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- Tuesday, 18 January 2011 | Submitted by Stephanie Mindorff
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- Saturday, 15 January 2011 | Submitted by Richard Blume
THE BASICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Title: The Natural Step explained in 2 min.
Description: In this short animation the sustainability principles promoted by The Natural Step are explained.Friday, 14 January 2011 | Submitted by Kelly Hawke Baxter
By all measures, 2010 was a busy year for The Natural Step Canada—one of significant change and development. We re-organized our work into five clear audience-focused program areas, hired seven new people, reached 10,000 people through outreach and education initiatives, and worked closely with over 1,000 students, leaders, and change agents in 25 businesses, municipalities, and institutions across Canada.Friday, 14 January 2011 | Submitted by John Purkis
“If you don’t know where you’re going, all roads will lead you there.”
We often use this quote in our work, and I believe that 2011 represents a turning point for municipal governments that have completed or are close to completing their Integrated Community Sustainability Plans (ICSPs), and now have a better sense of where they need to go. At the same time, knowing where you have to go (e.g. zero waste, 100% renewable energy, etc.) and getting on with it are two different things. Municipal governments that want to lead the way will need to address a new set of questions and challenges related to organizational change and collaboration.Thursday, 13 January 2011 | Submitted by Anouk BertnerThe two environmental NGOs anticipate that the merger will bring increased visibility and impact in the coming year.(Portland, OR) January 11, 2011 – Cascadia Green Building Council and The Natural Step USA announced today that they have merged and will work together in pursuit of their closely aligned missions. Both Cascadia and The Natural Step will continue their existing operations and will retain their current public identities under a unified leadership and infrastructure.Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Submitted by Josh Snider
The Natural Step Canada is moving offices effective March 1, 2011. Please make a note to update our address in your systems at that time to:
The Natural Step Canada
203-4 Florence Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0W7
Our phone, fax, and e-mail information will remain unchanged:
Thank you for your cooperation!Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Submitted by Sarah Brooks
Without a doubt, 2010 was a year to remember. It began with the earthquake in Haiti, an event that has left millions homeless; included an immense oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico; and was bracketed on the far end by Wikileaks. We saw massive flooding in Australia; Canada’s most expensive hailstorm in Calgary; and here in British Columbia, spring weather for the Winter Olympics. These are all representative of the sustainability challenge.Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Submitted by Anouk Bertner
Looking back, 2010 was an exciting year for the Emerging Leaders Program. It was our inaugural year of programming and involved much planning and relationship building!
We worked with the universities of Western Ontario and Waterloo in supporting students through their sustainability co-op placements, participated in the Sierra Youth Coalition’s Sustainable Campus Conference, created our own Leadership Café in Toronto in partnership with AIESEC Canada and Corporate Knights Magazine, and had the opportunity to train students from Concordia and McGill’s business programs.Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Submitted by Emily Briggs
In its second year, The Natural Step Exchange is a unique network for sustainability leaders and practitioners who want to learn, share, and connect with others while accelerating change toward a sustainable Canada.
While other networks have focused on a particular sector or set of issues, The Exchange has carved a niche as Canada’s go-to network for sustainability-related support, advice, and inspiration. Our services unite sustainability leaders from across the country to expand their sustainability expertise collaboratively. We support these leaders by providing meaningful expertise, coaching, and advice in the field of sustainability.Wednesday, 12 January 2011 | Submitted by Anouk Bertner
The Portland-based nonprofit Natural Step USA announced Tuesday that it merged with the Cascadia Green Building Council. The two groups will continue their existing operations and will retain their public identities under a unified leadership and infrastructure.