Education 38.6

Published: November 2012

Alternatives Journal is now A\J - Canada's Environmental Voice! And when it comes to providing intelligent and informed environmental journalism, we're bigger, better and bolder than ever. Read the editorial for the hows and whys of A\J's new image.

In this first issue of the dramatically redesigned A\J, we shine a spotlight on Earth Day Canada Heroes, including Gordie Wornoff, star of Discovery Channel's Junk Raiders, and revisit the controversial closing of the Experimental Lakes Area with an up close and personal look at the experience of ELA students and scientists!

This issue also features the 2012 Canadian Environmental Education Guide. If you're interested in bulk orders or using the guide in your school, please contact our Circulation Manager.

 Read selected articles and web extras from this issue

Here's what else you get when you buy the issue:

Letters to the Editor: Harbour Restoration, Wind Fury + more

Wanted: Environmental Expertise
ECO Canada's new report tells you the skills and opportunities that are most in demand.

In Brief: Labelmania, Sound & Fury, Fossil Foolin', Counting Crows and Making Better Designers - Ellen Jakubowski, Laura McDonald

The 2012 Canadian Environmental Education Guide
A\J's annual guide to environmental studies degree programs explains the extracurricular and applied learning opportunities at Canada's universities. Fill out our survey to help us make next year's guide even better.

Activism Ate My Homework - Isabel Slone
Pointed assignments let students cut their teeth on real-world challenges.

Seeing Hope with ESP - Mary Breunig
Ontario's high school Environmental Studies Programs give students the tools to be better stewards.

Vids in the Hall - Hannah Furlong
EcoReporters use cameras to explore the ideas they care about.

Newfoundleaders - Barb Sweet
The EcoMentors program heads east.

Energizing Young Minds - Laura McDonald
Projet Karyne transforms one child's optimism into a whole school board's opportunity.

Believing in Thunderbirds - Sophia Rabliauskas
The boreal warrior and cultural guardian explains how to keep your eyes and ears open to the earth.

Allies - Robert Gibson
It's simply not true that everyone is either part of the solution or part of the problem.

In Review:
Beneath a Petroliferous Moon Mendel Art Gallery - Reviewed by Grace Johnstone
We Are Not Ghosts Directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young - Reviewed by Ellen Jakubowski
Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most by Robert William Sandford and Marrell-Ann S. Phare - Reviewed by Kyrke Gaudreau

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre; ECO Canada; EJLB Foundation; Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; The McLean Foundation; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Media Development Corporation; Ontario Work Study Plan; the Sustainability Network and the University of Waterloo Work Placement Program. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund for our publishing activities. The support of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Environmental Students Endowment Foundation is appreciated.


Here's what's online:

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Alternatives Journal is now A\J - Canada's Environmental Voice, and we've got a new magazine design and website to go with it!
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Q&A with Allan Chochinov, chair and co-founder of the Master of Fine Arts in Products of Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts.
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Earth Day Canada’s Small Business Award winner, Gordie Wornoff, turns spent materials into beautifully offbeat art.
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After saving their land once from the Prosperity mine, the Tsilhqot’in First Nation in central BC are still fighting for their way of life against a second open-pit proposal.
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uWaterloo student Heather Andrachuk's award-winning poster, on People and Bees, explores how volunteer observers can be organized to provide reliable data for ecologists.