April 2009

Community Accounts

Community Accounts, developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency in partnership with the Strategic Social Plan (SSP) of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Memorial University, is an innovative information system providing users at all levels with a reliable source of community, regional, and provincial data.

BSDE—A New Relationship between Biotechnology, Sustainable Development and the Economy

Canadians face a future that will be defined by change, with many new economic opportunities, and with a growing need to build a satisfactory relationship between the environment and development. Over the past three decades, opportunity has frequently been associated with new technologies, especially ITC (information technology and communications). More recently, biotechnology has been highlighted as a potential source of long-term economic, social and environmental benefits.

Zerofootprint Calculator

Zerofootprint Calculator
The ZerofootprintTM Calculator measures your impact on carbon and other ecological impacts including water, trees and land. You can compare your footprint with those living in other countries and learn how to reduce through a series of footprint reducing tips. There is also a netowrking element that allows you to make pledges and commit to reduction goals. Individuals can form groups around goals and track their success through time.

Walk Score

Walk Score
Walk Score is a tool that uses Google Map data to analyse the walkability of a location such as your home, or future home. Walk Score shows you a map of what's nearby and calculates a score based on the proximity of that location to local amenities. Living in a house in a walkable neighbourhood is good for your health and good for the environment.


Islands of Achievement: People Building Hope
Hopebuilding wiki was created by Rosemary Cairns to share stories of achievement by ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to make their world a better place to live in, but whose stories are not as widely known as they should be.

The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.

Climate Change in Our World

Climate Change in Our World
Explore and learn about the impacts of climate change and find out how you can make a difference with Climate Change in our World. The Met Office Hadley Centre, British Antarctic Survey and UK Government have harnessed Google Earth technology to present you with an interactive animation showing how climate change and global temperature rises could affect our world over the next 100 years.

Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) e-Dialogues Report


Following the first phase of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) mandate, the
organization moved into the second phase which is to implement Canada’s management plan for used
nuclear fuel as decided by the Government of Canada. One of the first key activities in its work as
implementer was the collaborative design of the site selection process.
In August 2008, a discussion document inviting input to the design of a site selection process for the