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Living lightly

Made-in-Ottawa film offers ideas to reduce your eco footprint
 
Charles Enman
The Ottawa Citizen
Thursday, June 19, 2008
A lot of people want to live their lives in a way that’s kind to the Earth and to the people on it, but they have no clue how.
Enter Ottawa environmentalist David Chernushenko, armed with his first environmental documentary, Be [...]

Be the Change DVD

The Living Lightly project is producing a Be the Change DVD that includes the film, a resource kit for people to host screenings and discussions, and a series of short videos featuring the film’s subjects in more detail.
The DVD is expected to be ready in July.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please email [...]

Former Green finds new outlet for old message

By LAURA CZEKAJ, SUN MEDIA
June 10, 2008
After years of being considered the proverbial Chicken Little, David Chernushenko has to bite his tongue to avoid saying “I told you so.”
The sustainable living advocate and former Green Party candidate for Ottawa-Centre has been witnessing the public outcry as gas and food prices rise with the wisdom of [...]

Media Kit

 
Be the Change
An inspiring documentary about people living lightly — and loving it
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INTRODUCTION
Be the Change is an upbeat documentary that makes stars out of ordinary people who are trying to live more sustainably. In the first film from the Living Lightly Project, David Chernushenko looks at what motivates these local heroes and [...]

This year, I’ll spare you the Earth Day flogging

David Chernushenko
Citizen Special
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
It’s Earth Day: time for the ritual flogging of modern industrial consumer society. Greedy humans! Polluters! Sinners! Now it’s time for the compulsory doomsday list:

Climate change: It’s bad and getting worse, faster than anticipated.
Water: It’s precious, it’s polluted, and putting it in bottles is not helping.
Air quality: It’s improving in [...]

Spin City

DAVID CHERNUSHENKO explains how a revolution
in thinking is turning Lyon into a city of cyclists
Ottawa Citizen
Sunday, April 13, 2008, p. A12
I’ll begin with a confession: I’ve been blowing by historical landmarks and bypassing tourist attractions in Europe in search of bikestands. Let me explain. I recently tagged along to Lyon, France, with my wife, a [...]

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