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Water footprint

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:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/19/uk-virtual-water

A "game" that highlights water usage in our day-to-day lives:…

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Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

Tokyo Food Crisis

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…

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Posted on April 19, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Want to help the world? Facilitate positive change like Sidney Ribaux

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

Do you like people?

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…

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Posted on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 5:38pm on April 20, 2010, Richard Beresford said…
Hi owen, I've just read yo 'secret identity' and was wondering if you'd heard of the concept of 'charter cities'?
At 12:55pm on April 19, 2010, Miaomiao Huang said…
Hey, good to see you here... I am having great fun with Evoke...
 
 
 

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