Environmental Excellence in Exploration

The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada has developed Environmental Excellence in Exploration, a comprehensive reference of best environmental practices for exploration. This tools shows mineral exploration organizations how to take responsibility for environmental sterwardship and minimize the impact of exploration. It also addresses community consultation and involvement. Click on the web link below to find out more.
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Energy Supply and Pricing for a Sustainable Future

On the reality of the world (and Canadian) oil supply and how it should be translated into a new pricing policy in Canada while it is still time to adjust to the fact that we are running out of cheap energy. Paper by William E. Rees, PhD, University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning.
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BC Waste Management Act Review

The Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection has launched a broad review of the 20-year-old Waste Management Act. The review process, which will take approximately 18 months to complete, is described in the Backgrounder to the Waste Management Act Review. All interested parties are invited to participate in the review, which will provide a road map for regulating waste and pollution in British Columbia. The 2nd of 3 discussion papers- Compliance and Appeals Under the Waste Management Act- is now open to review. The deadline for stakeholder submissions is January 17, 2003. Follow the link below to view the Backgrounder and Discussion Papers.
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World Water Forum

A major forum on the issues of water to be held in Kyoto in March 2003. Water is becoming a growing issue. Background: The importance of securing fresh water resources and the need for international co-operation on water issues to respond to disasters including frequent droughts and resultant desertification, large-scale floods and the pollution of both surface and underground water. The world’s limited water resources are being badly managed and a mechanism is needed to bring together professionals from all water-related disciplines and, in addition, to gather all water resource stakeholders.
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World Summit on Sustainable Development

Johannesburg Summit 2002 – the World Summit on Sustainable Development – brings together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups to focus the world’s attention and direct action toward meeting difficult challenges, including improving people’s lives and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.
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New York City High Performance Building Guidelines

Building guidelines for New York City. Organized into: City Process, Design Process, Site Design & Planning, Building Energy Use, Indoor Environment, Material and Product Selection, Water Management, Construction Administration, Commissioning, and Operations and Maintenance.
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ASHRAE – BC & Vancouver Island Chapters

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is an international organization of 50,000 persons with chapters throughout the world – including BC & Vancouver Island. The Society is organized for the sole purpose of advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public’s benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.
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