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Five birds, one stone: Improved transportation in Ontario

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on December 15, 2015

Five of Ontario's biggest challenges could be simultaneously addressed just by improving transportation across the GTA

The adage ‘two birds with one stone’ is a bit outdated with the decline of hunting, and really, who uses a sling shot today? But the...

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UOIT Event: Post-COP21 Breakfast Briefing and Electric Vehicle Workshop

Posted by Michelle Cholak on December 10, 2015

Climate change - glacier melting

On Thursday, January 7, 2016, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) are hosting a...

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We'll always have Paris

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on December 09, 2015

Paris, November 2015

Two weeks ago, in a Paris café not unlike La Belle Equipe where 19 people died during the terrorist attacks of November 13, I sat with...

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Lost and Found: Thank you Maurice Strong

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on December 07, 2015

Maurice Strong, a Canadian businessman and environmentalist who served as the founding executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, passed away at the age of 86.

Everyone has a special spot, a place they feel most at home; their querencia. For Maurice Strong it was Lost Lake and his ‘cabin’ near...

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