In late March, I gave a presentation on fear and hope and helplessness in climate communications at a local Climate Change summit. There was supposed to be a video at some point, but I’ve (temporarily) given up on ever seeing it; but here’s what I said, with a picture of me saying it, in aContinue reading “(Don’t) Panic: A hitchhiker’s guide to climate anxiety”
Category Archives: Self-Promotion
A bunch of long words about something we already intuitively understand: social capital and building resilience to climate change impacts
(It’s a Season of Presentations apparently, Dear Readers; and here’s one I gave on Thursday evening at the first public meeting for a Community Response to Extreme Weather (CREW) group and project in one of our lower-income communities. It ties in nicely with the bit on Building Communities I wrote here recently, so I thoughtContinue reading “A bunch of long words about something we already intuitively understand: social capital and building resilience to climate change impacts”
Welcome to anyone who’s wandering over from either Support for Special Needs or Heritage Toronto. Please poke around and ask any questions you may have. (Look at me–I’m conducting my blog like a public meeting open house. Hi! Do you have any questions about what you’re reading? Is there anything I can help you with?Continue reading “Open Blog”
All About Me. Plus Grace Paley. And Wind. And Theory.
I’m almost three weeks in to the new job, and it’s finally feeling real and settled enough to tell you a bit about it. I now coordinate environmental studies and approvals for wind energy projects. And oh, the hate mail that will eventually bring down on my head. But at the moment I am veryContinue reading “All About Me. Plus Grace Paley. And Wind. And Theory.”
Of course, if I was going to be hacked–inconveniencing me and my twenty-odd readers–it would be during the Copenhagen summit. Fortunately I know all of you were well-supplied with climate news from other quarters and that the only real consequence was that you were spared my nail-biting highs and lows as I oscillated between hopeContinue reading “Skating Lessons”
This is me
Pardon the pun: my recent mini-article on Wind Turbine Syndrome for This magazine has gone on-line. And yes, I still intend to write something here before August. Promise!
This is what happens when a print assignment bleeds into a vacation that spills into a busy social week and then morphs (I am running out of change-verbs) into another print assignment. Which I am just beginning, but regardless I am determined to write something here before August. This not included. In bullet form: 1.Continue reading “Yikes!”
Wind Energy and YOU
I may be a bit quieter for the next couple of weeks while I work on a new article about wind power, this one about the issues around siting wind turbines or wind farms in and near Toronto. We have one (at the Ex) and if Toronto Hydro gets the results they want from theContinue reading “Wind Energy and YOU”
I have it from reliable sources that a short article I wrote on the East Don Parkland Partners has hit the newsstands in the latest issue of Spacing magazine; I haven’t yet seen in my local Chapters, but it is out there. Spacing is about public space in Toronto, but they’re branching out to otherContinue reading “mini-article”
Please have patience
ETA: I think I’ve fixed the pictures. Let me know if you find any that don’t show up, ok? After five or six years as a dedicated Movable Type girl, I’ve given up; I find their latest release nearly impossible to use. So I’m slowly moving everything over to WordPress. While I do some linksContinue reading “Please have patience”