Our Blog | September 2008

Ecological Debt Day

by: Heather on 09/30/2008
Posted in: Activism

Last week on September 23rd, the planet "celebrated" Earth Overshoot Day - the day humanity used up all the resources nature will generate this year. According to the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity begins living beyond its ecological means. Beyond that day, we move into the ecological equivalent of …

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West Coast Green!

by: Heather on 09/22/2008
Posted in: Events

The blog will be a bit quiet this week as we hit the road for West Coast Green in San Jose, CA. If you're planning on attending be sure to stop by our booth - we'd love to see you! The conference runs Thursday Sept 25 - Saturday Sept 27th at the San Jose Convention Center, and speakers include David Suzuki and Al Gore.

-last year's booth at …

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Dear Prime Minister - New Franke James Essay

by: Heather on 09/22/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Franke James has posted a brilliant new visual essay, "Dear Prime Minister" to coincide with Canada's upcoming federal election. Franke is one of our favourite environmental artists, and this thought-provoking essay is another powerful addition to her collection.


We are excited to be publishing a selection of Franke's visual essays in our …

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UK Court clears Greenpeace Protesters of Criminal Damage to Coal Plant

by: Heather on 09/18/2008
Posted in: Activism

OK, I'm late to the party on this story, which has been making the rounds of the Internet for nearly a week, but it's such an incredibly important one that I feel I need to cover it anyways.

In the Sept. 11 issue of The Independent, Michael McCarthy reported that six Greenpeace activists were cleared of charges of causing criminal damage after they …

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Triple Bottom Line: The DNA of a Green Business

by: Heather on 09/17/2008

This article on the triple bottom line just arrived from John Ivanko, co-author of Ecopreneuring and Rural Renaisance (originally published on Ecoprenuerist and used by permission).

People, planet and profits (at least some). That's what the triple bottom line means for green businesses and a truly sustainable society.

The triple bottom line is not …

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