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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Breaking Our Dependency on Fossil Fuels

Posted by Dakota Watson on August 29, 2014

Fossil fuels are the remains of prehistoric biological matter that have been subjected to millennia of geological processes (i.e. heat and...

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How Geothermal Energy Works

Posted by Jonathan Allcock on August 28, 2014

The amount of heat within 10,000 metres (about 33,000 feet) of the Earth's surface contains 50,000 times more energy than all the oil and natural...

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North America Falling Behind in Wind Power Market Penetration and Integration

Posted by Raymond Bedard on August 25, 2014

Skeptics often boast that as an energy source, wind power can’t effectively meet a significant proportion of national energy demand, with...

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Should Energy from Waste be Considered Renewable?

Posted by Student Blogger on August 21, 2014

There is much debate as to whether Energy from Waste (EFW) should be considered a renewable energy source. According to the Environmental...

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Ontario universities make significant strides towards greening their campuses: COU Report

Posted by Michelle Cholak on August 19, 2014

The Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) released their fifth annual report last week on their sustainability initiatives taking place...

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A League of their Own: Cities Working Together for a Better World

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 18, 2014

In 1845 Alexander Cartwright, a Brooklyn shipping clerk, drew up a formal set of rules and established the Knickerbockers Baseball Club. Before...

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SustainableJoes' #RETHINK Tour Visits UOIT

Posted by Mehdi Hosseini on August 13, 2014

SustainableJoes founder Stephen Szucs is traveling via a solar and pedal powered tricycle from Canada to Key West to ask individuals, communities,...

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If Sustainability was the Game – Leafs Win the Stanley Cup

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 12, 2014

The National Hockey League recently released what is probably the most comprehensive sustainability report ever prepared by a professional sports...

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Shooting for the Moon – From a City Near You

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on August 07, 2014

From 1942 to 1946 more than 100,000 scientists, engineers, military strategists, factory workers and financiers came together at a cost of $2...

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