My change to “Living Lightly”

After 25 years of visiting the BC mountains, last fall my husband and I made a permanent move from a bedroom community outside of Ottawa to Rossland, BC.  Now, I’ll admit, the move was not designed to reduce our carbon footprint on the earth. We just love the mountains and the (mostly self-propelled) recreation opportunities [...]

Congratulations on your good work

Hello People,
The Living Lightly Project is an important part of what people need now — an empowering message that all is not lost, that there are plenty of things ordinary individuals do every day that make a difference.  I appreciate the positive perspective, the way the project appeals to people’s fairer aspects rather than trying [...]

Beyond “isms”

This is the first time in history that a large social movement is not bound together by an “ism.” 
What binds it together is ideas, not ideologies. This unnamed movement’s big contribution is the 
absence of one big idea; in its stead it offers thousands of practical and useful ideas. In place of 
isms are processes, concerns, and [...]

Start living The Good Life!

David, your lovely project is circulating, I got it at least 3 degrees of separation.
WWF has just launched The Good Life: an online community for  concerned Canadians who want to stop talking and worrying about  climate change and start taking personal action.  It’s free, open to everyone, and I’d like to invite you to sign [...]

Hello from Off the Grid

My name is Tom, and I live in a rural area of greater Ottawa. My spouse and I, and our thirteen month old daughter live in a house that is “off the grid”. We have not yet finished the house completely, but have been producing and using our own solar power since July [...]

Quote for thinking about priorities

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
~ Ogden Nash
from ‘Song of the Open Road’, 1933 ~