Our Blog | January 2012

Home Sweet Zero Energy Home

by: Sara on 01/23/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

Barry Rehfeld, the author of, get ready for it, it's a mouthful, Home Sweet Zero Energy Home, What it Take to develop great homes that won't cost anything to heat, cool or light up, without going broke or crazy, is our guest blogger today, discussing the rising popularity of "zero energy" homes and what that means for the homeowner.

Barry  has been …

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A Day for Celebrating

by: EJ on 01/18/2012
Posted in: Activism

My co-worker told me on Monday that the third Monday in January is called "Blue Monday" - Christmas is over, debt is high, people have been back at work for three weeks and with no holiday in sight, depression looms. Well, not today!  Today is a day for celebrating.

First of all, it snowed on Gabriola Island.  But, more importantly, today President …

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The "Right" Belief and Interfaith

by: Sara on 01/16/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

The Interfaith Alternative is a paradigm-altering book that chronicles how and why our varying spiritual paths have divided humanity for thousands of years, and proposes a life-changing way to embrace the love our faiths have tried to teach us.

The author, Reverend Steven Greenebaum, was ordained as an Interfaith minister in 2007. In September of …

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Guest Post - Starhawk - What's Next for the Occupy Movement in 2012?

by: EJ on 01/13/2012
Posted in: Activism

This post is an excerpt from Starhawk's blog, Dirt Worship, posted December 28th and is reprinted here with permission.

Starhawk, author of The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, is presently conducting Earth Activist Training, a two-week permaculture design certificate course with a focus on organizing and activism and a …

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A New Kind of New Year's Resolution

by: Sara on 01/05/2012
Posted in: Guest Posts

Well, it is day five of a new year and I bet a few of us are struggling with our resolutions already (if we made any!) Today Deanna Duke, the author of the popular environmental blog, http://www.thecrunchychicken.com and the new book, The Non-Toxic Avenger, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, talks to us about a “new kind of resolution” …

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