Category Archives: Sustainability

Another Major Extinction

Originally published on Greenpeace International

By Rex Weyler

Earth’s living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulphuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all living species, including the dinosaurs. Ecologists now ask whether or not Earth has entered another major extinction event, if extinctions are as important as general diversity collapse, and which emergency actions we might take to reverse the disturbing trends.

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Mathilde Gordon’s 2,042 Kilometre Kayak Adventure

By Roy L Hales

They paddled almost every day, sometimes more than fifty kilometres a day. The two women were at sea for three months. They started in the icy waters of Glacier Bay, Alaska, meticulously tabulating the impact of single use plastic everywhere they camped. I heard the story of Mathilde Gordon’s 2,042 kilometre kayak adventure during her recent visit to Cortes Island. 

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Enough: Change The System Itself!

Article originally published on Greenpeace International; Audio/edited recorded by Cortes Radio.

By Rex Weyler

Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting, articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Enough: Change the system itself!

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Going Beyond Organic Farming

Michael Ableman started farming organically in California during  the 1970’s and is considered to be a pioneer of the organic farming and urban agriculture movements. He is the author of four books: From the Good Earth, On Good Land, Fields Of Plenty and Street Farm; Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier. Michael has been the head farmer at Foxglove Farm, on Saltspring Island, B.C.,for close to twenty years. I recently asked him about going beyond organic farming.

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