A crash course in changing the world.
The transfer of water from poor, often drought-prone countries to wealthy ones through our food is something that most of us probably don't think about. Here's a brief article on it from the Guardian in the UK:
A "game" that highlights water usage in our day-to-day lives:…Continue
Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:39am — 1 Comment
In 2020 I'll be living in Vancouver with my wife and two children. We will live in a neighbourhood with a strong community, one that has formed through improved densificiation around one of the developing transit nodes. Changes in the planning laws have allowed for more diversity in neighbourhoods and people are now able to work and live in neighbourhoods creating greater interaction between people, improved safety with more people walking, and a much lower environmental footprint through a…Continue
Posted on April 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments
I found Sidney Ribaux through Ashoka. He is an activist who has built a company around the idea of empowering individuals to make personal change and support societal change towards more societally and environmentally friendly behaviour in numerous aspects of our daily lives such as consumption and transportation.
I'm following him on Facebook now and sent a message to him complementing his area of work and enquiring about similar projects in other parts of Canada.
Posted on April 19, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments
Listen to the right people/keep learning
I work in transportation, and transportation is just about getting from A to B, right? Well, no, but it is often the way that it's analyzed. I recently did some focus groups with people in England and Scotland from the ages of 21 to 76.
In all group discussions, people talked about either enjoying walking to stores and chatting with neighbours, or wanting to be able to do that. People in general like to see, meet, and chat with…Continue
Posted on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments