Posts Tagged "new economy trailblazer"

Trailblazer: Autumn Peltier, Indigenous water protector

March 19, 2020

UN Address: Inspiring 13-year-old Water Advocate“I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: we can’t eat money or drink oil.” Autumn Peltier On World Water Day 2018, Autumn Peltier, a young water advocate from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin…

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Trailblazer: Climate conscious emergency fire solutions

September 28, 2019

For remote Indigenous communities, the climate crisis is amplified in ways that many do not consider. Some may remember headlines about deaths related to house fires in First Nation communities. Sometimes these fires are connected to forest fires sparked by…

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Trailblazer: Drawing a line in the sand

September 14, 2019

Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) in northern Alberta is taking tangible steps to protect the natural environment by investing in renewable energy with a solar project. The Kuby Energy project, with funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Keepers of the Athabasca, has trained community members to install solar modules in their community;…

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Trailblazer: Rewriting HydroQuebec’s controversial past

June 25, 2019

A just transition to a clean energy economy in Canada cannot be successful without the inclusion of remote communities. In mid May, a promising step forward was taken with the signing of an agreement between an Inuit corporation and an…

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Trailblazer: Cowessess First Nation solar and wind project

March 22, 2019

Cowessess First Nation, located 140 kilometres east of Regina commissioned their latest renewable energy project in October 2018. Ready to show the immense power of two forms of renewable energy combined, solar and wind, the community has established an innovative…

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Trailblazer: Salal + Cedar, a watershed discipleship community

November 7, 2018

While the just transition to a clean energy economy requires new technology and new ways of understanding our planet, it also calls on us to embrace new ways of knowing one another; to living in right relations with each other…

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Trailblazer: T’Sou-ke First Nation Solar and Greenhouse Initiatives

September 4, 2018

“In order to achieve sustainability, it needed to embrace traditional values, including deep respect for Mother Earth.” – Chief Planes  In an effort to build a stronger, more sustainable economy the T’Sou-ke First Nation is “setting the table for future…

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Trailblazer: Iron and Earth

July 18, 2018

Towards a Renewable Energy Economy Fossil fuel extraction creates a boom and bust cycle for the economy.  Nowhere is this truer than in Canada, where workers in the oil, gas and coal industry are starting to look to renewable energy…

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Trailblazer: Earth Quaker Action Team

June 21, 2018

Local green energy, unlocked by local green jobs by Rachael Warriner: performers with Hardwork Movement at a youth-led action. Is climate change a huge crisis or a huge opportunity?  Some Pennsylvania community activists are answering: “Both, if we want it…

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Trailblazer: The Great Climate Race

May 9, 2018

Environmental campaigner Ben West and his partner Mari McMillan initiated The Great Climate Race because they believed in encouraging people to make a difference.  West’s personal experience of running gave him an idea for helping people to connect to the issue…

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Trailblazer: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

February 23, 2018

Looking back, Sheila Watt-Cloutier sees connections between her personal struggles as an Inuk girl and her public leadership decades later, addressing the environmental crises that afflicted her people. At the age of ten, when she was sent for schooling away…

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Trailblazer: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative

January 16, 2018

Creating an Energy Revolution through Community Investing The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) is a leader in community-financed renewable energy. In realizing its goal to “generate decentralized renewable energy in Eastern Ontario,” it enters into partnerships with property owners, installing…

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Trailblazer: Melina Laboucan-Massimo

November 3, 2017

Growing up in a First Nations community in northern Alberta with neither paved roads nor running water, Melina Laboucan-Massimo noticed a pattern. Once young people reached their teenage years many would need to leave the community, either to find jobs…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: KAIROS spotlights new economy trailblazers

October 23, 2017

Melina Laboucan-Massimo kicks off blog series on day one of Bonn climate conference (Toronto, On) – On the day U.N. climate talks begin in Bonn, Germany, KAIROS Canada launches a new blog series called, New Economy Trailblazers, showcasing individuals who…

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