People’s Climate Waterloo

“Peace on earth is going to take a lot of work, but when I see each of you …., I feel easier in my soul. See you in Transition working groups, KW.” As the UN having their Summit for Climate Change in its NYC headquarter, people on the whole earth come … Continue reading

People’s Climate Summit in NYC

I made the trip to NYC this past weekend, because I wanted to be part of the biggest climate march ever, and I wanted to be part of telling our world leaders that action on climate change has to happen now. It was so empowering to be there – I … Continue reading

Movie Nights – GASLAND

TransitionKW Movie Nights are back and on September 25 (7 pm) we’ll be hosting our first movie, GASLAND, at REEP House for Sustainable Living (20 Mill St., Kitchener). As always, you should register in advance at Eventbrite because space is limited. The cost is free but donations are welcome 😉 GASLAND … Continue reading

Technology is not energy

A few weeks ago I attended a public lecture at the University of Waterloo titled “Where did all the oil come from?” by Professor Maurice B. Dusseault and Stephen G. Evans, Faculty Members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. I do not want to go into details, but … Continue reading

Cognitive dissonance and Peak Oil

A classical example of cognitive dissonance is the experiment carried out by Festinger and Carlsmith in 1959. They took a group of persons –subjects- and they were asked to work on a very dull and monotonous task. After finishing their task, a small group of these subjects was asked to … Continue reading