From Tar Sands Action Facebook post: The New York Times just published an extensive report on how climate change is killing off forests worldwide. Invasive species, heat and water-stress triggered by climate change is destroying the lungs of our planet.
The scariest message is one we all need to take to heart: we likely don't have much time left.
Don't forget about the online resource Shared Earth that matches gardeners with garden space. If you can't get into a community garden plot this year - this may be an option. Right now there are a handful of Canadians signed up (mostly gardeners) but if it was better promoted this would be a great tool to use in Ottawa!
"Synthetic linings. Smaller buttons. Less Italian fabric. And yes, even more polyester. Unusually high cotton prices have apparel makers scrambling to keep down costs, but consumers be warned: cotton clothing will be getting more expensive... Cotton inventories had been low because of weak demand during the recession. This summer, new cotton crops were also depleted because of flooding in Pakistan and bad weather in China and India, all major
What's wrong with Canada's cities? What's right? Award-winning urban
affairs columnist Christopher Hume takes a cross-country journey to
explore the sustainability, viability and liveability of Canada's
Hume, a provocative urban critic and columnist for the Toronto Star,
highlights the projects and passionate people who will shape urban life
in Canada in the coming decade. But, travelling by train from… Continue
You've heard of the Story of Stuff I'm sure - it was released December 2007 and now has over 12,000,000 views!
Now there is the Story of Stuff Project which was created
to leverage and extend the film’s impact. They amplify public discourse
on a series of environmental, social and economic concerns and
facilitate the growing Story of Stuff community’s involvement in
strategic efforts to build a more sustainable and just world.
This survey may be of interest to Transition Town Ottawa members - providing a look at the Meaning of Community. There were close to 20 questions ranging from What does “belonging” mean to you? to What builds community for you? to What do people do when they experience fear as a community? and When do you most feel a sense of community? They are releasing the survey results one question at a time - check back on their website for further results in the upcoming…
The home that they built is incredible! Quite the sustainable lifestyle where they can even grow their own avocados, pineapples, bananas, etc. I hope the bank gives them more time to repay their mortgage.
Attended a tele-seminar last week featuring Thomas Homer-Dixon who was talking about "Communities, Chaos and Collaboration". Later was searching on his site and found this:
On June 8, 2009, Thomas Homer-Dixon gave a speech to a conference in Essen, Germany on "The Great Transformation: Climate Change as Cultural Change," in which he identified the cognitive, economic, political and normative components of the…
- Money does grow on trees.
Discover the hidden monetary value of individual trees, and the
eco-services they provide for us. Learn how these values are calculated,
and how you can determine the value of any tree.