Library of Links


The following links are organized by relevant Research Question. They are also labelled as either Canadian (CAN), International (INT), American (US), or British Columbian (BC). The links are labelled into Level 1 or Level 2, where Level 2 links are slightly more complex and give more insights into the topic.
      
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Research Links 

These links will also inform your Critical Thinking Questions.

Q3.1 CAN – Why compost? Pay special attention to the link between organic waste at the landfills and climate change: Link 1 (2:17) L1

INT – What is happening in our landfills? Discover why it is better to keep organics out of them: Link 2 (3:32) L1

INT – Learn how food waste is affecting the environment: Link 3 L1

 

Q3.2 INT-US – Author Jonathan Bloom discusses his three reasons why organic waste shouldn’t be thrown away, how to reduce our organic waste and what organic waste can be used for: Link 4 (3:34) L1

INT – A quick example of how one grocery store is trying to reduce food waste: Link 5 L1

INT – This article looks at the systemic changes we need to make in order to create less food waste: Link 6 L2

INT – The “Food Waste Scandal”: An informal food waste inspector explains how our own social values impact the way we consume and waste food: Link 7 (14:16) L2

INT – Find out what impacts reducing food waste can have beyond environmental change: Link 8 L1

 

Q3.3 INT Learn the basics of anaerobic digestion with “Anaerobic Digestion 101”: Link 9 L1

 

Q3.4 INT – So, I know we should compost… if I want to have my own compost rather than have it picked up, how do I do that? This site is fairly comprehensive on starting your own compost: Link 10  L1

CAN-BC – How some municipalities pick up yard scraps and food waste! This BC municipality picks up more waste items than you can compost in your backyard. What types of items can I compost with this municipality commercial food waste provider? Link 11 L1

 

Q3.5 CAN – Check out this grocery store in Victoria, BC where less than 1% of the produce ends up in the bin! Link 12 L1

CAN – Don’t judge produce by its cover; ugly food markets are rising up everywhere in Canada: Link 13 L1

CAN – How can we reduce our food waste at home? Link 14 L1

 

Local Activity Links

CAN-BC – How some municipalities pick up yard scraps and food waste! This BC municipality picks up more waste items than you can compost in your backyard. What types of items can I compost with this municipality commercial food waste provider? Link 11 L1

CAN – How can we reduce our food waste at home? Link 14 L1

 

Helpful Optional Links

INT – Did you know…? source: Link 15 L1

INT – This TED talk breaks down what is happening with organic waste, innovative composting and how to create energy from our waste: Link 16 (14:41) L1

CAN – Is protecting the planet good business? Find out how a local organic waste facility proves that it is: Link 17 (4:50) L1

CAN – Metro Vancouver has banned food waste in their landfills as of January 2015. Learn how people are getting ready for it: Link 18 L1

INT – For more tips on how to compost: Link 19 L1

CAN – A great how-to video for starting your own compost: Link 20 L1

 

Current Events

 

INT- 2017 April 17th- Simecoe - Gary Crowell has brought back the 200 year old Japanese technique called Bokashi in order to ferment his organic waste: Event 1

 

CAN - 2017 April 20th - CTV News - The City of Calgary launched the Green Cart Food and Yard Waste Program to help turn compostable items into nutrient-rich fertilizers and reduce waste ending up in the landfill. Event 2

 

CAN – 2015 May 26th - Daily Brew  “Would France’s anti-food waste law work for Canada?” This article asks the question of whether food waste legislation introduced in France to put restrictions on grocery store food waste would work in Canada: Event 3

 

INT – 2015 May 22nd - Aljazeera  “France to ban food waste in supermarkets” Grocery stores in France will now be forced to donate unsold food to charity if it is still edible and for animal feed or composting if it is no longer safe for human consumption: Event 4

 

CAN – 2015 May 20th - The Vancouver Sun  “Study explores capture of clean carbon dioxide from landfill gases” Local greenhouse grower Village Farms is hoping to extract clean carbon dioxide – as well as heat and electricity – from the landfill gases it burns: Event 5

 

CAN – 2015 May 15th - Vancity Buzz  “100,000 tonnes of edible food annually wasted in Metro Vancouver” New campaign “Love Food, Hate Waste” has been launched by the regional district to help educate people about creating less organic waste and diverting what is created from landfills: Event 6

 

CAN – 2015 May 12th - Global News  “From poop to perfect compost: Edmonton’s world-class facility” Facility in Edmonton composts organic waste and biosolids from sewage to keep them out of landfills where they can breakdown anaerobically and produce toxins: Event 7

 

 

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Works Cited

Be The Change Earth Alliance has archived all Research, Local Activity, and Stakeholder links to ensure students will always have access to the required articles to complete their Action Pack. These links were retrieved as of February 25th, 2019. These links may not reflect the current state of the website. If you see your website on our citations list and would like us to take it down, please contact us immediately at admin@bethechangeearthalliance.org

“About Anaerobic digestion” Harvest. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190128225819/http://www.harvestpower.com/our-approach/about-anaerobic-digestion/.

