I find it fascinating to track where our influences come from and where they lead us. My career path was not a straight line from knowing what I wanted to do when I grew up to actually doing that.
It’s that time of year again, the time when folks who have enjoyed cycling in summer, park their bikes. I say, whoa, not so fast!
In last week’s post, Wade Wiebe described some of his experience in building his strawbale garage. But why build strawbale?
Since my early 20’s I’ve dreamed of building a straw bale house. I love the deep windows and the smooth, warm aesthetic of the walls. Building with bales creates extremely energy-efficient homes using materials which themselves have very low embodied energy.
Most of us have been following the controversy surrounding the proposed Trans-Mountain Pipeline which is to carry crude oil and dibit from the Athabasca region of Northern Alberta to ocean ports in Burnaby and Vancouver.
Recently I was discussing a tax on carbon with some farmers. Readers of this blog know that I strongly advocate for a tax shift away from income to a tax on consumption, more specifically the consumption of fossil based energy – carbon.
The title above is the bottom line of a 2018 Participaction report card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The report is fascinating and brimming with basic common sense.
These days normal February fare on our dinner tables is fresh lettuce and tomatoes. We don’t even consider it a luxury. We give no thought to the energy that has gone into the production and transportation of that food from California to our dinner table.
We’ve experienced some unusually hot weather. And its been dry, unusually dry. If you’re like me, you wonder: Is this what climate change is going to be like for us? And the answer is: We don’t know!