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11. YUKON LINKS
► Group rallies Labradorians against hydro project - CBC NEWS | JANUARY 21, 2008
A planned hydroelectric megaproject in central
► Green Groups Sue Ottawa Over Refinery Assessment - REUTERS NEWS SERVICE | JANUARY 16, 2008
CALGARY, Alberta - Environmental groups are suing the Canadian government and Irving Oil Ltd, alleging the federal environmental assessment planned for a proposed C$7 billion (US$6.9 billion) refinery in New Brunswick is too limited, their legal defense fund said Monday. http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/46444/story.htm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp plans to market a test fleet of rechargeable hybrid vehicles to companies or government agencies by the end of 2010, raising the stakes in a race with rival General Motors Corp to bring the first mass-market plug-in to market. http://www.enn.com/sci-tech/article/29225
► Colville Tribe pleased with
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to intervene in an appeals court ruling that holds Canadian miner Teck Cominco Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) subject to a U.S. Superfund law for polluting the Columbia River, under which Teck may have to pay a share of an estimated $1 billion in cleanup costs. A federal appeals court last year ruled that Vancouver-based Teck could have to pay a share of the cost to clean up
► IMMEDIATE DEADLINE - Environmental Review Office Recommends Approval of
Go to: http://www.cpawsyukon.org/get-involved/wind-river-alert-background.html for background information on this continuing alert. A recent decision by the Mayo office of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) may clear the way for Cash Minerals of Vancouver to proceed with advanced uranium mining exploration in the Three Rivers watersheds of northern
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 email@example.com
Spring 2008 Oil and Gas Rights Disposition. The Spring 2008 Request for Postings closes on January 16, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. PST. Members of the public are welcome to meet with officials from Oil and Gas Resources to discuss the disposition process at any time. Please call (867) 667-3427 to arrange a meeting, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAIROS Petitions the Environment Commissioner Regarding Fossil Fuel Subsidies. On November 13th, KAIROS submitted a petition to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in the Office of the Auditor General of
► Celebrate this April -
THIS WEEK - January 23: Shaping our Landscape: the Ice Age story of
January 30: Changing Times: Changing Technologies - New Insights into the Archaeology of the
February 6: Adapting to Climate Change in the Boreal
February 13: Preparing for Change: Managing Climate Change Risks in
February 20: as part of the International Polar Year Program Research on Whitehorse's ability to respond and adapt to climate change, with Robin Sydneysmith, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia and Ralph Matthews, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, The University of British Columbia, and Editor, Canadian Review of Sociology, 6303 N. W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia.
February 27: Threat to
► THIS WEEK - Invitation To The Launch Of The
6:00 pm at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre (located next to the airport). Elaine Taylor, Minister of Tourism and Culture, will welcome guests. Presentations by: Canadian/Yukon Geological Surveys, Elder Joe Johnson, 2007 Mount Logan Expedition “Life is Good” Mount Logan is a Canadian icon right in our own backyard. Come and learn how you can experience the thrill of being on the top of
► DEADLINE NEXT WEEK -
Make 2008 a Carbon-friendly birding Year! Join “Bigby“ for a year of carbon-neutral birding, where you only count those species seen within walking or cycling distance of your home or principle place of work. This is a low-key, friendly birding competition for these days of carbon emissions and climate change. For more information, go to: http://www.sparroworks.ca/bigby.html. Send your carbon-friendly birding ideas to email@example.com and we'll share them with the world! To follow the adventures of Bird Year Yukon Enviro-birders, Malkolm Boothroyd and family go to: http://www.birdyear.blogspot.com/
► Course Announcement - International Polar Year IV: Context and Promise,
Energy Solutions Directory - get listed. The Energy Solutions Centre is developing a new Energy Solutions Directory that will help Yukoners find renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency expertise. If you offer an energy product or service in any of the following categories, contact us for a free listing; renewable energy, energy efficiency or transportation. To submit your companies information, contact the Energy Solutions Centre at 867.393.7148 or toll free from the communities at 1-800.661.0408 ext. 7148 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Backyard Bird Count. In February 2008, volunteers throughout the
2007 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
► BC Breeding Bird Atlas - the website and registration are open! The website for the BC Breeding Bird Atlas project is now officially open! We were a bit rushed into this by the offer of a prominent article in the newspaper (it must have been a slow news day) so not all links are functional. The registration page is open, though, so now is a good time to get your name and contact info online so that we can keep you up-to-date as other parts of the website, such as maps, instructional kits, and data entry (I'm already hearing from people who have found nesting birds and want to report them!) are available. The website URL is http://www.birdatlas.bc.ca. You can register by clicking the "Get Involved" menu and selecting "Register for the Atlas". For questions about the atlas project, contact Dick Cannings at dickcannings AT shaw.ca.
