The Canada West Foundation has released a report designed to provide background information about what is currently being done in Canada to address climate change. The report provides a summary of different policy initiatives at the provincial and national level, including cap and trade systems, carbon sinks, carbon tax, alternative energy investments, public transportation developments, and idling READ MORE
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office released a discussion paper on Feb. 7 entitled Searching for the Good Life in a Carbon Neutral BC: Meeting BC’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets with Fairness and Equity. This highly readable paper looks at BC’s climate change plan through a social justice lens READ MORE
Last June, "Sustainable Communities", the first annual Centre for Civic Governance Forum, brought together mayors, councillors and school board trustees from every region across Ontario to discuss key issues. Participants gave the Forum high marks calling it “brilliant”, “fantastic” and “the best I’ve seen in years”. Now Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance is offering READ MORE
On January 31, 2008 Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson led a motion to look at Vancouver’s options for reducing and phasing out the use of plastic bags in the city. However, council voted to move the debate to the Metro Vancouver Board instead and Stevenson now fears the motion will get lost in the shuffle. Read READ MORE
Greener Footprints is a BC-based organization dedicated to helping consumers, retailers, towns and councils go plastic bag free. The website features steps for councils and towns to take to ban plastic bags as well as tips for customers and retailers. You can even order reusable bags on the site.