Downspout Disconnection – What’s the Point?

By Dr. Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell A dinner guest recently grumbled about municipal requirements that he disconnect his downspouts. Why are they making us do such a stupid thing, he complained. What’s the point? Do we really have to do it? Yes, we told him, and it’s about time! But why? Most downspouts move storm […]

The Occupy Movement

It all started with an email. On July 13, 2011 Adbusters magazine sent out a call to its 90,000-strong list proclaiming a Twitter hashtag, #OccupyWallStreet, and a date, September 17. It quickly spread among the mostly young, tech-savvy radical set, along with an especially alluring poster the magazine put together of a ballerina atop the Charging Bull […]

Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities

Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral void. Canada is far advanced down this path already, but it is certainly more pronounced in the US. Our universities face mounting pressure to cut programs that do not […]

The Tiny House Movement

This is a compilation from two blogs by: Alex of www.tiny-house-living.com and Gregory Johnson of www.resourcesforlife.com/small-house-society       The Small House Society is a voice for the Small House Movement. The movement is the result of concerns about what we are doing to our environment, and what our environment is doing to us (wild fires, […]