The 125th Anniversary Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations on 19-22 September 2017 in Freiburg, Germany, will be the ideal meeting place not only for forest scientists but also for researchers from other disciplines and leading decision makers from the forestry, environment, development and other key sectors from all over the world.
Now is the time to start making your plans for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in 2017!
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.
Join the BCSLA Vancouver Island Chapter, Bartlett Tree Services and Murdoch de Greeff Inc. Landscape Architects as your hosts for a one-day conversation centered on the value of urban green space.
Experts in the field will discuss new research findings on the correlation between human health indicators and access to green space, the benefits of green space to infrastructure, and the climate-resiliency that trees and green spaces help build into cities.
Urban green space is critical – help us reinforce the case for green space inclusion on development and re-development projects in our city.
Urban green space is critical to the health and liveability of our communities. Please help us reinforce the case for green space inclusion on development and re-development projects in our city. The focus of this workshop is to bring allied professionals together to discuss the issue of the declining tree canopies in our communities. This would be of value and relevance to Landscape Architects, Architects, Planners, Engineers and Arborists as well as Politicians and Municipal staff, the diverse Development Community and many community based interest groups and coalitions. Tickets for this one day workshop are $100.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks followed by a wrap up reception.
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.