Green Skiing

07. January 2015 Green Growth 0
For many Scandinavians and Europeans, skiing isn’t just a sport, it’s how they get to work. Source: Montreal Gazette …at Le Massif in the Charlevoix region, where a $230-million expansion is under way, green transportation is a major theme. The project, which should be completed by 2013, will offer dedicated rail service from Quebec City, ...

The Credit Commons

07. January 2015 Money 0
If cash becomes scarce and the wheels of commerce come to a grinding halt again, the idea of  “mutual credit clearing” will be critical. In the meantime, banning interest charged on money is a worthy goal which would instantly make the economy more sustainable. Source: Reality Sandwich We need to learn to play a different ...

Green Your Alley Forum

06. January 2015 Green Growth 0
Do you wish you had more green space in your neighborhood? Are you motivated and willing to improve the quality of life in your alley? Join us! The Éco-quartier NDG is launching our first forum on green alleys in NDG. Greening projects can only come to life thanks to the will and participation of alley-way ...

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

05. January 2015 Cloth Diapers 0
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

04. January 2015 Rail Line 0
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

03. January 2015 Movie 0
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 ...

Ecocity World Summit 2011

02. January 2015 Ecocity 0
If the major issues surrounding sustainable urban development are an everyday concern for you, don’t miss the Ecocity World Summit 2011, in Montréal, August 22-26 @ the Palais des Congres. This major international conference will address a number of themes at the heart of ecocities: climate change, ecomobility, governance, the economy, built environment, etc. The ...

The Dark Side Of Green Energy

02. January 2015 Green Growth 0
This is a cautionary tale from Iceland for anyone in the Eastern townships considering opening up their land to natural gas “fracking”. Although I am sure many Quebecers have similar tales to tell about Hydro power. Source: dreamland.is How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland ...

Secrecy, Wikileaks And The Death Of The Free Internet

01. January 2015 Free Internet 0
The Wikileaks controversy has stirred up old debates about openness, government, corporate secrets and society’s right to information about its institutions. Few writers have acknowledged that the current, free Internet is the foundation, the sina qua non, of the debate. Remarkably, the Internet has survived for 40 years because it is sustainable. It is open. ...