Our Blog | August 2013

Keith Farnish on Undermining and Taking Risks

by: Sara on 08/22/2013
Posted in: Activism

Today's post is from Keith Farnish, the author of the just released book, Underminers, A Guide to Subverting the Machine. Keith is a long-time environmental activist and the author of Times Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis.

A vibrant, growing movement of radical protest is sweeping North America challenging civilization and the …

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Diana Leafe Christian Visits BC

by: EJ on 08/15/2013
Posted in: Events

I have always said that I would never start or join an intentional community without first reading Diana Leafe Christian's books, Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community.  Now, I would say I would never start or join an …

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National Farmers' Market Week

by: EJ on 08/07/2013
Posted in: Food

Canada and the United States don't usually seem to coordinate their celebrations.  Thanksgiving is a good example.  Canada celebrates this harvest day on the third weekend of October while Americans wait until the end of November to feast on their turkey and squash.  Bike to Work Week is another one.  Both countries celebrate this week but at …

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Guest Post - Giles Hutchins - Look to the Natural World to Learn How to Adapt and Thrive.

by: EJ on 08/02/2013

Giles Hutchins, author of The Nature of Business: Redesign for Resilience, is a management consultant who guides business and organizations through the process of redesigning for resilience in challenging times. He is the co-founder of BCI: Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, formerly the Global Director and Head of Sustainability Solutions for …

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Merlin's TIme

by: Sara on 08/01/2013
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Merlin, Gandalf, Voldemort - these well-known sorcerers from popular culture are famed for their amazing spells and spectacular magical powers. In ancient times however, a wizard was actually a freelance intellectual whose main stock in trade was good advice, supported by a thorough education in agriculture, navigation, political and military …

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