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Winter Cornfields: A Sanctuary for Birds and Bugs!

by: EJ on 11/29/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Cooking up a Story has put together two excellent videos featuring Anthony Boutard, author of Beautiful Corn: America's Original Grain from Seed to Plate.  Cooking up a Story is an on-line TV show about food and sustainability founded in 2006.  Their shows are filmed on location and the subjects speak for themselves on everything from how to can …

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Two Friday Videos for a Long Weekend

by: EJ on 06/29/2012
Posted in: Sustainable Living

July 1st is Canada Day and we are getting ready to celebrate our first long weekend of summer.  I thought I would post two videos for you to enjoy while we are on our break.

The first, Hablando en plata comes from Producciones Varadas.  Yesterday, I read the advance proof for Sharon Astyk's Making Home: Adapting Our Homes and Our Lives to Settle in …

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Businesses Show Support for Cyclists - #BookaDay

by: EJ on 05/16/2012
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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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