For your consideration, we'd like to present the 2010 edition of New Ideas for the New Year. This popular annual series highlights creative ideas for improving our lives and communities. We'll publish a new one starting today until Jan. 1.
In This Series
How a billboard tax in Toronto is helping to stem the neon tide of illegal signs and give local artists a voice.
It's hard to always remember to bring your own bags. Why not create a neighborhood-wide bag deposit system?
Budgets are always made partly of Fudge. Show us all the ingredients, so we know what to expect.
Drastic times call for drastic measures. It's time to go hypergreen.
How two B.C. companies are giving trees a life after Christmas (and turning a profit, too) renting potted evergreens.
Peer pressure does encourage others to adopt eco-conscious behaviour. But to make a real difference, you need to go straight to the top.
Why pay-as-you-drive auto insurance would help just about everyone -- and how the province keeps missing the boat.
We live in a post-geographical world. It's time to ditch the riding system and bridge the rural-urban divide.
Or, at least learn to appreciate it. As demand increases, municipalities across the province are looking for ways to conserve our clean water supply. A big part of that is making better use of what falls from the sky.
Recycling fees are already used for e-waste. Why not expand it to the whole economy?