Community News Archive

Connecting Education and Environment: Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Policy, Practice, and Research

Connecting Education and Environment Conference Poster

The Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI), Sustainability and Education Policy Network (SEPN), and partners are pleased to invite you to take part in a unique opportunity to engage with internationally recognized researchers, educators, and policy makers working in the area of education and environment. 

2016 Food Tank Summit

April 20th, 2016 begins the first of four 2016 Food Tank Summits and already an astonishing 20,100 people from over 125 countries have signed up to watch the Washington, D.C. Summit livestream on April 20th-21st. 

Local Climate Change Action Report Highlights Success Stories and Trends in Canada's Municipalities

National Measures Report 2015 promotional image from FCM

The Partners for Climate Change Protection program's National Measures Report 2015 shows how local governments across Canada develop and use climate change action plans to reduce carbon emissions, enhance the environment and create healthier and more resilient communitie

Volunteering is good for the entire community

As we know, volunteering is good for the entire community and the Public Health Corps team wants to share thefollowing resources which provide useful information on everything from the importance of giving back to finding ways to plug yourself in locally:

How to Choose the Best Volunteering Option

VolunteerMatch | Where Volunteering Begins

Community Energy Planning: The Value Proposition

QUEST launched their latest report entitled Community Energy Planning: The Value Proposition. The report describes the untapped opportunities that Canadian communities have to strengthen local economies, reduce current and future energy costs and emissions, and create jobs by investing in smarter and more integrated approaches to energy use at the local level. The report is available at

Connecting Education and Environment: Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Policy, Practice, and Research

The Sustainability and Education Policy Network and Sustainability Education Research Institute are pleased to be hosting a conference, Connecting Education and Environment: Mobilizing Sustainability in Education Policy, Practice, and Research, on June 10 and 11, 2016.

Click to register.

The Community Conservation Research Network

The Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) is working toward a better understanding of and support for the links between sustainable livelihoods and environmental conservation, from a community perspective. We are seeking new insights into “best practices” for local communities engaging in conservation and livelihood initiatives, for governments developing policies supportive of these local efforts, and for innovative governance that supports conservation in keeping with community values. We invite you to follow the CCRN's progress. 

Seeds of Good Anthroprocene

Elements of a Good Anthropocene currently exist on the planet, and in this project we are calling them ‘seeds’. ‘Seeds’ are initiatives that exist at least in prototype form, but are not currently dominant in our world. They can be social, technological, economic, social-ecological, ways of thinking or doing, case studies, or any initiative that you feel could contribute to creating a Good Anthropocene.

Rural Aging in Place:Exploring Alternative Rural Housing Options for Seniors in the Comox Valley Regional District

The BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) Rural Aging in Place workshop is to be held in Courtenay, BC on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and is hosted by Island Health and the Comox Valley Regional District.

For more information, please contact Analisa Blake at 250-755-6215 x.56244 or or register here.

Urban October 2015

The UN-Habitat's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos invitates you to celebrate World Habitat Day and World Cities Day this October.

31 Days of Promoting a Better Urban Future