Waste Reduction Week October 16 - 22, 201725 Sep, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

CNHE has joined the campaign to support Waste Reduction in Canada.

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We want to challenge you to reduce your ecological footprint through the actions and activities located in this section. And we hope to inspire you to come up with your own, unique, creative ways to reduce waste.

Since 2001, National Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW) has been organized by a coalition of non-government, not-for-profit environment groups from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

Learn how to get involved in National Waste Reduction Week.

MONDAY: CIRCULAR ECONOMY & KICK-OFF

TEXTILES TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY: CELEBRATING CHAMPIONS & INNOVATORS

PLASTICS THURSDAY

FOOD WASTE FRIDAY

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: SWAP, SHARE, REPAIR

See how schools did on the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge, Canada's national challenge supports Waste Reduction Week.

The Waste Reduction Week general resources will give you tools and ideas to promote reduced waste.

CNA 2018 Biennial Convention Call for Abstracts25 Sep, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Submission deadline December 21, 2017

From Insights to Impact: It Starts with Nursing is the theme of the CNA biennial convention being held on June 18-20, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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We are seeking abstracts from nurses and other health professionals on five themes.

· ACCESSIBILITY (Delivering care that is equitable, timely and affordable)
· PERSON-CENTRED CARE (Making patients and clients partners in health)
· HEALTH PROMOTION AND CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT (Empowering people to take charge of their health)
· TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION (Using advancements to make health care better)
· COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION (How teams and other sectors contribute to health)

See the abstract submission guidelines and on-line form for full content details.



April 22 is Earth Day04 Apr, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

This year’s campaign is all about environmental & climate literacy.

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Stand up!

Join up!

Take action!

Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy

Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.

Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs.

This Earth Day, gather with your community for an Environmental & Climate Literacy Teach-In or another project focused on education. We are launching Earth Day and Teach-In toolkits that will lay out the steps for holding a successful event. Register your event with us and we will support you with promotion and advice.

International Day of Forests 21 March21 Mar, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

Today is the International Day of Forests

2017 Theme: Forests and energy

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This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us. This year we highlight the importance of wood energy in improving people's lives, powering sustainable development and mitigating climate change.

Wood is a major renewable energy source - Wood provides the world with more energy than solar, hydroelectric or wind power, accounting for roughly 45 percent of current global renewable energy supply (27 percent of total primary energy supply in Africa, 13 percent in Latin America and the Caribbean and 5 percent in Asia and Oceania).

Wood energy powers economic development - Almost 900 million people, mostly in developing countries, are engaged in the wood-energy sector on a part- or full-time basis. Modernizing the wood energy sector can help revitalize rural economies and stimulate enterprise development – greater investment in wood energy production and advanced wood fuels can provide revenue to finance better forest management, more growing forests and more jobs.

Wood and trees contribute to optimal urban living and lower energy bills - Strategically placed trees in urban areas can cool the air by between 2 to 8 degrees C.

Wood energy mitigates climate change and fosters sustainable development - Globally, forests hold an energy content approximately 10 times that of the world’s annual primary energy consumption. They thus have significant potential as renewable resources to meet global energy demand. Forests provide clean air, water and energy. Sustainably managed forests can provide renewable and carbon neutral energy for a greener future.

Forests for energy, now and in a future global green economy - Greater investment in technological innovation and in sustainably managed forests is the key to increasing forests’ role as a major source of renewable energy. In this way, we invest in our sustainable future, in meeting several Sustainable Development Goals and in growing a green economy. Increased areas of sustainably household and community woodlots and the use of clean and efficient wood stoves can give millions more people in developing countries access to cheap, reliable and renewable energy.

VISIT THE UN OFFICIAL SITE AT:
http://www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/




Canada Water Week and World Water Day 201716 Mar, 2017 | Posted by: cnhe

MARCH 20 TO 27, 2017

WORLD WATER DAY: MARCH 22, 2017


Each year since 2011 Canada Water Week has encouraged communities to celebrate water. In a country as vast as ours, each watershed, wetland, lake, river, stream and pond has unique characteristics and reasons to celebrate, and over the years we've seen many inventive celebrations. This year, as we mark our seventh annual Canada Water Week, we are returning to our roots and providing a flexible theme to allow your creativity to soar. We look forward to seeing how you celebrate your Healthy Rivers and Living Lakes this year!

FIND OUT MORE AT:
http://canadawaterweek.com/

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November is Radon Awareness Month21 Oct, 2016 | Posted by: cnhe

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Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed naturally by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is colourless, odourless and tasteless. When Radon is released from the ground outside it mixes with fresh air and gets diluted resulting in concentrations too low to be of concern. However, when Radon enters an enclosed space, such as a house or basement, it can accumulate to high concentrations and become a health risk.

Radon gas can enter a house any place it finds an opening where the house contacts the soil: cracks in foundation walls and in floor slabs, construction joints, gaps around service pipes and support posts, floor drains and sumps, cavities inside walls, and the water supply.

Radon can also be found in groundwater from private or small community wells. Radon produced in the ground can dissolve and accumulate in water from underground sources such as wells. When water containing Radon is agitated during daily household use – showering, clothes washing or cooking, for example, the Radon gas can be released into the air. However, research has shown that drinking water that contains Radon is far less harmful than breathing the gas. The health risk does not come from consuming the Radon, but from inhaling the gas. And in most cases, the risk of Radon entering the home through water is much lower than if it enters through the ground.

Almost all homes have some Radon. The levels can vary dramatically even between similar homes located next to each other. The amount of Radon in a home will depend on many factors. Because there are so many factors, it is not possible to predict the Radon level in a home; the only way to know for sure is to test.

Find Out more about Radon Testing at: http://www.takeactiononradon.ca/radon-testing

Access resources to share with your friends, family, and patients at http://www.takeactiononradon.ca/organizations