In this post, Mike Nickerson asks the question, "what would happen if one thing changes all else?" What if our current mindset focused on perpetual growth could be supplanted by a mindset emphasizing the Common Good? Would that make...
Anna Fahey is a Senior Communications Strategist at SigthlineDaily. She recently wrote an elegant and uncomplicated post that helps untangle and unwind the September 2013 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Using “pictures” created by Dr. Greg Johnson, the...
This post is largely inspired by Chris Turner's 2013 book, The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada. Turner provides both the narrative and historical facts about how the Conservatives under Stephen Harper have...
In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value...
When I reflect on the current condition of our environment and the fragility and vulnerability of our home, of our planet, I cannot help but feel saddened by what humanity has allowed to happen during its relatively short time...
In recent months we have endured incredible tropical-equatorial-like torrential rain events occurring at mid-latitudes across the planet. For example, in North America we experienced intense rainfall in the Banff region of the Rockies from June 19th to 24th and...
Anne Lappe of Food MythBusters has launched a second animated movie that takes on the myth of personal choice and exposes the harmful impact of marketing to kids. "We believe that marketing targeting children and teenagers is a public health...
In this post, Desmond Berghofer deals with what the next four decades might be like for our grandchildren. His writing on “the moral dimension of economics” paints a “disquieting picture of where current economic thinking and practice are taking...
There are repercussions to our current consumer and growth-focused culture. Annie Leonard's The Story of Stuff project, started five years ago, has awakened millions of people to the dangers of consumerism and the myth of "more is better than...
In a previous post, Chemicals in our Bodies - A Story you Need to Hear, Lynn Hasselberger identified the extent of chemical contamination in our everyday living. In a review of Unacceptable Levels, produced by filmmaker Ed Brown, Lynn...