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Richard Heinberg on Corporate Watchdog Radio

by: Heather on 05/22/2008
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Corporate Watchdog Radio speaks with peak oil expert Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, The Oil Depletion Protocol, The Party's Over and Powerdown. This interview focuses on creating resilient communities, and Heinberg discusses 10 steps to create local disaster response plans to prepare for peak oil as well as environmental and economic …

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Changemakers

by: Heather on 04/18/2008
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John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, authors of the newly-released ECOpreneuring, have been featured as Ashoka's Changemakers: social innovators whose work seeds collaborative action.

In their profile they show how to incorporate sustainable practices into the business of tourism. Among their stated goals, John and Lisa plan to "sever addiction to …

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Ethan Smith at Animal Acres

by: Heather on 04/17/2008
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Ethan Smith, author of Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering, will be hobnobbing with vegan celebrities at Animal Acres Country Hoe Down - an event in support of North America's first farmed animal sanctuary and compassionate living center located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles. Ethan will be presenting along with actress Jorja Fox, …

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Guest Post - Warren Karlenzig

by: Heather on 03/26/2008
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Another guest post today - this one from Warren Karlenzig, author of How Green is Your City? Thanks Warren!

I'm back from a tour of four Korean cities last week, where I lectured at universities and met with officials from Korean government interested in greening the nation's cities. I was a guest of the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Seoul.

The four-day tour included presentations at the Korea Green Foundation, Korea's largest environmental NGO ; the Korean Land Corporation, the nation's main planning and land development agency, which has responsibility for planning and designing so-called New Cities; and the Seoul Metropolitan government, which manages green programs for the fast-growing capital of 10 million.

I also lectured at Seoul National University and at Dong-a University in the southeast city of Busan, Korea's second largest metro.

My lectures and meetings focused on metrics and best practices from How Green is Your City?, which ranks the largest 50 US cities according to 15 sustainability criteria, including use of renewable energy; green buildings per capita; local food; planning and land use; public transit use; air and water quality; recycling; and other innovation and management criteria.

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BC Author Events

by: Heather on 02/19/2008
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Any British Columbia readers may be interested in these 2 events - The Great Climate Challenge: Practical Solutions that Work on February 23rd, 2008, 9-5pm at Royal Roads University in Victoria and Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering on Sunday, February 24th at 1 pm, at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

The Great Climate Challenge …

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