TORONTO, April 20, 2021 — With Earth Day 2021 on the horizon, York University researchers in the areas of environment and climate change are available to discuss the world’s ecosystems, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking – the key elements of this year’s theme, Restoring Our Earth. Kathy Young is a geography professor in the […]
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York measures humanity’s consumption since 1970 – it’s up 70 per cent
It’s Earth Week. Here is a look at how we’re doing. The ecological footprint of Canadians is about 2.8 times higher than the global average and overall, the ecological footprint of human consumption has grown by 70 per cent since 1970, say York University researchers.
Earth Day: Wildlife, conservation and climate change experts available
York University experts can explain how their research supports Earth Day’s goals TORONTO, April 9, 2019 – On April 22, Canadians will celebrate Earth Day. The day aims to inspire Canadians to go green, make sustainable choices and reduce their carbon footprint. This year, Earth Day Network has chosen the global theme of Protect our […]
York U Earth Day expert: What happens when climate changes takes our jobs?
TORONTO, April 20, 2017 – Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of thousands, but with Earth Day almost here, how is Canada responding to this emerging employment crisis? York University work and climate expert Carla Lipsig-Mummé believes more needs to be done. Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Professor of work and labour studies in the Faculty of Liberal […]
York U Earth Day experts: Are climate change policies and conservation enough?
TORONTO, April 19, 2017 – This year’s Earth Day theme touts the importance of teaching environmental and climate literacy. York University experts can discuss the success or failure of climate change policies and strategies, conservation and global environmental changes. Mark Winfield, Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative, […]
York U Earth Day expert: Bee friendly tales from the garden
TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – With the approach of Earth Day, it’s time to starting thinking about outdoor spaces. A York University bee expert can suggest what to plant to attract pollinators and discuss why bees are important for sustainable agriculture. Sheila Colla, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, can comment on the […]
York U Earth Day experts: Boiling effect of climate change on Earth’s water and ice
TORONTO, April 17, 2017 – As the planet heats up, York University water experts can discuss the effects of climate change on fresh water lakes, invasive species, natural disaster management and Arctic ice, in the lead up to Earth Day, April 22. Usman Khan, Assistant Professor in the Lassonde School of Engineering, can talk about […]