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Bundanoon Australia bans plastic water bottles

by: EJ on 07/10/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Just 400 people in a small Australian town have spurred a nation into action and started a global conversation. In Bundanoon, New South Wales, 400 people attended a town hall meeting - and voted 398 to 2 to ban the sale of bottled water in their town. The initiative, called "Bundy on Tap," is the brainchild of local bike shop and cafe owner, …

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Senior CoHousing - Not Your Grandmother's Retirement Home

by: Heather on 05/29/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Interest in senior cohousing, already well established in socially progressive countries such as Denmark, is growing fast in North America. A recent USA Today article extols the virtues of growing older gracefully in community while avoiding the "plagues of aging" which can include isolation, boredom and helplessness. Residents are enthusiastic …

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Only in Canada, Eh? A New Twist in Plastic Versus Cloth Bags

by: EJ on 05/25/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

A recent study by the Canadian Environment and Plastics Industry Council entitled A Microbiological Study of Reusable Bags and `First or single-use' Plastic Bags has discovered that, "... reusables are a breeding ground for bacteria and pose public health risks - food poisoning, skin infections such as bacterial boils, allergic reactions, …

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Vancouver City Hall Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future

by: EJ on 03/13/2009
Posted in: Sustainable Living

Vancouver City in B.C., Canada is growing local food ... on the grounds of City Hall! The underused green grass lawn is to be converted into a community garden that will grow vegetables for food providers in Vancouver's inner-city neighbourhoods.

"If we want Vancouver to be a truly sustainable city, City Hall needs to lead the way," said Mayor …

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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 …

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