Our Blog | February 2008

Vancouver Green Living Show

by: Heather on 02/27/2008
Posted in: Events

We hope any of you who are in or around Vancouver will join us at the Green Living Show. Stop by our booth for great savings on all our books - we'd love to meet you in person!

We're also delighted that two of our authors will be speaking at the event. Jaime Kowal, author of Waking up the West Coast will be on the Main Stage Friday, February 29 at …

read full article

by: Heather on 02/25/2008
Posted in: Activism

Ethan Smith, author of Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering gave an inspiring presentation on the weekend here on Gabriola Island, where he covered a host of practical ideas for everyone to heed the call to compassionate arms. Thanks Ethan - it was lovely to have you here!

Ethan's presentation dovetails well with this week's edition …

read full article

Wal-Mart - Green or Greenwash?

by: Heather on 02/22/2008

Wal-Mart has received a lot of press lately for their "eco-initiatives" - promoting energy efficient products and organic foods and reducing electricity use in some of its stores. The company is engaged in a massive PR campaign to convince the public that they are leading the way in the green movement. Even the well known environmental blog Grist

read full article

BC Carbon Tax

by: Heather on 02/20/2008
Posted in: Activism

BC has just become the second Canadian province (after Quebec) to adopt a carbon tax. According to the CBC, "carbon-based fuels -- including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, propane, coal and home heating fuel -- will be taxed at $10 per tonne of greenhouse gases generated, starting July 1, 2008. That will translate into a new 2.4 cents per litre …

read full article

BC Author Events

by: Heather on 02/19/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Any British Columbia readers may be interested in these 2 events - The Great Climate Challenge: Practical Solutions that Work on February 23rd, 2008, 9-5pm at Royal Roads University in Victoria and Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering on Sunday, February 24th at 1 pm, at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

The Great Climate Challenge …

read full article