Dear EarthTalk: How can I start a community garden in my hometown?
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that some credit unions now focus on environmentally responsible lending. Is this a trend?
In <I>E’s</I> first issue in January 1990, writer Dick Russell predicted that "the 90s, for better or worse, will be the environmental decade." He was right, and <I>E’s</I> debut five years ago could not have been better timed. We arrived on the scene just before the most successful Earth Day in 20 years, and just as an explosion of interest swelled the ranks of enviornmental groups and swept green politicians into office.
You’re sitting at your desk, slightly stiff from a long session starting at the comptuer screen. It’s 4 p.m. and that headache is back. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if your weren’t so unusually fatigued and didn’ t have that tinge of nausea and slight dizziness – and that terrible stuffy nose.
Canada’s British Columbia is a region of stunning national beauty. The Pacific Northwest city of Vancouver, nestled between coastal mountains, the calm waters of English Bay, and the Burrard Inlet, is in many ways an ideal place to settle. Vancouverites are always ready to extol the virtues of their home – its gentle climate and its wealth of recreational options: You can ski, you can sunbathe, you can take a walk on the seawall around Stanley Park, or you can simply enjoy breathtaking views from any number of spots in and around the city.
The 60s have turned into the 90s. Ken Kesey’s magic bus sits up to its axles in an Oregon field, looking more like rusty graffitti than history. Communes have become Intentional Communities with their own trade association, the Federation of Egalltarian Communities.