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Businesses Show Support for Cyclists - #BookaDay

by: EJ on 05/16/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

 

 

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The Gabriola Commons Makes History

by: EJ on 02/07/2011
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Something amazing has just happened. For the first time ever in Canada, perhaps in North America, property can be owned by a community – not just by a government, a corporation, a private individual or even a group of specific individuals. The Gabriola Commons has created an agreement which allows a piece of land to be owned by all of us, as the …

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Cat Litter and Other Ethical Dilemmas

by: EJ on 11/17/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

When I lived in Australia, I experienced some criticism about the level of my environmental commitment because I was a cat owner. Cats in Australia are in part responsible for the devastation of various tiny and not so tiny marvelous marsupials and reptiles. Owning a cat seriously eroded my credibility as a deep green environmentalist.

Now that I …

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Mother Earth News Fair

by: EJ on 10/06/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

I thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Mother Earth News team and all the presenters and attendees at the Mother Earth News Fair. It was the first time New Society Publishers has had such a large group of authors together at one time. It was a privilege to get to spend time with so many knowledgeable authors and activists.

Seven Springs Mountain …

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Will You Change Just For the Fun of It?

by: EJ on 09/17/2010
Posted in: Sustainable Living

All too often, we try to convince people to change present behaviors by painting a picture full of doom and gloom. Yes, there is a lot of bad news out there and we do have to get motivated but maybe we should consider a in change tactics. How about making change fun?

The Fun Theory is doing just that. Their theory is that something as simple as …

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