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Breaking Our Dependency on Fossil Fuels

Posted by Dakota Watson on August 29, 2014

Factories that burn fossil fuels help to cause global warming

Fossil fuels are the remains of prehistoric biological matter that have been subjected to millennia of geological processes (i.e. heat and...

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How Geothermal Energy Works

Posted by Jonathan Allcock on August 28, 2014

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant in Iceland

The amount of heat within 10,000 metres (about 33,000 feet) of the Earth's surface contains 50,000 times more energy than all the oil and natural...

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North America Falling Behind in Wind Power Market Penetration and Integration

Posted by Raymond Bedard on August 25, 2014

Wind Power Turbines

Skeptics often boast that as an energy source, wind power can’t effectively meet a significant proportion of national energy demand, with...

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Should Energy from Waste be Considered Renewable?

Posted by Student Blogger on August 21, 2014

An Energy from Waste facility in the UK

There is much debate as to whether Energy from Waste (EFW) should be considered a renewable energy source. According to the Environmental...

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Ontario universities make significant strides towards greening their campuses: COU Report

Posted by Michelle Cholak on August 19, 2014

COU's Growing Greener Campuses 2013 Report

The Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) released their fifth annual report last week on their sustainability initiatives taking place...

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A League of their Own: Cities Working Together for a Better World

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 18, 2014

Cities must work together and collaborate on their sustainability efforts

In 1845 Alexander Cartwright, a Brooklyn shipping clerk, drew up a formal set of rules and established the Knickerbockers Baseball Club. Before...

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SustainableJoes' #RETHINK Tour Visits UOIT

Posted by Mehdi Hosseini on August 13, 2014

SustainableJoes' #Rethink Tour's Solar Power Tricycle

SustainableJoes founder Stephen Szucs is traveling via a solar and pedal powered tricycle from Canada to Key West to ask individuals, communities,...

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If Sustainability was the Game – Leafs Win the Stanley Cup

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 12, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs players celebrating

The National Hockey League recently released what is probably the most comprehensive sustainability report ever prepared by a professional sports...

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Shooting for the Moon – From a City Near You

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 07, 2014

Within 35 years we need to build sustainable cities for another three billion new urban residents

From 1942 to 1946 more than 100,000 scientists, engineers, military strategists, factory workers and financiers came together at a cost of $2...

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