Spring brings optimism, a renewed appreciation of the world that we have. Like any parent, I want my children to inherit the planet with all the hope and wonder it offered me as a young person. There's work to be done and it's time to roll up our sleeves. The latest report from UN Climate Change finds that world governments are falling behind and stronger national programs are urgently required to meet our goals. As we strive to protect our environment on Earth, reports from NASA indicate the urgent need to accurately monitor objects in near space to preserve what is becoming a dangerously congested environment. Our future and our economy depend on Earth and space which are inextricably linked. In space, with traffic and debris at historic levels, the global satellite community is operating at risk of collisions and the creation of yet more dangerous debris. At risk are all satellites, including those which monitor our planet and generate information critical to understanding and combating climate change. As opportunities grow for Canada’s aerospace, AI, and information technology sectors, we must foster and encourage new commercial endeavours that will create sustainable industries for the benefit of our Earth and space environments. Since Davos 2018, where Hitachi presented the concept of Society 5.0 with humans at the centre of an information-driven society, it is clear that we must embrace the digital economy and that Canada must strive to become a world leader in the environmental, social, and governance spheres. Canada’s Industry Strategy Council has indicated that when government is the primary customer for innovative technologies, enterprise expands more rapidly, creating more jobs with a strong focus on export. Adopting this vision allows Canadian innovation to achieve our environmental imperatives and create a greener, more competitive, and sustainable economy. At the dawn of a long-awaited economic recovery, Canada has the opportunity to lead in the safety of space, the preservation of our planetary environment, and create the green and sustainable jobs of tomorrow. Let us boldly go. Stewart Bain CEO of NorthStar Earth & Space Montreal, Que.