Hollyhock Leadership Institute: A school for Social Change - New Programs for 2008. For more information go to http://www.hollyhock.ca/
5. CONSULTATIONS, CALLS
► Call for Submissions: Community Wildlife Art Exhibit. Got any wildlife artwork? Celebrate this April! Yukon Biodiversity Awareness Month 2008 includes National Wildlife Week April 6th -12th and Celebration of Swans April 12th – 20th. As part of the festivities, inspirational wildlife art by Yukoners of all ages will be shown at the Marsh Lake Community Centre from April 12th to May 12th, 2008. If you need ideas, Pollination is the 2008 National Wildlife Week theme. And it is International Polar Year! Submission guidelines: Existing or newly completed art piece(s), Limit of 2 pieces submitted per person, Do not submit originals with proposal – professional photographs only, A brief description of your art piece and a short biography (1 paragraph). For more information about
► Call for Submissions: Swan Artwork - the harbingers of spring! April 12th-20th, 2008 is the time to celebrate swans. Yukon Energy and the Wildlife Viewing Program want to feature the image of an art piece for the 2008 Celebration of Swans collectible poster and events pamphlet. For ideas and information on the Celebration of Swans and to view past posters, visit: http://environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/wildlifebiodiversity/CelebrationofSwans.php or e-mail: email@example.com Submit artwork by e-mail, fax, mail or in person to the Wildlife Viewing office, 10 Burns Road, Hillcrest, Whitehorse. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 by 4:30 pm.
► Volunteers: The
Call for Submissions -
Call for Proposals: 2008-09
► Consultation On Draft Guidelines For Sustainable Packaging. Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is now consulting on a proposed approach to developing sustainable packaging guidelines and encourages all interested organizations and individuals to review the consultation document: Inventory of Sustainable Packaging Initiatives and Proposed Approach to Develop Sustainable Packaging Guidelines and provide comments using the feedback form. The consultation period ends March 3, 2008. Please click on the following link for details: http://www.ccme.ca/ourwork/waste.html?category_id=18
► DEADLINE TODAY - Call for Applications – Canadian Commission for UNESCO: Youth Advisory Group. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is currently looking for 15 people from across
Call for Submissions Alternatives Journal (Due February 4, 2008) - The Sustainability Test. Alternatives Journal is looking for articles that define the boundaries and test the soundness of sustainability in the 21st Century. It’s been 20 years since Gro Harlem Brundtland coined the phrase “sustainable development.” Since then, the term has had amazing staying power. Although it has been co-opted to serve divergent interests and has taken on myriad meanings over the years, it is now part of our vernacular. Before responding to this call for submissions, please read several back issues of the magazine so that you understand the nature of our publication. We also suggest you go through the detailed submission procedures at: http://www.alternativesjournal.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=160&Itemid=141, to understand the types and lengths of articles we accept. Alternatives Journal is a long-standing leader in environmental journalism that provides environmental ideas and solutions to readers in
ARMADA Project - Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers. The
Accepting applications for the ARMADA Project- Research and Mentoring Experiences for Teachers. The ARMADA Project provides K-12 teachers an opportunity to actively participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring. Selected Master Teachers (with five or more years teaching experience) are paired with leading scientists and participate in shipboard, field, or laboratory research with all expenses paid. Research experiences will take place during the summer, although there may be opportunities during the school year. Upon completion of their research experience, Master Teachers develop ways to bring the fruits of their research experiences, including scientific data, methodologies, and technology into their classrooms. They share their experiences by mentoring new teachers in their school district and by presenting their results at the National Science Teachers Association National Conventions. For more information: www.armadaproject.org or contact Andrea Kecskes at 401-874-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: February 4, 2008
Call for Papers: 2008 Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) National Science Meeting. The 2008 Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) National Science Meeting will be held April 28 to May 3 at the Chateau Cartier Resort in
Call for Proposals - Funding Available for Research on the Social Economy in
Call for Papers: Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, Volume 14, 2009 - Practical Research. Volume 14 of the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education will feature the work of practitioners, highlighting the roles that educators have in informing the study and practice of environmental education. If you have been planning a new project, or if you are continuing with and existing one, this would be a great time to begin documenting and reflecting on your work. And, plan to share it with the world. Are you worried that you aren't a writer? We can offer to pair you with another researcher, with similar interests, to help you through this part of the process. In order to be ready for the World Congress, we encourage you to complete drafts of your case studies by July 2008 and have final submissions ready by September 2009. For more information or assistance, please contact Guest Editors: Marcia McKenzie email@example.com or David Gruenewald firstname.lastname@example.org .
6. WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES.
► ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE -
Tunza International Children's Conference on the Environment, Stavanger,
► North3 website is a website, in eight languages, where young northern residents can record their opinions and ideas about the circumpolar world. On the occasion of the International Polar Year, this website will support an outreach program by the missions, including speaking events and school visits, designed to engage youth in the Government's priorities for the
► Greentips: Environmental Ideas in Action. January 2008 Edition: The Smartly Furnished Home. From the Union of Concerned Scientists (Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions) http://www.ucsusa.org/publications/greentips/
Northern Climate Exchange (NCE) UPDATE for 09 January 2008. To view the current issue, go to: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/User/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK46/January%2009.htm
Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN): E-Bulletin - January 9th, 2008 Edition. To view the current issue, go to: http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/email/eebe090108.html.
Newsletter: Nexus, January 2008: The Sustainability Network Newsletter. To view the January issue, go to: http://sustain.web.ca/Nexus/01-08.htm. The Sustainability Network is a support centre for environmental nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of the environmental community by improving organizational management and leadership skills. Find out more at http://sustain.web.ca
January 2008 Toxic Nation E-News available now. To view the January issue, go to: http://www.environmentaldefence.ca/newsletter/toxicnation/enews.htm to get the latest news on Environmental Defence's efforts to protect human health from toxic chemicals. Find out about the latest science news on chemicals and health, and new tips for protecting yourself and family from exposure to toxic chemicals. Environmental Defence protects the environment and human health. We research. We educate. We go to court when we have to. All in order to ensure clean air, safe food and thriving ecosystems. Nationwide (Canadian). For more information about Environmental Defence, go to: www.environmentaldefence.ca. For inquiries related specifically to Toxic Nation, email email@example.com, and visit the web site www.toxicnation.ca.
National Round Table on The Environment and The Economy (NRTEE) Final Advisory Report: Getting to 2050:
Environmental Petitions Process. Since 1995, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development has managed the petitions process on behalf of the Auditor General and has reported on it annually to Parliament. Environmental petitions are letters sent by Canadians to the Auditor General as a way to present their environmental questions and concerns to specific ministers of the federal government. Ministers are required to respond in writing within 120 days. To learn more about this important resource, please visit the following websites. For information on the petitions process: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/cesd_cedd.nsf/html/petitions_e.html. To access the Environmental Petitions Catalogue: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/petitions.nsf/english - click on the Continue button to view the catalogue. To read the 2007 Environmental Petitions Report to Parliament: http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/domino/reports.nsf/html/c20071002c_e.html
Launch of the Fourth Global Environment Outlook: Environment for Development (GEO-4). Published 20 years after the World Commission on Environment and Development produced its seminal report, Our Common Future, GEO-4, the latest in UNEP's series of flagship reports, assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity, describes the changes since 1987, and identifies priorities for action. The full report, including graphs, fact sheets and other resources can be found at http://www.unep.org/geo/geo4 .
Funding Available for Research on the Social Economy in
Sources of Funding for Environmental/Conservation Projects (last updated February 2007). This listing has been compiled by the Yukon Department of the Environment to help you find funds to carry out your environmental projects. It includes Yukon Funding Sources, Federal Government Funding Sources, NGO/Foundation and Trust Funding Sources, and Private Funding Sources. http://environmentyukon.gov.yk.ca/educationyouth/documents/FundingSourcesUpdate_2007_Feb.pdf
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (A)
Environmental Grant (City of
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.
Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Recovery: Call for Proposals 2008-2009. This week marks the release of the formal call for proposals for the Government of Canada's Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk http://www.recovery.gc.ca/AFSAR-FAEP/ – the Aboriginal Capacity Building Fund and the Aboriginal Critical Habitat Protection Fund. New for 2008-2009 is an on-line application tool through which applicants may submit their proposals. Interested applicants must contact the Regional Coordinator to obtain a User ID and password to submit their proposal. The regional coordinator will set up the account and then forward the instructions of how to access the system. Please refer to the Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk Application Guidelines for further details. The Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk is only one of the SARA-related programs available to Aboriginal organizations. Other programs include the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk, www.recovery.gc.ca/HSP-PIH , and the Interdepartmental Recovery Fund, http://www.irf-fir.gc.ca/. Contact: Nancy Hughes, Environment
Funding available: Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program (IASPP). IASPP has funding available for projects that address the threat of aquatic invasive species, terrestrial invasive alien plants and plant pests, and invasive alien animals. Projects supported by the program will: reduce the introduction and spread of IAS and address their pathways of invasion through prevention, detection, and management (eradication, containment, and control) activities; enable Canadians to become actively involved in projects that address the threat of IAS; and improve Canadians' understanding and awareness of IAS and the individual actions and choices which contribute to their introduction and spread. http://www.recovery.gc.ca/IASPP-PPEEE/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.main&lang=E
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
► Raven Recycling is looking for an Administrative Assistant. This is a full time position (75 hours bi-weekly). The salary is $31,200 to 35,100 per annum. Raven offers above average employment terms and flexible scheduling. The Raven Recycling Society is a active business oriented social enterprise and does not receive any core government funding. Raven provides over 20 well-paid private sector jobs and works for the good of the community. Lead by a volunteer board of directors since 1992, Raven works to divert waste from
· Providing a variety of administrative duties for an active medium sized business from front-line reception, to light bookkeeping duties, to running errands.
· Providing customer service, organization, supervision and promotion of the PaperSave and Recycling Club programs.
· Organizing and taking minutes for a monthly Board of Directors meeting.
· Managing and maintaining records, data and correspondence to ensure operational continuity.
· Assisting to develop and deliver special projects.
For more information visit www.ravenrecycling.org . To submit a resume, contact the Raven Recycling Executive Director; email:
► Volunteers: The
Ta’an Kwäch’än Council is looking for a full time Environmental Assessment Technician. The Environmental Assessment Technician would report to the Lands Manager and is responsible for assisting with Land Use Applications, (YESSA Triggered and Non Trigger Applications). The incumbent will participate in reviewing land use applications and compiling and submitting TKC responses to these. The incumbent will participate in departmental organizational activities including overall department strategic planning as well as individualized Branch/Unit strategic planning, internal and external communications and administrative activities in order to help achieve the overall department’s mandate, strategic plan and workplans. For more information contact Simon Lapointe, MURP, Lands Manager, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council,
Current RCEN e-bulletin employment postings: http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/employment.html.
► DEADLINE TODAY - Greenpeace - Media and Public Relations Officer. Greenpeace
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
► Youth Leadership Training and Skills Development Program. The Yukon Volunteer Bureau, in partnership with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, and with financial assistance from the Youth Investment Fund and the Northern Strategy Trust, is accepting Applications for Youth Leaders across Yukon as part of our new Youth Leadership Training and Skills Development Program. Youth Leader applications should be received in our office by Friday February 1. Applications can be hand delivered or mailed to the Yukon Volunteer Bureau at
Doing something to help the green cause? Simon &Schuster is publishing a book called Green Generation and is looking for young people under 20 who are engaged about the environment and doing something to help the green cause. See attached e-mail for additional information. Anthony Chiorazzi, tel:831-901-5614, email@example.com
► DEADLINE TODAY - Call for Applications – Canadian Commission for UNESCO: Youth Advisory Group. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is currently looking for 15 people from across
► DEADLINE TODAY - Sunlight Eco-Action Kids Awards - National Environmental Kids Awards. The Sunlight Eco-Action Kids Awards is a nation-wide awards program that recognizes kids between the ages of six and 12 who are working to make an environmental difference in their communities. Youth across
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.
