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Monday, November 15th, 2010

I’m in information overload right now – cramming into my head a 2 1/2-inch thick binder full of sometimes esoteric data well beyond my usual comfort zone (financial info and accounting, anyone?), as I get ready to interview a few arts organizations. Too many words, too many numbers. But of course, when it rains, it […]

Green Design as Art

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Last Friday, I stopped in at Exploring the Aesthetics of Sustainability | Green Design as Art, a small (but interesting!) weekend exhibit at the newly-completed Atrium Building in downtown Victoria. The developer (Victoria-based Jawl Properties) made an unfinished/ raw ground-floor retail space available to the the organizers – props to the Jawls for their civic-minded […]


Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The term windspill captures the failings of our energy policy (as the Gulf of Mexico oilspill unfolds). We can now also see the shortcomings of NIMBYist and BANANAist obstructionism to alternative energy sources.

Creating Value Through Sustainability

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

“You measure what matters, and what gets measured, gets done.” That’s how Eric Hespenheide put it at this afternoon’s MIT Enterprise Forum event, live-streamed at UVic. …And I have to admit I felt a deep admiration for – perhaps jealousy of? – numbers crunchers who can make this real. Me? I’d probably get too absorbed […]

Congestion is our friend

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Gordon Price deconstructed “Motordom” during a recent presentation. One question especially continues to resonate, both in relation to sustainable transportation planning and to Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge.

Eat the rich: on sustainability

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Another very interesting entry in Seth Godin‘s (free) PDF e-book compilation, What Matters Now, is Unsustainability by Alan M. Webber (co-founding editor of Fast Company). Now, this one had me thinking about negative externalities, the book Natural Capitalism (and its authors, Paul Hawken and Hunter and Amory Lovins), and a provocative article by Frank Furedi […]

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