Environmental Issues

Fighting Climate Change Is Fighting for Human Rights

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last week, the world observed Earth Hour. Across Canada people flipped off the lights in a symbolic gesture to support action against climate change. But some influential voices like Watt-Cloutier and Mary Robinson -- former prime minister of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner -- suggest we're looking at climate change the wrong way. Climate change is not only an environmental issue, they say. It's also a human rights issue.

From Tragedy to Responsibility: The Lessons of Bhopal

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

For the people of Bhopal, the disaster never ended. They still suffer from water contamination, respiratory illnesses, and higher rates of infant mortality and birth defects. They've waged one court fight after another for more compensation. Thirty years ago the world failed to protect Bhopal. We owe it to them, and all developing communities, to enshrine corporate responsibility in national and international law.

The Plastic Bank Fights Pollution and Poverty With Recycling

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

From pollution to poverty, social enterprises like the Plastic Bank are discovering new solutions to old problems. And Canadian entrepreneur David Katz shows us the key to successful social enterprises lies in changing the way we think, finding the value in people and things everyone else tosses aside.

'Ecoholic Body' A Source On Everything That Comes Into Contact With Our Bodies

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Adria Vasil, an expert on all things green, unveils what's hiding in our hairstyling aids, sunscreens and even our clothing in "Ecoholic Bod...

Althia Raj

'Ethical Oil', Meet Oprah Winfrey

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.28.2011 | Canada

A campaign designed to re-brand Canada’s oil sands as an ethical alternative to fuel from states with questionable human rights records was schedule...