(August 27, 2013). “Facts about rubbish and landfill” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/FactsAboutRubbishAndLandfillAnimation.

(April 20, 2017). “City gets going on organic waste collection with Green Cart program” CTV News Calgary. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20171206135821/http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/city-gets-going-on-organic-waste-collection-with-green-cart-program-1.3377155.

Bula, Frances. (May 12, 2018). “Canadian, World, Politics and Business news & Analysis” The Globe and Mail. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180628020306/https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/lower-mainland-residents-prepare-to-embrace-the-green-bin/article19945126/.

Boyer, Michel. (May 25, 2015). “From poop to perfect compost: Edmonton's world-class facility” Global News. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180910024224/https://globalnews.ca/news/1992521/edmonton-off-limits-turning-your-waste-into-soil/.

Carson, Sara. (April 17, 2017). “What is Bokashi? Barrie man ferments his organic waste” Simcoe. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180228202718/https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/7238221-what-is-bokashi-barrie-man-ferments-his-organic-waste/.

Chavich, Cinda. (May 5, 2015). “How to solve the food waste problem” Maclean's. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20180325220718/https://www.macleans.ca/society/life/how-to-solve-the-food-waste-problem/.

Colbert, Edd. (August 8, 2013). “Food Waste: The blame game” Sustainable Food Trust. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170720103447/https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/food-waste-the-blame-game/.

“Composting” EarthEasy. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181110161710/https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/composting/.

“Composting Guru” Planet Natural. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181225114828/https://www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/.

(February 28, 2012). “Harvest Power - Business Day Special” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvTbsIBxkRW48.

Hawthorne, John. (August 9, 2017). “5 ways food waste is destroying our beautiful planet” New Food. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20171227142322/https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/article/43551/five-ways-food-waste-environment/.

(July 16, 2014). “French Supermarket Promotes "Inglorious Produce" To Reduce Food Waste” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/FrenchSupermarketPromotesIngloriousProduceToReduceFoodWaste.

Lyons, Kate. (August 12, 2015). “Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough for everyone, says UN” The Guardian. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190125055844/https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/12/cutting-food-waste-enough-for-everyone-says-un.

(March 7, 2012). “Organic Connections” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/OrganicConnectionsJonathanBloom.

(March 1, 2013). “Why Compost?” Youtube. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/WhyCompost_201902.

(May 15, 2015). “100,000 tons of edible food annually wasted in Metro Vancouver” Daily Hive. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190129000251/https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/food-waste-in-metro-vancouver/.

(May 22, 2015). “France to ban food waste in supermarkets” Aljazeera. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181202162904/https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/france-food-waste-supermarkets-150522070410772.html.

Mertl, Steve. (May 26, 2015). “Would France's anti-food waste law work for Canada?” Yahoo News. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20160125204259/https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/would-frances-anti-food-waste-law-work-for-164127923.html.

“Prepare food scraps and yard waste for collection” City of Vancouver. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190105195422/https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/what-food-scraps-and-yard-waste-go-in-green-bins.aspx.

Quigley, Justin. (June 7, 2011). “Why should I compost?” Green Action Center. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20181108090428/https://greenactioncentre.ca/reduce-your-waste/why-should-i-compost/.

Sagan, Aleksandra. (May 16, 2018). “Canadian, World, Politics and Business news & Analysis” The Globe and Mail. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170210064535/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/more-ugly-fruit-and-vegetables-coming-to-loblaw-stores-across-canada/article29007973//.

Sellew, Paul. (July 12, 2013). “Compost king: Paul Sellew at TED*Boston” TEDx Talks. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/CompostKingPaulSellewAtTEDxBoston.

Shore, Randy. (May 21, 2015). “Study explores capture of clean carbon dioxide from landfill gases” Vancouver Sun. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20150529192336/http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Study+explores+capture+clean+carbon+dioxide+from+landfill+gases/11069982/story.html.

Stuart, Tristram. (September 17, 2012). “Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal” TED. February 6, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/Youtube.comwatchvcWC_zDdF74s.

Vuchnich, Allison. (June 26, 2015). “Food waste at record levels as other Canadians go hungry” Global News. January 28, 2019. Web. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20190107144646/https://globalnews.ca/news/2075857/food-waste-at-record-levels-as-other-canadians-go-hungry/.