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11. YUKON LINKS
► Greenhouse gases already beyond 'worst-case,' scientist says - MERAIAH FOLEY | ASSOCIATED PRESS | OCTOBER 9, 2007
Worldwide economic growth has accelerated the level of greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerous threshold scientists had not expected for another decade, according to a leading Australian climate change expert. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071009.wgreengas1009/BNStory/Science/home
► Conference debates cleaning up oil spills in ice-choked Arctic waters - THE CANADIAN PRESS | OCTOBER 9, 2007
Climate change may make
► Despite Warming, Ships to Shun
The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $150-million initiative to improve
► ecoAUTO Rebate Program Application Form Now Available – GOVERNMENT OF
Canadians who bought eligible vehicles starting on March 20, 2007 can now apply for rebates under the ecoAUTO Rebate Program.
Help Save the Taku - Stop 50 Years of Toxic Mine Pollution and Government Inaction. Officials have found discharges from two now-abandoned mines — owned by RedCorp Ventures Ltd.– to be "acutely lethal". Yet Canadian and BC officials are failing to enforce the law to halt the pollution entering this major, transboundary salmon river. We need your help to make them do their jobs right. To sign the Clean-up Enforcement Petition go to: http://www.riverswithoutborders.org/cleanup. For more information contact; David MacKinnon ED, Rivers Without Borders, 668-5099 firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN). An appeal is underway at this time, for letters of support/opinion to be sent to John Baird the federal Minister of the Environment in response to the impending loss of funding to the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN). EMAN is a partnership of over 600 organizations (international, national, provincial, territorial, other federal government departments, universities, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, aboriginal groups, community groups) and individuals who undertake ecological monitoring in
► TONIGHT - Public Meeting and Presentation for “The Draft Management Strategy for Elk in the
► THIS WEEK - Environmental Education Association of the
► TOMORROW – Planning Meeting for A Sustainable Future for Teslin - October 10th, Teslin Recreation Centre, 7:00pm. The
► THIS WEEK - Ducks Unlimited
Community Engagement Workshop Opportunity - Handing Over the Stick: Tools for Empowering Communities, October 22- 27, 2007 –
► Oct 22 - 25th - City Sustainability Charette – Mt McIntyre Rec. Centre. Meet YCS members at the Charette Open Houses: YCS is forming a City Issues Working Group and wants your participation. Together, we will identify and confront the city on priority issues like green space planning, improved compost and recycling services, environmental impacts from development, etc. If you have concerns or great ideas for the city, join this group. For more information contact
► The Yukon Biodiversity Working Group invites you to the 2007 Biodiversity Round-Up. Round-up takes place on Wednesday Oct 24th 9 am-12:30pm,
► Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon’s Annual General Meeting Saturday November 3, 8:30 am to Noon. Financial Sustainability for Ecotourism Saturday November 3, 1-4:30pm. Sunday November 4, 8:30 am. to Noon. Pre-registration required for both events. Contact email@example.com or 867.668.3369 for more information or to register. www.wtay.com
Read the latest in the Boothroyd-Madsen Enviro-birding adventures. Why not leave a "comment" for Malkolm on their blog at http://www.birdyear.blogspot.com/
► Submissions -
► The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) membership drive. CPAWS is launching the biggest membership drive in their history: a campaign to enlist 10,000 caring Canadians as members. To save our wild spaces, we have to increase our clout both politically and financially - and that means increasing the size of our membership to the largest number it's ever been. The best opportunity you have to stop climate change today is by stopping big companies from destroying Canada's wilderness spaces… the best way to stop their destruction before it's too late is by becoming a member of CPAWS today! Click here To join the only organization that works right across
► Lake Laberge Yukon Bird Club Field Trip Report for Oct 7th - see attached report.
