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Education is key; knowledge is power, and with knowledge, you can affect change in your community. The online world has given us access to thousands of resources to learn more, as well as the ability to spread news and information quickly. As has been brought to our attention often in recent years, that also means that misinformation can be spread easily, whether done so maliciously or not.

When you choose to educate yourself, you can distinguish what is true from what’s false, and be a voice for truth and change in the world.

  

The 4 Main Pillars of Sustainability

These 4 pillars are the elements you need to continue to educate yourself on if you are going to affect change in the local, national, and global community.

View Sustainable Society's Recommended Reading. From population and environmental history to financial meltdowns and resource scarcity, a discussion of what it takes to make a nation sustainable covers a lot of ground.  You'll find a list of very useful and illuminating books. 

 

Where can I learn more about environmental issues?

The best place to start is our Environment page. There you’ll get an overview of the issues we’re facing related to the environment here in Canada, such as the climate crisis, fisheries, and resource scarcity.

Once you’ve got a good picture of the issues we’re facing, continue to deepen your learning in the areas that matter most to you. You can do this in a number of ways:

 

Where can I learn more about economic sustainability?

Start with our Economy page, which will give you an overview of economic sustainability and the issues we’re facing here in Canada. As you will know if you’ve read our mission page, we’re striving for a Better Canada strategy over the current Bigger Canada strategy that is entirely focused on growth. This most definitely includes economic issues.

The issues we’re focused on are unemployment and job quality, the TFW program, and per capita measurements.

To learn more about economic stability, you can:

  • Follow and read news articles on economic sustainability

  • Take online courses

  • Books on economic sustainability

  • Watch documentaries that cover economic sustainability

  • Attend economic protests

  • Volunteer with organizations focused on economic sustainability

  • Attend online summits that talk about economic sustainability

  • Attend online seminars and lectures on economic sustainability

 

Where can I learn more about population sustainability?

The best place to start is with our Population page - human sustainability is all about investing in people to improve public access to resources such as health and education. We’re fortunate here in Canada to have a public health system, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any issues in terms of Canada’s human sustainability. Some of the issues we focus on are the immigration policy, as well as myths and causes surrounding it. 

To learn more about human sustainability, you can:

  • Follow and read news articles on population sustainability

  • The FutureLearn blog and other educational materials

  • Online courses on population sustainability

  • Read books about population sustainability

  • Watch documentaries about human sustainability

  • Attend protests on issues surrounding human sustainability

  • Volunteer with organizations focused on human sustainability

  • Attend online summits about issues surrounding human sustainability

  • Attend online seminars and lectures on human sustainability

 

Where can I learn more about social sustainability?

Start learning on our Social Welfare page. While social sustainability is similar to human sustainability, it addresses how well all segments of the population are doing in terms of their development and the opportunities available to them.

Some of the issues we’re focused on are equality, child poverty, and income polarization.

To learn more about social sustainability, you can:

  • Follow and read news articles on social sustainability

  • Read books about social sustainability

  • Online courses on social sustainability

  • Watch documentaries about social sustainability

  • Attend protests on issues surrounding social sustainability

  • Volunteer with organizations focused on social sustainability

  • Attend online summits about issues surrounding social sustainability

  • Attend online seminars and lectures on social sustainability

 

Ensure you also sign up to our newsletter to receive all our sustainability updates directly to your inbox.

Join our newsletter to be kept up to date with what we’ve got going on and anything you can do to help us move closer to a better Canada. You can subscribe by clicking the subscribe button in the top right corner of this page.

 

Sustainable change starts with you!

Here’s how you can affect change.

Learn how you can drive change through the media and your politicians as well as your own actions here.

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Learn more about sustainability in Canada:

 

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