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From Environmentalist To ‘Sustainabilist’

Most thinking people care about the air we breathe, the safety and quality of the food we eat and the water we drink. Living healthy lives is a common desire. Yet those who wish to... 



Nature and Us: A Complicated Relationship

“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi Mankind’s survival depends on nature’s generosity. Our basic needs for... 



Climate Change and Our Gardens

As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness... 



At What Point Do We Stop?

The debate about the Northern Gateway Pipeline reminds me of a time when my white aluminum boat got hopelessly stuck in black floating gobs of bitumen doing research in on huge waste... 



“Without refrigeration, modern life would be impossible!”

The fridge is a household amenity that we rarely consider removing from our lives; it is a useful appliance for storing the goods of consumerism, but it perpetuates a cold food-chain... 



What Happened on the BP Oil Rig?

After the Deepwater well blew out, the first announcement from British Petroleum (BP) assured the public that “we have the best engineers in the world.” Then they announced that... 



Book Review: A Reasonable Life

A Reasonable Life… Toward a simpler, secure, more humane existence” by Ferenc Maté, ISBN 0-920256-30-9 How did life become so complicated? How is it that in a few short decades... 



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