What the 50 Summers Of Love Says To This Generation

The ECOreport looks at the celebration on Cortes Island and asks what the 50 Summers of Love Says to this generation

By Roy L Hales

As many as 100,000 people participated in the 1967 Summer of Love. There were 450 at the recent anniversary celebration on Cortes, which is a huge turn-out for our little island.  I was there, asking what the 50 Summers of Love says to this generation.

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First European Battery Park To Black Start The Grid

The ECOreport looks at another chapter in Younicos’ sags, the first European battery park to black start the grid

By Roy L Hales

Though black-outs are common occurrences in North America, they are virtually unknown in Germany. Philip Hiersemenzel of the Berlin-based storage pioneer Younicos, explained this is “because our grid is very strong am there are lots of fall back options.” So what is the significance of the first European battery park to black start the grid?

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Wildfires Are A Wake-Up Call

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about the accelerating pace of climate changes, wildfires are a wake-up call.

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Wildfires are sweeping B.C. Close to 900 have burned through 600,000 hectares so far this year, blanketing western North America with smoke. Fighting them has cost more than $230 million — and the season is far from over.

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Gathering Place Trading

The ECOreport looks at a Cortes Island company with international reach, Gathering Place Trading 

By Roy L Hales

Lovena is Canadian and her husband Ryan is from South Africa. They wanted to keep in touch with their families in both countries. Being Rooibos tea lovers, the Harveys sought out a supplier in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains. That’s where they found Frans and Gerda, who greeted the Harveys with a cup of the best Rooibos tea they have ever tasted. Gathering Place Trading was born.

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Overshooting The Earth’s Capacity

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about overshooting the earth’s capacity and what we can do about it

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the Earth Overshoot Day website explains, it marks the time when “we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.” That is the definition of unsustainable and means we’re using up the biological capital that should be our children’s legacy. We would require 1.7 Earths to meet our current annual demands sustainably.

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Did Big Oil Spend $10.8 million To Pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

The ECOreport reposts another Op-ED about corporate influence, Did Big Oil spend $10.8 million to pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory,” but over 65 environmental justice, conservation and public interest organizations slammed the bill because of the devastating impact it will have on front line communities, the people of California and our air and water.

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The Horse Racing Industry Is Very Environmentally Conscious

The ECOreport interviews an Irish consultant, who explained how the Horse Racing Industry Is Very Environmentally Conscious

By Roy L Hales

A lot of images come to mind when you hear that someone is an environmental consultant, but horse racing isn’t one of them. Stephen Griffin told me about another side to this industry, when we met at Manson’s Landing Friday Market. When it comes to their animals, the horse racing industry is very environmentally conscious.

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Farmers & Ranchers Call for Coal Mine Cleanup

The ECOreport reposts an appeal on the 40th Anniversary of America’s Federal Strip Mine Law, Farmers & ranchers call for coal mine cleanup

Joint Press Release from the Powder River Basin Resource Council, Northern Plains Resource Council & Western Organization of Resource Councils

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the federal strip mine law, coal field residents are urging the federal government to make good on promises to reclaim mined land.

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Kickstarter For The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

The ECOreport reposts the Kickstarter for The Mount Polley Documentary: Turbidity

Originally Posted on Kickstarter

By Robert E Moberg

It’s been a tough summer for many here in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC. Forest fires resulted in evacuations of entire towns and thousands of people, myself included. We are finally home and safe but still under an evacuation alert. As we approach the 3rd anniversary of the Mt Polley mine disaster we need your help more than ever. The funds raised through this campaign will help complete the feature length documentary, Turbidity. In the end this film is not about one mine or one disaster. It is about the kind of world we want for ourselves and our children. This is a 30 day all or nothing campaign to raise at least 10,000 dollars towards production. Thank you for your support, it really does make a difference!
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Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations

The ECOreport reposts news that Canadian Building Industry LEEDs With Over 100 v4 Registrations, +681,000 m2 of space

Press Release from the  Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

OTTAWA, ON – August 1, 2017 – The Canadian green building movement is at the forefront of the global green building industry, with the Canada Green Building Council(CaGBC) announcing today that the country has now surpassed 100 LEED v4 registrations, representing over 681,000 m2 of building floor area. As the world’s most established green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is now used in over 160 countries, with this latest version of the rating system providing the most rigorous energy and environmental thresholds to date.

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