11 Tips for Securing Our Water

January 1, 2018 admin 0

 Don’t bathe, shower. Fill the sink, don’t run the tap. If it’s yellow let it mellow. Even low-volume toilets use huge amounts of water. Don’t rinse dishes: dishwashers can handle them  using much less water. Water lawn and garden judiciously, leave hardier plants to wait out dry spells. Collect downspout rainwater in drums for watering. Use downspout extensions to divert water away from sewers. Avoid pesticides; use salt sparingly, if at all. Substances used on […]

My Life Story on Energy

December 15, 2017 admin 0

FRED IRWIN – We Canadians are among the most favored peoples on the planet with both an abundance of energy and water. This abundance is seemingly the  root cause of the difficulty we face in accepting that we are in the midst of an Energy Crisis; which in itself could lead to collapse of our way of life even before the economy craters or climate change begins to affect everything we do and our very survival. […]

Compost Composition

April 1, 2017 admin 0

By Phillip Keinholz Take out compost bucket. Take away, oh, take away the food trimmings, Leftovers from my plate, garden leavings, the police state, Surveillance state,  pernicious hostile security state. Here, take my privilege into the moldering pile. Turn neglect of transformance to transformable compost.                                                                                              Performing I’ll donate the corporate-as-person, prison industries, refugees Held without charge — all that daily news shredded to cross-cut newsprint Snuck into the middle of diurnal pile, night-buried uneven rules, […]

The Road to Green Street

October 15, 2016 admin 0

VICTORIA WINDREM – Everything is a process.  From waking up in the morning to starting a large scale social movement.  Our business, Green Street, was no different.  Today we have a thriving shop downtown in the heart of Peterborough.  My parents, Angie and Verne, run the shop 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  My brother and I help out in the marketing and IT department.  The business is a going concern; we meet […]

The Social Dimension of Housing

October 1, 2014 admin 0

SCOTT DONOVAN – Customarily housing is viewed as a commodity and as a means of expressing social status. However, new models are developing, which correspond more nearly to our current social experience. Cohousing and coDwelling respond to our two complementary needs for both company and privacy. They are gaining purchase today, because single people have overtaken families as the most populous housing type.  Cohousing and coDwelling are housing models which acknowledge us as social beings […]

What Has Poverty Got To Do With Climate Change?

February 1, 2014 admin 0

CHERYL LYON – Our economic system creates poverty Our current economy is based on oil (cheap energy), a global market for endless growth and consumption, and maximization of profits at all costs. Huge corporations control all aspects of employment and production, taking locally-generated wealth out of every community every day and sending it to HQs and unknown shareholders, leaving little to re-circulate among smaller local businesses. Government aid to corporations and the price of energy […]