In Cuba, arable land is being reclaimed from decades of pesticides, fertilizers and mono-culture. What can the rest of the world learn from this small Caribbean nation before its too late.
With rising energy costs, rising temperatures, rising environmental awareness and the role you play in all that locally and globally, why wouldn’t you just do it? It’s the right thing for our planet. J.C. Scott bypasses the soft talk for a message we need to hear.
From the incredibly creative folks at www.ifixit.com comes a Self-Repair Manifesto. What’s this? Fix our own stuff rather than ditching it or recycling? What a revolutionary idea. Plus, if you give these folks a tweet they’ll send you a free funky poster with your own manifesto.
Lorne Daniel travelled to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico seeking a sabbatical that included respite from his citizens’ group on the effects of automobiles on our cities. But what he found in Mexico were cars — and plenty think about when it comes to how cars impact society … and society impacts cars.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, JC Scott grew his hair as a uniform of non-conformity, a sign of commitment to a counter-culture movement, which for many people included living sustainably. Almost 40 years later, JC has grown his hair long again. His reasons haven’t changed much, but the planet has. This is his statement.
On a fishing trip to wildly breathtaking Haida Gwaii, environmentalist and designer J.C. Scott ponders the ecological impact of his trip, the wind power proposed and opposed for the region, how to help crabs migrate, and how to stop offshore oil drilling if we don’t have the option of alternate sources of energy — all this while fishing in some of the world’s most exciting waters.
Change is upon us. With what is happening to the weather, can you really say that no change is happening in your environment? Can you really — the way the government would like you to — pretend that it’s not happening or blame it on cycles and natural causes?