Your health is not defined soley by your physical attributes – it also includes aspects of your social life and environment. Watch the video “ Population Health: The New Agenda ” to learn more about the social determinants of health.
Carbon footprint calculations are based on emissions from daily activities, such as travel and energy consumption, over the past 12 months. Find out what your carbon footprint is at this calculator .
The Ontario Infrastrucure Fund aims to accelerate infrastructure investments to foster a competitive environment which attracts businesses and creates employment opportunities. Projects are jointly funded by the federal and Ontario provincial governments, and ensure that Ontarians will benefits from increased employment opportunities, enhanced protection and mangement of drinking water, improved transportation safety and efficiency, and READ MORE
This book, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights the important role that the public plays in ensuring that high-quality public services are provided and shared public policy goals are achieved. It provides guidance of how to ensure public participation and putting open and includsive policy making into practice, and includes READ MORE
The motorization of urban environments has exacerbated road congestion, pollution, and health and safety risks. Members of the European Cyclists’ Federation are adament that this trend can be reversed, and are helping organize Velo-city 2009, a conference that will provide advice on how to make cities more cycle-friendly. The conference will also include the signing READ MORE
Author David Korten believes that the economic recession provides North Americans with the opportunity to rebuild the economy to value people and the planet. The current economy puts money and business above all else, fostering an environment where corruption and competition are rampant. Switching to a values-based operating system will support social and environmental justice READ MORE
Municipal delegates congregated at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convention which discussed the issue of the United States protectionist policy. The U.S. infrastructure stimulus package includes "buy American" provisions for manufactured products, which is not in the interest of free trade and negatively impacts Canadian employment and economic growth. Prime Minister Harper has been READ MORE
WATERLIFE is an epic documentary showcasing the journey of water from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The journey highlights the biological problems rampant in this water system, and shows how close it is to an ecological disaster. The film boasts stunning imagery, interesting characters, and an extensive musical soundtrack. Get more information at READ MORE
The District of Nanaimo has included greenhouse gas emissions targets in its Regional Growth Strategy. This decision is ideal because reducing emissions requires collaboration and cooperation, two key aspects of any Regional Growth Strategy. This move is important as it will allow for more effective, standardized management of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Read READ MORE
Toronto city councillors have approved a new bylaw that will require green roof coverage on all multi-unit buildings and residential dwellings. On a similar note, councillors also approved the development of bike lanes on Jarvis Street. Read the full details of these decisions at Treehugger .
This resource guide sheds light on the complex P3 world and contains tools and information for community leaders. On balance, our research shows that the Design-Build-Finance-Operate relationship termed P3 has significant downsides for the public interest. P3s are complicated and contentious. They shift the role governments play in the delivery of public services and infrastructure. READ MORE