days kicks off in Canada for the first time in history. As the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada, Culture Days is a free three-day celebration of Canadian arts and culture at every level: From the local woodworker to the established arts organization, Culture Days will unite the nation to honour the diversity of our creativity in every community.

Published on Mon, 07/19/2010 by 3M Canada

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

On hot and sunny summer days, smog thrives. But smog is not limited to the visibly hazy, thick polluted air commonly found in cities. Smog can be found nearly everywhere, even when you can’t see it or smell it in the air around you.

And if you think smog stays outside, think again.

Published on Thu, 04/22/2010 by International Year of Planet Earth

WHERE Challenge awards more than $13-thousand to budding Earth scientists

WHERE Challenge awards more than $13-thousand to budding Earth scientists

April 22, 2010

Contest hopes to encourage kids to seek careers in Earth Sciences

(Calgary, Alberta) – A national contest for kids sparked by an urgent need to attract young people to the Earth sciences announced its winners today. After receiving entries from hundreds of students from across the country, the 2nd annual WHERE Challenge has awarded more than $13-thousand in six national, 33 regional and three school prizes.

Published on Mon, 03/22/2010 by Forest Products Sector Council

New study highlights challenges and potential solutions for laid-off forest products workers in Canada

New study highlights challenges and potential solutions for laid-off forest products workers in Canada

OTTAWA, March 22, 2010 – A new study from the Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC-CSPF) entitled Challenges and Impacts: Labour Market Transition Programs for Laid-Off Forest Products Workers in Canada highlights the challenges laid-off forest workers face in forest-dependent communities across Canada. 

Published on Thu, 01/14/2010 by World Vision Canada

Talking to kids about tragedy

Talking to kids about tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is a job most parents would love to avoid. If only our children did not need to hear about things like this week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. But of course, they do hear. And they are full of questions: Could this happen to me? What’s going to happen to the children? Can I do anything to help the children I see on TV?

Carleen McGuinty, Policy Advisor/Child Protection at World Vision Canada, suggests eight ways to make a tough job a little bit easier.

Published on Fri, 11/06/2009 by Shell Canada

The energy transition – not for the faint-hearted

The energy transition – not for the faint-hearted

All of us want to use energy and feel good about it. The challenge is to supply sufficient amounts of affordable energy to power our lives and build an energy system that can sustain future generations.

The time is ripe for an “Energy New Deal”. With our history as a technology pioneer, Shell is eager to contribute. However, opinion polls suggest that many people believe that a new energy system can be built quickly and on the cheap.

Published on Tue, 10/13/2009 by 3M Canada

A Clean Look at Indoor Air Quality

A Clean Look at Indoor Air Quality

Dropping temperatures and falling leaves signal the end of summer and the beginning of another cold Canadian winter. But with the change in season, there is more to remember than turning up the thermostat. People must also consider indoor air quality and how it affects their health.

Published on Thu, 10/01/2009 by International Year of Planet Earth

Predicted shortage of geo-scientists behind second year of WHERE Challenge

Predicted shortage of geo-scientists behind second year of WHERE Challenge

Contest organizers hope to attract thousands of entries

(CALGARY, AB) – A national contest for kids sparked by an urgent need to attract young people to the Earth sciences is announcing it will go ahead for a second year. Dozens of school classrooms and more than a thousand students participated in the first year of the WHERE Challenge – a contest launched last October that asked Canadian students aged 10 – 14 years to discover non-renewable Earth resources found in everyday objects. Contest organizers hope to attract at least double that number this year.

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