Ten powerful ideas, big and small, for the new year. Over the next two weeks, enjoy this latest edition of The Tyee's popular annual series highlighting creative thinking that could lead to improving our lives and communities. We're publishing a new one every day starting Dec. 20 and finishing Dec. 31, 2010.
In This Series
Who's super serious about renewable energy and repelling climate change? The US military, of all people.
No longer will technology be treated as just a complement, rather than replacement, for traditional educational materials.
Canada's public broadcaster says it wants public involvement. We should take them seriously, and get active.
Emulate Illinois and pass a Local Food, Farms and Jobs Act. Wannabe party leaders, take note!
And a real Tin Pan Alley, too. Let's act to foster scruffy zones of creativity.
Now that the US allows federal funds for needle exchanges, Vancouver's drug user health approach sets a bold example.
And other low-tech locavore methods of pleasurable living.
A really fast one. Oh, and leaders with vision. Not managers with a mean streak.
Will invisible fibers help rescue BC's disappearing mill towns?
Exploiting new big reserves like the oil sands will create far more greenhouse gasses per barrel. Let's face that.