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First-ever Oil Sands Mine Environmental Report Card Reveals Weak Environmental Performance

Jan 10, 2008

Today, Pembina Institute and WWF-Canada released Under-Mining The Environment, The Oil Sands Report Card — the most comprehensive comparative assessment of 10 of Alberta's operating, approved or applied for oil sands mines. The mines, for the most part, get a failing grade. Read more about First-ever Oil Sands Mine Environmental Report Card Reveals Weak Environmental Performance

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Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin - January 9, 2008

To access today's Edition, just click on any of the headlines below or click here. Your feedback, comments and suggestions are important to the RCEN, so please let us know what you think by sending an email to [email protected].

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Note: the new deadline for submissions to the E-Bulletin is Mondays at 11am. Please send 100 words or less (English and French) to [email protected]. The next Edition will be published on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008. Read more about Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin - January 9, 2008

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Boreal Market News Volume 5, Issue 12

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Boreal forest the 'Fort Knox' of carbon
    University of Alberta ecologist David Schindler said Canada needs to be very careful about how it handles its forests if it wants to prevent more carbon from adding to the current climate change problem. Schindler suggested that now is an opportune time to focus on keeping forests intact and putting them in long-term reserves, especially since the forestry industry is floundering.

  2. Major Momentum Builds For Canada's Boreal Forest - Businesses, First Nations and Conservation Groups Advance Solutions to Preserve Canada's Green Necklace
    Global energy company Nexen Inc., national environmental organization the Pembina Institute, the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and socially-responsible fund manager Domini Social Investments LLC are the newest members of the Boreal Leadership Council (BLC), the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI) today announced. The 18 members of the BLC are also signatories to the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework, which is a vision to preserve at least half of the Boreal Forest while supporting sustainable development on the remaining landscape.

  3. Xerox Corporation Earns Widest Reaching Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody Certification Spanning Operations in 17 Countries
    Xerox Corporation, one of the world's largest brands of cut-sheet paper, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood program. This certification will allow Xerox to purchase and sell FSC-certified paper at 77 distribution centers in 17 countries in North America and Europe - covering the greatest geographic area of any FSC Chain-of-Custody certification to date.

  4. Random House and ForestEthics join forces at Bali climate talks
    Tzeporah Berman with ForestEthics was in Bali speaking about the climate change impacts of logging Canada's Boreal forest. "Canada has an opportunity to change course and be a climate leader by committing to absolute emission reduction targets and supporting new UN forest rules that recognize the importance of conserving the planet's major carbon storehouses, Canada's very own boreal and temperate forests."

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: [email protected] Read more about Boreal Market News Volume 5, Issue 12

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Call for Nominations: 2008 Emerald Awards

Do you set a positive environmental example? Do you know of an organization or individual who does? Share these success stories with others — submit a nomination for an Emerald Award today.

The Alberta Emerald Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the 2008 Emerald Awards which will be presented on June 3, 2008 on the Shoctor Stage at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. The Awards recognize excellence in preserving, protecting, enhancing and sustaining our environment in 12 different categories. Judges look at the positive, tangible and long-term impact of projects as well as, where appropriate, efforts that reflect collaborative approaches.

The deadline for nominations is February 29, 2008. Organizations and individuals can nominate themselves or someone they know. All nominations are posted on the Emerald Foundation website, complete with contact information, in an effort to increase recognition and the sharing of great environmental stories to a broader audience.

For more details, to download forms or to submit your nomination on-line, visit http://www.emeraldfoundation.ca/emerald_awards/nominations. Read more about Call for Nominations: 2008 Emerald Awards

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Invitation for Program Proposals: Alberta Social Forum 2008 - deadline January 25, 2008

Alberta Social Forum 2008

February 29, March 1 and 2, 2008
Red Deer, Alberta — Red Deer College

Leap Forward to Action
Civil Society: The New Superpower

The Event: A weekend festival to create a space for all Albertans searching for just, sustainable, humane and peaceful alternatives on a local, provincial, national and global level. It is also an opportunity to identify common goals and to develop strategies for concerted action around the province. The guiding spirit of the Alberta Social Forum is rooted in diversity, participation, inclusiveness and pluralism. Read more about Invitation for Program Proposals: Alberta Social Forum 2008 - deadline January 25, 2008

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Canadian Environmental Network E-Bulletin - December 13, 2007

To access today's Edition, just click on any of the headlines below or click here. Your feedback, comments and suggestions are important to the RCEN, so please let us know what you think by sending an email to [email protected].

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Note: the new deadline for submissions to the E-Bulletin is Mondays at 11am. Please send 100 words or less (English and French) to [email protected]. The next Edition will be published on Wednesday, January 9th, 2007.

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