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Finding Solutions — Spring 2010

May 2010
Finding Solutions - Spring 2010 cover

Finding Solutions is our quarterly report to you — showing your donations at work in our recent victories and campaigns. Plus, it's full of tips, news, recommended books and movies, and ways you can help the environment in your everyday life.... More »

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The grizzly truth about the trophy hunt

May 2010
Photo: The grizzly truth about the trophy hunt

Although most of us wouldn't want to run into a grizzly bear in the wilderness, we do want to see them prosper in their home territories. And most of us would at least expect them to be safe in parks and protected areas — but that's often not the case.... More »

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Get these toxic chemicals out of your bathroom

May 2010

From shampoos to soaps to makeup, most of us use 10 or more personal-care products each day. But some ingredients in beauty products aren't all that pretty. In fact, researchers in the U.S. found that of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal-care products, one in eight is an industrial chemical.... More »

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Canadians reuse books to celebrate Earth Day

May 2010
Photo: Canadians reuse books to celebrate Earth Day

Most of us can point to a book that influenced the way we think about the world, or even led us to change the way we live each day. During Earth Week this year, April 19 to 24, Canadians from coast to coast participated in book swaps to celebrate the... More »

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Cut emissions and save money

May 2010

Smart driving is good for the environment and your wallet Taking transit or cycling is best, but they're not always possible, especially outside of our cities. That's why we launched our Roulez Mieux campaign in Quebec — or "Drive Smart" in English. As hard-hitting as it is playful, the Roulez... More »

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Keep sustainable seafood labels credible

May 2010

When I purchase fair trade coffee or organic apples, I trust that the labels reflect the production system they come from — and my value for purchasing sustainable food. So how about "sustainable" seafood labels? One of my roles at the Foundation is to track which wild marine species are... More »

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Tweeting is not just for the birds

May 2010

Apparently, I tweet. I have an affinity for birds, but I didn't realize that I had joined them. A while ago, a woman approached me on the street outside our Foundation office in Vancouver and thanked me for the message I sent out on Twitter. I went to the office... More »

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