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Environmental Racism

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  Environmental Racism Environmental racism in Canada and the actions needed to address the inequalities. Canada has an environmental racism problem that is both blatant and systemic. Environmental degradation and the impacts of climate change have and will be felt the strongest by Indigenous and Black communities across Canada. One of the most egregious cases […]

Clearing the Air

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  Can we save lives with electric vehicles? And results of the Guelph Attitudes on EVs Survey Air pollution causes more than 3,000 premature deaths every year in the GTHA - and that affects Guelph, too. One of the biggest sources of this air pollution is vehicle traffic. This estimate is based on exposure to […]

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Salty Softeners, Salty Rivers

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    We all know that road salt is bad for our beloved Speed River. But what about that seemingly invisible source in our basements? Water softeners can compete with volumes of road salt that we pour into our rivers. The added salt is bad enough, but these softeners also mean we use more water […]

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Climate, Covid and Kids’ Health in Marginalized Communities- POSTPONED

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A Message from eMERGE Guelph: With regrets, we are postponing Climate, COVID and Health of Kids in Marginalized Communities for this Thursday, November 26...Unfortunately, due to low registration numbers, we made this decision. Since COVID we've moved all of our programming online.  We really want to move on with this event, but have had limited registrations to date. In comparison […]

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Food Fight

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  It's complicated, but let us explain. Talking about food and climate change in the same conversation has the distinct possibility of getting you into ... well... uhm...ah... shall we say in a little bit of controversy. What we eat is always loaded with a lot of familial warmth, emotion and of course tension. The […]

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Are EVs Bad? for the environment and social justice

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Many people understand that EVs can fulfill their driving requirements. But there still are concerns over the environmental and social justice implications of ditching their internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle for an EV. A new University of Guelph study (Benefits and Barriers to Electric Vehicle Adoption in the City of Guelph) highlights many of the […]

2021 Climate Change Hero

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Dr. Pierre Fogal, eMERGE Climate Change Hero A 6,000 kilometer commute is not what comes to mind when we think of fighting climate change. But that's exactly what Dr. Pierre Fogal does when he travels from Guelph to his office in Eureka, Nunavut. Situated on Ellesmere Island, he leads a team of researchers at the […]

Rainwater Harvesting

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  From summer rain barrels to 4 season systems About this Event Imagine using rain from your rooftop to water your garden or even flush your toilets and wash your clothes. Learn how you can buy a rain barrel from the City of Guelph and access rebates up to $2,000 for whole home rainwater harvesting […]

Invest… as if Climate Change Matters

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How to put our money where our earth is Money can change our lives and the environment. For better or worse, whether we have any or none at all. Profiting from fossil fuels has poured more fuel on the fire of climate change. But now, even large investors are recognizing that a fundamental shift toward […]

Intro to CanBike

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Riding your bike in traffic can be daunting. Learn how to gain confidence and feel more comfortable on the road. We know that biking is better than driving when it comes to the environment and our health. But many of us just don't feel safe on the road. That's one of the most common reasons […]

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