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The legislation would be the first of its kind in Canada.
Seed packets
Top tips for seed saving, rain gardens and sprouting from workshops at Guelph's Hillside Festival.
Solar panels in the city
Solar power’s popularity is skyrocketing – even where you’d least expect it. Here’s how we can keep the momentum up.
Pumpkins after Halloween by Mk2010.
Using cradle-to-cradle thinking to get the most out of your jack-o-lantern.
Solar photovoltaic cell panels under sunny sky
New research out of Cambridge has game-changing implications for the future of energy production.
Tar Sands Action at the White House
What we've learned from the campaign against Keystone XL – and how to apply it to stopping Energy East.
Changes to the A\J team this month.
Janice Lee with Region of Waterloo staff recycling expert Kathleen Barsoum.
How recycling works and why you should sort yours at home.
The People's Climate March in New York City.
Maybe the real success of the march is the galvanizing effect on the communities it brought together.
World Ethical Apparel Roundtable
The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable represents a real industry shift.
The Fox of Many Hats and a One-Racoon Band
Our "Skills for the New Economy" series continues with a look at the importance of creative eco-polymaths.
SaskPower Boundary Dam GS
SaskPower’s retrofit could set a precedent for keeping aging coal plants open after all.
Hospital food
How hospitals, universities and other institutions are revitalizing their food services with fresh, sustainable ingredients.
Winning projects on display at the Sustainable Design Awards.
A recap of the 2014 Sustainable Design Awards.
Before large-scale activism is possible, you need to build a base of supporters. An excerpt from the new book Educating for Action.
More than 20,000 people joined a global bike ride to call attention to the need for Arctic protection.
Energy East is North America’s largest proposed tar sands pipeline, and Environmental Defence is here to set the record straight about the risks it poses.
Newfoundland root cellar
East Coasters are returning to their roots in the search for food security – and demonstrating the link between sustainability and plain old common sense.
Electric cars being charged at a station. One is blue.
If we can look past the short-term losses, shifting from traditional vehicles to EVs would be a massive economic boon – and help meet ambitious GHG reduction targets.
Drop of water
Our increasing rate of consumption means that the huge reservoir found under the ocean floor won’t do much to change water scarcity.