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Four planets: the environmental footprint of the average Canadian

What’s in our front window this winter?

Four inflatable earths now fill our front window display. The banner reminds us it would take four planet earths to support the Canadian lifestyle, according to the latest Living Planet Report, published by the WWF.
However, Canada is one of a handful of countries in the world that has an […]

Now House on CBC’s Spark radio show

Lorraine Gauthier, John Van Dusen, and other neighbors in Topham Park, Toronto are interviewed in this week’s Spark show aired on CBC radio. Nora Young, the host, explains the concept of the Now House project and its potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on similar wartime homes across Canada. You can listen to it on […]

Good news from the BBC

A couple of positive developments from the BBC have made the news this week. They’re good examples of a news company creating “good news”, not only reporting on them.
1) The BBC has been organizing the second annual World Challenge competition organized in partnership with other companies. This year’s 12 finalist projects are from Vietnam, Indonesia, […]

Now House featured on NOW magazine

This week’s NOW magazine features the Now House project as part of their “The Best of Toronto” issue covering everything from Cityscape, to Green, to Sex & Drugs, to Sports, Books, Local Heroes, among others.
The Now House project was chosen as their pick in the Green section as the Best Green House in the […]

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