Happy World Soil Day!

Written by Teresa Porter, Farmland Ecosystem Services Project Coordinator World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5th to highlight the importance of healthy soils. This year’s theme is ‘Soil: Where Food Begins’. Given that roughly 95% of our food comes from the soil, healthy soils are integral to our food systems!  Plants obtain […]

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Six Reasons Why You Should Donate on Giving Tuesday

Written by Robin Hadac. Robin is an incoming board member and former Communications Coordinator at SPEC. She is passionate about environmental causes and loves inspiring others through storytelling. After Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday, also known as National Giving Day. Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, during a time of year when charities,

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Proportional Representation or First Past the Post?

By Dr. Carole Christopher, SPEC President We’re told that sharing our intentions with friends may influence their decision about whether to vote and how to vote in the referendum on Proportional Representation.  With that in mind, and knowing that good hearted people can disagree, I’d like to ask you to vote for Proportional Representation.   The easy

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July Members Corner

Members’ Corner is a new, monthly blog series where SPEC members share our favourite sustainability-related resources. You should watch: Merchants of Doubt Amarita Pooni, Westside Community Food Market Coordinator A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change. It is really

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