Sustainability - Resources & Tools




  • Vélo Québec -  a non-profit organization that plays an important role in the Quebec cycling scene. It offers biking expertise, resources, training, community development, advocacy, programs and events for Quebec cyclists. Their annual report on biking in Quebec provides vital research and statistics related to cycling in the province. The maps available of the Quebec Route Verte showcases the bike paths and lanes found in the province and the bike trips they offer both in Quebec and abroad are a great opportunity to do some bike tourism.

  • The League of American Bicyclists – an American based resource site with information and tips applicable to biking in Canada as well. This important advocacy and promotion organization provides education programs, bike friendly certification, helps create better biking environments and promotes bicycling as the option of choice.

  • Share the Road Cycling Coalition – an organization that is based out of Ontario that focuses on share the road safety programs and policy advocacy. There are multiple resources on cycling skill development, provincial cycling policies, road regulations for motorists and cyclists, and offers a bike friendly certification program.

  • GoBiking.ca – an organization that is based out of Ontario that focuses on share the road safety programs and policy advocacy. There are multiple resources on cycling skill development, provincial cycling policies, road regulations for motorists and cyclists, and offers a bike friendly certification program.

  • Alliance for Biking & Walking – this organization has statistics and information on biking and walking in the U.S. The Alliance for Biking & Walking also does advocacy work, provides grants for cycling advocacy projects, and provides training on bike advocacy.

  • Momentum Mag – focuses on urban cycling lifestyle in North America from a global perspective. Coverage includes style, urban travel, smart riding solutions, city and people profiles such as the Guide to biking in Montreal, family riding and gear.

 


  • Sustainalytics *(restricted to the Concordia community).  Evaluates and analyzes companies based on their environmental, social and governance performances.
  • Building Green: current information on sustainable design strategies, green building materials and case studies of high performance buildings.

  • Network for Business Sustainability: academic and industry partnership working to change management practice and research. 

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development: Includes case studies and other resources for businesses.

  • Ceres:  Investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges. News, reports, webinars, podcasts and videos.

  • The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project: UK based.  Works with businesses, investors and others to develop practical guidance and tools for embedding sustainability into decision-making and reporting processes.
     

Canadian:

  • Corporate Knights  Calls itself the "Magazine for Clean Capitalism" and includes reports such as The Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world

  • Canadian Business for Social Responsibility: non-profit organization that helps Canadian companies make business decisions to improve performance and focus on Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Canada Green Building Council: Lists Canadian green building case studies, industry job postings, LEED resources and more.

  • David Suzuki Foundation:  Collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development: Canadian-based, public policy institute that conducts research on sustainable development. Topics include accountability, international trade and sustainable markets.


  • Land Matrix - independent land monitoring initiative
  • Indigenous Environmental Network - Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ).
  • Defenders of the Land - A network of Indigenous Communities united in defense of lands, Indigenous rights, and Mother Earth.
  • 8th Fire: Whose Land is it Anyway? - From the popular CBC mini series. This episode explores questions about land such as: who owns it, benefits from it, gets to say when, if and how it gets developed?
  • The Water-Culture Institute - promotes the sustainable management of our rivers, lakes, springs, and groundwater through applying indigenous wisdom and cultural traditions that respect the rights of nature.
  • Red Rising Magazine: With articles, art and poetry by Indigenous authors and artists, this magazine was founded by Winnipeg "Water Wednesdays" activists.

Canadian & Local Government Resources


Intergovernmental Data & Resources


Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks

The following sources are restricted to Concordia community and require your netname:

 


Environmental History Resources

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