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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Campaigns[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the Canada category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Biodiversity[edit]

Naturewatch: A Canadian Phenology project

Climate action[edit]

Energy Action Coalition, coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups coordinating on state, regional, and national levels in the United States and Canada. Wikipedia category: Climate change in Canada

Canada People’s Climate Plan

Cycling activism[edit]

Canada Bikes, the national voice for commuter, touring and recreational cycling - Critical Mass bicycle rides in Canada

Environment quality[edit]

FixMyStreet Canada

Ethical consumerism[edit]

The Buy Nothing Day site through the Adbusters Media Foundation - Fairtrade settlements in Canada

Food activism[edit]

Face Your Farmer on pinterest - Solar cooking resources in Canada - Wikipedia category: Food markets in Canada

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit]

PAREdown

Sharing[edit]

Canadian Cohousing Network - Canadian Senior Cohousing

Urban sustainability[edit]

8-80 Cities, Canadian based non-profit organization with an international outlook, promote walking and bicycling as activities and urban parks, trails and other public spaces as great places for ALL.

Depave Paradise

RAIN, urban stormwater program designed by Green Communities Canada to maximize community engagement and action.

Events[edit]

2014

June 7 100in1day, transform your city (Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax)

May 26 Bike Day in Canada is about bringing together the public, cycling organizations and members of all three levels of government across Canada, to ride on the same day. The day is dedicated to highlighting the importance of cycling in Canada as a healthy, affordable and environmentally friendly form of physical activity, transportation and tourism. [1]

News and comment[edit]

2016

Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths, Nov 24 [2]

Plastic microbeads will be banned in Canada, effective mid-2018, Nov 4 [3]

Canada's National Parks will be free to all visitors in 2017, January 11 [4]

2015

Canada shocks COP21 with big new climate goal, December 7 [5]

The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another, September 15 [6]

2014

High-volume fracking to be banned in Nova Scotia, September 3 [7]

Canada should be doing more to fight income inequality, March 17 [8]

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

Apps for Climate Action Contest winners, September 16, 2010

Legal resources[edit]

Ecojustice Canada, Canadian non-profit environmental law organization that provides funding to lawyers to use litigation to defend and protect the environment. W

Video[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Canada, Environment of Canada, Poverty in Canada

Wikipedia categories: Environment of Canada, Environmental issues in Canada‎


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. Canada Bikes media release, April 15, 2014
  2. BBC News
  3. globalnews.ca
  4. treehugger.com
  5. nationalobserver.com
  6. Common Dreams
  7. CBC News
  8. montrealgazette.com


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