Interesting Stuff

Index


Social Media     

 

 

Leading Thinkers

 
  • Academic.Edu: Social Networking for Academics
  • Science and Development Network: News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world


  • The Munk Debates: The Munk Debates seek to provide a lively and substantive forum for leading thinkers to debate the major issues facing the world and Canada 
  • TED, Technology, Entertainment, Design: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world

 
  • Transforming Cultures presentations: Ideas on how to shift from consumerism to sustainability

 

Sustainable Infrastructure

 

 

Social Capital

 

 

Sustainable Community Development 

 

 

Energy Efficiency 

 
  • The Commission for Environmental Cooperation: case studies outlining best practices with respect to municipal energy initiatives in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, covering renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and energy-related procurement
  • Bridging the Gulf: A report prepared by the Pembina Institute detailing five personal transportation solutions that can reduce Ontario's demand for oil.

 

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

 
  • North American Environmental Atlas: Mapping North America's shared environment
  • The ICLEI Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation: This guide and workbook is a compendium of resources that provides a five-milestone framework to assist local governments with the creation of an adaptation plan to address the relevant climate change impacts in their community.
  • Currently, 64 percent of our ocean is not protected by any national law at all. See how Kristina Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect oceans from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policymaking and a healthy dose of PR.
  • Town Hall Challenge reports on Canada's most energy efficient city and town halls in 2010.
  • The Carbon Capture Report serves as a resource for globally tracking public perceptions and new developments in the areas of climate change, carbon capture, carbon credits, and different forms of energy.
  • The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (the Coalition) has released a Health Care Facility Climate Change Resiliency Toolkit, aimed at helping communities adapt their health care facilities to the risks posed by climate change.

 

Community Vitality 

 

 

Agency

 
  • Dragons and DecisionsToward a Model of Unsustainable Behaviour: This presentation by Professor Robert Gifford from the University of Victoria discusses the psychological factors contributing to unsustainable choices, and decision-making.
  • Ken Lyotier, Co-Researcher on the Agency research project, talk about his experience in bringing the Olympic flame into Vancouver Place.

 

Rethinking Growth 

 

 

Organizations 


Aboriginal Environments Research Centre - University of Queensland, Australia

 


Canadian Consortium for Sustainable Development Research



Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)



Centre for Social Innovation


 
Co-operators Group Limited


 
Council of Canadian Academies



David Suzuki Foundation Offices



Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University



International Institute for Sustainable Development


 
McConnell Foundation


 
National Resources Canada



Sustainability Solutions Group   


The Trudeau Foundation

 

 
World Fisheries Trust

 


 World Academy of Art and Sciences