Background information

Arctic Ocean sea ice coverage has shrunk to the lowest level since modern records began, smashing the previous record by 760,000 square kilometers (293,000 square miles). On September 16, the day on which, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the region's sea ice appeared... read more

Here are a few things you can do to educate yourself and get started toward helping change things for the better: Read this 2-page letter: (PDF) Watch The Story of Stuff (and other videos on the site):  http://www.storyofstuff... read more

Can boiling a frog help the environment? Can you take a humorous approach, reach new people and motivate them to create change? We decided to find out at a recent Peace and Social Action event. The good news is that lots of people came out, enjoyed the movie, and we are starting a green neighbours... read more

Pressure is increasing on the federal government to put a price on carbon emissions, something it has proposed but not yet implemented. The latest salvo comes from the International Energy Agency, whose executive director Maria van der Hoeven told a Toronto audience Monday that pricing carbon is... read more

A new study warns Canada needs to create a comprehensive national energy policy, rather than rely on a private market-driven one, to mitigate climate change and build a strong economy based on green technologies. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has just published the study... read more

We know 1.4 billion ways to build a path to a just and sustainable future. Right now, Canada gives out upwards of $1.4 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel corporations - some of the wealthiest and most carbon intensive corporations on the planet. At the same time, youth are facing the highest... read more

In July 2012 Environment Canada published a report with 2 sets of trends that includes a credit of 25 Mt of CO2e for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The published trends only include the LULUCF credit for the years 2015 and 2020. In order to be consistent we applied the LULUCF... read more