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Posted under "Canada" http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/taxonomy/term/139 The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en The Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability created http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3824 <p>To honour Jack Layton’s passion for optimism and hope in creating a more sustainable future, Learning for a Sustainable Future Canada is pleased to announce the establishment of <strong>The Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability</strong> will be presented to an individual student or group of students who have responded to community challenges with creative energy, responsible citizenship and innovative action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3824">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3824#comments Canada K-12 Success Stories Youth / Student Organizations Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:48:37 -0700 wttcoordinator 3824 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca SeaChoice Sustainable Seafood Educator's Guide http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3580 <p>SeaChoice: Healthy Choices, Healthy Oceans</p> <p>SeaChoice, Canada’s most comprehensive sustainable seafood program,<br /> is about solutions for healthy oceans. Five internationally respected<br /> Canadian conservation organizations—Canadian Parks and Wilderness<br /> Society, the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecology Action Center, Living<br /> Oceans Society and Sierra Club British Columbia—formed SeaChoice to help<br /> Canadians take an active role in supporting sustainable fisheries and<br /> aquaculture at all levels of the seafood supply chain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3580">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3580#comments Canada Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture Global Citizenship / Global Education Green / Ethical Purchasing K-12 Resources Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:07:44 -0700 wttcoordinator 3580 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca ESD Canada report to UNESCO on Indicators of Education for Sustainable Development in Canada http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3576 <p>Please see attached report, surveying the Canadian programs and initiatives for Education for Sustainable Development by province from 2007-2010.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3576#comments Business / Industry Canada Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Federal Government Higher Education K-12 Local Government Media Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Provincial Government Success Stories Youth Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:18:00 -0700 wttcoordinator 3576 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Young playwrights shine at Canadian sustainability playwriting competition http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3335 <p>MEDIA RELEASE</p> <p>May 11, 2010 </p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Young playwrights shine at Canadian sustainability playwriting competition</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3335">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3335#comments K-12 Group Arts and Culture - Eco-Art Canada Community Based Project K-12 Wed, 12 May 2010 12:40:34 -0700 wttcoordinator 3335 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3298 <p>Environment Canada has recently released a framework paper on Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada. Interested parties are invited to comment and provide feedback online during the current consultation process. You can find the framework paper and instructions for leaving feedback on the Environment Canada site by following the link provided.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3298#comments Canada Federal Government Public Participation Sustainability Policy Tue, 06 Apr 2010 16:29:05 -0700 wttcoordinator 3298 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca The Otesha Project’s delicious selection 2010 cycling and performing tours! http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3228 <p>What’s that great smell? Well, we’re cooking up something we’re very<br /> proud of – The Otesha Project’s delicious selection 2010 cycling and<br /> performing tours!<br /> They’re outrageously original, building on the Otesha Project’s past<br /> and catapulting it into the future. Check them out here. If you or<br /> someone you know is interested in taking action to create a<br /> sustainable future, consider applying to go on a tour! Now is the<br /> time.<br /> We need your help. Word of mouth is our most effective tool for<br /> recruiting new program participants. We appreciate anyway that you</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/100" class="og_links">Non Formal Education</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3228">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3228#comments Non Formal Education Canada Community Based Project Non-Formal Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:28:38 -0800 wttcoordinator 3228 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Craik Sustainable Living Project in Saskatchewan -- call for student boarders http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212 <p>Praxis International Institute (PII) is located in a new eco-constructed facility in the Craik Sustainable Living Project in Craik, Saskatchewan, Canada and is open to youth from around the world.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3212#comments K-12 Group Campus Planning and Development Canada Educational Program K-12 Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:30:25 -0800 wttcoordinator 3212 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca New web section of the Canadian Biodiversity Information Network (CBIN) http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3189 <p>Environment Canada has announced the publication of a new web section of the Canadian Biodiversity Information Network (CBIN), and released a new logo in celebration of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (2010 IYB).</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/100" class="og_links">Non Formal Education</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3189">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3189#comments Non Formal Education Canada Community Engagement Federal Government Success Stories Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:02:32 -0800 wttcoordinator 3189 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca A selection of funny, and not so funny, online videos leading up to Copenhagen. http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3172 <p>Here are a few video selections from the web to provide a bit of informal education leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Click &quot;read more&quot; to see the whole list.