Friday, November 16, 2007

Conscious Earth on the Road/Introducing Odiyya

Many thanks to The Conscious Earth readers and subscribers over the past several weeks. News posts have been sparse as both the blog and my personal life have undergone some substantial changes.

The Conscious Earth began a year and a half ago, as an anonymous project to sort through the muddled reasoning and outright lies that infect environmental debate in the mainstream news. Through these months, I've remained anonymous to avoid any conflict of interest involving my 9 to 5 job, which until two weeks ago was directly involved in the environmental field. With my recent departure from that job its time to introduce myself to readers and bring you all up to date with the plans for the coming months.

For the past four and a half years I've been the chief fundraiser with Sierra Legal Defence Fund, Canada's leading environmental law organization. More recently I've played a leading role in their rebranding and name change project as they've successfully transitioned to Ecojustice Canada and continue to lead the Canadian environmental community in holding governments and corporations accountable to environmental principles and law.

All good things come to an end, and I've now departed from that role for an extended period of world travel. I'm currently writing from Nakuru, Kenya and over the next 7 months my travels will take me throughout Africa's lake district, through to Cape Town, and then on to India and the Himalayas. Posts will be less frequent through this time and will change substantially in focus. However, they will continue as I work to give The Conscious Earth's readers an on the ground look at the environmental challenges facing some of the worlds most critical developing areas.

I invite everyone to continue reading, and ask only for your patience as I cope with spotty internet access and a hectic travel schedule.

Sincerely,

Kori Brus
Vancouver, Canada (currently Kenya)

7 comments:

Arcterex said...

Wh00t! Travel fun time. Thanks for the update, and make sure you take the laptop and satellite phone!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Very interesting to know about your background. Happy travelling and I look forward to reading more whenever you are able to post.

TonyGuitar said...

When you land in India, keep an eye peeled for Tata Motors car that runs on compressed air.

Paris taxis use compressed air. A good photo on my blogsite...
TonyGuitar.blogspot.com

Debate is a diversion. Exxon,Chevron et all, love it.

Time for practical clean-up actions. News tip…

Canadian government refuses to grant domestic sales licenses to both Zenn [Quebec] and Dynasty [B.C.] EV manufacturers.

The Zenn vehicle is an award winner in other countries.

CBC video news clip.. [Mansbridge]

http:TonyGuitar.blogspot.com

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Bio-fuels have some merit …

Canada has two stations serving more than one grade of bio fuel…[Whoop-de-do].[/sarc]

A UN approved campaign to retro-fit thousands of coal-gen plants with various clean technology would make vastly more improvement.

http://web.mit.edu/coal

North America is 96% dependent on one single vehicle fuel .. OIL. [Brazil =75% Bio-fuel.] [Which is the banana republic now?]

A swing to battery, compressed air and clean coal-gen would really reduce pollution. [Paris taxis and Tata motors India= cars on compressed air.]

…would lower the value of oil.

…would lower tensions in the M.E.

…would reduce health hazard smog in cities.

…would lead to a kiosk road tax collection system

…would enrage Exxon, Chevron and GM, backers of both Dems and Reps; Libs and Conservatives, not to mention the wrath of Alberta and Texas.

…would lead to unemployment and tax losses during transition.

…would be the correct an honorable thing to do. = TG

Debra Drainie said...

Thanks for all the terrific blog posts. Now I know why they were so informative. Best of luck in your travels and I look forward to your reporting.

Debra Drainie

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

I came across your site when I was not a blogger yet and I was enlightened by the information you provided; including links to other sites.

I certainly will follow your posts and hope you could post as regularly as before. Good luck in this new traveling job of yours and may it bring you the fulfillment you are looking for.

Lord James-River said...

Will follow your travels with interest.

Jenny said...

Happy travel,Nice to know about you.Waiting for more information from your travel.