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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Could a New Can Change Everything?

A new can design, specifically one that uses a micron-thin polymer, could dramatically change the environmental footprint for drinking cans everywhere.

As seen in this article at environmentalleader.com, the 2011Can of the Year Award winner changes a lot of the way cans are made and subsequently, the number of chemicals and processes involved in their manufacture. Clearly a step in the right direction!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Cloud Computing and Carbon Footprint

Spotted an interesting article on the cloud and its carbon footprint on the weekend. Have a look for yourself!

The cloud and your firm’s carbon footprint

The school of thought that cloud computing can help businesses globally reduce their carbon footprint needs to move from notion to fact...
From Silicon Republic.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Tonight: The Oil Sands: Economic Saviour or Environmental Disaster?

From Dal's Sustainability News:
A reminder to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to hear Dr. David Schindler (Killam Memorial professor of ecology at the University of Alberta), this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Avenue. 

David is arguably the most prominent ecologist in Canada and the most outspoken scientific voice on the oil sands development. With all the recent attention on insufficient environmental impact assessments and the controversy around the proposed keystone pipeline, this is a timely topic. 

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tonight:Counter Culture or Consumer Culture?

Dalhousie Green Week Keynote Lecture: Andrew Potter ESS (Environment, Sustainability and Society)

Thursday Night Lecture Series Co-sponsored with DSUSO (Dalhousie Student Union Sustainability Office)

Andrew Potter is a Canadian philosopher, author, and magazine columnist, best-known for co-authoring The Rebel Sell: How the Culture Can’t Be Jammed (2004), with Joseph Heath. He was the national news editor for the Ottawa Citizen for nearly three years, and is now a public affairs columnist for Maclean’s and a features editor for Canadian Business.

7 p.m. Ondaatje Auditorium, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
Free of charge. Open to the public. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. 

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Friday, October 7, 2011

You Are Traffic

Another cool message about traffic and bicycles...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I think the idea of a keychain shopping bag is a great idea, as I mentioned yesterday.

I'm guilty as all get out about not remembering to bring my shopping bags into the grocery store with me. So why not take one everywhere?

Chicobag offers just this product, and in a variety of sizes and styles! Very cool! And if you even only have the one bag with you, it'll be one or two bags less that you need!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Everyone needs a reminder from time to time. How about a short slide show that helps you combat day-to-day eco-mistakes? I love the idea of the keychain shopping bag. More on that tomorrow!

Quick fixes for common eco errors | Homes Slideshow | Green Living

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Monday, October 3, 2011

This article jumped out at me from today's Metro News. Nice to see high-efficiency homes are being modeled locally. No reason this shouldn't be the standard for new home construction.

Pushing the envelope on energy efficient homes
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Study debunks myths on organic farms

This is an exciting article on recent findings on the economic benefits of organic farming. Check it out!

Study debunks myths on organic farms

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's been close to forever since I've posted, so I thought I'd rectify that with a simple post for today:

An artist in NY is spray painting this on sidewalks and buildings.

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