Jul
13
Thu
WEBINAR: How Urban Forests in Parks Can Improve Health, Raise Property Values, and Provide Recreation
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
10
Thu
WEBINAR: Parks and Recreation Building Healthy Communities
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm
Aug
23
Wed
Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering – International Conference @ Toronto, Canada
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

The International Conference of Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Engineering (RTESE’17) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to environmental science and engineering. The goal of RTESE’17 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the fields of environmental science and engineering and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

Sep
14
Thu
WEBINAR: 10 Minute Walk: Increasing Access to Local Parks
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm
Sep
20
Wed
Conference: Urban Green Infrastructure – Connecting People and Nature for Sustainable Cities @ Malmo, Sweden
Sep 20 – Sep 21 all-day

International Conference 2017

20-21 September, Malmö, Sweden

Urban Green Infrastructure – Connecting People and Nature for Sustainable Cities

GREEN SURGE invites all interested to the project’s final conference, generously hosted by the City of Malmö

  • Meet leading researchers to learn how growing populations and urban densification can be reconciled with green infrastructure to improve health, equality, climate adaptation and biodiversity.
  • Learn how your city colleagues are realizing nature-based solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges of today.
  • Share your own knowledge and experience! Submit your abstract.

The conference themes are related to emerging issues and future challenges of nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development.

The conference aims for interactions and critical discussions by a mix of researchers, decision-makers, planners, and practitioners.

The conference environment and program will provide opportunities for dynamic presentations and discussions, moderated by international professionals.

We welcome proposals for presentations of research as well as of projects from practice on any aspect of the broad area of nature-based solutions and sustainable urban development.

Sep
27
Wed
Economic Literacy Project Fall 2017 Workshops @ Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto
Sep 27 – Dec 6 all-day

When: September 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22 and December 6, 2017

The Economic Literacy Project (ELP) centres on training and knowledge building that supports the development of a smarter and sustainable economy.

The training program consists of a series of six, ½ day training workshops this spring at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. This combination of classroom training, information sharing and convening is designed to provide a pulse of capacity building to environmental leaders and affiliated partners and allies. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.

The instructor of the program is Eric Miller, a consulting ecological economist and contract faculty at York University. He has experience serving the Ontario and Federal governments as a public servant and has helped hundreds of students through his teaching of undergraduate and graduate students at York University and Queen’s University. Eric earned economic degrees from York University and McMaster and a biology degree from Carleton. He is an active member of Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

Registration for the series is only $250 per person as the Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation. Space is limited.

Nov
21
Tue
Latornell Conservation Symposium @ Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre - Alliston, ON
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day

In this Canada’s 150th, we explore the succession of science, knowledge, policy and organisations and the nature of this change on the environment. Many of us identify with natural or ecological succession – the process by which a plant or animal community successively gives way to another, leading to a new state. But the same is true of our organisations, as we have matured in our purpose and knowledge, and have seen leadership transfer to successive generations. The ongoing growth of knowledge through research, monitoring, observation, analyses and education have informed our actions on the ground, the policies we have developed and our legislative responses to emerging challenges.

Through this year’s theme of Succession, we explore the topics of ecological, policy and organisational succession, and continuing contributions to knowledge. Let us explore where we have been, how that has informed who we are today, and where we are headed.

Nov
29
Wed
Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario Conference @ Collingwood
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

Our Steering Committee