Community Resilience

GRAVEL PITS AND LOCAL PLANNING BOARDS A local controversy regarding a gravel pit highlights concerns surrounding decision-making by local planning boards for projects that can have major impacts for nearby residents and the environment. May 22, 2017
Precious Water Board member Scott Harris asks,"How much usuable water do we have?" April 21, 2017
Cool Clear Water March 21-27, 2016 is Water Week in Canada. Read the article by Scott Harris talking about precious freshwater, not to be taken for granted. March 24, 2016
Green Building - the Why and the How Energy efficient buildings can help reduce carbon emissions. There is growing interest in making the investment! April 26, 2015
Grass-roots Environmental Activism Can citizens make their voices heard? Scott Harris takes a look at past successes and future challenges for environmental protection and sustainability in Northwestern Ontario. January 14, 2015
Social Enterprise A community-based approach to promoting local food. November 27, 2014
Sold on Solar Hot Water This month Environment North features two personal accounts of residential solar thermal hot water heaters. November 1, 2014
Bees Article on stresses to honey bee populations by local beekeeper, Brian Biesenthal August 1, 2014

Food Security: It can be done Dr. Ralph Martin from the University of Guelph discusses how we can move toward food security for all. May 29, 2014
Climate Risks Mayor Keith Hobbs and Canadian adaptation Allan Douglas to address local solutions to climate risks. April 14, 2014
Environment Canada destined to beome a minor player April 5, 2014
Climate adaptation Canadian climate expert, Dr. Stewart Cohen. in town to share ideas on how to bring scientific and local knowledge together. February 1, 2014
Chemical Toxins in Everyday Products Tens of thousands of man-made chemicals found in products we use every day. At least 800 of these man-made chemicals are known to interfere with the hormone system of people and wildlife. November 4, 2013
Pollution, it's in You Consumers are exposed to the negative side effects of many toxic chemicals found in house hold products. Education can help people avoid toxins and regulations can help make products safer. April 30, 2013
Forty Years of Activism Environment North's 40 year history of environmental activism is described in an article by Charlene Rogers and will be celebrated at the AGM on April 21, 2011. April 21, 2012