Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 15:37
The application process for Next Up leadership 2016-2017 has begun! Next Up is a leadership training program for young people age 18-32 who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Applications are open for our 7-month training programs in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg and Ottawa. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested! Learn more
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:26
“Top Asks for Climate Action” highlights how Canada can ramp up climate action by empowering low carbon communities. Local governments have a crucial role to play in combating climate change. Their decisions directly or indirectly impact sixty percent of Canada’s energy consumption and more than fifty percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Read more
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:00
"Climate Examiner," PICS Weekly Round-up, April 7, 2016
Energy-efficient home retrofits have taken off in Ontario and Nova Scotia as a result of small tweaks to legislation in the last five years.
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Submitted by columbiainstitute on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:34
By Katie Hyslop, The Tyee, April 11, 2016
Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules.
Until this past February, any British Columbian student could be put on track towards a school-leaving certificate, also known as an Evergreen Certificate, instead of a high school diploma.
Submitted by columbiainstitute on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 15:27
PICSnews-Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Winter 2016
A new PICS supported report from the Columbia Institute details the minor legislative changes needed to open doors for scaling up residential energy efficiency retrofits across Canada. The report, entitled 'This Green House II' provides a valuable summary of building energy efficiency policies and financing programs across the country, identifying what works and where the barriers are.