Food Miles

Food Miles

Over the last few decades, Canadians’ weekly shopping has changed. We have been increasingly placing items in our carts and baskets that have originated from distant places that we may have never visited ourselves.

The transportation of food from farm to fork (and often several distribution depots in between) is responsible for the release of tonnes of greenhouse gases each year. Also, as the distance food travels increases, so does the role of chemicals and processing to reduce spoilage before the food reaches the marketplace.... Read more »

Provincial Greenbelt Review Meetings: kick-off in Waterloo (Mar25)

From our friend Kevin Thomason with Waterloo’s Sunfish Neighbourhood Association—... Read more »

2012 Urban Agriculture Summit: Aug 15-18

 

Around the world people are growing food in cities! From August 15 to 18, the 2012 Urban Agriculture Summit will bring together a diversity of people that are making it happen - design professionals, community groups, social housing advocates, tenants and developers, educators, planners, homeowners, urban growers and others - to share what is working, and to discover what is possible.

From bee-keeping to community and school gardens; from aquaculture to rooftop farming, urban agriculture is becoming an essential element of food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food in a rapidly urbanizing world. Urban agriculture can also generate much-needed skills development and local employment while improving local environmental and community health.... Read more »

Sierra Club Canada - Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy (Re: C-38)

May 31, 2012

Submission to the Senate Committee on Energy

Re: Bill C-38

John Bennett, Executive Director

Sierra Club Canada

Thursday, May 31 201

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