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Communities for Sustainability

I’ve worked with many different communities in the past, both communities made up of people who live near each other and those that are centered around common interests. Both types share common characteristics or interests among the members. The interesting thing is that there seem to be communities of interest that will rise up with … Continue reading

Decarbonization is the logical choice

Studying and teaching sustainability in a fossil fuel driven economy like Alberta is interesting. The ability of many to afford things like higher education and organic fruits and vegetables relies on income from the ecologically devastating tar sands. But a number of reports from places like the Pembina Institute over the years have advocated for … Continue reading

What kind of change is it?

A friend of mine had a disagreement with some colleagues at a pd session. My friend correctly asserted that when you put ice into a blender for a smoothie, the ice does not undergo a state change, except for some minor melting due to heat from friction. The ice will melt as the smoothie warms … Continue reading

Why leaves change colour

  While the cooler temperatures of fall are not always welcome, the fall colours do provide a beautiful backdrop for fall walks and other activities. To understand why leaves change color we have to talk about why leaves are green in the first place and why deciduous trees, those that lose their leaves over the … Continue reading

Raw or cooked eggs?

I am not a raw egg eater (drinker?). I don’t plan to become one, regardless of the outcome of my research for this post. However, I heard a discussion about eating raw versus cooked eggs. The advocate of raw eggs used the argument that the proteins are more available to humans in the raw egg, which … Continue reading

Drafting in Sports

  Drafting is something that you hear about in a number of different sports. Basically, when you draft, you sit very close behind someone else (and by sit I mean paddle, swim, bike, run, etc). The idea is that you spend less energy than the person at the front. But how does this work? A … Continue reading

A week for action on climate change

On Tuesday the United Nations is hosting Climate Summit 2014 in New York. It is supposed to be a chance for world leaders to lay some groundwork before a conference in 2015 which aims to create legally-binding climate change regulations. Today, many cities around the world have seen Climate Marches, in which people show their … Continue reading

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