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Wealth, Food Security and the Doughnut Economy

In a week that included the Women’s March, the Davos conference, the issue of feeding our current and future population and the news that “It’s Boom times for Billionaires” I feel the need to connect the dots. This week a report from Oxfam was published that stated; “…82 percent of the global wealth produced last …

European Union’s Circular Economy

I have been studying on line the European Union’s Circular Economy strategy which is designed to create much more value and much less waste out of the resources we use.  It is a very ambitious system with, supposedly, increasing targets for waste prevention, reuse and recycling and has had evidence of some success in various …

Climate Change; From Crypto-currency to Porn

When we think of Climate Change and our carbon footprint there are many things to consider, some are obvious, many others are not. Take the Crypro-currency Bitcoin for instance. The exploding price of bitcoin in recent months has raised questions about the environmental sustainability of the currency. Although it’s hard to measure accurately the Washington …

What’s New with the Carbon Tax

On January 1, 2018, the Alberta carbon levy increased from $20/T to $30/T. Beyond 2018, there is an intention to increase it further, but no firm schedule for doing so. However, pending Federal legislation will require a rate of $50/T by 2022, and it is the expressed intention of the NDP government to meet the …

SWRR Letter of Concern Regarding the Gravel Operations behind Wentworth/West Springs Neighborhoods

January 1, 2018 Government of Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks Dear Ms. Shannon Phillips, I am writing to you today to discuss the SWRR gravel operations behind the Wentworth/West Springs neighborhoods in Calgary. Once again, I fully appreciate that your portfolio is challenging as Alberta faces many environmental issues, this gravel operation being only …

Green Party of Alberta Statement on the Passing of Bill 23, the Alberta Human Rights Amendments Act

The Green Party of Alberta supports immediate action to remove all minimum age requirements for condominiums and rental properties in Alberta. Greens understand that all Albertans need affordable housing that is suitable to their needs. Currently with minimum age requirements in place there are situations where residents are forced to move out from residences with …

Future of Fossil Fuel in Alberta

This post is in response to an email raising concerns against disregarding the many benefits from fossil fuels upon which our society has long relied upon. Hello Mr. S, First of all, thank you for writing to us. Thank you for your thoughtful contributions on these issues, and for your efforts to challenge our positions …

Latest Polling Data for Calgary-Lougheed By-election

Mainstreet Research poll puts Green Party of Alberta leader Romy Tittel at 5.6%.   12 December 2017 (Calgary, AB) – A new Mainstreet Research poll finds that United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney ahead by a substantial margin in the lead-up to the byelection in Calgary-Lougheed. The poll surveyed 376 residents of Calgary aged 18 …