Our Blog | March 2009

Robin Wheeler featured in Reader's Digest Canada

by: EJ on 03/13/2009
Posted in: Food

Robin Wheeler's newest book, Food Security for the Faint at Heart has been reviewed by Shelagh McNally in Reader's Digest Canada. Shelagh says,

"Climate change, the recession, tainted food and high fuel prices are making many people re-think the way they shop at the grocery store.

Food security is about having a back-up plan so we are not solely …

read full article

The crappiest generation of spoiled idiots

by: EJ on 03/11/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Thanks to (usually barefoot) meg for posting this interview with comedian Louis CK from Late Night with Conan O'Brien , NBC TV.

What do you think? Just what generation are they talking about? The Baby Boomers? That demographic that is bulging its way to retirement? The interviewee is definitely of that generation.

The Generation Xer's? The …

read full article

Power from Pedals

by: EJ on 03/09/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Have you ever wondered about using pedal-power to run your laptop or TV? Maybe you questioned whether inventions exist that could harness human energy and turn it into useful work.

The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors by Tamara Dean brings you the answers. Here's what Backhome Magazine has to say about The Human-Powered Home in …

read full article

Read any good books this year?

by: EJ on 03/06/2009
Posted in: Events

Orion magazine is announcing the third annual Readers' Choice Award, during which they ask their, "smart, well-read readers" to select the 2008 book that most notably achieved excellence in addressing a growing ecological awareness and the need for a healthier relationship between humans and the natural world. Go here to vote for the book of your …

read full article

Congratulations to Power Shift 09

by: EJ on 03/06/2009
Posted in: Activism

Power Shift 09 was a huge success. Congratulations to everyone involved. 12 000 students peacefully protesting and lobbying in Washington D.C. for over 4 days is a fabulous good news story. For more press, please visit Power Shift 09 news pages. Here is the keynote address from Billy Parish, co-founder of the Energy Action Coalition and creator of …

read full article