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CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL IDEAS + ACTION MATTERS Alternatives Farming: Sized right Mining: Small, safe and sustainable Renewables: How big can Ontario get? Hydro: BC’s privatization gold rush Nauru’s warning • Big Oil 0n carbon pricing • Enviro-Crossword S i z E $6.95 35:1 DISPLAY TO FEB 28/09
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Earth Day Canada’s Hometown Heroes The most important environmental work happens at the local level. Earth Day Canada, in partnership with Cascades Inc., recognizes personal environmental achievement by providing the winner with a $10 000 award—$5 000 for personal use and $5 000 to donate to their environmental charity of choice. Visit earthday.ca/hometown to download a nomination form. Deadline for nominations is April 22, 2009. Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program Earth Day Canada and Toyota Canada Inc. established the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program to reward graduating high school students in Canada who distinguish themselves through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence. Win one of fifteen $5 000 post-secondary scholarships you can use at university or college. Applications are due January 31, 2009. Visit earthday.ca to apply. For personal use only - distribution prohibited - Visit http://www.alternativesjournal.ca for more details
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Alternatives Journal 35:1 2009 1 Volume 35 Number 1 2009 Size Matters 3 Editorial Nicola Ross Ask Not What the Economy Can Do for the Environment. 8 Mining Dilemma Saleem H. Ali Although small-scale and artisanal mining have potential, they require government regulation to avoid environmental and safety abuses. 12 Panama Hats Louise Guénette A weavers’ association in Ecuador scaled back to discover security and stability. 14 Growing Right Peter Andrée Small-scale farming is an answer, but not the solution. 18 Urban Harvest Elaine Morin Gail and Wally’s SPIN farming and Carmie’s soup service are yielding profits. 20 BC’s Rush for Hydro Power Water privatization in a small-scale suit. 22 Renewable Ontario Peter Gorrie The province’s new scheme tests how big small-scale energy can become. 25 Pedal Power Geeta Vaidyanathan and Ramani Sankaranarayanan The Indian villages of Kinchlingi and Tumba are proving that small-scale biodiesel generation can create self-sufficient, sustainable communities. Four Hours to Fuel 27 Horse Power Kymberley Anne Snarr At the right scale, horse logging is both environmentally preferable and economically viable. Cover by Charles Dobson Top photo by wazonthehill: abandoned phosphate mining equipment on Nauru. More Alternatives 4 News & Notes Science Desk: Immigrant Insects 4 Letters to the Editor 6 Letter From Newfoundland and Labrador John and Judy Gibson On Sandy Pond 28 The Carbon Dialogues Rick Hyndman The Cost of Carbon: Get used to uncertainty, and allow government, not traders, to set the price of carbon.
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