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Ontario Tries to Understand “Green”


I spent this afternoon participating in a meeting of some of Ontario’s biggest green supporters. And we are talking about real people, who, simply put, see green in Ontario as a way of life. It’s not up for debate. It’s not about economics. It’s not about politics. It’s about our lives & its up to us to take action.

What I got out of the discussions is such a bonus: people are really starting to see the way. The hardest part: trying to find a common term that Ontarians can relate to without some kind of political stigma or ‘guilty by mis-information association’ or bad press. (I think big industry like oil & gas stick their noses in it everywhere to bend perspectives).

The simple truth of the matter is that we should be looking at balance. Oil, gas & other ‘ungreen’ energies are not going to disappear overnight.  But they can be replaced & changed with green, renewable energy.

The Green Energy & Economy Act is not something we should dismiss. I have written several posts about the Government’s Federal Sustainable Development Act & the GEEA, by comparison, is truly far superior & respectful of green & the opportunities & possibilities it presents and this is because of its specificity to producing energy in ways far more beneficial to the health & environment of Canada. And we can further use it & improve it to move forward.

There is no legislation, economic model, accord or contract that ever makes all the people happy all the time. What we can do here in Ontario, is use our collective intelligence to improve & enhance the Act, creating better & more – not taking away from & having less.

Green is a term is being loosely used & abused on political terms in Ontario, and is quite abandoned & manipulated on a Federal level. Green is neither scientific or define-able. It is our heart & soul and way of life, about loving our country & leaving a clean legacy to our children. It cannot be branded or taken away or labelled. There is no compromise here, because it is about life.

The opportunity to take action as a real person is here. Keep the GEEA. We are a leader in North America & in the world and can further expand, enhance & create in order to protect our lives. Let’s keep moving forward from here.

Don’t take it from me, here are some Twitterers who are very knowledgeable:






And a personal fave, I’ve had dinner with him & his wife, the real authority on renewables, Mr. Paul Gipe at

But what do I know?




100 Years Ago: Media, Climate Change & Electricity


How our earth has always and how it ‘lives’ in its own natural processes is something I cannot help pondering as I read this Washington Post article published in 1922.  Apparently the Arctic had “a radical change in climatic condition and hitherto un-heard-of high temperatures in that part of the earth’s surface.” The seals were disappearing, fish disappeared (although others seemed to replace them), flora & fauna dramatically changed.

I am reading practically the same today, almost 100 years later.  Nunavut, a territory of Canada, seems to have changed its flora & fauna now as well, as discussed in this article from CBC, July 11, 2011 => “Exotic Species Comes North to Nunavut” which to me, indicates insects are adapting as well as plants to earth changes.  As has similarly happened in all earth’s past history.


I am not saying that humans are NOT responsible for climate change, however, it may not be exactly the way we think it is.  I was amazed to see this headline pop up, which is clearly indicative of people in power playing with climate change on a global scale almost one hundred years ago:

Man Deliberately Wants to Change Nature

And if that doesn’t grab you, how about experiments on children with high frequency electrical currents way back in 1912, with an introduction that praises how these children will improve mentally and physically.

High Frequency Electrical Currents to Improve Children Mentally & Physically

There are other countless articles that show how solar power, wind power, electromagnetic energy (thanks to little know GENIUS Tesla), fuelless engines (the Hendershot)  and other technologies were either lost, disrespected by patent offices or other.  That there have been many experiments on humans, climate & so much more.  The underlying feeling of these old writings demonstrates an eerily similar feeling to many articles of today. Only these have rebranded, renamed, regurgitated, regenerated to suit our present times.

It is my real belief that the technology we are permitted to use & see is well behind that what really exists in our world. Corporations & profit mongers in business & banking look for the bottom line, period.  JP Morgan took his funding away from Tesla because Tesla wanted free wireless energy for everyone. There was no profit in that during their period of time.  No profit off sun or wind. But wires made profit, coal, oil, gas …

There now exist solar, wind & other old technologies made new – along with a slew of political & economic policies across the world that have been geared for what is always the bottom line – profit.

It is my hope that the real people of the world, the ones who struggle, who work everyday just to make ends meet (90% of the population) might take the time to discover & educate themselves about the real possibilities of a cleaner world that serves the better interest of the global community as opposed to the self-serving interests of ‘greenwashing’ corporations, politicians, governments and the maddeningly manipulative & exploiting media.

But what do I know?

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