As part of an overall environmental stweardship objective, the school district of Richmond BC is currently working towards energy sustainability with the following goals in mind: Reduction of energy consumption Sourcing energy from clean renewable sources and Reducing the environmental impact of energy consumption. Read more here .
A new study finds that only 30% of children in Canada walk to school. This is a significant drop from a study conducted in 1970 that showed 80% of children walked to school. Urban sprawl, tight schedules and parents’ fear for child safety are the main reasons for this decline is physical activity. Read more here.
Despite having a strong economy for the last decade, British Columbia has the highest poverty rates in the country. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has laid out a Poverty Reduction Plan that would reduce poverty in the province by one third after four years and eliminate street homelessness within 5 years. The plan calls for action in 7 key READ MORE
A preliminary report released by the Pembina Institute and David Suzuki Foundation has shown that by following the science-based model of reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 25% below 1990 levels, Canada can still expect economic growth of 20% over the next decade.The report is based on research by M.K. Jaccard and Associates using an economic READ MORE
“Through the Green Glass: Climate Change Tools for Education Leaders” is the third volume in the Columbia Institute’s Going for Green series. This collection of presentations is based on a conference held in January 2008 that brought together over 20 experts to speak on a variety of education-related sustainability issues. In this book you will READ MORE