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Theme

Issues

Air, Atmosphere & Climate

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Acid Rain
  • Air Pollution
  • Climate Change
  • Ozone Depletion

Citizenship

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Alternative Globalization
  • Community-Building & Participation
  • Ecological Footprint
  • General Guide to Taking Action
  • Lifestyle Analysis
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • Media

Economics

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Alternative economic systems
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Globalization
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Trade

Ecosystems

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Appreciating the Natural World
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioregionalism
  • Carrying Capacity
  • Endangered Species
  • Habitat Loss
  • Interdependence
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildlife Protection

Energy

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Alternative/Renewable Energy
  • Energy Use
  • Energy Generation

Food & Agriculture

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Animal Rights
  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Conventional Farming
  • Food Security
  • Local Food
  • Organic Farming
  • Pesticides
  • Subsistence Farming

Governance

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Democracy
  • Government Regulations
  • International Relations

Human Health & Environment

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  • Access to Health Care
  • Action Projects Related to the Theme

  • Environmental Contaminants and Health Hazards
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hunger and Malnutrition

Human Rights

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Poverty
  • Refugees & Immigration
  • Religious Diversity
  • Sexual Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • War & Peace

Indigenous Knowledge

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Rituals, Spirituality & Worldviews
  • TEK – Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Land Use & Natural Resources

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Fisheries
  • Forests
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Planting Indigenous Species
  • Recreation
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Rural Issues
  • Sustainable Urbanization
  • Transportation

Science & Technology

  • Alternative Ways of Doing Science
  • Analysing Conventional Science
  • Appropriate Technology

Waste Management

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Composting
  • Cradle-to-Cradle
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Liquid Waste
  • Rethink Reduce Reuse Recycle
  • Solid Waste Disposal
  • Source Reduction

Water

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  • Action Projects Related to the Theme
  • Freshwater Environments
  • Marine Environments
  • Privatization & Sale of Water
  • Water Cycle
  • Water Quality
  • Water Treatment & Distribution
  • Water Use
  • Watershed Protection

The Resources for Rethinking Issues List is based on key action areas outlined by the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development. Educators and community organisations from across Canada helped refine these issues into themes.