What we need are energy solutions


By Jody MacPherson Originally posted on the Green Party of Alberta website in 2008. The Stelmach government would have us believe they “have a plan” for this province’s energy future. As an Albertan I can only ask, “what plan?” I see no evidence of one, and neither do many Albertans. What I see is a … Continue reading What we need are energy solutions

Warming up the “empty nest”


By Jody MacPherson Originally published in C3 Views newsletter, Climate Change Central, November, 2003 1981. It’s the beginning of a new decade and hopes are high. Pierre Elliott Trudeau is at the height of his popularity, having won the first referendum on Quebec sovereignty. Across the nation, Pac-Man is the video game of choice. Canadians … Continue reading Warming up the “empty nest”

Life as a house: Colouring your blueprints green


By Jody MacPherson Originally published in C3 Views newsletter, November, 2003 Energy. It’s defined as “exertion of power,” or “expression of vigour.” The word brings to mind action and movement. How is it then, that a house, nestled peacefully in a neighbourhood, silent and watchful, is such a voracious consumer of energy? According to the … Continue reading Life as a house: Colouring your blueprints green

Thinking Outside the Barn Improves Investment Return


By Jody MacPherson Originally appeared in C3 Views (Climate Change Central newsletter) in September, 2003 For farmers struggling with severe drought and the recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – or  “mad-cow disease” – in Alberta, sinking large sums of money into manure might not sound very appealing. Lynda Skene, a partner in Genesis … Continue reading Thinking Outside the Barn Improves Investment Return