Environment and Nature

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.

Published on Wed, 09/23/2009 by A Vogel

The natural health trend – what you need to know

The natural health trend – what you need to know

Getting up too often in the night?
Try a natural solution to enlarged prostate.

By Josée Fortin, ND

Gary M. wasn't sleeping well at all. Every night he would have to get up six or seven times to go to the bathroom. Hardly the recipe for facing the following day rested and refreshed.

Published on Mon, 09/21/2009 by World Vision Canada

Raising the roof on the Environment

Raising the roof on the Environment

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You recycle, take public transit and have even ventured at making your own compost, but now you're ready to take that next step to make your home more energy efficient. Here are a few ways to take your positive impact on the environment through the roof:

Use recycled shingles. If you are considering replacing your roof, try using recycled asphalt shingles. These shingles use reclaimed materials which will reduce waste and often have a lifespan of 50 years versus the average 15-year lifespan of regular shingles.

Published on Thu, 05/28/2009 by Marathon International

Baxi Solar Water Heating Home

Baxi Solar Water Heating Home

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Saves Fuel, Space and Money

In the not too distant past, what sold a house was the sizzle – great kitchen and bath, terrific doors, floors and moldings. Today, faced with rising energy costs and availability, home buyers are forced also to be mindful of the steak, or energy efficiency considerations like insulation, and the heating and cooling system.

Published on Mon, 04/27/2009 by David Suzuki Foundation

April showers bring...the David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest!

April showers bring...the David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest!

Three Canadian growers sought for pesticide-free gardening stories

April 27, 2009

As Canadians get ready to say hello to May flowers, gardeners from coast to coast are invited to show the rest of the country how growing without pesticides can create both a safe and stunning summer sanctuary.

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