Posts tagged Beyond Green
The Reality of the Tar Sands with Tzeporah Berman.

At Beyond Green I attended a workshop by Tzeporah Berman in conjunction with the Tar Sands Solution Network. The workshop focused on the reality of the Alberta tar sands, in particular petro-state politics and environmental degradation. Berman’s encouragement to resist tar sand production resonated with many of the attendees and provided inspiration for future action. This article focuses on the importance of civil engagement and highlights some eye-opening facts about the tar sands.

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Beyond Green, Beyond Science: A Reflection for Change.

I can think of few things that strike more raw emotion in people than when they are empowered and presented with the tools to create meaningful social change. In the face of great global challenges, being in community teaches us that it is of utmost importance to look beyond our singular worldview and to critically evaluate the ideas of our peers; after all, it is self-evident that meaningful social changes are not created in isolation. More often than not, tactically dissecting an issue as a group reveals to us the diversity of thinking among our peers and the true complexity and interconnectedness of our social systems. This, as I have learned first-hand, is a truly beautiful thing—the idea that through others, we learn about ourselves and our world. Indeed, this must be the sort of thing that inspires.

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Demographics, Digital Engagement, and Discussions!

Attending on behalf of Lura Consulting, as an occasional Starfish contributor, and out of my own interest, Beyond Green offered me the opportunity to wear a few different hats while exploring the conference. I was interested in attending Beyond Green to connect with members of the sustainability community and to understand the questions and concerns of others.

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Way, way Beyond Green.

Last weekend, Earth Day Canada hosted the Beyond Green Environmental Summit. Representing The Starfish, I had the chance to facilitate a workshop for a class full of energetic participants as well as attend a panel of presentations hosted by Adria Vasil, the bestselling author of “Ecoholic”. I was particularly inspired by the overall theme of the summit –of breaking through the silo of what has traditionally represented “green” or environmentally-sound activities and creating new pathways of change and creative solutions to the environmental problems that can sometimes make us feel hopeless.

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Don’t Wait for Change. Create it!

Earth Day Canada (EDC) strives to provide Canadians with the practical knowledge and tools they need to sustain a healthier environment. They educate, empower, and inspire all Canadians to achieve solutions to local environmental problems. On October 25-27, EDC is holding the “Beyond Green Environment Summit”  (BGES) at the University of Toronto. BGES is a great chance to explore environmental issues and develop strategies to inspire change in your community.

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