Trent Community Research Centre Project Collection

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Phosphates and automatic dishwashing detergents
The use of phosphates has continued in automatic dishwashing detergents (ADDs) despite the recognition of the impact of phosphorous on aquatic environments. Canada's laws and regulations surrounding the use of phosphorous in detergents are similar to that of other industrialized countries., Introduction -- Phosphorous -- Eutrophication -- Septic systems -- Detergents -- Regulations -- Brands researched -- Material safety data sheet information -- Methodology -- Product testing -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- References., By Ross Lashbrook. --, Date of project submission: Dec 2002., Includes bibliographic references (p. 52)., ERST 484H: Community-Based Research Project.
introduction and background research analysis
Car sharing is a new and exciting way to travel that cuts costs and reduces gas emissions that pollute our environment. Car sharing is a popular mode of transportation in Europe, which is where the idea originated., 1) Executive summary -- 2) Section 1: What are the macro trends in personal vehicle ownership that effect the long-term viability of car co-cops? -- 3) Section 2: What is happening with vehicle co-ops in other jurisdictions? -- 4) Section 3: What has been the experience of Canadian vehicle co-ops to date in terms of market acceptance and financial performance? -- 5) Section 4: What might we identify as best practice in terms of the management and organization of vehicle co-ops? -- 6) Conclusion -- 7) References -- 8) Appendix section., Presented By: Kim Vu., Date of project completion: January 31, 2000., Presented to: Professor Ahlstrand and Community Opportunity & Innovation Network., Includes bibliographic references (p. 37)., ADMIN 482.
Land search and purchase by conservation organization
This project summarizes the behind the scenes effort that goes into pursuing land for possible purchase by a conservation organization., Reflection of project -- Chain of title (North Kawartha) -- Recent of documentation (North Kawartha) -- Chain of title (South Monaghan) -- Chain of title (Dummer) -- Recent Documentation (North Monaghan) -- Tax incentive programs for properties of interest -- Research placement agreement -- Peterborough County official plan -- Chain of titles (Manvers) -- Tax information (North Kawartha) -- Assessment information -- Time outline., by Pam Ruttan. --, Includes: Final Reserach Report., Completed for: Carol Andrews at Kawartha Heritage Conservancy ; supervising Professor: Ian Attridge, Trent University ; TCCBE., Date of project submission: April 2007., Environmental & Resource Studies ERST 425H - Advanced environmental law.
Integrating health planning into watershed planning
Introduction -- Initiatives to improve the health of the environment -- Health and the environment in city and county planning -- Barriers to healthy environment initiatives -- Comments from members of the Trent River Watershed -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Acknowledgments., Amber Clement. --, A report written for the Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge District Health Council through the Trent Centre for Community Based Education., Department of Canadian Studies, Trent University, March, 1998., Includes bibliographic references (p. 36-37)., CAST 300: Canada: Communities and Identity.
An introduction to sustainable housing design
Statement of purpose -- Rationale for study -- Introduction -- I. The need for sustainability in the built environment. The history of sustainable housing -- II. The goals of sustainable housing. To eliminate the current dependency on non-renewable fuels for energy needs. To maximize resource efficiency. To protect environmentally significant areas. To reduce or eliminate pollution-generating activities associated with housing self-sufficiency -- III. Parameters of study: Sustainable housing design in an urban setting. Energy. Waste management. Landscaping and land use. Water. Environmental health. Construction. Affordability. Conclusion., prepared by Arran Timms. --, For Professor J. Earnshaw, ES391, Trent University, February 7, 1994., ES3901.
School program coordination
PALS is an after school program initiated by the Trent University Concurrent Education department for students Grades 4 to 8 in the Peterborough area. Recently PALS was in partnership with Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) to coordinate a field trip (to Camp Kawartha) to learn about global environmental issues., by Lisa Tsumura. --, Date of project submission: April 2002., ERST 383: Community-Based Research.
Greening the Peterborough Ultimate League
Date of Project Submission: April, 2009., Completed for: Peterborough Ultimate League; Supervising Professor: Stephen Hill, Trent University; Trent Centre for Community-Based Education., Includes bibliography., ERST 483, Community-Based Research Project.
car versus sustainable transportation
This study with students at Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School attempts to understand how youth feel towards the car and sustainable transportation, how this is shaped by age, and how environmental knowledge shapes student behaviours., Introduction -- Literature review. Environmental attitudes. Psycho-spatial dimension of environmental perceptions. Environmental knowledge. Geography of children and youth. Automobile use -- Methodology. Student survey questionnaire. Focus groups. Participant observation -- Results. Survey questionnaire. Focus groups. E.C.O.S. and Gr. 12 presentations -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References., by Lyndsey Corrigan. --, Includes: Literature Review, Final research report, Bibliography., Completed for: Jackie Donaldson at Peterborough Green-Up ; Supervising Professor: Alan Brunger, Trent University, Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2003., Includes bibliographic references (p. 29)., GEOG 470 ,Geography, Community-based research project.
