New Society Publishers
Our culture tells us that personal responsibility is central to tackling the climate emergency, yet the choices we make are often governed by the systems in which we live. Whether it’s activists facing criticism for eating meat or climate scientists catching flack for flying, accusations of hypocrisy are rampant. And they come from both inside and outside the movement.
Taking a tongue-in-cheek approach, self-confessed eco-hypocrite Sami Grover says we should do what we can in our own lives, but then we need to target those actions so they create systemic change. Along the way, he skewers those pointing fingers, celebrates those who are trying, and offers practical pathways to start making a difference.
By understanding where our greatest leverage lies, we can prioritize our actions, maximize our impact, and join forces with the millions of other imperfect individuals who are ready to do their part and actually change the system.
New Society Publishers
Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle reveals the carbon cost of everything we do, identifying where we can make big reductions, while not sweating the small stuff.
The international scientific consensus is that we have less than a decade to drastically slash our collective carbon emissions to keep global heating to 1.5 degrees and avert catastrophe. This means that many of us have to cut our individual carbon footprints by over 80% to 2.5 tonnes per person per year by 2030. But where to start?
Grounded in meticulous research and yet accessible to all, Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle is a journey toward a life of quality over quantity, and sufficiency over efficiency, as we race to save our only home from catastrophic heating.
Mile One Eating House
Mile One Eating House takes comfort food seriously. With a menu that respects the ingredients, the producers and the land, Mile One is passionate about great quality BC products. By showcasing the bounty of the region through Mile One Eating House, The Market, and Inspired Grocery, Mile One connects the talented farmers, fisherman, ranchers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, craftspeople, and artisans to everything it does. Mile One believes that the food you eat ought to be as genuine as the people you share your table with.
Located in Mission, British Columbia, newly launched EMKAO Foods imports organic cacao beans from Cameroon to produce single source, traceable and sustainable chocolate products. One of only two cacao processors in Canada, EMKAO Foods was founded by a young Cameroonian entrepreneur, Ayissi Nyemba, with a vision to be the most sustainable and ethical chocolate makers in Canada.
Alex Fraser Research Forest UBC
The Alex Fraser Research Forest is part of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Situated on close to 10,000 hectares of crown forest in the Cariboo region of south-central British Columbia, it is one of two UBC Research Forests managed to create opportunities for research, education and demonstration of sustainable forest management.
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association
A discovery-filled vacation waits visitors to Parksville Qualicum Beach. A short drive from the B.C. Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo and just a three-hour trip by car and ferry from Vancouver, this sheltered eastern region of Vancouver Island welcomes guests to the year round delights of its unique towns and villages. Offering a quirky blend of activities set against a magnificent backdrop of mountains and old growth rainforest, Parksville Qualicum Beach is a chance to connect with nature, with family, and with the lively local culture.