Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Radical stewardship: remembering Milton Wong

    Radical stewardship: remembering Milton Wong

    January 19, 2012

    The vibrant life of my Uncle Milton Wong, business leader and philanthropist, will be celebrated Friday January 20th at a memorial in Vancouver. Many will remember Milton for his inspiring... More »

  • Photo: Go on, seafood lover, be happy

    Go on, seafood lover, be happy

    January 16, 2012

    Canned tuna melt or blue fin sashimi? King crab cakes or farmed shrimp rolls? How about a bowl of shark fin soup with a side of eco-guilt and consumer confusion?... More »

  • Photo: Less shopping, more swapping

    Less shopping, more swapping

    January 12, 2012

    If you've ever couch-surfed, car-shared, rented a movie, or borrowed a book from the library, you already know about less shopping and more swapping! More »

  • Dr. David Suzuki reminded us of the critical link between the environment, social justice, politics, and economics, and of the vital insights that emerge when elders develop environmental analysis and action informed by their own life experience.

    Suzuki Elders and Environment Forum: a success at engaging and connecting

    January 11, 2012

    When someone says, "I leave this event confirmed in my responsibility to leave this world in better shape than it is at present," you know something went right. Eighty per... More »

  • Photo: Is pollution making us fat?

    Is pollution making us fat?

    January 10, 2012

    Canadians are becoming more obese. Science is raising suspicion that chemicals in the environment may be partly responsible. That's the subject of a new Dreamfilm documentary called Programmed to Be Fat?. More »

  • Photo: Milton Wong left us with so much

    Milton Wong left us with so much

    January 3, 2012

    Milton Wong was truly one of the good guys. A successful businessman who generously believed in using his wealth and success to build better communities and a better world, Milton... More »

  • Photo: Gifts of stock - reduce your taxes and help save the planet

    Gifts of stock — reduce your taxes and help save the planet

    December 19, 2011

    You won`t pay capital gains tax when you give shares directly to a registered charity. More »

  • Photo: What's inside a government answer?  It's the quality of the answer that counts

    What's inside a government answer? It's the quality of the answer that counts

    December 14, 2011

    The government's environmental watchdog, the Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development, tabled his annual report in Parliament. It included a small mention of the environmental petition filed by the David... More »

  • Photo: Is that an endangered species in my backyard?

    Is that an endangered species in my backyard?

    December 14, 2011

    As someone who just moved to the Big Smoke (aka Toronto), I am constantly searching for nature in the city and surrounding landscape. I am truly fascinated by the resilience... More »

  • Photo: Care about caribou

    Care about caribou

    December 7, 2011

    Did you know that Canada's iconic caribou are the same animals called "reindeer" in other parts of the world? Let's remember them past the holiday season, so our rush to exploit resources in their forest homes doesn't push them to extinction. More »