In spite of some of the dire reports in the press, there are many individuals, researchers, artists and business leaders working hard for change. Two examples are Gregory Kloehn, an artist from Oakland, California and researchers from Ryerson University. Kloen had a life changing interaction with a member of the homeless community, which led him to start turning unwanted building materials into micro-homes for those in need of shelter. These photos go into more detail about his building designs for the homeless. The Ryerson researchers have launched a mobile web app to educate people about the importance of biodiversity in their neighbourhood. The new app parktrees.ca, allows users to click on each tree in the database to learn about its key attributes and environmental benefits such the annual amount of carbon stored, air pollution removed and storm water runoff mitigation.