- The high cost of the oil sands
The world is running out of oil and gas. More accurately, the world’s supply of easily obtainable crude oil and natural gas is quickly being depleted. What fossil fuels remain are located under an ocean floor, in remote and inaccessible corners of ...
Story - CPJ - 10/17/2008 - 12:57 - 0 comments
- Earth Day: delighting in creation
It’s hard to take the earth for granted in the spring – that first warm breeze, that first refreshing rain, that first crocus peeking out from beside the last of the snow bank – it puts a spring in many people’s step. And ...
Story - Karen - 10/17/2008 - 13:46 - 0 comments
- Policies with Possibilities: moving towards a green economy
As recently as last April, Environment Minister John Baird stated that implementing the reforms required by the Kyoto Protocol would "manufacture a recession" and "would have a devastating effect on the Canadian economy." Canadian ...
Story - Karen - 11/21/2012 - 10:32 - 0 comments
- Being a world leader?
Calling a country a world leader evokes strong images. It conjures up ideas of military might, of technological advances, or perhaps of economic strength. Yet the title of world leader does not have to be contained to these descriptors. It can al ...
Story - Karen - 10/17/2008 - 14:13 - 0 comments
- Carbon neutral: Canadians get going
A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that a rise in temperatures of two to three degrees Celsius by the year 2050 could spell global disaster, with hundreds of millions of people forced to leave uninhabitable homes. ...
Story - CPJ - 11/21/2012 - 10:33 - 1 comment
- De-motorize Your Soul - reduce oil dependency
One way of going carbon neutral is to reduce our use of automobiles and air travel. CPJ member Will Braun, editor of Geez Magazine, has launched a campaign called De-motorize Your Soul . The idea is to share ideas about a world in which oil use is ...
Story - CPJ - 10/17/2008 - 14:37 - 0 comments
- Who wants to be an environmentalist?
A sure sign of spring when I was a child was the reappearance of old Rosie, upright on her bicycle as she pedaled slowly around town. It wasn’t her real name of course – we didn’t know that – but her entire look was red: clothe ...
Story - CPJ - 10/17/2008 - 16:03 - 0 comments
- Resolve needed to meet Kyoto target
There have been two great opportunities recently for the Liberals to roll out details of how Canada will meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target it committed to in signing the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The first was on February ...
Story - CPJ - 10/17/2008 - 16:10 - 0 comments
- Eating local: a new take on an old theme
The 100 Mile Diet: A year of local eating by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon Toronto: Random House of Canada, 2007 Reviewed by Annie McKitrick In her 1971 book “Diet for a Small Planet,” Frances Moore Lappé wrote ...
Story - CPJ - 06/22/2009 - 14:17 - 0 comments
- Treaties, trees and sharing
It was past midnight as we stood around the bonfire beside a logging road in northwestern Ontario. It was a "roving blockade," part of a high-stakes game of cat and mouse between the Anishinaabe people of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows ...
Story - CPJ - 10/17/2008 - 17:09 - 0 comments
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