CBC | What on Earth?

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This is the CBC’s weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where they highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. This Week: •Canada is touting hydrogen as crucial to its climate action plan, but how green is it? •California increases GDP while decreasing emissions •Scientists uncover traces of climate history […]

Clean Energy Canada

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Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy program within the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. They work to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy sources and clean technology. They conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform policy leadership, […]

World Economic Forum

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The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship […]

2020 Anniversary Report

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May 24-25, 2019 was the official launch of Sustainable Orillia—a great example of how people of a community can come together, in cooperation with City Council and staff, to plan a more sustainable community. A year later, it seems a good idea to remind our community of what we have accomplished together— and what we […]

How to Reduce Food Waste

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There are many ways on how to lower the amount of food you waste in a day by simply acknowledging how much food you take, thinking you will eat it all. Here are some methods on how to lower the amount of food you waste: 1)​ Shop Smarter Purchasing more food than needed results in […]

Start Harvesting Rain Water & Protect Lake Simcoe

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This spring is shaping up to be different than most. Like many charities, Living Green Barrie is adapting to new realities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. One project that we have modified is our rain barrel sale! We are thrilled to be able to offer an online rain barrel sale in partnership with rainbarrel.ca. […]

Ecological Footprint

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by Emily Hawton An ecological footprint is a measurement of the ecological assets that an individual requires to produce the natural resources they consume. I am going to assess my ecological footprint using footprintnetwork.org. I believe my ecological footprint will be higher than average because I drive a lot to get places and I eat […]

Easy Ways to Help the Environment

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As you may know the environment is something we need to protect. You’ve probably heard this a million times and people probably have already told you to help, but this is a climate crisis, which is why we need everyone’s help! So please read the following to learn some simple and easy ways to help […]

Electric Vehicles: a closer look

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Question 1. Are Electric Vehicles Really More Expensive? Question 2. Do You Want To Learn More? To the first question: Usually yes, if you just look at the sticker price. But, in reality, since most of us in Canada keep our new vehicles between 8 and 9 years according to automotive analysis Dennis DesRosiers, the […]