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A quick recipe for a successful Copenhagen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htzw2b472Ws">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htzw2b472Ws</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3172">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3172#comments Business / Industry Canada Federal Government Global Citizenship / Global Education Higher Education K-12 Local Government Media Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Provincial Government Sustainability Policy Youth Wed, 02 Dec 2009 12:52:02 -0800 wttcoordinator 3172 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca BEAN - Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033 <p>I like the simplicity of BEAN's 4 Rs of Biodiversity:</p> <p>Retain, Restore, Replace, Recover </p> <p><strong><em>Retain</em></strong> (i.e. protect) populations, species and habitats that are ecologically significant.</p> <p><em><strong>Restore</strong></em> habitats that have been degraded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/4033#comments Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism Canada Educational Program Non-Formal Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:31:23 -0700 GreenHearted 4033 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Canadian Youth Climate Coalition High School/Jr. High School Wokshops http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3700 <p>Normal<br /> 0</p> <p>false<br /> false<br /> false</p> <p>EN-CA<br /> X-NONE<br /> X-NONE</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3700">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3700#comments K-12 Group Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Community Based Project Community Engagement Global Citizenship / Global Education Non-profit / NGO Poverty Reduction Resource Management Social Justice Youth / Student Organizations Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:20:24 -0700 Parros 3700 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ontario Solar Network http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3458 <p><a href="http://www.ontariosolarnetwork.com/" target="_blank">Join Ontario's Solar Energy Industry</a> - Whether you want to secure solar panel training certification, make business contacts, or find a new solar energy job, the Ontario Solar Network is for you.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3458#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Business / Industry Canada Resources Tue, 19 Oct 2010 02:39:06 -0700 prakasharige 3458 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Ontario Solar News http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3457 <p><a href="http://www.ontariosolarnews.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Latest News from Ontario's Solar Energy Industry </strong></a></p> <p>Whether you want to secure solar panel training certification, make business contacts, or find new career opportunities, Ontario Solar News is for you.</p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3457#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Business / Industry Canada Resources Tue, 19 Oct 2010 02:32:37 -0700 prakasharige 3457 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca CLIMATE ACTION CAMPS - Training Activists to Stop Climate Change http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3037 <p>Register for a Greenpeace Climate Action Camp and learn how peaceful civil disobedience can make Canada a climate leader.</p> <p>Climate Action Camps will be held:</p> <p>1. Toronto, Ontario: October 2-4<br /> 2. Montreal, Quebec: October 16-18<br /> 3. Halifax, Nova Scotia: October 30-November 1<br /> 4. Vancouver, British Columbia: November 6-8</p> <p>All camps are on weekends - Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. We encourage participants to car pool to the camps &amp; organizers will help link up participants for this purpose.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3037">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3037#comments Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Community Engagement Global Citizenship / Global Education Non-profit / NGO Peace and Human Security Public Participation Resources Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:48:23 -0700 wttcoordinator 3037 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca 2009-2010 Act NOW! National Playwriting Competition http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3036 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://now-org.com/get-involved/act-now-playwriting-competition/">Act NOW!<br /> National Playwriting Competition</a></p> <p><a href="http://now-org.com/get-involved/act-now-playwriting-competition/"></a>2009-2010 Act NOW! National Playwriting Competition</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3036">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/3036#comments Arts and Culture - Eco-Art Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Community Engagement Community Health Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Policy (K-12) Global Citizenship / Global Education Higher Education K-12 K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Non-Formal Non-profit / NGO Social Justice Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:10:06 -0700 wttcoordinator 3036 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca The Sustainability Officer's Handbook http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2906 <p>We are pleased to inform you of a new Canadian book to add to your teaching materials. The Sustainability Officer's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Helping Your Organization Become Sustainable will introduce business students to the very practical aspects of managing for sustainability - with checklists on what to measure now and what to plan for the future. It will appeal to students looking for a &quot;how-to&quot; manual on the subject. It includes chapters on:</p> <p>Choosing sustainability indicators<br /> Greening buildings<br /> Reducing energy from fossil fuels</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2906">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2906#comments Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Ethics Green Building / Urban Design and Greening Higher Education Land Use and Transportation Planning Post-secondary Curriculum Resource Management Resources Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:02:01 -0700 wttcoordinator 2906 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) - 2010 Annual National Conference http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2837 <p>The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM)</p> <p>2010 Annual National Conference </p> <p>Simon Fraser University-Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada </p> <p><strong>May 19-22, 2010<br /> </strong></p> <p><em>Diversity, sustainability and environment: Exploring cultural and practical diversity for environmental learning </em></p> <p><strong>Call for Submissions</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2837">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2837#comments Canada Educational Policy (Advanced Education) Educational Program Higher Education Post-secondary Curriculum Research and Evaluation Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:33:23 -0700 wttcoordinator 2837 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Fireside Adventures Summer Leadership Programs http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2746 <p><strong><br /> Fireside Adventures Summer Leadership Programs Update</strong></p> <p>Fireside Adventures Summer Leadership Programs still has a couple of spots left in their fantastic youth leadership summer camp programs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2746">read more</a></p> Canada Educational Program Non-Formal Youth / Student Organizations Thu, 04 Jun 2009 23:06:59 -0700 wttcoordinator 2746 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Power Shift Canada 2009 Call http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2718 <p>The Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) is in the early stages of organizing an event called Power Shift Canada. We need YOU!</p> <p>The plan: October 21-23, 2009, we will bring together over one thousand young people from across Canada for two days of awesome workshops and strategy sessions that will build to a MAJOR lobby day on Parliament Hill on the third day. We will deliver our message of change to our elected officials and push the federal government to take bold steps in tackling climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2718">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2718#comments Alternative Energy / Peak Oil Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Youth Youth / Student Organizations Mon, 25 May 2009 21:32:57 -0700 kbowen 2718 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2699 <p>Are you concerned about climate change and what it means for the future? Do you want to make your voice heard and be part of the solution? The <a href="http://www.climateleaders.ca/home">Young Leaders' Summit on Northern Climate Change</a> is your opportunity!</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2699">read more</a></p> Canada Climate Change and Air Quality Higher Education Youth Youth / Student Organizations Wed, 13 May 2009 19:05:32 -0700 kbowen 2699 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca The New University Cooperative Summer Short Course Program http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2651 <p>The New University Cooperative is please to announce our inaugural 2009 Summer Short Course Program, being held in Nova Scotia, from August 1st to August 28th. The theme of the course is Sustainability and Social Justice; Capacity for Social Transformation.</p> <p>A full-time, residential program, the Summer Short Course Program combines a range of learning experiences to help students develop the skills and understanding necessary to be involved in movements for social transformation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2651">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2651#comments Canada Community Engagement Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Fair Trade / Globalization Food Production / Organic Agriculture / Urban Agriculture Global Citizenship / Global Education Higher Education Peace and Human Security Poverty Reduction Public Participation Social Justice Sustainable Consumption / Simple Living Thu, 16 Apr 2009 20:53:17 -0700 kbowen 2651 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Free Environmental Education Resource for Teachers http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2641 <p>Quagmire: A FREE Simulation Game for Wetland Decision Making</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2641">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2641#comments K-12 Group Biodiversity and Habitat / Bioregionalism Canada Community Engagement Ecological Literacy / Ecological Footprint Educational Program K-12 Public Participation Water and Sewage Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:11:36 -0700 Quagmire 2641 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca OSEE Conference 2009 http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2603 <p>The Ministry of Education is launching an initiative to integrate environmental education into the Ontario curriculum in every subject in every grade. The Ontario Society for Environmental Education's (OSEE) May 2009 conference will focus on offering ideas, skills, resources and inspiration - to both environmental education pros and newcomers - to achieve this goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2603">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2603#comments Canada K-12 K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Provincial Government Sun, 08 Mar 2009 22:40:30 -0700 kbowen 2603 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Free Environmental Education Resource for Educators http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2556 <p><em>Quagmire</em>, a simulation game for wetland decision making, is an interactive role-playing game for grades 5 to 12.  It provides a real-life situation regarding the proposed development of a saltwater marsh.  <em>Quagmire</em> is student-oriented and hands-on.  Students take on the roles of various interest groups including government, industry, tourism, agriculture and environmental organizations to “debate the fate” of a saltwater marsh in front of</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2556">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2556#comments K-12 Group Canada Educational Program K-12 K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:24:28 -0800 Quagmire 2556 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca Quagmire: A Simulation Game for Wetland Decision Making http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2536 <p>Quagmire is an interactive role-playing game for grades 5-12. It provides a real-life situation regarding the proposed development of a saltwater marsh. Quagmire is student oriented and hands-on. Students take on the role of various interest groups including the government, industry, tourism, aquaculture and environmental organizations to 'debate the fate' of a saltwater marsh.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="first last og_links"><a href="/node/99" class="og_links">K-12 Group</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2536">read more</a></p> http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca/node/2536#comments K-12 Group Canada Educational Program K-12 K-12 School Curriculum - Sustainability Education Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:42:43 -0800 Quagmire 2536 at http://www.walkingthetalk.bc.ca