Author Archives: Betsy Agar

Bill C-436: Measuring What Matters

Still smarting from being bucked off the wild ride of Bill C-38, all I want to do is crawl into bed and hide under the covers in the hopes that the bulls will be gone when I wake up! But … Continue reading

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Representin’ at Rio+20:

Partners of the Canadian Earth Summit Coalition are beginning to assemble for the 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Whether they are away or at home, they are actively voicing Canada’s concerns. Here are a handful of Rio+20 … Continue reading

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Check out what’s keeping our Partners busy:

—————————————– Buzzing about SFU’s recent move toward Fair Trade. Find out what you can do to promote Fair Trade! —————————————– Find out what finds inspiring and who they inspire! —————————————– is looking for media files that promote positive sustainable futures: … Continue reading

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Ombudsperson Now for the Future

We need advocacy. We need to build the capacity of future generations. We need to integrate our actions to tackle climate change in the long term. We need the Canadian Government to stop fragmenting effective, integrated policies. Just four reasons … Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the GDP…

and how the GDP misunderstands us. I’m back from Guatemala and free of Malaria, Typhoid Fever, and Hepatitis. I’ll never know if I was exposed to any of these or if it was the cocktail of vaccines I took that … Continue reading

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An Rx for Our Economy

Dr Amelia Clarke has trained her eye on the Earth Summits since the first one 20 years ago, when she was still in high school, and it was my pleasure to speak with her about some of the shifts she … Continue reading

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Beyond free / Au-delà gratuité

Look for this symbol while shopping! / Recherchez ce symbole lorsque vous magasinez! La français suit Preparing for a sociology field school trip to Guatemala, our class was discussing packing. Someone suggested that purchasing cheap t-shirts (available aplenty in any colour) … Continue reading

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Anonymous Holiday Greetings

Canada’s Parliament lit up for the holidays As always, my local Member of Parliament hand-delivered a greeting card to wish my family well over the holidays. This is a lovely sentiment in theory, however, that official federal seal and stamped … Continue reading

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