"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau

 

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Rethinking Lifestyles

We prepare a weekly column that appears on page 7 in The Carillon and on mysteinbach.ca every week. It also appears as a blog: Rethinking Lifesyle.blogspot.com. Subscribe to it in your reader and join the discussion through the comment section. We also welcome 500 word essays from readers of the column and will publish essays germane to who we are. Send your essays to eric@southeasttransition.com.
Monday
Jan042016

Going Green Is Like Eating Your Vegetables

Our culture hates hypocrisy. That’s usually a good thing, but there are times when we’re too quick to judge. This is especially true when someone holds to an ideal - particularly an ideal we don’t share - that they don’t quite live up to.

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Tuesday
Dec292015

The Right Climate

It appears that we have entered a new political climate in which global climate change is being taken seriously by most governments, industries and citizens around the world. The Paris climate talks are at least partially responsible for the new winds blowing.

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Monday
Dec212015

Re-thinking Christmas Lifestyle

At this time of the year, one's thoughts turn quite naturally to Stonehenge and Dr. Seuss ...or mine did. First Stonehenge. Ancient peoples in the northern hemisphere were pretty tuned into the sun, observing that when it wasn't shining with much strength, the weather turned cold and not much grew. The sun sat lower and lower on the horizon.

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Tuesday
Dec152015

Climate Change - A Response from St. Pierre

At the time of this writing, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is wrapping up in Paris. I thought this would be a good time to share a few thoughts on the topic in light of a drastic change I have made recently in my life arising out of my concern with climate change. I traded in my VW Golf for an all all electric vehicle (EV), a Nissan Leaf!

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Tuesday
Dec082015

Winter Composting – My Experience

Since we moved out into the country 16 years ago, composting has been one of the things that I have tried to incorporate into my daily life . . . and into the life of my family. I love the idea of a closed waste cycle and I try hard to accomplish this. My buying habits have changed, the way my kitchen functions has changed and how tasks are delegated has also changed. I love the idea that I can contribute to the success of my vegetable garden through my compost bin or just decrease the amount of waste that goes to the local landfill.

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