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Local food experts share a wealth of knowledge on everything from growing citrus fruit to food security, featuring Vancouver Island non-profits and leading edge small businesses dedicated to healthy, nutritious and delicious...
Our second episode covers how an internationally-renown filmmaker, photojournalist, singer/songwriter duo, and a fine art photographer are all creating change through their craft. Featuring striking imagery and insight into the power of art.
DEFEND THE PEACE We do not accept the justification offered by Premier Horgan to continue the Site C project and flood the Peace River valley. This is an opportunity to learn more. Join us at the Summit to decide new actions and new directions. What did Premier Horgan...read more
Clearly, happiness is serious business. But what does it have to do with health? Well, not surprisingly, quite a lot. In fact, the two are in many ways almost the same thing, and each helps to predict the other. Happier people live longer lives in good health, while good health is a key factor contributing to happiness; what makes us happy makes us healthy, and vice versa.read more
Canada’s Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, talks to Mark Leiren-Young about the southern resident orcas (and the threat their facing from Kinder Morgan), the right whales (and the threat their facing from Bilcon) and the work we all need to do to look after our oceans.read more
Thirty years ago, in the background paper for the World Health Organization’s new Healthy Cities program in Europe, Len Duhl and I identified 11 evidence-informed characteristics of a healthy city. One of them was “connection to biological and cultural heritage,” and was particularly influenced by an interesting review of the literature on environments, people and health by Ros Lindheim, an architect, and Len Syme, a noted social epidemiologist.read more
I often find reason for hope — if not optimism — at the local level. Experience has shown that good things often start locally and move up, which explains why we should think globally, but act locally.read more
Local governments who directly and indirectly influence more than 50 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, are taking climate leadership in communities across the country. Enhancing their ability to act is both necessary and a powerful opportunity for meeting...read more
Victoria’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up that measures the vitality of our region, identifies concerns, and supports action on issues
that are critical to our quality of life.
Forest health is best understood as the rate of recovery from ecological stresses caused by fire, logging, insects, etc. Greater stress means poorer health and longer recovery.
Stewardship is not about “cleaning up the mess.” Salvage logging will rarely contribute directly to ecological recovery.
Courtesy of the Times Colonist Despite its name, the Ministry of Health is anything but focused on health. Like the “health-care system” it directs, it is largely focused on managing people with all manner of diseases, injuries or disabilities. Only a small part of...read more
Upcoming Event Dates: November 9, 5.30 - 7.30 PM – Mobility and Transport for a One Planet Region November 23, 5 – 7 PM – A just and sustainable food system for a One Planet Region December 14, 5 – 7 PM - Arts for a One Planet Region The Greater Victoria Region...read more
Local food experts share a wealth of knowledge on everything from growing citrus fruit to food security, featuring Vancouver Island non-profits and leading edge small businesses dedicated to healthy, nutritious and delicious...read more
From a young age I was fascinated by medical technology. When I was about 7 years old, in 1956, a very old lady next door was using an antique electric muscle stimulation tool on her leg muscles which were stiff. She said it made her feel better. I was fascinated as a child to see her leg muscles pulsing from the electric field. When I asked our family doctor what that electric stimulation tool was about, he told me it was all “quack medicine” that did nothing at all.read more