Author Archives: jjohnstonhill

My Social Capital

The Social Capital that I have, that is to say the strength of my social relationships and the breadth of my networks are, from my perspective, very strong and vast and frequently deliver opportunities to me. http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com For starters I … Continue reading

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Community Vitality : a conversation

Community Vitality A vital community is one that thrives, not just survives – communities with adaptive qualities and innovative capacities will become the resilient communities in the face of change. (http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/purchasing-and-procurement/news/study-on-gta-supplier-diversity-released-85304) The Vitality index (Vt) encompasses the many components that … Continue reading

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Waste Audit…my consumer waste

Waste Audit: Consumer waste The landlords who live upstairs made an effort to inform me of the garbage and recycling pick-up days upon moving in to their basement. They even provided a calendar with the Fridays and Tuesday marked with … Continue reading

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Walkable Talkable Economical Ecological Neighbourhoods

Walk Score Urban design is being rethought, rather than catering to the automobile, more and more modern (progressive) cities and towns have been designing their layout a little bit friendlier. By friendlier I mean cities like Portland, Oregon with design … Continue reading

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Huge Ecological Footprints!

The sum total impact that a person, organization, product, or nation has on the environment…everyone has one but is it within your means? This is a very pressing matter, why isn’t this the subject on everybody’s mind?  We as Canadians … Continue reading

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How complex is Sustainable Development?

http://www.npsp.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=1608 Sustainable Development is a term that seems to reveal multitudes the more you contemplate it’s meaning. It’s a great idea that is fairly open for interpretation. Just how sustainable can development be? Even after an hour and a half … Continue reading

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