► Tundra Swan marking in 2007. During the summer of 2007, USFWS and USGS cooperators once again fitted Tundra Swans in western
► Canadian Environment Awards are accepting Nominations for the 2008 Awards. The Canadian Environment Awards: A Celebration of Community Achievement is a national, bilingual program that recognizes individuals and groups of Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the protection, restoration and preservation of the Canadian environment. The Canadian Environment Awards comprises four levels of environmental endeavour — the Community Awards, which recognize grassroots initiatives; the Citation of Lifetime Achievement; the Ideas for Life Award, which recognizes the outstanding promotion of environmental awareness or action through the arts and design; and The Green Team Challenge, which is the youth initiative. Nominations for the 2008 awards will be accepted by the Canadian Environment Awards from October 1 - December 7, 2007. You are encouraged to consider nominating outstanding groups and individuals that you believe merit recognition. Visit www.canadiangeographic.ca/cea2008 for a copy of the nomination form and complete nomination guidelines. See also attached announcement for more details.
The New GreenHoG Handbook is now available and it’s loaded with hundreds of dollar’s worth of coupons and tips to help Yukoners save energy, save money and reduce green house gas emissions. Pick up the Handbook from the
► DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Government of
· Oct. 22-23: pre-conference to the Wilderness Risk Management Conference in
· October 24-26, for the 2007 Wilderness Risk Management Conference in
For more information, contact: Liz Tuohy, 1-800-710-NOLS x 3, Risk Management Senior Consultant, NOLS Professional Training 307-335-2217 or visit the web site at: http://www.nols.edu/nolspro/seminars/risk_management_seminar.shtml.
5. CONSULTATIONS, CALLS
Invitation to Comment: Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Tulsequah Chief Mine Environmental Certificate Amendment Application (120 km southwest of
► THIS WEEK - Playing It Safe: Workshops in Montréal on Service Provider Strategies to Reduce Environmental Risks to Child Health. Learn about the unique risks and vulnerabilities of children and their exposures to chemicals in every day activities at home, work, school and outdoors in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we use. More topics will be covered as well. The first workshop begins on October 13th in
Seeking Nominations: of college, university, and/or graduate students to participate in a special session, dedicated to northern students and northern research policy, as part of the 8th International ACUNS Student Conference on Northern Studies, Saskatoon, SK, October 18-21, 2007. Northern students involved in this session will be asked to discuss; the obligations of northern researchers to the land and the people of the north and if these obligations are currently being fulfilled, and what should be done to improve the fulfillment of these obligations. We are seeking nomination of 8-10 eligible students representing all three territories to participant in this session. This session has been sponsored by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Travel and accommodation will be provided for all students participating in this session. Contact Alexis Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate a northern student. For more information, visit http://acuns2007.onware.ca.
Planet in Focus - Call For Pitch Submissions! Win $3500 In Development Funding & Services! Green Pitchers - Perfecting the Art of the Pitch for Environmental Filmmaking. Always wanted to make a film about an environmental issue close to your heart? Struggling to find the finances to pull it together? Welcome to Green Pitch, an opportunity to pitch your idea to the people with the power to give your project the green light. With Environmental NGOs, broadcasters, producers and established filmmakers on board to lend their insight, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to test their green ideas in front of creative professionals. Selected participants will gain valuable first-hand feedback as they present their pitches for the chance to win $3500 in development funding and services ($1500 cash & $2000 services)!* The winning Green Pitch will be announced on Sunday October 28th, 2007 at the Awards Ceremony. Friday October 26th, 2007 * 1:30pm-4:00pm (Registration begins at 1:00pm)
The Business of Climate Change Conference – October 30th in
Call for Papers: Trumpeter Swan Society Conference in Whitehorse April 17-20, 2008 - See attached call for papers for the 21st Trumpeter Swan Society Conference in Whitehorse, YT, April 17-20, 2008, during the annual Celebration of Swans. We are particularly interested in conference attendees hearing the perspectives of Yukoners who have an interest in Trumpeter Swans and their conservation. This is also an excellent chance for Yukoners to learn about what is happening in other parts of the continent…and to meet other people with a passion for swans. The conference typically attracts swan experts and conservationists from across
6. WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
► THIS WEEK - Beaches World Tour 2007,
► NEXT WEEK The Arctic Energy
Sustainable Northern Shelter in a World of Diminishing Resource, October 28 - 30, 2007,
National DFO-ENGO Workshop on Fish Habitat. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together DFO officials and ENGOs involved in fish habitat stewardship to discuss fish habitat concerns and the implementation of DFO’s habitat management program. The workshop will be held in
The Hollyhock Leadership Institute Workshops. The Hollyhock Leadership Institute (
Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment, Stavanger,
The United Nations Environment Progr amme (UNEP) will be organizing its Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment in
► New Publication - Building Local and Global Democracy. Building Local and Global Democracy presents unique case studies, topical analysis and reflections on engaging citizens in building local and global democracy. It explores the relationships between local and global initiatives in enhancing citizen engagement and participatory democracy, within the framework of globalization and an increased emphasis on security. The publication is the result of a learning circles series initiated by the Carold Institute in 2004 bringing together academics, civil society and education practitioners from Canada, the US and Brazil for more information go to www.carold.ca
New - Living Oceans Society’s online model of oil spill scenarios on the B.C. coast. Living Oceans Society has released an online computer generated model that shows how oil spills would affect ecosystems and communities on the North Coast of British Columbia. The oil spill animation, built using leading edge computer modeling software and the most up to date oceanographic data available, is able to generate oil spill scenarios from oil tankers and drilling platforms in coastal waters. Living Oceans commissioned the development of this computer generated oil spill model in order to be able to better assess the potential impact of oil spills from proposed oil tanker traffic and/or oil drilling and exploration along the
► Website: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Climate Change. Climate Change and what you can do at home, the office, on the road, at school. Check them out at: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html.
► Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for
Wilderness Tourism Association of the
· Best Environmental Practices on
· Into the
New Wildlife Conservation Society
ToxicNation at Queen's Park: A Report on Pollution in Three
APEC Declaration on Climate Change. The "Sydney APEC Leaders' Declaration on Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development" has been released and is available for download. The declaration covers future international action, support for a post-2012 international climate change arrangement, and the APEC Action Agenda. Click here to download the declaration or go to: http://www.apec.org/etc/medialib/apec_media_library/downloads/news_uploads/2007aelm.Par.0001.File.tmp/07_aelm_ClimateChangeEnergySec.pdf
Website: ONE/Northwest is a not-for-profit consulting firm established in 1995 to help environmental organizations use communications technologies as tools of social change. Our approach channels philanthropic support into technological and strategic innovations that we disseminate through consulting projects with hundreds of organizations and coalitions across Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Our programs help environmental organizations more effectively engage their constituents and improve their ability to collaborate with one another. http://www.onenw.org/
Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative Fund (WRRI) - Yukon Territorial Government (YTG), Department of Environment Recycling depots, nonprofit organizations, community groups, or individuals. Projects dealing with ‘hard to recycle materials’ or materials posing a threat to environmental and/or human health. Typically up to $10,000 applications accepted year round. Contact Pat Paslawski (867) 6675934 email: email@example.com (A)
► DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Environmental Grant (City of
► APPLICATION DEADLINE NEXT WEEK: Tier I - The Community Development Fund (CDF) - The CDF gives Yukon community, industry & professional associations, non-profit & charitable organizations and municipal & First Nations governments money for projects and events that: create jobs, generate spending on Yukon goods and services, support community well being, have measurable social, cultural and economic benefits for Yukon residents and communities. The primary goal of the CDF is funding projects and events that provide long-term benefit and value to
· Tier I ($20,000 or less) application deadlines are; January 15, May 15, July 15, and October 15.
· Tier II ($20,001 to $75,000) application deadlines are; May 15, September 15
· Tier III ($75,001 or more) application deadline is January 15.
