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For those of us who have been fortunate enough to live in safe cities, that have been relatively immune to natural disasters, environmental shock, or economic collapse, then we perhaps can’t appreciate the tremendous suffering...

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In honor of today’s holiday, Thanksgiving, I’d like to share how I believe I’m lucky enough to have won the lottery of humanity. I was truly blessed to be born in a small harbor-front town on Vancouver...

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A recently released report from the World Green Building Council indicates “overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.” At PowerHouse Growers, design is something we emphasize constantly, creating...

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Urban Leadership In order to build better cities we must establish a culture of social responsibility among our urban leaders. This foundation of balance between our economy and our ecosystem will shape how our cities...

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In my last editorial article I discussed my thoughts on food justice and how this basic human right should be available to children to support their healthy development. Since writing that piece I watched the...

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The accessibility and availability of food across all global socio-economic levels has become an important topic of discussion when it comes to sustainability. We discuss at length the benefits of urban agriculture, the advantages of...

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I often find myself wondering if the global crises are really as bad as we think they are. Realistically, how am I as an individual to know the full scope of the problem having not...

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Historically, Earth Day has been an incredible mechanism for bringing awareness to environmental issues around the world. But it hasn’t just been about awareness and education. Earth Day has also been a time when action...

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In a recent conversation Tara and I had with Andrew Winston – the brilliant author of the new book The Big Pivot – it really sunk in for me that we’re still having conversations about...

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When we talk about “sustainability” our attention is now better served in the discussion of micro-communities and how long-term ecological practices can make bigger impacts on multiple, smaller scales. Micro-communities with sustainability plans that have...

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