Our Blog | May 2009

Senior CoHousing - Not Your Grandmother's Retirement Home

by: Heather on 05/29/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Interest in senior cohousing, already well established in socially progressive countries such as Denmark, is growing fast in North America. A recent USA Today article extols the virtues of growing older gracefully in community while avoiding the "plagues of aging" which can include isolation, boredom and helplessness. Residents are enthusiastic …

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Only in Canada, Eh? A New Twist in Plastic Versus Cloth Bags

by: EJ on 05/25/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

A recent study by the Canadian Environment and Plastics Industry Council entitled A Microbiological Study of Reusable Bags and `First or single-use' Plastic Bags has discovered that, "... reusables are a breeding ground for bacteria and pose public health risks - food poisoning, skin infections such as bacterial boils, allergic reactions, …

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Found Food

by: Heather on 05/22/2009
Posted in: Food

My ten year old has a strong interest in found food. This dates from many years ago - I still remember his squeal of delight at the advanced age of 2 when he pulled a stale bread crust out of a neighbor's garbage on the breezeway of our co-op in Vancouver. He was thrilled to be providing for himself. I knew then that his hunter-gatherer instinct …

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Yippee for IPPYs!

by: Heather on 05/21/2009
Posted in: Awards

Congratulations to three of our authors who have just won IPPY Awards in the Current Events category at the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards!

Dmitry Orlov took home a silver medal for Reinventing Collapse: Soviet Example and American Prospects - a darkly optimistic perspective on the decline of the American empire from the point of view of a …

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Evolution's Edge Wins Outstanding Book of the Year Award!

by: EJ on 05/13/2009
Posted in: Awards

Evolution's Edge: The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World by Graeme Taylor has won GOLD in the Independent Publisher's (IPPY) Book Outstanding Book of the Year Awards in the category "Most Likely to Save the Planet". Evolution's Edge was specially selected from over 4000 regular entries because it "exhibits the courage and creativity …

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