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Basement Development – The Perfect Home Improvement

If you are looking for a home development project, have the necessary budget, and have an undeveloped basement area, then basement development may just be the perfect home improvement project for you.  Oftentimes, an undeveloped basement area is just a waste of space when in fact you can have it developed into something more useful.  […]

Grow Food With Shelfponics

Shelfponics is a combination of vertical farming and hydroponics. The idea comes from the GardenPool project in Arizona, but Shelfponics does not need a warm climate. Trays and racks could be set-up anywhere inside where sunlight reaches. Source: GardenPool Blog So I was looking at an unused corner of the Garden Pool when I had […]

Green Growth Or No Growth

We face serious environmental and economic challenges. People are looking for answers in a green economic future. Can the Earth support an ever-growing economy? Can we shift to ‘green growth’ for a healthier environment and economy? What would it look like? Four of the world’s top economic experts debate one of the critical questions of […]

Bread Making Workshop

Do you like bread? Do you like eating bread? Do you like making bread? Would you like to learn how to make very easily your own delicious, healthy and inexpensive bread? If you answered yes to at least two of the above questions then do we have the workshop for you! The Montreal Permaculture Guild is […]

Egypt Was Unsustainable And Is Now Collapsing

The revolution in Egypt will probably repeat itself in a half dozen other countries in the near future. And while the usual suspects will be blamed (ruthless leaders, corrupt politicians, social media, people’s desire for freedom), the true cause of these revolts will be due to an unsustainable economy based on excessive debt that produced […]

Sprouting Workshop

Learn how to sprout at this workshop given by the NDG Food depot. Sprouting is a surprisingly easy way to grow your own fresh veggies in the dead of winter. They are only sprouts (baby veggies), but they contain many of the vital nutrients and energies our bodies need for healthy functions. Source: Montreal Permaculture […]

Washable Cloth Diapers

For those 1st time parents, or to veteran parents looking to take care of babies in a more sustainable way, buying and using cotton, cloth diapers is probably the #1 way to reduce your weekly land fill (garbage) bag. Disposable diapers take an estimated 500 years to decompose. Additionally, it takes up huge amounts of […]

Improved Commuter Rail Service To The West Island

Looking at the affluent West Island demographics, it is strikingly similar to Philadelphia’s western suburbs in the “main line”. Those suburbs west of Philadelphia were called the “main line” because of the excellent commuter rail service that was created in the 1950′s. There is no practical reason why the West island couldn’t have such a […]

Movie Screening – ZEITGEIST: Moving Forward

The first Zeitgeist film (2007) was excellent. I am looking forward to seeing this new one, particularly now that the filmmaker has picked up the torch of sustainability. Source: ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out […]