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Laneway houses and other repurposing ideas coming to your city soon - The Laneway Project

Laneway houses and other repurposing ideas coming to your city soon - The Laneway Project

With over 250 miles of laneways criss-crossing the city of Toronto, the repurposing and regeneration of these spaces is seen by many as an important step to creating a greener and more connected city. One of the individuals helping to make this happen is Michelle Senayah, Co-Founder and Director of The Laneway Project. As part of a team of passionate city builders with expertise in planning, urban design, communications and research, alongside community engagement and public policy, Michelle is working towards fundamentally changing Toronto’s relationship with its laneways.

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Why are Bees Dying? Climate Change and the Pollination Problem

Why are Bees Dying? Climate Change and the Pollination Problem

Pollinators provide essential ecosystem services for our planet, but they are not immune to the effects of climate change. In fact, pollinator numbers have been dropping in recent years, directly reflecting major habitat alterations as a result of our changing climate.

More than three-quarters of Earth’s flora, including the majority of our food crops, rely on birds, insects, bats and other animals for reproduction to successfully occur. Studies have found that 87% of fruit, vegetable and seed production (35% of global food) depend on animal pollination.

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#Trees4Earth: Earth Day April 22, 2016

Earth Day has become a prevalent movement towards a sustainable Earth by addressing key global environmental issues such as climate change. It is more than just a day where we appreciate our earth; it’s a drive towards protecting our planet for future generations.

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Eco Feminine: Environmentalism's Identity Crisis

Why is environmentalism considered feminine?

If we stop to think, we all know that environmentalism is not inherently feminine. So why are so many eco-heroes actually heroines? Where did all the men go? Beyond a few larger than life figures, such as Al Gore or Jeff Bridges, most of the hard-core, hands in the dirt, changing entrenched systems, environmentalists are women. Some men have even been quoted saying that the simple sustainable act of carrying a reusable bag is embarrassing because it’s “mostly women who do it” (The New York Times). Why, in the name of all that is good and green, is sustainability taboo for men?

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Go beyond Earth Hour in 2016 – shine a light on climate action!

Every March, we’re asked to power down our lights for an hour in support of climate change awareness, and every year, millions of people worldwide turn their lights off (or don’t), but often fail to truly understand the significance of this global statement.

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Maximize your New Years Resolutions – join the pledge to go green in 2016

If you’re anything like the rest of us New-Year Resolutioners, you’re likely (hopefully) well on your way to ditching your old 2015 habits, and working towards a healthier, wealthier, happier, you! With the holidays behind us, most of us are trying to lose those extra pounds or finding ways to spend less money; but have you considered really turning a new leaf, and going green in 2016?

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COP 21 and Canada: What You Need to Know

For the next two weeks, Canada and over 190 countries will take part in the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Despite security concerns amidst events in France, the conference will be held in Paris and will aim to fight climate change through international action and a united framework from all actors involved. Since 1992, there has been an effort by the UN to act on global climate change.

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How to Talk to Your Uncle About Climate Change

We all have that one person in our family (there are a few in mine). You see them approaching at a gathering, solo cup in hand, wearing a smile that says, “I’m looking to instigate.” Your stomach tightens as you brace yourself for the sarcastic question you know is coming: “So, how’s all your tree hugging going?”

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