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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,737 views - starting Aug 9/09

i love to retreat from the city core to my friend’s farm on the weekend … at the farm, we live with 7 (soon to be 8 ) holstein cows  … they are each such lovely animals, unique in personality and grace …

7 beauties

we live with very minimal use of electricity … surprisingly, it’s a lot easier than i had originally thought … we cook with gas, warm ourselves by the wood stove, and occasionally (albeit rarely) use a generator when we need it … we have an organic garden to grow almost all of the food that we eat throughout the summer … we milk our cows, make yogurt and cheese, and buy eggs from a neighbour … more…

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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 | Author:  | 2,677 views - starting Aug 9/09

so let’s consider what it means if we understand that climate change is real … it means we have to appreciate what we already have, be satisfied with having our needs met every day, and re-think our pressing desires to consistently indulge in ‘extras’ … because once you begin the cycle of wanting more all the time, it becomes difficult to separate needs from wants … more…

Friday, April 10th, 2009 | Author:  | 1,135 views - starting Aug 9/09

you can define the term ‘climate change’ in 2 ways … one way is to take the 2 words at face value and claim that ‘climate change’ simply means that the Earth’s climate is not static –- that it is in constant flux … this is an uncomplicated (and rather meaningless) observation, as anyone can easily realize that unpredictability in weather is a rule rather than an anomaly … more…

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Friday, March 27th, 2009 | Author:  | 5,438 views - starting Aug 9/09

Earth Hour— what an exciting event to partake in! … think of it — 1 billion people worldwide are expected to participate in this event this year … 1 billion! … will you be one of them? … 1 hour of darkness … that’s a small favour to ask in light of the abundant supply of electricity most of us enjoy every minute of every day … more…

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