Canada should be taking more ambitious steps to reduce fossil fuel emissions. The ruling Liberal party campaigned on climate action and their minority government is supported by two parties -- the Greens and the NDP -- who presented ambitious climate plans in their own platforms. Some Liberal MPs like Steven Guilbeault, Nate Erskine-Smith and others … Continue reading Why Won’t Canada Act on Climate Change?
This summer, with protests suddenly a health risk and governments swamped with demands from all sectors, Matt has been looking for a new way to make change. The idea he has hit upon is the very micro-level of daily life. Not unlike our Low-Carbon Luxury series, his new project -- Treasure Map -- explores ways … Continue reading Treasure Map
Do you remember what it was like to live in a world that wasn’t threatened by environmental oblivion? I will turn forty this year. In the late nineties, when I started in undergrad at U of T, global warming was on my radar, I was careful about my consumption and voted with the planet in … Continue reading UofT’s Responsible Investing Charter is evil.
This short essay will make two related points. First, that getting pleasure from our experience is a craft and one that we can get better at. And, second, that we as a society should focus on meeting basic needs and then allow people to increase their pleasure by practicing the craft of getting more out … Continue reading Better living before, during and after a pandemic
Do you remember way back in January 2020 when the coronavirus was just another news story? For years, experts have been making urgent calls about the possibility of a global pandemic. But these scientific warnings, not unlike climate science, only popped up briefly on our collective radar before being swallowed up by the cacophony of … Continue reading This is what an emergency looks like…