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Should we highlight stakeholder activities in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy that contribute to environmental sustainability?

about 1 year ago
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If so, which stakeholders should be highlighted (industry, academia, provincial, territorial or municipal governments, other groups)?

belindali 11 months ago
Yes, highlight stakeholder activities, but do it in a way that helps empower people to feel like they too can contribute. Suggested criteria:- Individual citizen actions, showing everyone that anyone can do something (especially by highlighting local, small actions, not just the environmental celebrities)- Workplaces - people can relate to workplaces (can be public or private sector) to show what's being done on a day-to-day basis- Innovative actions - not just in terms of technology, but also social innovation. This can come from a combination of academia, industry, not-for-profits, and government.- When selecting activities to highlight, have a representative cross section of the country in terms of geography and demographics to ensure diversity
John Delbert Hamilton 12 months ago
Absolutely, yes 100%, highlight stakeholder activities in the 2016–2019 FSDS strategy that contribute to environmental sustainability.Stakeholders to be highlighted specifically:1. The School of Environment and Sustainability, (SENS), University of Saskatchewan, http://www.usask.ca/sens/index.php, “ambassadors for sustainability and agents of change in their communities”, not only theory but practical hands on real life challenges transferable to real life opportunities in drought, pollution, flooding, scarcity, overuse, sustainability. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5C8, Canada, Phone: (306) 966-1985, Fax: (306) 966-2298, Email: sens.info@usask.ca2. Department of Indigenous Science, The Environment and Economic Development, (DISEED) First Nations University, http://fnuniv.ca/apply, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, everyone is welcome. “solid core of science and Indigenous knowledge and is complemented by courses focusing on environmental and ecological topics with an Indigenous worldview”. Future in environmental assessment and resource management, mining, land development, natural resource management and exploration, health impact, environmental education and global environmental issues. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7T 1C8, Canada, Phone: 306-931-1800, Fax: 306-931-18493. Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley, MIST, Marketing International Sustainable Tourism, (MIST), The Outdoor Adventure Naturalist (ODAN) and Outdoor Adventure (ODA) programs led Algonquin College’s first “International Multidisciplinary Applied Research project. As a key part of their Rainforest Ecology course, which included a trip to beautiful Costa Rica, investigated the use of emerging mobile hand-held technologies for the collection and production of digital marketing media and educational materials”. http://www.algonquincollege.com/pembroke/applied-research-pembroke/costa-rica-research-project-mist/, Jamie Bramburger, Manager of Community & Student Affairs,1 College Way, Pembroke, ON K8A 0C8, Canada, Phone: (613) 735-4700, Fax: (613) 735-880, Email: brambuj@algonquincollege.com 4. Métis National Council, (MNC), President Clément Chartier QC and fellow members of the MNC Board of Governors. Duty to consult and accommodate, Elders, traditional knowledge, section 35 Aboriginal rights, collaborative partnership, full inclusion, full participants at the table with all federal, provincial, municipal, NGOs working groups for our green economy. http://www.metisnation.ca/index.php/news/metis-national-council-meets-first-ministers-on-climate-change “MNC represents the Métis Nation in Canada at the national and international levels. The Métis Nation’s homeland includes the 3 Prairie Provinces and extends into the contiguous parts of British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories and the United States”. #4 – 340 MacLaren Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0M6 Canada, Phone: (613) 232-3216, Toll Free: (800) 928-6330, Fax: (613) 232-4262, Email: info@metisnation.ca 5. Google, https://www.google.ca/green/bigpicture/, awesome, “better web better environment”, great ideas especially for governments and corporations, everything for everyone to go green!6. Microsoft, https://www.microsoft.com/about/csr/environment/, “transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future for our planet”, very specific on carbon emissions, renewable energy, solutions, sustainable devices, greening the supply chain.7. Apple, http://www.apple.com/ca/environment/, reducing carbon footprint, stating “climate change is real”, recycling resources, removing toxins for the people and our planet, public up to date reports on Apples environmental priorities and progress.8. Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/green/, https://sustainability.fb.com/en/, “give people power to share” to a sustainable future, inspiring!9. Centre For Affordable water and Sanitation Technology, (CAWST), is a Canadian charity and licensed engineering firm. They address “the global need for safe drinking water and sanitation by building local knowledge and skills on household solutions people can implement themselves”. http://www.cawst.org/about/visionandmission10. ZhenFund, “to provide entrepreneurs wings”. http://www.zhenfund.com/cn/about Xiaoping, Xu (Bob) a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, hosting, training and returning, literally, a human resource to China, to improve decent work and economic sustainabilty giving rise to a better well-being and quality of life. Everyone and thing is connected, everyone wins.Remember my philosophy that: "As we paddle forward together, our voyage to our highest potential is only as fast as the last canoe." Author, John D. Hamilton, Métis.