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EarthMatters

Dec 10, 2018

Despite the doom and gloom we often hear, the disasters and catastrophic events that grab headlines, there is an optimistic stream that flows through society when we here of individuals, organizations, and increasingly businesses that refuse to just let human-induced climate change take over. 

Are we reaching a tipping...


Dec 3, 2018

Many feel that society’s most challenging problems can`t be solved by government and non-profits alone.  Companies, small businesses and worker co-ops also play a significant part in addressing socio-economic and environmental issues.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that focus on social and environmental...


Nov 19, 2018

Kate Pepler moved to Canada’s east coast and attended Dalhousie University. 

There she learned about environmental issues and it troubled her that more wasn’t being done to reduce waste and recycle. 

After a year of learning how to source sustainable items and reduce her own waste, Pepler created a website to...


Nov 12, 2018

Peter Bartelmus is an honorary professor at the University of Wuppertal, Germany.  After his work in the United Nations, he taught economics of sustainable development at Wuppertal and Columbia University in New York.

Peter is the author of the book ‘Sustaining Prosperity, Nature and Wellbeing’.  It’s an...


Nov 5, 2018

In a provocative paper, titled ‘Turning over a new leaf: the role of novel riparian ecosystems in catchment management’, authors Samantha Capon, and Gary Palmer, examine research done on Novel riparian ecosystems.  These ecosystems host new combinations of species – some might call invasive species – with...