These are among the pieces that appealed the most to Transition Cornwall+ readers in 2017. Maybe you missed a few, or worth another read as we head into a new year?
#10: The Monster Footprint of Digital Technology The power consumption of our high-tech machines and devices is hugely underestimated.
#9: Truly Sustainable Economic Development For those of us thinking about ways to foster local, sustainable, green businesses, here are some wise words.
#8: What Kind of Housing Do Aging Boomers Need?…the obsession with wide doors with lever handles and corridors connecting the garage to the house is misplaced.
#7: Karim Sulayma – I Trust You “For me, one of the key things that needs to underpin our work and our movements over the next 4 years is empathy”
#6: Now is the Time to Think About Your Fall Garden Cool autumn weather favors a long list of leafy greens and root crops, from spinach and kale to radishes and rutabagas.
#5: Combating Textile Waste One of the biggest misconceptions that consumers have is that we should only donate clothes that are gently used.
#4: Beyond the Blue Box The government’s new Waste-Free Ontario Act and Strategy for a Waste- Free Ontario set an ambitious goal of a circular economy that sends zero waste to landfill.
#3: How to Encourage Entrepreneurship in Your Town…nine different ideas for promoting entrepreneurship, within both government and the private sector.
#2: The New Consumerism: Redefining Ownership, Values and Priorities As consumers reassess their priorities and increasingly ask themselves what they truly value, a host of major consumer trends have emerged…
#1: TLTI Thinking Tiny (Homes) When it comes to new housing, the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is thinking small. Tiny, in fact.