Eco-Posts are recent articles of interest related to sustainability or links to various websites that have interesting stories on people making a difference in the way we live and who are committed to improving our ecosystems.
UFV ANNOUNCES THE PACIFIC BERRY RESOURCE CENTRE
Posted 31 October 2011
The UFV Agriculture department invites the UFV community to an event with the BC Blueberry Council, BC Cranberry Growers Association, Raspberry Industry Development Council, the Fraser Valley Strawberry Growers Association to announce the Pacific Berry Resource Centre.
Our agreement underlines UFV’s commitment to agriculture through community and international partnerships, leading-edge research projects and upgraded educational facilities.
Thurs, Nov 3
1–3 pm: Agriculture displays and refreshments
1:45 pm: Welcome and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
Abby B121Source: UFV Today, 31 October 2011
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON TO BECOME NEW COAL TERMINAL?
Posted 26 October 2011
Plans are afoot to build giant new coal terminals on the West Coast to ship this lucrative commodity to China. But activists want to stop this, in part because coal produces huge amounts of carbon dioxide when it's burned. Federal climate policy is silent on this potentially large source of emissions, so the debate is happening at the local level.
Source: NPR Radio
WORLD POPULATION EXPLODES IN LAST 25 YEARS
Posted 25 October 2011
It is expected that the world's population will reach 7 billion on 31 October. This is an increase of 2 billion people in the last 25 years.
Source: Vancouver Province newspaper (25 October 2011)
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY RISES TO THE COMMUNTER CHALLENGE
Posted 24 October 2011
The countrywide, workplace Commuter Challenge 2011 was launched during Canada’s Environment Week this summer - June 5-11. Across the country, 1,203 workplaces registered for the Commuter Challenge, including Dalhousie.
During the week, 27,767 Canadians participated in the challenge by using various modes of sustainable transportation, tracking their travel and entering the data into their account on the Commuter Challenge website. At the end of the week the Dalhousie Office of Sustainability tallied the kilometres traveled, CO2 emissions avoided and calories burned among the Dalhousie participants. -more-
Submitted by: Scott Varga, Media Technician, IMS
Posted 7 October 2011:
The Canadian Biochar Initiative promotes biochar as a sustainable vehicle
to sequester carbon, improve soil fertility, and enhance food security by
advancing the research, development, deployment, investment and commercialization
of biochar in Canada.
Recommended by: Dr. Allan Arndt, Biology Department, UFV