A Coal Mine in Apple Park
Canaries in a Coal Mine
An open letter to Justin Trudeau, Rachel Notley, Kinder Morgan, and the National Energy Board of Canada.
A Dead End
Fossil fuels are a dead end. Compromise is not an option when so much is at stake. In pandering to the interests of oil companies, you now have a fight on your hands.
Martyn Brown: Justin Trudeau declares war on British Columbia
"That pipeline is going to get built," Justin Trudeau has declared on Edmonton's CHED radio. "We will stand by our…
An Indecent Proposal
Asking BC to okay a pipeline through their backyard is like asking Apple to build a coal mine in the middle of Apple Park.
Apple Park Visitor Center
Apple Park Visitor Center is a special space for visitors to the private Apple Park campus. It includes an Apple Store…
What’s worse is that you are asking Canadians and any other species who live in BC to be canaries in your coal mine, the sentinel species for your profiteering.
The Story of the Real Canary in the Coal Mine
smithsonian.com Never mind the gas-it was automation that got them in the end. On this day in 1986, a mining tradition…
By focusing on the wrong things, we risk our own long-term economic well-being.
Have you not heard that there are greater economic opportunities in renewable energy? The EU and China have committed to the Third Industrial Revolution. Who wants your snake oil?
How the Third Industrial Revolution Will Create a Green Economy
This essay is the first in a four-part series on the theme, "The Third Industrial Revolution." An introduction by…
We can learn from California not from Washington.
There is a plan to make the world a better place. Your decision represents a stall tactic for the obsolete fossil fuels industry.
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. We gathered a qualified and…
A New Economy
What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
— R. Buckminster Fuller
GreenWave | The Buckminster Fuller Institute
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the…
The typical hierarchical leader lacks the vision, imagination, and will to embrace the design challenge the world has been tasked with. For 18 years, a small village has taken the initiative to build a model to make yours obsolete.
This German village generates 500% more energy than it needs
View Slideshow Wildpoldsried, a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany's…
Communities of people are collaborating on ways to take power back from governments and corporations so citizens can reap the benefits and sell the excess back to the grid. @cohousingYVR
Vancouver Cohousing - 31 units of multi-generational family living in a shared sustainable, green…
31 units of multi-generational family living in a shared sustainable, green community
Fuller Institute Awards Alternative Green Building Standard - Metropolis
The BFI's annual $100,000 prize has been given to the Living Building Challenge, which takes goes further than…
Omega Center for Sustainable Living - The Living Future Institute
The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York provides innovative educational experiences that awaken…
The Scientific Method
We are not climate change deniers. We want an opportunity to apply creative thinking to challenging problems and meaningful, purposeful work, but governments and corporations are depriving us of these opportunities.
For a start, we can slow down the last gasp expansion of the coal, oil and gas industries. This is a significant question because the carbon budget is nearly all spent. As Bill McKibben recently argued, the science is now very clear that we have a choice — we either face an out of control climate that will decimate society and the economy or we can rapidly remove those industries from the economy. There is no middle path. And the later we start, the more pain there will be.
The End of the Industrial Revolution
What a privilege it is to be alive in these times, in such a significant period in human history. It's not always easy…
We need to reinvent the present in order to pass on as great as possible a range of options to the future. That need is what gives urgency and a wild permission to those who seek to reimagine the world.
If the benefits of the new technologies are to be broadly shared, there will have to be big changes ahead. Labour laws and employment standards will have to be rewritten, our social safety net will need strengthening, governments will have to take a more active role in directing the economy and unions will have to find new ways of representing workers.
Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work
AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up -- to do what? Contributor Jill…
Investing in People
Invest in people redesigning their own education and reimagining the experiences they will need to respond to the challenges of our times.
Invest in an educated democracy or risk a population willing to believe the unbelievable and devolve into a fascist, authoritarian, corporate-controlled, military-industrial complex.
We can find our opportunities abroad.
There are hundreds of universities in Germany that have free or very low-fee tuition programs available for international students. Whether you want to study Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, or Business, Germany is the place to be.
Study in Germany for Free - Information about Studying in Germany
Benefit from a high quality educational system to help you advance in your career, learn a new language by making new…
Invest in the survival of ancient languages and cultures and the empowerment of Canada’s indigenous people and the preservation of the wisdom they can share with us about how to live in this land.
Before settlers arrived, Indigenous peoples were guided by teachings about how to care for the land and water. In many Indigenous communities, these teachings have been carried down from one generation to the next.
A sacred element revered as medicine, water was used in traditional ceremonies and viewed as something that must be honoured, protected and treated with the utmost respect.
But all of that changed with colonization, as Indigenous people were forced to assimilate and relocate to reserve lands from their traditional territories, ordered to attend government and church-run residential schools for more than 150 years, and face the legal banishment of their traditional ceremonies, including any ceremonies that involved water.
Water Week: A look at Canada's Indigenous water crisis
Before settlers arrived, Indigenous peoples were guided by teachings about how to care for the land and water. In many…
Wade Davis: Light at the edge of the world
In our age, many societies look like they're hurtling towards disorder and disunity. For all of our technological…
Reconnecting to the Natural World
Bio-inspired Design & Regenerative Cultures — an interview with Daniel Christian Wahl (Zygote…
Daniel Christian Wahl is an international sustainability consultant and educator specializing in biologically inspired…
The New Alchemy Institute: pioneers of ecological design
This article [originally published in Spanish in 2008, EcoHabitar Nr.16] pays homage to an institution of historical…
New Ideas in Ecology and Economics
More than thirty years work at Ideas produced a lot of radio programmes, and so I'm always happy to have suggestions…
An Opportunity to Lead
You have an opportunity to lead us into a future that is more sustainable, liveable and joyful.
If you do not, it is only a matter of time before we relieve you of that responsibility and privilege, and instead take upon ourselves what you are abdicating: your duty to serve and protect the very real people, wildlife, land, and surrounding oceans of Canada rather than the abstract fictions of money and economics.
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics
In this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value…
And we will engage in class action suits against governments and fossil fuel companies who intend to do us all harm by focusing on profits over people.