Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day 177 of our Green Year: Joining The Nature Conservancy

It is the day after the federal election and nothing much has really changed except Stephen Harper has a slightly stronger minority government. So that was a few hundred million dollars spent over a month to change things slightly. We are a bit bummed out that the Green Party of Canada did not get anyone elected. We really thought they had a chance this time considering Elizabeth May was getting press and got to go into the Leader's Debate. Oh well.

Moving on to our task for Day 177, we have decided to do what we did last week and join another environmental organization. This time it is the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The NCC is the leading national land conservation organization in Canada. The NCC works with individual and corporate landowners to protect important tracts of land. Since 1962, NCC has helped to save 2,000,000 acres of land across Canada.

This is a great organization that has worked hard to protect the environment of our country and to help ensure that in future years, people will be able to enjoy the protected lands that we now have, thanks to them.

Today, I read a report from Forum for the Future that detailed five likely scenarios for the year 2030 based on the world's response to climate change. It is a 76 page report that I read but they have a condensed version I highly recommend here. Some scenarios are inspiring, others are highly frightening.

As always, if you have any green ideas, tips or comments, send an e-mail to If you have a picture of yourself going green, send to that same address.