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Tiny Home Villages

Tiny Home Villages

By Guy Dauncey – “All I want is a village somewhere, far away from the housing scare, With friends and family, Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly? Little homes where we all can live, A lovely garden so we all can eat, Shared hearts, shared love, shared hopes, Oh, wouldn’t it be loverly.” In May 2018 […]

Are You a Gorilla or a Hunter-Gatherer?

Are You a Gorilla or a Hunter-Gatherer?

By Guy Dauncey – Our deep history is so astonishing that we rarely pause to think of it. We may be curious about our immediate ancestors – did they come from Italy? Russia? –but beyond that we mostly draw a veil. We have to make dinner. We have relatives coming at the weekend. How often […]

Let Us Create An EcoRenaissance

Let Us Create An EcoRenaissance

By Guy Dauncey – I can feel this future. I have written a novel about it. I love its colour and vibrancy, its harmony with Nature. But what is its name? One of the realities of the spoken language is that unless a thing has a name, it doesn’t really exist. When we want to […]

How Can We Tackle the Ominous, Smoke-Filled Climate Crisis?

How Can We Tackle the Ominous, Smoke-Filled Climate Crisis?

By Guy Dauncey – Let me be blunt: the terrible forest fires we experienced this summer have the footprint of climate change all over them. It’s just as the climate models predicted: less winter snowfall, more summer drought, more summer heat, more forest fires. The dead pine trees that provided so much fuel for the […]

Community | Building Community Wealth for a New Economy

Community | Building Community Wealth for a New Economy

By Guy Dauncey – Imagine you are struggling to get by on a low income. For some, it doesn’t need much imagining. Now imagine that as well as not having much money, you live in a community where there is very little affordable housing, no subsidized daycare, no safe bike lanes, and only sporadic public […]

Canada – The Next 150 Years

Canada – The Next 150 Years

By Guy Dauncey – We are amid celebrating our 150th anniversary since the Articles of Confederation were signed on Prince Edward Island in 1867. We look back and consider our recent history—but by looking backwards, we turn away from the future. Maybe that’s a useful, unconscious act because by almost any reckoning, the future looks […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | The Five Most Important Climate Solutions for Small Towns in BC

CLIMATE CHANGE | The Five Most Important Climate Solutions for Small Towns in BC

  By Guy Dauncey —   1. Make a Sustainable Transportation Commitment Aim for zero-carbon future local transportation by creating a walkable downtown community with a great local cycling environment, and by adopting the best policies for ridesharing, car-sharing, transit, transportation demand management, and electric vehicles. Island Rideshare, Pender Island Car Stops, Kootenay Rideshare, and […]