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A Unanimous Passion: Environmental Sciences

Posted: August 16, 2017

by Michelle Han From July 23-29, University of Toronto Schools (UTS), along with 53 other groups, were awarded with the fantastic opportunity to launch ourselves into a week-long journey all the way to Maryland for the North American Envirothon. From the moment we boarded the plane to the final ceremonies and dance, we had the... Read More

North American Envirothon: Learning Across Borders

Posted: August 14, 2017

by Rhianne Whittaker and Christina Brinza Envirothon is a competition that brings together teams from different regions to test their knowledge of environmental science. There are three levels of Envirothon: regional, provincial/state, and North American. The North American level draws 54 teams from the United States, Canada, and China. Teams are made up of five... Read More

Who’s Afraid of Ecohealth?

Posted: August 11, 2017

by Sarah Giacomantonio  Parkes (2011)*  loosely defines ecohealth as “Diverse efforts representing ongoing quests to express the fundamental interrelationships of health and ecology in ways that reflect the reciprocity among humans, all species and the non-living components of the ecosystem on which we depend.” When trying to think of the best way to explain ecohealth to... Read More

Ontario Tree Marking Program: Register Now for Level 1 Course in September

Posted: August 3, 2017

Where: Huntsville, ON When: September 11-15, 2017 Info regarding course content: or 1-416-646-1193 x 235 Info regarding registration or payment: or 1-705-744-1715 x 609 The Level 1 course and exam cost is $2,500 which includes 4 days of class and field instruction and a 1 day exam.  Students are responsible for their own... Read More

How are Crown Forests Replenished?

Posted: July 25, 2017

by MJ Kettleborough How are Crown Forests Replenished? ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Forest Regeneration Approximately 87% of Ontario is made up of Crown land, providing opportunities for tourism, recreation, and economic development. Trees are one of the province’s most valuable resources, and are harvested from Crown forests to produce a variety of products. Regeneration refers to the act of... Read More

Music to our Firs

Music to our Firs

Posted: June 21, 2017

by Lana MacInnes Photos courtesy of Rafael Correa Famed architect, interior designer, and educator Frank Lloyd Wright always had the same advice for his students: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” This is a shared perspective amongst many respected designers and builders, for whom nature is a source of... Read More

Tree the North!

Tree the North!

Posted: June 13, 2017

This spring, I had the privilege of travelling to Ontario’s north, and we aren’t talking just a quick drive a couple of hours long, but approximately 1,800 km north of Toronto.  The journey began at Billy Bishop Airport, where I flew to Thunder Bay and then made the 3 hour trek to Dryden. After working in... Read More

Hopes as High as the Tallest Tree

Posted: June 6, 2017

by Kaitlyn and Lauren Grierson, Founders of TreesCO2 and Ambassadors of the Green Leaf Challenge    As ambassadors of the Ontario Green Leaf Challenge, we happily encourage Ontario citizens to plant a tree in honour of Ontario’s and Canada’s 150th birthday. Our favourite trees to plant are Ontario’s provincial tree, the eastern white pine and Canada’s... Read More

Muddy Knees & Happy Trees: My Experience at the York Tree Plant

Posted: May 16, 2017

by M.J. Kettleborough Last Saturday I woke up at five a.m; a great feat for someone like myself. I stumbled out of bed, put on my Forests Ontario tee-shirt, and sucked back what was probably an unhealthy amount of coffee before setting out for my first ever tree planting experience. It took just over an... Read More

AET Walks the Walk

AET Walks the Walk

Posted: May 15, 2017

by Steffie Wong AET has delivered more than a thousand projects across Canada ranging from green design solutions to environmental audits and monitoring. Working with organizations across diverse industries to create solutions that not only meet the needs of clients but enrich surrounding communities. Sustainability is not just the core of AET’s work, but a... Read More