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COyou2 - Saving the planet one breath at a time Sep. 7th, 2008 @ 05:02 pm
thestovetop
This site looks interesting, it's talking about personal carbon capture and storage as a strategy to prevent climate change:
http://cou2.com

"Did you know that human beings themselves are major emitters of carbon dioxide? We all know about reducing our electricity consumption and taking fewer flights, but isn’t all this a little pointless when one basic, everyday activity cancels it all out?

Each day every human being breathes out an average of 1 kg of CO2. That’s 0.38 tonnes a year. Now multiply that by 6.7 billion! That’s a lot of CO2.

COyou2 person carbon capture systems allow you to store that CO2 and do your bit to stop climate change. The COyou2 patented technology works by filtering the air you breathe out, capturing the carbon in a convenient lightweight backpack.

That’s why we all need to use personal carbon capture systems. At the end of the day, there are 21 million of us and only one government – so what are you waiting for?"


I've just ordered a catalogue, it's definitely worth checking out, after all, every little thing makes a difference. I never thought about human beings as being responsible for major carbon emissions, but I'm always looking for ways to lessen my carbon footprint.

What do you guys think?

Another strike against the Nuclear Industry Jun. 10th, 2006 @ 07:27 pm
thekimik
The hidden costs of nuclear power.... the devil is in the details.

So that's what they mean by a Made in Canada Solution... Apr. 27th, 2006 @ 10:53 am
umario
I just wasn't aware that "Made in Canada" was actually the title the website of a Canadian "environmental" lobby group, made up of industry associations, and not ones that are particularly near and dear to the hearts of many in this group.

Here's the basis of the Conservatives' Made in Canada Solutions, as spelled out by the industry associations.

I actually don't mind some of them, but the spin (particularly on the first principle) makes me want to wretch. And their idea of sustainable development and sustainability probably doesn't mesh with reality.
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Current Music: Sarah Harmer - Trouble in the Fields

Apr. 25th, 2006 @ 07:14 am
yrsuchariot
JIM HARRIS NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION!!!Collapse )

Chernobyl: A Reminder Apr. 19th, 2006 @ 12:06 pm
thekimik
http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,1748554,00.html

"Fallout: The Human Cost of a Nuclear Tragedy" in pictures.
Other entries
» Leadership convention
Does anyone have any thoughts on the upcoming leadership vote? Is anyone planning to attend the convention in Ottawa in August? Is this David Chernushenko's time to shine, or is Jim Harris going to keep the top job (or run for the top job, as he hasn't declared yet)?
» Invitation to join Sustainable Solutions Community
Hello!

Sustainable Solutions Community would like to extend our invitation for you to join us as a member. As you can see our community is relatively new, we could definitely learn from one another along the way.

We hope to see you soon!

sustainable_sos
» better than nothing.....
Hello all, my name is Seth and I joined this community because I have vast concerns regarding the future of humanity and those I love. Through reading and studying the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, Daniel Quinn, C.S. Lewis, and the Tao Te Ching. I begin to form my own self-philosophy and take on what direction I should put forth in life to help make a change for better living. Which of course all of us do at either some point or just during our daily lives. I wanted to do more, I wanted to make ideas not just theories but realistic possibilities.

Years have gone by and I have of course changed dramatically, but my angle on life has not, rather it has become more strengthened. And over time even grown into genuine ambition of how I want to live my life. Right off I know a few of you are probably saying ya ya we all know, be a good person, lift the seat, replace the beer in the fridge, don’t drink and drive, share, play nice and all those things….but I’m talking about a little something else.

After a few years now of researching, diverging and schooling in construction and green practices. I’ve decided what I want to do is build an eco-village in the Northwest region of British Columbia. Either in the central-south area of Vancouver Island or along the mid-west coastline, above the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast area. Originally I was thinking outside Bella Colla, but I’m starting to shy away from that location due to its well too rural-ness. Anyway the purpose of this place would be to just flat out live better lives. Work when one wants to work, and do what one wants to do; within the laws of life.

As of now we have formed into a tentative community of 10-14 people. A mix of all ages, races and sexes. We’re going to form a community owned and operated company so that everyone will have the option of medical, retirement, life and other insurances. Then within that company have divisions made up of our job braches. My girlfriend is going to school for sustainable agriculture (the type of farming where you set it up then do half the work of regular farming) she would run and operate a weekly produce market.
Im shooting to open my own green construction firm with my father. And a friend of my is intending to be a electrician/mechanic for hire. Anyway…clearly it’s a long shot of a goal, but its my life goal and it’s the only thing I’ve ever really put stock into.
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Hi! My name is Stephanie Ashley-Pryce and I am running for the Green Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election. This community seems pretty dead, but I thought I'd join anyway! Maybe start a revival???
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