Posts Tagged ‘environmentalism’

Consumer Cost of Ontario Green Energy Act: not as green as we thought

It appears that Ontario’s rough summer for energy policy has been extended into the fall. Last Thursday at the Ontario legislature, the New Democratic Party brought to light another questionable semi-clandestine energy policy mov e made by Dalton McGuinty’s liberal government.  In March of this year the Ontario Liberal Party quietly decided to allow the [...]

The Problem with the Current Era of Popular Environmentalism: Part 2

How pop-environmentalism hinders governmental response to environmental sustainability. “Greening without justice, without equity, will not sustain the Earth or our future”  – Noel Sturgeon The micro-level concerns outlined in part one of this blog dealt with concerns over individual responsibility in the quest for environmental sustainability.  We discussed how the “warm fuzzy” element of the [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

Earth day 2010: Not conservation but rather manipulation

Happy earth day everyone !!! Praise the mother earth in all of her glory !!! The rise of the environmental movement to interject and influence public policy has grown dramatically since the inception of Earth day 40 years ago.  One example of this is the far-reaching campaign is that of the Ontario government and private [...]

No nukes!!! Same old story from the Greenocracy

So some new news from Greenpeace.  Kumi Naidoo was appointed executive director of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace International this month after two decades leading civil society groups in Africa and internationally. Mr. Naidoo, 44, who is from South Africa, takes over the role at a time when environmentalism increasingly enjoys mainstream status.  Here is [...]

PR Values: Remembering the Brave

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/PR_Values_Remembering_the_Brave] In our look at the Social Climate, it has become increasingly clear that unless the Mainstream Media can radically change the way it gathers, presents, and distributes its environmental news and socio-politically relevant information, that we might well need to increasingly turn to alternate (more independent) mediums and channels in order to form and [...]

Climate Change: Are We Screwed…Yet?

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Climate_Change_Are_We_Screwed_Yet] Well…We might very well be screwed if we’re just collectively presuming that all those well-organized and vocal groups with the active, vested interests in Environmental concerns will simply clear and lead the way towards positive Climate change, for the rest of us. Of course, it’d be fairly foolish to simply depend on politicians and [...]

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