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Being our best to honour the best

November 2011
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I was saddened to hear of the death of Wangari Maathai in September. Dr. Maathai was a Kenyan political and environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, an organization focused on treeplanting, conservation, and women's rights. For her work, she was awarded both the Right Livelihood Award and a... More »

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Tips for greening your holidays

November 2011

Make cranberry sauce Bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical, is found in the epoxy resin that lines many canned goods. Recently, BPA was found to migrate out of canned foods like baby formula, beans, soup, and cranberry sauce. Reduce your exposure to BPA—switch to fresh, frozen, or dried goods and make... More »

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Suzuki Elders Forum promises inspiration and empowerment

November 2011

On November 24, the Association of Suzuki Elders will host an exciting Elders and Environment Forum to encourage and empower others to address critical environmental concerns. A dedicated group of Foundation volunteers, the Elders use their knowledge and experience to mentor younger generations and other elders on environmental issues. After... More »

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Google Earth helps put dollar value on nature

November 2011
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Imagine being able to find your backyard or neighbourhood park on a digital map and instantly learn how much the natural features inside it are worth. Thanks to a new partnership between the Foundation and Google Earth Outreach, you'll soon be able to do just that. Google's Earth Outreach program... More »

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Honouring two visionaries

November 2011
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Like many environmental advocates, we at the Foundation were saddened by the passing of two great leaders in the past few months. Jack Layton, who passed away in late August, needs little introduction. The leader of the NDP for eight years, Layton worked tirelessly toward his vision of an equal,... More »

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Eat for healthy oceans

November 2011

...with help of new SeaChoice wallet card phone app Choosing sustainable seafood just got easier, with the updated SeaChoice Ocean-Friendly Seafood wallet card. The card's new layout allows seafood lovers to check their options while grocery shopping and dining out. Seafood appears in three categories — Best Choice, Some Concerns,... More »

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Provinces fight climate change despite federal inaction

November 2011
Photo: Provinces fight climate change despite federal inaction

Most Canadians are well aware of the federal government's inaction on climate change. It has failed to regulate emissions, has no credible plan to reach even its very modest reduction targets, and has cut funding for government departments and scientific agencies working on the issue. Fortunately, some provincial governments are... More »

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Finding Solutions — Fall 2011

November 2011
Finding Solutions - Fall 2011 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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