Screens to Nature – Supporting Youth Mental Health With Climate Action

Jan 25, 2023 | Gary Zed

On #NationalMentalHealthDay, I’m reflecting on the topic of youth mental health and the need for more nature in young people’s lives. The research on the correlation between screen time and poor mental health is telling.  Every additional hour above the recommended 2-hour threshold that a young person spends on their screen is connected to a higher likelihood of having health issues like […]

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Cleaning up voluntary carbon credit markets. What’s “good enough”?

Jan 23, 2023 | Peter van Dijk, Chief Sustainable Finance and Policy Officer, Canada's Forest Trust

I reflected on this over the weekend as I dug into The Guardian’s recent investigation into the voluntary carbon credit market. The subject of its reporting is Verra, currently the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas (GHG) crediting program… I could delve into the duelling methodologies that are fueling this back-and-forth exchange between The Guardian and Verra, but I’ll cut to the point for carbon market investors[…]

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Interview: Canada’s Forest Trust’s Advisory Board Member and COP15 Delegate, Joanna Eyquem

Dec 27, 2022 | Canada’s Forest Trust

CFT: Joanna – Like us, you believe that “services from natural assets should be valued.” Following COP15, how widely do you think this view is shared globally? Joanna: I certainly think there were some very positive signs to suggest that services from natural assets are being valued in decision-making. For a long time, finance […]

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Climate-tech startups are putting profits before the planet.

Climate-tech startups are putting profits before the planet.

Oct 12, 2022 | Aliya Ramji, Co-Founder and Head at MT>Ventures

With growth and impact driving innovation and investments, climate-tech start-ups are proving that when focusing on profits as the most important metric to success, they will achieve greater planetary impact in the long-term.

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Sugar and Plastic: You’re Dismissed

Oct 5, 2022 | Canada’s Forest Trust
School fundraisers have earned a mixed reputation. Fundraising is a powerful tool that allows students to select and support causes they believe in, fund new opportunities, clubs, sports teams, and events, deepen their connections to their community, and develop valuable organization and leadership skills. For example, in 2019 public schools across Ontario raised over $583 [...]
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Nurturing STEM education in youth to advance innovative climate solutions

Sep 13, 2022 | STEM Minds
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) skills have been traditionally valued and rewarded in spaces such as medical, software engineering, and financial careers. With the number of severe environmental issues (biodiversity loss, climate change, air pollution...) the world faces, there is a need for STEM subjects and skills to be at the forefront of solving [...]
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Trees and Forests do much more than “just” sequestering CO2 from the atmosphere!

Sep 13, 2022
Planting billions of trees around the world has been proven to be one of the biggest and cheapest ways of tackling climate change. According to scientists, planting billions of trees is possible and is an effective, nature-based approach to removing CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate the climate crisis.  Quick facts about planting billions of [...]
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Canadian business is uniquely positioned to embrace nature-based-solutions for systemic business resiliency in a changing climate.

Sep 13, 2022
The global response to COVID-19 and recent adoption of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are strong reminders of the value of applying a climate lens to big systemic challenges and risks. To tackle COVID-19, the World Bank, IMF, other international financial institutions, and national governments pursued a green recovery strategy to manage the ensuing [...]
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Why are Employees Demanding Companies Take Real Climate Action?

Sep 12, 2022
According to several studies, employees are willing to accept a lower salary to work for a sustainability-conscious employer. In addition to this shift in employee priorities, customers and consumers in all economic sectors also prefer ethical brands to those that openly pollute and cause environmental harm.    Before the 21st century, keeping companies accountable for [...]
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How to turn your company from a carbon source to a carbon sink with nature.

Sep 8, 2022

Becoming a corporate leader in reducing carbon emissions will require significant investments in carbon reduction or offsetting initiatives that will vary depending on your industry. These initiatives are becoming more and more critical for business continuity, employee retention, governance and meeting your overall ESG targets as new standards and status-quos are set across the board.

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The Importance of Planting the Right Tree, in the Right Place at the Right Time.

Sep 7, 2022

Over the last decade, tree planting initiatives have taken the stage across Canada and the world. From one million to one trillion trees and beyond, commitments from organizations, governments and companies are expansive.

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