Take Coffee For Example

January 10, 2023 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – As time has gone by, I have become ever more irked at the suggestion that we as individual consumers can mitigate climate change. First of all, I hate being designated as a “consumer”. Really, this is not how I self-identify. Each one of us is a lot of things which can be described with many different labels, but in the societal context, I prefer to identify as a citizen. Not as a […]

Encouraging Stuff Behind all the Blah, Blah, Blah

January 7, 2023 admin 0

MARILYN FREEMAN − All the COP gatherings produce a lot of hot air and not enough action to mitigate delay on the climate emergency front. Greta Thunberg, world famous youth climate activist, who is not attending COP27 this year summed it perfectly with her “Blah, blah, blah” quote. However, behind the scenes and in spite of the extractive industry lobbyists, some interesting things are happening. Mark Carney, former Bank of Canada governor, talks of the […]

Ecological Disposition Of The Deceased

December 30, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – There are 8 billion of us humans now, populating Planet Earth. Within the next hundred years virtually all of us will die. This raises a question: How will the disposition of the deceased take place, on the average 80,000,000 annually? Numerically this is somewhat more than the current populations of California, Texas, and the provinces of Quebec and Alberta combined. How we treat the mortal remains of our loved ones is a […]

The Fusion Flap – And BTW: It’s Not Just About Energy

December 17, 2022 admin 0

PATRICIA REMY – A mini-sun in every town. And no radioactive waste. We’ve been hearing about it for about a week now (The official announcement was made on December 13, 2022). The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory managed to propagate a nuclear fusion reaction which elicited net energy for the first time. It was enough to boil two to three kettles of water. It was a long anticipated, since the early Seventies, scientific breakthrough. Consider the […]

Aquamation

September 12, 2022 admin 0

A lower Carbon Footprint for Funerals? PATRICIA REMY – No one lesser than Desmond Tutu (d. 26/Dec/2021), known as “the conscience of the Republic of South Africa”, brought it into the mainline discussion. Before his death he specified that the method of disposition for his deceased body be Aquamation. Tutu made his decision because of ecological considerations. Aquamation has one-tenth of the carbon footprint of a conventional flame cremation. The procedure which Tutu encouraged by […]

The Luxury Tax Of Green Living Is Something We Cannot Afford

July 1, 2022 admin 0

TRACEY HAMILTON – Until living a green lifestyle is affordable to everyone, there won’t be a true environmental impact. Remember playing Monopoly and landing on the Luxury Tax square? Mumbles would follow as you handed over the fee and then continued rolling the dice. Suddenly, it feels like the roll of the dice has become less of a game, with inflation hitting levels not seen in decades. Life has become a lot more expensive. Shop […]