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1999 Environmental Articles

Nukes No Solution to Climate Change

December 5, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Toronto, Canada. Canadian officials are promoting nuclear power as a climate change solution. But nukes have their own problems, and there are much better alternatives available. Last week, environment ministers from across […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

Kyoto Revisited: Letter to the National Post

October 30, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Toronto, Canada. Meeting Canada’s Kyoto target will save money, protect the environment, and create jobs, too. To the Editor: Readers of the National Post might conclude that if Canada were to ratify […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

When in Italy, Do Like the Ferrarans

October 22, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Ferrara, Italy. Fuelled by cappuccinos, Tooker discovers the joys of pedalling around Italy’s best city for cycling. All roads lead to Rome, they say. But watch your life trying to cross the […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

It is Time to Bury the Car

September 13, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Toronto, Canada. We buried a car to commemorate the centennial of Henry Bliss’ death – the first person killed by a car in North America. Friends, welcome. We are gathered to commemorate […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

You Say Tomato, I Say Fish

May 24, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Edmonton, Alberta. The basic genetic material of the food we eat is being manipulated for corporate profits. Concerned citizens are starting to fight back. You heard it here first: the Pillsbury Doughboy […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

If the Tree Dies in Our Faces, Does Anyone See?

May 6, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Edmonton, Alberta. Many trees in Alberta are dying or showing significant signs of disease. Is there a lesson here for humans? My nine-year-old friend Faith has done a kind of inventory of […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

Earth Day Fantasies

April 22, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg and Angela Bischoff, Edmonton, Alberta. For Earth Day, let’s exercise our imagination and savour how things could be. Today, Earth Day, we’re going to plant our feet in the earth and our […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

Fighting for Their Lives in the Peace Country

April 20, 1999 Angela 0

By Angela Bischoff and Tooker Gomberg, Peace Country, Northwestern Alberta. A small, Christian community strives for self-sufficiency but ends up battling the oil and gas industry. “Let me pull the trigger” quipped Wiebo Ludwig, sitting […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

Fund to Encourage Active Transportation

April 19, 1999 Angela 0

By Angela Bischoff and Tooker Gomberg, Edmonton, Alberta. We are trying to catalyze the establishment of a Canadian fund to help finance facilities for walking, cycling and non-motorized transportation modes. Proposal to establish a Fund […]

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1999 Environmental Articles

Arrested in Montreal: Sofa, So Good

March 27, 1999 Angela 0

By Tooker Gomberg, Montréal, PQ. A zany account of finding a couch, sitting in the street, having fun, and getting arrested. Reclaim the streets! It was street theatre in the purest sense. Ange and I […]

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