‘Ill Communication’ at 20: An Everything Guide to the Beastie Boys Masterpiece
Two decades ago, just about exactly this time of year, Beastie Boys released Ill Communication. Soon after that my parents told me I had to return it because it had a parental advisory label. I argued that there were some swear words, but it also had some important lyrics about buddhism and respecting the environment. I won the argument, and I can still recite most of the lyrics 20 years later…

‘Ill Communication’ at 20: An Everything Guide to the Beastie Boys Masterpiece

Two decades ago, just about exactly this time of year, Beastie Boys released Ill Communication. Soon after that my parents told me I had to return it because it had a parental advisory label. I argued that there were some swear words, but it also had some important lyrics about buddhism and respecting the environment. I won the argument, and I can still recite most of the lyrics 20 years later…

Proposals for 'Cycle streets' with 15mph limits and ban on overtaking

In other news City of Victoria is in the middle of the consultation process on their bicycle master plan.

There is a workshop tomorrow at the Da Vinci Centre in Vic West.

Check out the City’s plans for future cycling infrastructure here

9 Inventive Ideas For Improving Cities (via CoExist)

From parking sensors to home help for teachers, here are some of the latest and greatest ideas for making cities better.

Last summer, the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner published a report identifying a series of creative ideas for improving cities. They’re now back with a follow-up study, featuring another 25 urban innovations. We picked out some of the best.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024629/9-inventive-ideas-for-improving-cities

9 Inventive Ideas For Improving Cities (via CoExist)

From parking sensors to home help for teachers, here are some of the latest and greatest ideas for making cities better.

Last summer, the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner published a report identifying a series of creative ideas for improving cities. They’re now back with a follow-up study, featuring another 25 urban innovations. We picked out some of the best.

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024629/9-inventive-ideas-for-improving-cities

synergyenterprises:

Synergy has been supporting the launch of this new website for repurposing building materials in Victoria. You can post, purchase and trade at www.removeandreuse.com. Check it out!

synergyenterprises:

Synergy has been supporting the launch of this new website for repurposing building materials in Victoria. You can post, purchase and trade at www.removeandreuse.com. Check it out!

Visit the tc10k event page

What better way to spend an early Sunday morning in April, right?

Victoria Beer Week - March 1-8, 2014

…Are you aware that Victoria is known worldwide as a hub of brewing innovation? Don’t miss your chance to attend a world class event and sample some great brews in March!

unconsumption:


Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste.  By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling­-and recyclability­-of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint­-and save money in the process.
This strategy, known as extended producer responsibility (EPR), is the subject of a new special feature in Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. The special feature examines the use of EPR across diverse scales-­from countries to provinces and states­-and investigates work underway in the U.S., the European Union, Canada, China, Brazil and the State of Washington.  The application of EPR to e-waste is a particular focus of the research in the special feature.
The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, owned by Yale University, published by Wiley-Blackwell and headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Articles in the special feature are freely downloadable for a limited time at:  http://jie.yale.edu/EPR

(via Shifting the Burden of Recycling: Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility | Discard Studies)

unconsumption:

Over the past two decades governments around the world have been experimenting with a new strategy for managing waste.  By making producers responsible for their products when they become wastes, policy makers seek to significantly increase the recycling­-and recyclability­-of computers, packaging, automobiles, and household hazardous wastes such as batteries, used oil motor, and leftover paint­-and save money in the process.

This strategy, known as extended producer responsibility (EPR), is the subject of a new special feature in Yale University’s Journal of Industrial Ecology. The special feature examines the use of EPR across diverse scales-­from countries to provinces and states­-and investigates work underway in the U.S., the European Union, Canada, China, Brazil and the State of Washington.  The application of EPR to e-waste is a particular focus of the research in the special feature.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, owned by Yale University, published by Wiley-Blackwell and headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Articles in the special feature are freely downloadable for a limited time at: http://jie.yale.edu/EPR

(via Shifting the Burden of Recycling: Yale Journal Explores the State of Extended Producer Responsibility | Discard Studies)

Cheese’s champs 2013 at the thetis lake relay