Environment and Nature
On September 24th, 2010, Culture Days kicks off in Canada for the first time in history. As the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada, Culture Days is a free three-day celebration of Canadian arts and culture at every level: From the local woodworker to the established arts organization, Culture Days will unite the nation to honour the diversity of our creativity in every community.
On hot and sunny summer days, smog thrives. But smog is not limited to the visibly hazy, thick polluted air commonly found in cities. Smog can be found nearly everywhere, even when you can’t see it or smell it in the air around you.
And if you think smog stays outside, think again.
April 22, 2010
Contest hopes to encourage kids to seek careers in Earth Sciences
(Calgary, Alberta) – A national contest for kids sparked by an urgent need to attract young people to the Earth sciences announced its winners today. After receiving entries from hundreds of students from across the country, the 2nd annual WHERE Challenge has awarded more than $13-thousand in six national, 33 regional and three school prizes.
New study highlights challenges and potential solutions for laid-off forest products workers in Canada
OTTAWA, March 22, 2010 – A new study from the Forest Products Sector Council (FPSC-CSPF) entitled Challenges and Impacts: Labour Market Transition Programs for Laid-Off Forest Products Workers in Canada highlights the challenges laid-off forest workers face in forest-dependent communities across Canada.
Talking to children about tragedy is a job most parents would love to avoid. If only our children did not need to hear about things like this week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. But of course, they do hear. And they are full of questions: Could this happen to me? What’s going to happen to the children? Can I do anything to help the children I see on TV?
Carleen McGuinty, Policy Advisor/Child Protection at World Vision Canada, suggests eight ways to make a tough job a little bit easier.
All of us want to use energy and feel good about it. The challenge is to supply sufficient amounts of affordable energy to power our lives and build an energy system that can sustain future generations.
The time is ripe for an “Energy New Deal”. With our history as a technology pioneer, Shell is eager to contribute. However, opinion polls suggest that many people believe that a new energy system can be built quickly and on the cheap.
Dropping temperatures and falling leaves signal the end of summer and the beginning of another cold Canadian winter. But with the change in season, there is more to remember than turning up the thermostat. People must also consider indoor air quality and how it affects their health.
Contest organizers hope to attract thousands of entries
(CALGARY, AB) – A national contest for kids sparked by an urgent need to attract young people to the Earth sciences is announcing it will go ahead for a second year. Dozens of school classrooms and more than a thousand students participated in the first year of the WHERE Challenge – a contest launched last October that asked Canadian students aged 10 – 14 years to discover non-renewable Earth resources found in everyday objects. Contest organizers hope to attract at least double that number this year.
Getting up too often in the night?
Try a natural solution to enlarged prostate.
By Josée Fortin, ND
Gary M. wasn't sleeping well at all. Every night he would have to get up six or seven times to go to the bathroom. Hardly the recipe for facing the following day rested and refreshed.
You recycle, take public transit and have even ventured at making your own compost, but now you're ready to take that next step to make your home more energy efficient. Here are a few ways to take your positive impact on the environment through the roof:
Use recycled shingles. If you are considering replacing your roof, try using recycled asphalt shingles. These shingles use reclaimed materials which will reduce waste and often have a lifespan of 50 years versus the average 15-year lifespan of regular shingles.