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IT IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE

or Climate Change and what it means to new social order by Anna Frank

“We must go down to the lowest depths before we can touch bottom and rise again.” [1]

When there is talk about the climate change one cannot avoid talking about people. It is quite clear now that people and nature are part of one unity. There is only ONE world and we all have to share it with all living creatures. With every breath we take, we influence what that world will become. Most discussions about the climate change are about the human role in it. There is a huge effort to prove that no matter what humans do, our actions are independent of nature. So, where does that leave us?

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What Humans Want and How They Decide

Comment on “Remodeling Education for an Emergent Future” by Lalith Ananda Gunaratne, Ottawa by Anna Frank

“Of all knowledge first we need to gain is about self-first, our own nature, interconnectedness with the natural environment and uncertainty of everything. Next is to build up complement academic knowledge.” [1] Since the dawn of humanity, we wanted to know, and we had to know to survive. So, what and when did it all go wrong?

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There have been many articles, tweets and posts claiming the death of print such as Michael Rosenblum's Guardian piece below written after the cessation of the print version of Newsweek magazine. Digital mass extinction?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/jan/02/end-newsweek-digital-evolution-rosenblum

 

We say not quite yet :)

 

Findings from a national study of 1202 Canadian readers (taken online so they are more inclined to be biased towards the digital) finds a surprising number like their reading, especially for pleasure, to be in the form of print.

 

Here is a sample of the findings, free to use in whole or part -- as long as the source is acknowledged.  Cheers.

 

Dufferin Research Canadian Reading Report  

 

Dufferin Research Report.

 

To assess water use behaviours in Canadian households, two waves of an online survey was conducted six months apart using a nationally representative sample.

 Respondents estimated end uses of water in categories ranging from laundry to toilet flushing, and from cooking to car washing.

Regions differ in water use – British Columbia households use more water than the rest of the nation.

Income levels are related to water use – households with an annual income at $50,000 and above use more water than lower income households.

Implications for developing water conservation communications are discussed.

Read the complete executive summary report here : 

National Household Water Usage Report

In an increasing D-I-Y research world we are D-I-F-Y (do-it-for-you) kind of people.

And we D-I-R (do-it-right) because it's hard to un-do a bad business decision in today's world.

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