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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:


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


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…


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…


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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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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