This is a place where I provide links to other places on the Web that have recently interested and inspired me and may do the same for you. The sites will open in a new window and you can come back here later after opening them. I will keep adding and will categorize as more are added. Their inclusion does not mean that I support all their contents in their entirety and their content remains the property of their owners.
As Canada’s go-to source of energy expertise, it provides research, analysis and recommendations to inform policies and practices related to energy. It advocates for approaches that protect our natural systems and communities.
It convenes important conversations with thought leaders from industry, government, communities and the environmental sector to identify common ground and move solutions forward.
It also presents credible and practical perspectives on the role of energy in our society. It grounds Canada’s energy conversation in the facts, and challenges conventional thinking with innovative solutions.
This is a rich source of information and resources for all who are interested in religion and ecology. As the successor of rich program at Harvard based on the work of Thomas Berry and hosted by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. it is a doorway to news, events and other sites of related topics.
Expanding our Natural and Civic Information, this site addresses relating both to urban and natural environments with a large number of key contributors.
The first parliament was held in 1892 and it took another hundred years before the next one took place. It now meets every three years and the most recent one was held in Toronto Canada in 2018.
The book and film created by Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Swimme now have their own resource page where you can find a history of the film and an extensive context, interviews with acknowledged experts in many of the disciplines it covers and other valuable resources.
In a world where there is so much triviality, it is wonderful to see a site with resources like this one. Intended for teachers, scientists, creatives, scholars, religious/ spiritual leaders and activists, it is a global and educational network that asks “Where did we come from?” “Where are we going?” “How do we belong to something larger than ourselves?”
This site offers online free courses of several hours with options for teachers, students and life long learners in the 13.8 billion year history of the universe. As a former teacher, I love the way this resource provides several options for teachers at the middle school and secondary school levels - as well as a report on how the course has enhanced gains in reading writing and content. And the introductory video shows who thinks it’s worthwhile.
The Earth Charter is an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action. Everyone needs to read the text of the Charter and you can find it here.
Canada’s well known foundation works through evidence-based research, policy analysis, education and citizen empowerment to conserve and protect the natural environment and to create a sustainable Canada. It collaborates with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals. Its resource library has a wide range of materials. You can learn more here.
This organization, founded by environmentalist Paul Hawken arose out of his curiosity to find a source of environmental solutions that work. When there wasn’t a central source, he created one after encouraging graduate students and other experts to document the existing and emerging ones. The occasional challenges help us learn more and change our behaviour. You can find out more here.
There are no shortage of places for learning. Here is another that tells us:
“We recognize that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. We encourage schools to teach and model sustainable practices.” You can learn more about it here. Those who are leaders in change will also find this helpful article on their site
In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. It was just the beginning of a climate revolution. Later that year, he founded what would become The Climate Reality Project to move the conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth.
Today, as Climate Reality, it is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. It includes are activists, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers committed to building a sustainable future together. You can learn more here.
Climate Outreach is Europe's leading specialist in climate change communication, bridging the gap between research and practice. The charity is focused on building cross-societal acceptance of the need to tackle climate change. Climate Outreach has over 12 years of experience helping its partners find their climate voice - talking and thinking about climate change in ways that reflect their individual values, interests and ways of seeing the world. They work with a wide range of partners including central, regional and local governments, charities, business, faith organisations and youth groups. Of particular interest to Canadians is their Alberta Narratives Project.