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Clips from Powerful added to YouTube

International distribution deal for Powerful!

I hope you have had a great summer. I’ve spent mine in the last stages of preparing to bring you Powerful – Energy for Everyone. After a successful June 8 Special Preview Screening and loads of positive feedback, (my co producer at Quiet Revolution Pictures, Michael Dobbin) and I are now in the process of [...]

They liked it! Feedback for from preview screening

Keeping your cool in a heat wave

In a quest to keep cool, we have been looking for new ways to lower the heat in our family home, save money and take pressure off the overworked grid. Here is a few we’ve come up with:
Turn off or unplug any non-essential appliances whenever possible. Culprits include: modems, digital cable boxes and lamps or [...]

The Powerful train has left the station

With master versions of Powerful now completed, demo dvds ready to submit to festivals, and the first “invitation only” special screening slated for June 8 in Ottawa, it is time for me to hit the road (so to speak) and start promoting this spanking new film. One thing I have learned with my previous film [...]

Jules de Heer – A pioneer in living lightly

On April 7, 2010 my friend Jules de Heer passed away at the age of 53. Jules was a pioneer in a whole range of areas of eco/sustainable/green theories and practices. A trained engineer, Jules combined his rigorous attention to detail and desire for clarity with a passion for bringing human activity into harmony with [...]

Special Screening of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

Have I got a film for you! Powerful is coming soon

Power and Energy – Radio discussion

I participated in a live internet radio show with my friend Cara MacMillan on her Voice America show Demand More.
We talk about energy options, the pros and cons of each, and why I came to the conclusion that renewable energy is the way to go, not just for environmental and social reasons, but for economic [...]

Sharing news from a fellow traveller

One of my core philosophies — Living Lightly — has at its heart the belief that you cannot and need not be able to do everything yourself. Our world is full of generous, like-minded people — fellow travellers — who are ready and willing to share what they’ve learned. Organic gardening, cycling in winter, insulating [...]