The Natural Step Canada is convening Accelerate because we—and the organizations we work with—realize that an organization can only go so far alone on their sustainability journey before they run up against barriers that require them to work with new partners. We hear the increasing calls for greater engagement and collaboration with diverse groups to solve the complex sustainability challenges of our time.
This year, the Seventh session of the World Urban Forum will take place April 5-11 in the city of Medellín, located in the department of Antioquia, in Colombia. With the support of the Municipality of Medellín and the Government of Colombia, Medellín will host the WUF, offering its own inspirational award-winning urban landscape to over 10,000 expected participants representing 160 countries.
While global markets have driven down the relative price of food and expanded the variety of foods we eat, there is a growing interest in eating local and supporting local farmers. In Metro Vancouver agriculture is an important part of the economic and cultural landscape. The challenge is to develop solutions that build the local food economy by matching consumer interest in local foods with the means of bringing food from local fields to our tables. One solution may be the development of local food hubs.
The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five (25) local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.
Bethesda Green, in Bethesda Maryland, is a non profit grassroots community organization that brings business, government and the public together to promote a healthy economy and sustainable living. It is one of the most successful organizations of its kind in the United States.
The International Living Future Institute is hosting its seventh annual unConference, Living Future 2014, on May 21 - 23, 2014 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide provide innovative design strategies, cutting-edge technical information, and the inspiration needed to achieve significant progress toward a truly living future.
Close to 10,000 participants from more than 50 countries will converge for GLOBE 2014, North America's largest conference and exposition focused on the business of the environment taking place in Vancouver, Canada, March 26-28.
Professors Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling and Maged Senbel are frequent collaborators in the Elementslab, a research group they formed inthe Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia to develop and apply sustainability-oriented research and tools for urban planning and design processes.
The 2014 FCM Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show (SCC) is heading to Charlottetown, PE. Find out how you can make your community safer, stronger and greener - come and join hundreds of your municipal colleagues as they meet to discuss how to adapt for extreme weather events and overcome today's challenges to local sustainability.
"The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
Organized by the Communitas Coalition – UN Habitat, Tellus Institute, ICLEI
and nrg4SD – in collaboration with UN DESA, Member States Friends of Cities,
Major Groups & Stakeholders and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions
Network (UN SDSN).
Drawing on a participatory process, the Communitas Coalition seeks to:
1. Advance sustainable urbanization as a key component of the future UN
Development Agenda, its Goals, tools, means of implementation and
Often new public policy is detected at the launch of a new program. While much attention is paid to getting a new policy approved, the true impact is not fully appreciated until implementation. This webinar sheds light on current policy implementation discourse, provides rural examples, and discusses different action approaches.
Political engagement in cities is at an all-time low, but the passionate public discourse about visions for the places we live is louder than ever. What disconnect is hindering these conversations from translating ideas into reality?
The Fresh Outlook Foundation is hosting its 6th Building SustainABLE Communities conference November 25th-28th in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Delegates from government, business, NGOs, and academia, along with students and members of the general public, will gather to learn from each other about accelerating the move toward more vibrant and resilient communities.