Household product public education
This report reviews common household products and shows their contained ingredients, possible side effects after usage and suggestions for 'green' alternatives., By: Michael Reid. --, [Completed for]: Peterborough Green-up ; Supervising Professor: Ann MacLeod, [Trent University] ; Trent Centre for Community-based education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes references., NURS 402, Nursing, Independent nursing practice.
Household products public education II
The purpose of this report is to continue needed research on the human and environmental affects of common household products. Peterborough Green-Up will use the information to continue the Green Shopping Guide, a database of suggestions for local consumers to use when shopping for environmentally sustainable or healthier choices., Acknowledgements -- Abstract -- List of tables -- List of figures -- List of maps -- 1.0 Chapter one: Introduction -- 2.0 Chapter two: Theories, models, and hypothesis -- 3.0 Chapter three: Review of literature -- 4.0 Chapter four: Study area -- 5.0 Chapter five: Methodology -- 6.0 Chapter six: Data and results -- 7.0 Chapter seven: Discussion -- 8.0 Chapter eight: Recommendations -- Chapter nine: Summary and conclusions -- References -- Appendices., By: Ashley Hook-Rohland. --, Includes: appendices and bibliography., Completed for: Cate Henderson & Paula Anderson at Peterborough Green-up ; Supervisor: Alan Brunger, Trent University ; Trent Centre for Community-based Education., Date of project submission: April 2008., Includes bibliographic references (p. 36-38)., GEOG 470, Geography, Community-based research project.
Guidelines for mentorship program in Peterborough
The purpose of this project was presented in three parts - first to compile a comprehensive list of successful green enterprises throughout Canada. Second, to present some of the results from a survey undertaken to explore green enterprises in Peterborough County and third, to establish guidelines for a mentoring program in Peterborough., Introduction -- Study goals -- Results. Part 1: Success stories throughout Canada. Part 2: Survey results of green businesses in the Peterborough area. Part 3: Mentorship portion. Guidelines for a mentorship program in Peterborough. What to look for in a mentor. What to look for in a mentee -- Necessary documents for mentoring. Confidentiality agreement. Release of liability -- Mentor implementation. Mentor training. Mentee orientation. Monitoring. Reporting results. Program evaluation -- Concluding thoughts -- References -- Working bibliography -- Contact people and numbers. Businesses interested in a mentorship program., Sheena Symington. --, Includes bibliographic references (p. 26-27)., Frost Centre CHDS 580.
Green enterprises in Peterborough County
From an environmental perspective, the essential importance of community economic development is its ability to move communities toward self-reliance. That, in turn, will result in much more efficient use of local natural and secondary resources as people connect with their surrounding environmental and understand the importance of persevering local resources for he needs of future generations within their own community. Though formulations of the sustainable community economic development (SCED) concept vary, most include environmental sustainability as a central component. Green enterprise is able to integrate this aspect of SCED into both its processes and the products it generates. Green Enterprise can play an educational role, providing an example of environmental responsibility and showing that this responsibility can support successful business. It can also provide the community with increase choice about the types of goods and services it consumes, increasing local empowerment., Introduction -- Revised study plan. Revised study objectives -- The development of the Green Enterprise concept. Externalities and trade-offs. Questioning consumer culture -- Evaluating greenness in the context of SCED: Issues and study methods. Broad-based and small business emphasis of study. Resource/time commitment. Interviews. Framing results -- Results. Response rate and types of responses. Perceived applicability and response. Definition of green enterprise. Potential environmental impacts. Monitoring. Innovation. Conflicts between environment and economics -- Inclusion in inventory -- Supports and barriers -- Revised self-audit and sustainability guidelines for new enterprises -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Appendix 1: Definitions of green enterprise subsectors -- Appendix 2: Green enterprise survey: May 17 mail-out -- Appendix 3: Green enterprise survey response -- Appendix 4: Revised green enterprise survey -- Appendix 5: Environmental sustainability guidelines for new enterprises -- Appendix 6: CERES Principles -- Appendix 7: Descriptions of business evaluation and marketing tools -- Appendix 8: Comprehensive bibliography -- Appendix 9: Revised working inventory., by Erin Windatt. --, Submitted to : Jim Struthers, Tom Whillans., for use by: Community Organization and Innovation Network - Peterborough., Includes bibliographic references (p. 31-36).

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