Training for the future

Training for the future

Youths embody promise of solar technology On a brisk mid-August day, seven figures moved between the racks of solar panels on the Bissell Centre roof, backdropped by the glass and steel of the downtown Edmonton skyline. Six trainees, guided by Newo master electrician...
The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters

Pedestrians passing Newo Global Energy’s office in Camrose may notice an unusual collection of vegetation growing in the planters outside. Flowers do feature, but the summer blossoms will eventually give way to hearty vegetables: corn, beans, and squash. Planted...
The small things

The small things

By Cari Kilmartin For Margaret Rathnavalu, harnessing the sun’s energy was an intuitive next step on a lifelong journey of conscientious choices. A now-retired teacher, Margaret is a local activist, involved in initiatives like Blue Dot Camrose and the U of A...
Social enterprise?

Social enterprise?

In a world where bad news is never more than a click away, it’s all too easy to get discouraged by looming social and environmental challenges. But one Canadian sees these problems as opportunities. “I like to call it ‘the upside of down,’” says Shaun Loney, a leading...
A just and equitable transition

A just and equitable transition

Bissell offers bright ideas for solving persistent problems When we think of climate change, we often focus on seemingly intractable challenges. What we don’t tend to think about is the opportunities it presents for alleviating poverty. The fair treatment of citizens...

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