atypicalalbertan: Hearing David Suzuki

I had the opportunity through work to attend the 2009 Canadian Public Relations Society Conference in Vancouver this past June. The second afternoon luncheon was delivered by David Suzuki. I was so inspired and impressed by his talk. Now, that I have finally gotten around to writing my report on that conference and the Suzuki ...

Canada Guaranteed to be the Problem in Copenhagen

Just as the UN Climate Change Conference kicking off today in Copenhagen Harper gave a speech this morning where he stated that we need to be putting economic recovery before addressing climate change. You can bet that this will be his excuse for holding up talks in Copenhagen. No wonder Canada received the first fossil ...

The Wheatsheaf: See, we are not the only environmental pariahs

Seattle – November 30, 1999. What a time to remember. Thousands of activists taking it to the streets. Anarchists in turtle uniforms. That great symbol of American decadence – Starbucks – with its smashed windows. All in the fight against closed door meeting deciding our economic futures. Apparently certain groups did not like the idea ...

Pop The Stack: Time for Rex to Go

Ever since I cut Rex Murphy out of my life (see Goodbye Rex) it seems he’s been popping up more and more trying to get my attention back.   I’ve been trying not to listen to him but today I gave in when I found this.  I’m sure I could link directly to the CBC video, ...

Pop The Stack: Out with the Guns, In with the Green

I’ve been putting off this article for a week or so, and its been piling up links, so here’s some unsolicited advice from me to the leaders of her majesty’s loyal opposition, both Mr. Ignatieff and Mr. Layton.  Start opposing with something Canadians actually want, not what the media punditocrocy and ‘common wisdom’ tell you. ...

I Want a Leader, Not A Follower

Well now we’ve heard that a number of leaders of other countries (including Obama) are going to be in Copenhagen Harper is jumping on the bandwagon and declaring that he too will be going. Instead of trying to take a leadership role on the international stage Harper is simply following along with what everyone else ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

redjenny: Entitlement

Puzzle me this: Why is it that the same people who bitch about workers sense of entitlement (you know, workers wanting decent treatment and wages) themselves feel entitled to free plastic bags? (It’s true) I think its a marvelous success so far: Toronto’s new 5 cent plastic bag law has reduced the use of plastic ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

redjenny: ACTION ALERT: Keep Terminator Seed out of Canada

Member of Parliament Alex Atamanenko (NDP) has reintroduced his Private Members Bill (C-343) to ban the release, sale, importation and use of Terminator technology. What is Terminator? Terminator Technology genetically engineers plants to produce sterile seeds at harvest. It was developed by the multinational seed/agrochemical industry and the US government to prevent farmers from re-planting ...

redjenny: The Power of Poetry

A while back, I posted a poem written by Drew Dillinger. It begins: it’s 3:23 in the morningand I’m awakebecause my great great grandchildrenwon’t let me sleepmy great great grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling? Words have power. And these are ...

redjenny: The Power of Poetry

A while back, I posted a poem written by Drew Dillinger. It begins: it’s 3:23 in the morningand I’m awakebecause my great great grandchildrenwon’t let me sleepmy great great grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling? Words have power. And these are ...

redjenny: The Power of Poetry

A while back, I posted a poem written by Drew Dillinger. It begins: it’s 3:23 in the morningand I’m awakebecause my great great grandchildrenwon’t let me sleepmy great great grandchildrenask me in dreamswhat did you do while the planet was plundered?what did you do when the earth was unraveling? Words have power. And these are ...

Weltschmerz: Sea Mammal, See Mammaries

womanatmile0.wordpress.com: Water Planet: Leonardo Dicaprio (video)

From http://www.leonardodicaprio.org/

womanatmile0.wordpress.com: BC’s Water Selling for $30.00 a bottle in New York

If there ever was a reason for all BC residents to switch permanently to tap water from bottled water take a look at this article showing that New Yorkers are willing to pay $30.00 a bottle for BC Water. Canwest reports, The converted Via Genova cafe in the ritzy community about 90 minutes’ drive north ...

womanatmile0.wordpress.com: Melting in Antarctica

Besides the poor title, “Global Worming” written by the YouTube poster, this is an interesting video on melting ice in Antarctica.

womanatmile0.wordpress.com: BC Swelters, Sea Levels Rise: Do-Nothing Conservatives Save Money on Icebreakers

Well it’s hot in BC…dam hot. According to CBC, we are setting record breaking temperatures all over the place. Seven all-time temperature highs were set across British Columbia on Wednesday, with most of the records falling in the Fraser Valley, the Greater Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island. I will vouch that people everywhere in ...