Our Blog | October 2009

Hallowe'en Reflections

by: Heather on 10/30/2009
Posted in: Events

Samhain. All Hallows Eve. Summer's end. The night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest, and spirits may pass through.

This ancient ritual, once a time to reflect on the changes of Mother Earth, has evolved (or more accurately devolved) into a poorly disguised consumer frenzy - a celebration of the worst …

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Collapse - New Documentary Featuring Michael Ruppert

by: Heather on 10/27/2009
Posted in: Author Events

Michael Ruppert, author of Crossing the Rubicon is the subject of Collapse, a startling new documentary from director Chris Smith which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theatres November 6.

Crossing the Rubicon is Ruppert's landmark work, unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the …

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350.org International Day of Climate Action Wrap-up

by: Heather on 10/26/2009
Posted in: Activism

On October 24, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis. The level of participation has been truly inspiring!

Here on Gabriola Island, students and other …

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Guest Post - Road Art Critique

by: Heather on 10/23/2009
Posted in: Guest Posts

This Friday smile just in from New Society Publisher's own fabulous Jean Wyenberg - a critique of the anonymous road art which graces not only Gabriola, but highways and byways the world over. Thanks Jean!

I really feel that I must give credit to a special breed of artist that seems to be proliferating here on Gabriola - and that is the Anonymous …

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FarmFolk/CityFolk Heroes

by: Heather on 10/22/2009
Posted in: Food

FarmFolk/CityFolk is a non-profit society that works with farm and city to cultivate a local, sustainable food system. They develop and operate projects that provide access to and protection of foodlands; that support local, small scale growers and producers; and that educate, communicate and celebrate with local food communities.

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