Our Blog | December 2009

Did You Read the Editorial in Your Morning Paper Today?

by: EJ on 12/07/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Because if you did, this is very likely what you saw - unless you live in Australia, or Edmonton.

Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past 14 years have been …

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Hey World (don't give up)

by: EJ on 12/04/2009
Posted in: Activism

On this last Friday before the Copenhagen talks, a little musical message from Michael Franti to help you to keep your spirits up.
Positive thoughts = positive actions = positive outcomes.
Happy weekend everyone. Check back here on Monday for updates on what's happening at Copenhagen.

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Guy Dauncey on Gabriola Island

by: Heather on 12/03/2009
Posted in: Author Events

Join Guy Dauncey tonight to launch his new book, The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming. Admission is by donation. The event will be held Thursday Dec. 3rd at 7pm the Roxy Theatre at 560 North Road on Gabriola Island. The Climate Challenge lays out the world's best solutions for students, scientists, mayors, mavericks, …

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The Story of Cap and Trade

by: Heather on 12/02/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The Story of Cap & Trade is the latest video from the amazing folks at The Story of Stuff Project. With her signature style of clear, accessible explanations and gentle humor, host Annie Leonard looks at the "devils in the details" of the cap and trade proposals being discussed in Washington and Copenhagen. These include free permits to big …

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Frankenmeat Edges One Step Closer to Your Fork

by: Heather on 12/01/2009
Posted in: Food

Scientists at Holland's Eindhoven University have successfully cultured meat for the first time. According to The Sunday Times, cells extracted from a live pig were incubated and grown in a laboratory into a sticky muscle mass. From the article:

"You could take the meat from one animal and create the volume of meat previously provided by a million …

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