Publications

Automakers must change their ways - Other industries must meet Kyoto standards, why not carmakers?

Publication Date: 
February 16, 2004
A Toronto Star Op-Ed February 16, 2004:A13

You'll be hard-pressed to find an automaker willing to discuss how they're helping Canada meet Kyoto at the Canadian International Auto Show...
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Footprints in the forest - Current practice and future challenges in forest certification

Publication Date: 
March 2, 2004
Footprints in the forest provides information about the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard and certification requirements developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). In order to better understand how the CSA SFM performance framework is translated into a management plan Sierra Club of Canada reviewed several SFM plans from operations certified to the CSA SFM standard – in particular the objectives and targets that are the key field components subject to audit.
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The Environmental Consequences of War

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2004
“The looting of Iraqi nuclear facilities in 2003, which occurred after U.S. led forces entered the country, has offered another blow to social and environmental security in the region. The most troubling of cases concerns the Tuwaitha nuclear plant, located 48 kilometres south of Baghdad, where an estimated two hundred blue plastic barrels containing uranium oxide were stolen. After dumping the radioactive contents and rinsing out the barrels in the rivers, poverty-stricken residents used the containers for storing basic amenities like water, cooking oil and tomatoes.
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Sprawl Hurts Us All

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2004
Suburban sprawl development is hazardous to Ontario taxpayers’ pocket books and to the environment. Over the next 25 years in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) alone, costs will be over $70 billion, or more than $14,000 per person, if sprawling housing development continues.
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