“Rural Matters” $1000 Bursary for one
The Canadian Environment Awards invites you to join The Green Team Challenge 2008! The Green Team Challenge recognizes school-based projects that are protecting, preserving and restoring
Kaleidoscope, Real World Video Challenge. An online video contest is a CIDA funded public engagement initiative that aims to sensitize and engage young Canadians to global development issues and to support them in becoming responsible and engaged global citizens. WHO: Canadian youth (8 to 12 and 13 to 18) WHAT: to produce short 5-minute videos about what they think is the most important global issue, and what we can do about it. Videos will be uploaded by participants to any video sharing platform of their preference (youtube, google video, etc). FOR MORE INFO: visit www.videochallenge.ca DEADLINE: The contest will be open for submissions from December 1, 2007 until March 31 2008. PRIZE: A video camera (or the equivalent value in cash up to $1,000)
French environmental education resources – interactive games and nature activities - Ressources d’éducation à l’environnement en français - jeux interactifs et activités de nature. http://www.frapna.org/
EnerAction Now Up and Running! Bring energy conservation and efficiency projects to your Grades 4 to 7 classrooms with EnerAction. Eleven lesson plans, written by teachers for teachers, offer you a range of ways to make energy come to life in your classroom. Try the new Carbon Calculator! This innovative and interactive web-based lighting activity is a great tool for students. In one lesson, students investigate the costs in energy and in greenhouse gases to light their classrooms. They then identify ways to save energy and track their success. Students work alongside the Carbon Critter whose footprints grow larger when they use a lot of energy, and shrink when they save. Teachers can register with GreenLearning here: http://www.greenlearning.ca/register. To learn more about EnerAction got to: http://www.greenlearning.ca/eneraction. To visit the student website and try the Carbon Calculator go to: http://eneraction.greenlearning.ca/
Ice-e Mysteries: Polar E-book Project. A innovative approach to science, art and literacy education on polar regions and polar science for the IPY2007-08. Twenty-six middle school classes (grades 5-8) will be paired across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (13 in each hemisphere). Each of the paired classes will develop a collaborative web-based book based on polar science themes.
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/.
$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
► North3 website - a website, in eight languages, where young northern residents can record their opinions and ideas about the circumpolar world. On the occasion of the International Polar Year, this website will support an outreach program by the missions, including speaking events and school visits, designed to engage youth in the Government's priorities for the
Website – Pembina - GreenLearning.ca. GreenLearning is a premier learning resource for innovative teachers. Lessons and activities are curriculum-aligned, comprehensive, fun and FREE. Help your students participate in their own learning while gaining a more holistic and hopeful understanding of complex energy and environmental issues. Sign up for GreenLearning today! http://www.greenlearning.ca/ Also, now available – eCards: research, write, design, send! eCards is an innovative core-curriculum integrated resource for Grades 6, 7 and 8. It meets curriculum expectations in Geography, Language Arts, Visual Arts and Information Technology. Visit the GreenLearning website for a complete list of the
Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources. The Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on science content for afterschool programs. It provides a wide range of after school activities, curricula, and more. Reviewed materials include semester- and year-long curricula, activity kits, instructor guides consisting of many related activities, and websites that offer content appropriate for afterschool programs. Users are able to search and sort entries by title, subject, grade level, audience, and cost. A brief description of each resource is accompanied by two expert reviewers' detailed commentary. http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/guide/science/index.html Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future. The Population Connection is updating the secondary curriculum, Earth Matters: Studies for Our Global Future, and offers the second edition free for downloading on its website, including all readings and activities. Units include Population Dynamics, Climate Change, Water Resources, and more.http://www.populationeducation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=443&Itemid=2
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 ▫ Arctic Youth Network ▫ Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon ▫ ▫ Northern Climate Exchange ▫ Raven Recycling ▫ Rivers Without Borders ▫ Wildlife Conservation Society Canada ▫ ▫ Yukon Bird Club ▫ Yukon Conservation Society
English: ▫ http://www.cen-rce.org/ebulletin/index.html
French: ▫ http://www.cen-rce.org/fre/bulletins/index.html