To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, the RegenVillage is not a concept to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Or put differently, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. The RegenVillages are not at all what they would like you to believe, and the people and institutions behind … Continue reading This is not what environmentalists dream of
I do occasionally stumble upon good news, and when I do, I always want to share it. Today, I want to point you at a village that is entirely self-sufficient, green, off-grid, and utopian. The concept is quite simple, the builders of RegenVillages took all the existing sustainable, green and clean technologies that we have … Continue reading Does sustainable living look like this?
http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/alberta-flood-then-and-now/ shows us how Calgary has risen from the Great Flood a year ago. Good for Calgarians, but what about the bigger issues that this Flood should raise? For instance, Global Climate Change and how it is devastating our infrastructure. And what needs to be done, long term. Not a word of this in this … Continue reading Maclean’s and Calgary in Denial
It should be a wrenching good bye, since most of my 74 years were spent here, in this city. I expected to be sad,a bit nostalgic for the good days and the bad nights, but it's not happening. Instead, I am anxious to get on with actually moving,purging,reordering and refocusing. It feels like freedom. I … Continue reading Good Bye, Vancouver
"Since we are now into what looks like the worst tornado disaster season since 1927, radical ideas about rethinking our buildings suddenly have relevance. "
On June 29, 2009, a peculiar story about a dead brown cow washed up on a Victoria city beach made headlines across Canada. The reason wasn't the carcass; it was that the city officials found themselves unable to do a thing about it. Protected by a confusing and conflicting barbed wire mess of jurisdiction and … Continue reading The dead cow syndrome