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Would Canadians Rather Make a Quick Buck or Have Clean Water?

(5) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 4:44 PM

In honour of Small Change Fund's National Freshwater Fund, let's talk about all the issues facing our freshwater supply in this country. Canadians are becoming dangerously complacent about the amount of freshwater we have available to us; a luxury we are able to afford due to the fact...

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New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 3:23 PM

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror as an ongoing peaceful anti-fracking blockade spiraled into a situation nobody wants to witness.

In a pre-dawn raid, RCMP Thursday began enforcing...

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Canada's North: Challenges and Opportunities

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM

There is no doubt that the landscape -- environmental, social, and political -- in Canada's North is changing.

In the same year that Yukon celebrated its tenth anniversary of devolution, the Northwest Territories achieved an agreement of its own. Calls for negotiations to resume in Nunavut are...

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How Getting Kids Outside Today Will Benefit the Planet Tomorrow

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 8:14 AM

I love the relentless energy of small, community-based projects (like those at Small Change Fund). As a grandfather, I'm particularly keen on the projects that engage kids. Our children and grandchildren are inheriting a world confronting complex environmental issues like climate change, food security and sustainable economic development...

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The Challenges of Food Security in the Yukon

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:19 PM

By Florian Boulais, Conservation Klondike Society

In Dawson City, one step away from the arctic circle, we are working to promote more local food production. Here, more than anywhere else, food matters.

We are at the end of the road and conditions are quite crude. Food here is...

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"White Water, Black Gold": a Documentary About "Ethical Oil"

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:31 PM

As part of this year's nation-wide, week-long celebration of water, Canada Water Week, here are some questions for getting the most out of your documentary viewing experience.

David Lavallee's film, White Water, Black Gold, has received myriad distinctions, including the John Muir Award at the...

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Help Save These Mountains From Becoming a Ski Resort

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 9:16 AM

In the heart of the Purcell Mountains, surrounded by rugged peaks and glaciers, sit the Jumbo Valley. As the crow flies, it is between the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy and the Bugaboo Provincial Park. In the summer, it is a sea of colourful flowers and verdant greens, in the fall, a...

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Stand Up And Add Your Voice To B.C. Environmental Fight

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 11:13 AM

Think of it as your backyard. Wouldn't you raise your voice? Well, this is your chance. Because sooner or later, the environmental issues at the forefront in British Columbia will be on all our doorsteps.

Small Change Fund has launched our "Voices of British Columbia" and we're...

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Why I Practice Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 7:50 AM

Small Change Fund is a unique non-profit organization working across Canada to support grassroots environmental and social justice projects that share a connection with the land. We help them access small amounts of funding to make a big difference in their communities. Imagine Canada's last survey of Canadian giving habits...
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