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To Divest or Not

To date some 180 institutions or governments (notably the Rockefeller Foundation) and 650 individuals have sold off their shares.  Students and SRI shareholders through 400 campus and 200 community groups are putting pressure on others to follow suit.  Other than (more than) a few headlines, and an impressive gathering of 400,000 people in New York City in September of 2014, has this ‘activism’ changed the way fossil fuel companies operate?  Let’s just say, it’s too early to tell.  The price of oil dropping below $50/barrel has done more to slow the extraction (of oil at least) than any other factor.

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Great Lakes: Shared Water, Shared Responsibility

The International Joint Commission has been promising an updated version of the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. In September 2012, media reported that a new, improved, Agreement was at hand. Here is some background on that Agreement and why it is important.

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Is Canada ready for the Smart Grid?

The rollout of 'smart meters' has begun in select provinces such as B.C. and Ontario. Utility companies in other regions lag far behind. Aging infrastructure and pressures from renewable energy projects are just two challenges for the country to meet its targets of a digital, self-healing system by the end of 2011.

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Lawson Hunter & Associates, an enterprise that has evolved as the concepts of 'mass media' and 'communications' have undergone several revolutions. With experience in radio & television production, public relations, corporate & marketing communications, Lawson Hunter has witnessed, and documented, our changing world on the global stage and in neighbourhood streets. And through it all he has viewed these changes through the eyes of hundreds of interviewees, the subjects of freelance journalism and commentary on topics as diverse as business, economics, the Internet and technology, the environment, and sustainability.
Current projects:

  1. Freelance magazine and journal articles
  2. Research on business and sustainability topics
  3. White papers, ghostwriting, corporate writing and business plans
  4. 'Permission Granted' - a book empowering citizens on sustainability
  5. the 'Accidental Economist' - looking at economic issues from an ecological perspective
  6. Fiction - unfinished novel in the bottom drawer that beckons

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