Car-stlegar

The automobile is king in this town, I was reminded of this, as, for the second time in a month a local paper features a large spread about the local car dealers. This time it refers to the opening of a new Hyundai dealership by Craig and Keith Kalawsky. The last big article was about […]

5 Changes for Sustainabilty

Life is complicated, sometimes we just need to break down all of the information that bombards us, as well as our tasks, chores, and all those nagging thoughts of what we need to improve. This is my list, created in five minutes of things I want to improve for personal sustainability.

The Changing Face of Society as Fuel Prices Rise

Christopher Steiner is one of a number of recent authors who have considered the future of everything from cars, Walmart, delivery services and the suburbs as the price of oil based fuels increase.

Peak Health

Health Care services are entirely dependent on petroleum products – just about every book on the subject of our energy situation has pointed this out, and acknowledged that the level of health care we enjoy today is not sustainable without plentiful oil.

Urban Grains CSA Harvest

The Lower Mainland’s Grain CSA called “Urban Grains” has begun the harvest thanks to warmer July weather and the threat of late August rains. [ad#468] The Kootenay Grain CSA just posted news about the recent tour and should be readying for harvest soon. We’re heading out through Creston next week, maybe we’ll get some photos! […]

Distracted By Plastic Bags

As the financial system tailspins and sputters about and the Canadian government assures us that the Tar Sands are good for the nation; I’m reminded just how much of the everyday news we receive is marketing spin. And unfortunately the greenies are just as distracted by it as many other people. Words such as sustainable, “good for the environment”, and worst of them all, “green” are popping up on products made by companies who’s CEO’s must have a hard time looking in the mirror. Ultimately, we are being marketed a picture of a choice, and in many instances, the products we’re purchasing are still made by workers in near slave-like conditions, overpackaged, overpriced, and surrounded by false claims and advertising catchwords.

Kootenay Grain Community Supported Agriculture

The following post was written by my wife Robyn, hopefully we’ll see more posts on her perspective of local food and sustainability. Looking forward to the harvest… As I gaze across my flourishing garden my mouth begins to water as I imagine the taste of buttery-baked buttercup squash on a cold winter evening.   I ponder […]