Check out Pam Warhurst’s TED talk on how we can eat our landscapes. She is absolutely amazing and her energy is so infectious. Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the […]
Ever wonder who the hell is reading this? I did! Check out a summary of fellow Urban Evergreen readers. Here’s an excerpt: That’s 58 countries in all! Most visitors came […]
October 31st was a more frightening halloween then usual. Nature released an article proclaiming that one-third of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Two reports published by the Consultative Group on […]
Check out this video by Dr. Evan Fraser for University of Guelph. He is helping to launch the campaign Feeding Nine Billion. The purpose of this project and video is to […]
Conventional aquaculture has rightly earned a reputation for producing low quality seafood at high environmental costs. According to the FAO, major environmental impacts of aquaculture range from changes in benthic […]
A Swedish social enterprise is building a 54m high vertical farm that can feed up to 300,000 people. Plantagon isn’t like other companies. In fact, they say that business as […]
Today marks the launch of Google’s underwater street view. In the same way that you can virtually navigate streets of the topside world you can now virtually dive through the underwater […]
Vancouver-based Alterrus Systems has begun building North America’s first VertiCrop urban farming system on the top level of a downtown Vancouver parking lot. Using hydroponic methods the system has the capacity to […]
Stephen Harper thinks you’re not very smart, or at least that your memory isn’t quite what it used to be. In 2008, the Conservative platform promised to develop and implement […]
Park (ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Friday September 21st will be Montreal’s first year participating […]
The Environmental Careers Organization just released their Canadian green jobs forecast, check out where your province stands up and read the whole article here.
At the top of the world the Arctic Ocean is usually covered by thick, vast, white pack ice, gently fluctuating in shape and size with the changing of the seasons. […]
Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Issac Asimov and Richard Alley sing about climate change. This might be the best autotune out there.
In 1999 a group of New York residents began an ambitious experiment reclaiming a large expanse of abandoned elevated freight train tracks by turning the space into a public park. […]
Despite being in the heart of the GTA and thus within 100km of 20 per cent of Canada’s population, the Rouge river watershed remains a remarkably intact swath of forests, […]
This video is a collaboration between Willie Nelson, Coldplay and the fast food company chain Chipotle. CEO of Chipotle Steve Ells says, “We produced this film to help illustrate the choices people face […]
Every so often, the concept of organic comes under heavy fire. This time around the backlash was prompted by a study released by Stanford University which questions the nutritional value […]
This summer has seen record heat waves and wildfires in the U.S, the worst flooding in Beijing’s modern history, and droughts that devastated the U.S. corn crop and led India to set up “refugee camps” for livestock. These extreme events were not freak occurrences — this is how the earth works now.
From bee-keeping to community and school gardens, from aquaculture to rooftop farming, urban agriculture is becoming an essential element of food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food in a rapidly urbanizing world. It generates much-needed skills development and local employment while improving local environmental and community health.