Wal-Mart & Evergreen Green Grants -
National Green Source Funding Guide The Green Source is a resource guide prepared by Environment Canada that will help you locate numerous sources of funding for environmental projects. It includes information on public and private sector programs and organizations that provide financial assistance, labour costs or in-kind donations to community groups. The Green Source is available in searchable database format, or hard copy format from the Environment Canada regional office serving your area. http://www.ec.gc.ca/ecoaction/before_e.html (A)
9. JOBS, VOLUNTEER
►DEADLINE NEXT WEEK - Employment
► DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Employment Opportunity: Parks
WorkCabin.ca is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy. WorkCabin was established in 2007 as a way to help Canadians find green work opportunities. It has quickly become the source for employment and volunteer opportunities in all fields concerning the environment. For job postings go to http://www.workcabin.ca/job-postings.htm. For more information, visit www.WorkCabin.ca. WorkCabin.ca is 100% Canadian owned and operated and is located in
GoodWorkCanada.ca: “More than just jobs, GoodWork is the place to get connected to environmentally and socially responsible projects, organizations and companies in
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched the 17th International children's painting competition. The Competition is organized annually by the UNEP and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. This year’s Competition will focus on Climate Change: Actions we can take now. The selection process will be in two stages; the regional selection which will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners, and the global selection which will be done by UNEP and its partners, Foundation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. For more details on the competition visit http://www.unep.org/Tunza/paintcomp/.
UNEP Volvo Adventure Award Searching for 2008 Winners. Arranged in collaboration with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the Volvo Adventure Award rewards active young people who create their own environmental projects. Anyone working on a practical environmental project aged between 13 and 16 years of age can enter for the Volvo Adventure. They are now searching for the 2008 winners – could it be you? All you have to do is register and enter your project by visiting www.volvoadventure.org. Deadline for application is January 31st 2008.
$50,000 School Video Contest – Be the Change. An innovative new Web broadcaster is using the power of the Internet to inspire children and youth in schools across
PBS Environmental Video Series Journey to Planet Earth for Grades 6-12 - The Journey to Planet Earth video series has been re-edited for grades 6-12 to help teachers explain to students the science behind some of the alarming world headlines. Receive a 30-day free preview of the entire 10-episode series or individual episodes, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org -- with your name, institutional mailing address, and phone number. http://www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth.
POLAR BOUND CONTEST: Antarctic 2007. Canadian Geographic and Students on Ice will be sending one deserving high school student to join a team of students, scientists and teachers in the Antarctic from December 25, 2007 to January 8, 2008, for a journey filled with discovery and adventure.
CONTEST QUESTION: International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2009 provides an incredible window for us to better understand Earth’s polar regions. Despite its rich history as a polar nation,
youtube video! Declaration on Climate Change from Youth of the Arctic - A bunch of great young people from across the
Arctic got together and wrote/filmed this Declaration on Climate Change in 2005. The video was taken to the United Nations (Framework Convention on Climate Change) and highlighted during Arctic Day at CoP11 ( , 2005 UNFCCC). To view video, click here or go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxjbTBi8e3g&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Etaiga%2Enet%2Fayn%2Fhome%2Ehtml Montreal, Canada
▫ Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Co-op - http://www.taiga.net/coop/ ▫ Arctic Youth Network - http://www.taiga.net/ayn/ ▫ Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon - http://www.cpawsyukon.org/ ▫ Northern Climate Exchange - http://www.taiga.net/nce/index.html ▫ Raven Recycling - http://www.ravenrecycling.org/ ▫ Rivers Without Borders - http://www.riverswithoutborders.org/ ▫ Wildlife Conservation Society Canada - http://wcscanada.org/wcsc-main ▫ Yukon Bird Club - http://www.yukonweb.com/community/ybc/ ▫ Yukon Conservation Society - http://www.yukonconservation.org/index.html
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