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A fascinating interview with Harvard professor Michael Porter, in which he tells how and why he believes capitalism needs to change

This links brings transparency to life, letting users track the impact of specific Patagonia products.

MARCH 14TH 2011

Decisions, Decisions…

Did you know that the adult human makes up to 35,000 decisions a day? Tiring, huh? No wonder we fall back on habits – our autoreply to life’s challenges. It’s just easier that way because we don’t have the time or en ....

If you see something in the community that needs fixing, here’s where to go to make it happen.
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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg’s blog features information and analysis of all things “green”, including business, politics, science, culture, and lifestyle.

The Toronto revitalization organization formerly known as the City Summit Alliance offers collective leadership on city issues.


In 20 countries around the world, voting is the law. Australia, Belgium, Greece and Chile have all decreed that cit ....

There was a bit of a flap this week in Toronto when it was revealed that up to 20% of the debris put in the recycli ....

Work. It’s what we do. Recent estimates suggest we spend 100,000 hours of our adult lives working. At its best, i ....

The Big Easy

Be kind to your ice. Instead of using salt to cover winter’s icy patches, try kitty litter or fine sand. Both are cheap and easy solutions that are gentle on pet’s paws and spring’s plants.

How annoying is it when a typo renders your printed page worthless? Wait! It’s not a total loss. Draw an X over the used side and save it for something else – interoffice printing or scratch paper.

Studies show we’re lousy at recycling our bathroom stuff, even though most is green-friendly. Why? No blue box within reach. The fix: Downsize your regular trashcan and use the extra room for a blue bin.