Oct 20th, 2011
Jeff Lehman of Barrie one of the speakers at free public forum News release from University of Toronto’s Cities Centre October 20 2011 TORONTO – A coalition of academics, decision makers, community action groups and city planners is preparing for one of the largest public forums on trans...
Nov 27th, 2010
Environmentalist calls the human inventions of the market economy the new demons we believe inBy BRENT MAZEROLLE MONCTON TIMES & TRANSCRIPT November 22 2010Dr. David Suzuki brought his Message from an Elder to Moncton Saturday, and the message from Canada's elder statesman for the environment was we ...
Nov 20th, 2010
"In nature, growth always slams up against non-negotiable constraints sooner or later"by Richard Heinberg postcarbon.org Nov 12, 2010 ...
Sep 7th, 2010
CATCH News – September 6 2010 — A study warning that farming is disappearing in the Halton area mirrors earlier findings in Hamilton on the impact of urbanization and speculation by land developers. It comes in a summer that has seen global food baskets battered by climatic extremes that ...
Aug 22nd, 2010
AWARE Simcoe - August 22 2010The province's plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas - Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basin. That was the conclusion articulated by Ontario's senior pla...
Aug 22nd, 2010
Letter to AWARE Simcoe and other groups from the Sustainable Urban Development Association -- August 21 2010SUDA recently mailed and e-mailed letters to stakeholders of urban development in Ontario (builders, municipalities, and others) to bring their attention to the importance of sustainable urban ...
Jul 28th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe — July 27 2010 — Environmental Pricing Reform (EPR) is a name given to a set of fiscal, tax and planning policy instruments that seek to use pricing to influence behaviour in support of environmental and economic policy objectives. Examples include subsidy corrections, proper...
Jul 27th, 2010
News release from Environmental Defene March 17 2010Call for province to ban corporate and union donations to municipal election campaignsSimcoe County – The McGuinty government should ban corporate and union contributions to municipal election campaigns, says a report released today by Campaign Lake...
Jul 12th, 2010
Province hopes to quell ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation,’ but devil may be in the detailsBy Jeffrey Grey Globe and Mail July 6 2010It was perhaps the most down-and-dirty development fight in Ontario’s recent memory: An eight-year battle pitting environmentalists and some well-heeled ...
Jun 13th, 2010
Developers play a disproportionate role in financing municipal politics. Through seeking out and funding pro-development candidates, they are able to fill municipal councils across the GTA with supporters of sprawl. Pro-environment candidates for municipal office do not have access to developer money...