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South Australia shows how clean energy is done

Fall | August 2016

Visitors to Australia are often drawn to Sydney and Melbourne or the fabulous beaches of Queensland's Gold Coast. I've always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built on a human scale. When I first visited in 1993, I met Mike Rann, a young aboriginal affairs... More »

How to make dish soap

Fall | August 2016

This recipe has no fragrance or toxic ingredients, takes a minute to make and works. Ingredients * One handful soap nuts (a.k.a. soapberries) * 1 L (4 cups) tap water Directions Add ingredients to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or to a pump soap dispenser. Shake before each... More »

Putting your money where your mouth is

Fall | August 2016

In three short years, the fossil-free movement has grown from a few U.S. colleges to a global movement. By moving money away from fossil fuels and putting it into renewable energy and energy efficiency, we are closer than ever to a planet fuelled by sun, wind and water. Money is... More »

You're helping people wake up to Canada's toxic shame

Fall | August 2016

Where were you in '62? In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. It explained how toxic chemicals like DDT concentrate up the food chain. (Some say Carson's book launched the environmental movement. David Suzuki says it changed his life.) That same year, a pulp and paper mill began dumping... More »

Thanks to you, belugas and their babies are now protected by law

Fall | August 2016

The beluga is the only whale found in Quebec's mighty St. Lawrence year-round. Once, thousands of the snow white whales lived in the river. Today, there are fewer than 900. You helped inspire more than 23,000 people to demand protection for the threatened whales. In April, TransCanada Corporation scrapped its... More »