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The ECO Explorer newsletter-June 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:28:00 PM - Author: none
In This Issue
Jump Start Your CareerVolunteer!
Next Steps
Five In-Demand Green Jobs
ECO Action! stars
Career Interest Matching
Tool
Green Summer Camps

The ECO Explorer newsletter-February 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:23:00 PM - Author: none
IN THIS ISSUE
Educator Advisory
Committee - Call for
Participants
Opportunities Abound for
Students Entering into the
Environment Industry
Bring the Environment into
Your Classroom
Environmental Technology
and Trends 2011

ECO Explorer Newsletter September 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:17:00 PM - Author: none
In This Issue
Environmental PostSecondary Programs
ECO Speaker Program &
GREEN High Schools
Sustainable School
Supplies
Turn Your School's Trash
into Treasure!
Featured Events

Big Data drives information tech careers into crazy new frontiers

Published: 4/20/2012 5:05:00 PM - Author: none
'...A recent news release from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the market for Big Data technology and services will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. That’s an annual growth rate of 40 percent which is seven times the growth for the whole information and communications technology (ICT) market! Already there’s a shortage of trained Big Data technology experts in addition to a shortage of analytics experts, the IDC release said...'

Economy encumbered by debt, high oil, but still has 'momentum,' says Carney

Published: 4/20/2012 5:00:00 PM - Author: none
'The Bank of Canada is taking a more positive view of the Canadian economy, while doubling down on warnings over household debt, the strong dollar and now the price of oil.

Building on Tuesday's policy rate announcement that predicted 2.4 per cent annual growth this year and next, the central bank's quarterly monetary policy review provided a generally positive spin on Canada's economic outlook particularly in the first half of this year.

The central bank said growth in the first three months of the year will likely be a relatively robust 2.5 per cent annualized, well above the 1.8 level it had expected in its January report...'

Conference Board says tight labour markets after 2016 will slow economy's growth

Published: 4/20/2012 4:54:00 PM - Author: none
'A new Conference Board report says tight labour markets after 2016 will curtail the economy's long-term potential for growth.

The think tank's most recent long-term forecast predicts overall real GDP in Canada will grow at an average of 2.7 per cent between now and 2016...'

Ottawa 'streamlines' eco-reviews to aid growth; critics call it sop to Big Oil

Published: 4/20/2012 4:50:00 PM - Author: none
'A major overhaul of environmental assessment rules for big projects will create jobs and growth, the federal government announced Tuesday, sparking resource industry praise and fierce criticism from environmental groups.

First signalled in last month's budget, the Conservative government said proposed new rules would encourage investment by avoiding wasteful duplication and setting strict time limits for project reviews...'

Health: Your killer office space

Published: 4/20/2012 4:46:00 PM - Author: none
'If you're reading this article from the comfort of your office chair, do yourself a favour: stand up.

Excessive sitting is now recognized as "lethal," according to Mayo Clinic doctor James Levine, a specialist on the harmful effects of inactivity. In recent years, Levine and others have used clinical studies to prove that even in healthy people, a chair-based lifestyle sets up the physiological conditions for the onset of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity-and ultimately, shorter lifespans...'

Ontario Merging Energy Agencies

Published: 4/20/2012 4:42:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario is proposing to merge the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) into a single organization that would save ratepayers millions of dollars a year and better meet today's electricity supply needs.

The government intends to introduce legislation that would, if passed, create a single new agency that will merge the OPA's planning knowledge with the IESO's operational expertise...'

Ontario Honours Six Outstanding Youth

Published: 4/20/2012 4:36:00 PM - Author: none
'...Six exceptional youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour a young person can achieve in the province.

This year's honourees are active in socially-conscious causes, such as advancing environmentalism and sustainability, fundraising and philanthropy. Each has made a difference through volunteerism and inspired other young people to take the lead...'
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