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Giving Tuesday

by: Sara on 12/03/2019

Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday we have finally arrived at Giving Tuesday. For those who may prefer to skip out on the sales offered by major outlets in favour of a more civil and charitable option, this may be the day for you.

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Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day?

by: Sara on 11/29/2019

It is starting to feel that everything has a "day" attached to it that calls for action on our part - November is full of examples of this, from Black Friday and Buy Nothing Day, to Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday, Thanksgiving to Remembrance Day.

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Change the Story, Change the Future

by: Sara on 11/27/2019

Today's post is excerpted from Changing Tides: An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene. Author Alejandro Frid, Ph.D, an ecologist for First Nations of British Columbia's Central Coast, has for over two decades inhabited the world of science, modern Indigenous cultures, and climate activism. 

Like many of my scientific colleagues, …

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How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government

by: Sara on 10/07/2019

Today's post is an excerpt from The Happiness Policy Handbook: How to Make Happiness and Well-being the Purpose of Your Government by Laura MusikanskiRhonda Phillips & Jean CrowderThe Happiness Policy Handbook provides a concise background on happiness studies and science, coupled with practical tools for formulating and integrating happiness …

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Citizen Led Economies - Creating the Commons

by: Sara on 09/16/2019

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system. In this excerpt from Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich we learn how citizen collaborations are changing the …

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