Tag Archives: environment

York University is one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for sixth consecutive time

TORONTO, Thursday, April 19, 2018 – How does an institution like York University become one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the sixth consecutive time? By reducing annual electrical consumption by 34,730,786 kWh, saving $5M in utilities every year, and recycling 3,705,780 kg of waste, for starters. In the 11 years since the Canada’s Greenest Employers […]

York U expert can discuss feds’ changes to environmental assessments

TORONTO, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 – The federal government has proposed changes to how it will do environmental assessments in the future through the creation of a single agency responsible for reviewing major energy projects, including pipelines. Currently, three agencies do environmental assessments, but under the new legislation, those agencies would regulate projects over the […]

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 […]