Monthly Archives: May 2011

CANADA FALLING BEHIND GLOBAL TREND TO GREEN ENERGY

Recent UN reports confirm that the shift to green energy (renewables, energy efficiency and bio-energy) is gaining ground globally. The United Nations Environmental Program’s (UNEP’s) report “Global Trends in Green Energy 2009” shows that for the second year in a … Continue reading

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WHAT HARPER’S MAJORITY MEANS FOR OUR SUSTAINABILITY

After five years, three elections and a lot of attack ads, Harper finally got his majority government. Now we must ask some hard questions about the implications for achieving a sustainable society. Harper’s contempt for parliamentary democracy didn’t erode his … Continue reading

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PETITION FOR NUCLEAR WASTE BAN PRESENTED TO PREMIER WALL

On April 14th a petition calling for a legislated ban on nuclear wastes was presented to Premier Wall’s government. The 4,800 names were collected after Bruce Power announced its proposal to build nuclear power plants along the North Saskatchewan River. … Continue reading

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SUSTAINABILITY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF RETIREMENT

The question I’m asked most often in happen-chance conversations since I retired is: “how do you occupy your time”? The short, but superficial, answer would be:  “building a solar house, writing and speaking, volunteering in the community, gardening, etc.” But … Continue reading

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