We are being marketed to death

We are being marketed to death

But let’s face it, the purpose of marketing is to persuade us to buy more of their products — why else would a business spend all that money? And therein lies perhaps the greatest danger. Because marketing feeds into and supports the dominant narrative of growth, it stimulates us to want and need more products, more “stuff.”

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If we want to save lives, control alcohol

If we want to save lives, control alcohol

This is not going to make me popular with my beer-drinking, Morris-dancing friends, or with a lot of other people, I imagine, but we need to put higher taxes on alcohol and implement other proven policies that make it less accessible and less glamorous. This is the conclusion one must come to on reading the report on alcohol harm in Canada just released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a 2015 report by Canada’s chief public health officer.

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Dark-Sky Dads Who Love The Dark

Dark-Sky Dads Who Love The Dark

Today, the International Dark-Sky Association is the only nonprofit working to minimize the destructive impacts of artificial light at night on our environment, our health, and wildlife. We strive to educate the public about adverse effects of irresponsible light at night and engage the IDA community in unique and creative ways to get involved in dark sky advocacy.

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HeroWork – Leadership In Action

HeroWork is fastly becoming a household name in Victoria with the many Radical Renovation projects founder Paul Latour has completed with his community-styled events that are akin to a modern day barn raising “where dozens of companies and hundreds of volunteers come together with exceptional cooperation and common vision.”

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Retail Sustainability Leader

Retail Sustainability Leader

We all wear clothes. In fact, after food, clothing is the most consumed product. The majority of shops selling clothing are mostly interested only in style and colour. At H&C, we focus on those two important elements but ensure that they are accomplished with natural fabrics.

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A Little Forward Thinking

A Little Forward Thinking

True leadership is seeing beyond the obvious in both business and personal endevours. Finding a way of taking what you do to for the betterment of all to a larger audience. It is the way of finding a better path than already exists.

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Environmentally Aligned

Environmentally Aligned

It’s about putting our egos aside and uniting with wisdom and compassion in solidarity to resist all forms of oppression, to overcome the potentially catastrophic challenges of our age and to liberate one another so all beings may live in harmony.

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Leading by Example

Leading by Example

Article Courtesy of the District of Saanich Leading by Example Saanich’s pledge to take action on sustainability and climate change was first embedded into the Official Community Plan in 2008 and then the Saanich Climate Action mitigation and adaptation plans in 2010.... Read more
The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Having recently attended the Harnessing the Power of Community for Change workshop, jointly sponsored by the newly formed Greater Victoria Acting Together for The Common Good and LeadershipVictoria, I left inspired knowing there is a local group providing training to... Read more
Journey To The Future

Journey To The Future

In futurist Guy Dauncey’s inspiring and timely novel, 24-year-old Patrick Wu journeys to a future world brimming with innovation and hope, where the climate crisis is being tackled, the solar revolution is underway, and a new economy is taking shape.

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Inspiring A Passion For Nature

Inspiring A Passion For Nature

Robert’s realistic painting style, featuring wildlife in its habitat, encourages the viewer to closely observe the natural world. Besides being one of Canada’s best-known artists, he is a naturalist, recognized as one of the 20th century’s “heroes of conservation”.

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