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Further Thoughts on the Biodiesel Paradox

by: Heather on 01/09/2008
Posted in: Peak Oil

Yesterday I pointed you towards Sharon Astyk's blog discussing Stuart Staniford's article on the potential impact of a rapidly growing biofuel industry on world food production.

This whole biofuels issue is more proof that we can't just look for an alternative way to fuel our resource-intensive lifestyle - our only hope is to break the pattern …

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Biofuels vs Food

by: Heather on 01/08/2008
Posted in: Peak Oil

On Sharon Astyk's blog today she features an in-depth analysis of an article called Fermenting the Food Supply by Stuart Staniford. Stuart argues that "biofuel growth is by far the greatest near-term challenge arising from the plateauing of global oil supply", and goes on to prove his point with an impressive array of statistics, graphs and data …

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Praise for Becoming the Kind Father

by: Heather on 01/07/2008
Posted in: Author Events

Calvin Sandborn's Becoming the Kind Father continues to receive a great deal of positive attention in the media. This book traces the journey from being the man that society expects you to be, cut off from your feelings and out of touch with your inner life, to being a "kind father" - a man whose power is based in healing, love, acceptance and forgiveness.

San Diego Union-Tribune
"Becoming the Kind Father: A Son's Journey is a warm and touching guide for any man who, like author Calvin Sandborn, grew up with a harsh father. Sandborn tells how he finally faced himself, what he had become and how he became the person he wanted to be for his children."

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"In Becoming the Kind Father, Sandborn reveals how he managed to rid himself of the harsh father's voice and create an inner image and voice of a kind father. Through flashbacks to his boyhood, self-examination and psychological data, he shows emotionally distant dads a way to connect with themselves, their children and others."

National Public Radio, New Mexico (Host Diego Mulligan)

"I wish that every man could read this book."

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Enlightened Mobility

by: Heather on 01/04/2008

The video below is a feature from the Rick Mercer Report on the ZENN car- a Zero-Emission No-Noise electric vehicle with a base price of $12,750. The ZENN car is produced in Canada and is available in many US States and in British Columbia. Wider Canadian availability will have to wait - BC is the only province that has has low-speed vehicle …

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Measuring True Wealth

by: Heather on 01/03/2008

How do you measure your wealth? Is it related only to your bank balance, is it quality of life, or is it how happy you are? Or is it a product of all three?

A recent story on the Planet 2025 News Network reported that there is worldwide support for measuring the true wealth of nations by including health, social and environmental statistics in the …

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