Our Blog | June 2012

Two Friday Videos for a Long Weekend

by: EJ on 06/29/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

July 1st is Canada Day and we are getting ready to celebrate our first long weekend of summer.  I thought I would post two videos for you to enjoy while we are on our break.

The first, Hablando en plata comes from Producciones Varadas.  Yesterday, I read the advance proof for Sharon Astyk's Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in …

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End of Growth Updated Ebook

by: EJ on 06/21/2012
Posted in: New Books

In The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, published in September 2011, Richard Heinberg, made the observation that world economic expansion, which has been barreling along for the past few decades, is now stalling. The book further claimed that this is not an outcome we can prevent; we can only choose whether and how to adapt. He …

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Rio Earth Summit 20 years later inspires projects

by: Sara on 06/20/2012

The 4th Edition of Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland, who is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Communities at Simon Fraser University, has come off press just in time for the 20 Year Anniversary celebration of the Rio Earth Summit. The book, originally published in 1992 will be relaunched at the summit in Brazil this week.

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New Society Authors Win Blue Planet Prize

by: EJ on 06/18/2012
Posted in: Awards

 The Asahi Glass Foundation has selected Drs. William E. Rees and Mathis Wackernagel co-authors of Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth  to receive this year's Blue Planet Prize, along with Thomas Lovejoy, conservation biologist.  The international environmental award, now in its 21st year, is awarded to individuals and …

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Bill C-38 Passes

by: EJ on 06/15/2012
Posted in: Activism

As most of you would have heard by now, Bill C-38, the Omnibus Budget Bill, has passed with no amendments.  You can see the list of failed amendments here. The voting lasted nearly nearly 24 hours from 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning until 11:00 p.m. Friday when the bill was passed.

I for one am feeling completely fed up and think I will just spend my …

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