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Sustainability For Leaders – Level 1 in Vancouver, BC

By Hyuma Frankowski

Dec 2nd & 3rd marked the first TNS “Sustainability for Leaders, Level 1” course in Vancouver, Canada. Two gloriously sunny (gasp! In Vancouver?!), intense, learning-filled days that drew participants from Campbell River, to well south of the border as far as San Francisco.  Just as wide-ranging were their professional backgrounds; planners, educators, facilitators, engineers, marketing and communications officers to name a few.

Community Sustainability Planning Course in Toronto, Ontario

Submitted by Laur Fisher

As you walked into the Hilton Garden Inn conference room on December 8th, you could hear the energy pulsing around the room.  In fact, it was difficult to quiet it.  Here, council members, NGO and government staff, students, independent consultants, and unofficial-yet-passionate community leaders were sharing experiences from their communities.  >See pictures here.

Message from Executive Director (Canada)

All eyes are now turned to Copenhagen where the world’s leaders are meeting to create a follow up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012. It’s embarrassing to be a Canadian right now – represented by a federal government that is showing a remarkable lack of leadership in addressing the most serious challenge we face as a global community. I don’t believe the federal government is representing the concerns of Canadian people or the demand for change and leadership that is being demonstrated in businesses and communities across the country.

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