Article – Consumers continue to focus on sustainability

“Although a survey has underlined the long-standing faith Canadians have in farmers and the food system, they increasingly regard issues such as sustainability as a vital part of that trust, said an expert.” Read more here:

Book – Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene

“Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene¬†is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for the biosphere in general. The writers comeContinue reading “Book – Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene”

Webinar – Barriers, By-laws, and the Biophilic City: Advancing Natural Gardens and Native Plants in Our Cities

Free webinar Dec 17, 2020 at 2pm MST to learn about biodiverse home gardens in Canadian cities! Hear “from Professor Nina-Marie Lister, Author Lorraine Johnson, and Environmental Lawyer David Donnelly, about the ecological significance of advancing biodiversity through natural gardens and native plants in the City along with the challenges faced by the current stateContinue reading “Webinar – Barriers, By-laws, and the Biophilic City: Advancing Natural Gardens and Native Plants in Our Cities”

Webinar – Barriers, By-laws, and the Biophilic City: Advancing Natural Gardens and Native Plants in Our Cities

Free webinar Dec 17, 2020 at 2pm MST to learn about biodiverse home gardens in Canadian cities! Hear “from Professor Nina-Marie Lister, Author Lorraine Johnson, and Environmental Lawyer David Donnelly, about the ecological significance of advancing biodiversity through natural gardens and native plants in the City along with the challenges faced by the current stateContinue reading “Webinar – Barriers, By-laws, and the Biophilic City: Advancing Natural Gardens and Native Plants in Our Cities”

Research – Wood Buffalo National Park

Canada’s largest national park is showing signs of poor health in Northern Alberta. CPAWS’s article explains what is happening and why: For information about what the Canadian government is doing to protect this park, visit here: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo/info/action

Bill C-12 – Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

“This enactment requires that national targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada be set, with the objective of attaining net-zero emissions by 2050. The targets are to be set by the Minister of the Environment for 2030, 2035, 2040 and 2045.” Read first reading (Nov 19, 2020) here: https://parl.ca/DocumentViewer/en/43-2/bill/C-12/first-reading#ID0E0LB0AA

Podcast: Alberta Better – The Cost of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy

In this episode of Alberta Better, researcher Ryan Riordan discusses the economic impacts and fiscal investments required to meet the Federal government’s plan to achieve Canada’s net-zero emissions by 2050. Listen to the podcast here: https://www.businesscouncilab.com/podcast/episode-024-the-cost-of-canadas-low-carbon-economy/

Government of Canada – Net Zero by 2050

Canada introduced a new bill this month to “legally bind the Government to a process to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.” Read more about it here: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-charts-course-for-clean-growth-by-introducing-bill-to-legislate-net-zero-emissions-by-2050.html

ACA Conservation Magazine

The Alberta Conservation Association publishes a magazine with research, articles, and updates on conservation efforts and nature appreciations in Alberta. The magazine includes a variety of topics such as ranching, sustainable hunting, information on local animal and plant species, and more. Read the current and past issues at https://www.ab-conservation.com/publications/conservation-magazine/ .