Our Blog | August 2009

Local Washing

by: Heather on 08/24/2009

I'm the first to admit that I can be cynical. But then I read a story like The Corporate Co-Opt of Local by The New Rules Project and I am reminded of the fact that what some see as cynicism is often just realism viewed without the rose-coloured glasses.

Not content with greenwashing, multinational corporations are now trying to convince consumers …

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Less is More

by: Heather on 08/17/2009
Posted in: New Books

Recently off press, Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, a Caring Economy and Lasting Happiness, edited by Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska, is a collection of essays written by people who have been writing about Simplicity for decades. It's a beautiful book - an oasis of sanity in a world gone in overdrive. Reading it feels …

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Open Letter to Barack Obama

by: Heather on 08/12/2009
Posted in: Guest Posts

As the US healthcare debate heats up, Chip Haynes, author of Wearing Smaller Shoes and The Practical Cyclist, wades into the arena with this open letter to President Obama. His suggestion, while controversial, would save many lives. Thanks for sharing your letter Chip!

August 8, 2009

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. …

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Seven Wonders of the 21st Century

by: Heather on 08/11/2009
Posted in: Guest Posts

This message of hope just in from Guy Dauncey, editor of The101SolutionsSeries. (This entry originally appeared in the July issue of Common Ground and is reprinted with the author's permission.) Thanks Guy!

Seven Wonders of the 21st Century

THE NEW CENTURY is only nine years old and already our prospects for the future have become a full-blown …

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Cash for Clunkers - how much will they give me for a new bike?

by: EJ on 08/07/2009

I am sure by now most of you have heard of the Car Allowance Rebate System, or 'Cash for Clunkers'. The program offers $3,500 to $4,500 in rebates to automobile owners who trade in an old car for a new one with higher fuel economy. The program was so popular that the initial $1 billion was used up in the first week. In response, President Obama …

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