How To Save Democracy


Originally from Montreal, I'm a motivated Canadian deeply committed towards implementing and communicating sustainability. Although things look dire, there's still time to act! To that effect, I'm more than happy to collaborate in order to help advance the sustainability transformation. Now living in Tokyo, I'm ready and willing to reach across countries and time zones to help realize positive change.

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  1. March 8, 2018

    […] help formulate a new constitution. Truly a fascinating example. As discussed in previous SM posts (saving democracy), it is the firm belief of yours truly that a strong democracy is vital for facing climate change […]

  2. April 12, 2018

    […] I’ve made and the awesomeness I’ve seen, heard, and read about. My first entry (Saving Democracy) might have been a bit on the heavy side. I wanted to lay the foundation of my beliefs and address […]

  3. April 13, 2018

    […] Greenpeace New Zealand and 350.ORG (NZ) have been helping (for years now) engaged citizens (see Saving Democracy) to have their communal voices heard. Thankfully, the new prime minister has […]

  4. April 13, 2018

    […] it was a hopeful proceeding. As engaged citizens took turns at the microphone they both vented frustrations, but also made active contributions to […]

  5. May 17, 2018

    […] them to return to the Paris Agreement, return to multilateralism, cooperation, and progress (see Saving Democracy). An inward perspective will not help the US get any stronger, on the contrary it is dangerous and […]

  6. May 18, 2018

    […] stand for what you believe in, even if it is difficult, or seemingly against what is written (see Saving Democracy).  He champions the belief that you can determine for yourself what is right and wrong, and […]

  7. July 1, 2018

    […] And win she did! Ms. Ocasio-Cortez actually beat out her opponent by 15% (NY Post), a pretty significant margin considering she’s a newbie who was polling behind. She has since accredited the success to her genuine message (check out her platform) and her dynamic grass-roots support. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez also proudly shares the fact that she did not receive any super PAC money (her opponent outspent her 10-1, NY Times), but chose instead to reach out to as many people as she could through her message of political revolution (see Saving Democracy). […]

  8. October 29, 2018

    […] your right to vote. Not only is this your opportunity to add your voice, it is critical for the preservation of democracy. Affording you this right required considerable sacrifice from others throughout history, and it […]

  9. November 5, 2018

    […] the very minimum, but at this point in our story it’s becoming increasingly critical (see Saving Democracy). The future needs people to care, and care immediately about who’s running things and […]

  10. November 19, 2018

    […] It culminates with the 2016 Presidential run of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. It certainly does a good job of capturing the dissent and frustration of the political system. In a nutshell, a great many people are fed up with the dominance of money in politics, and they want the government to do its job and reflect the interests of the population (see Saving Democracy). […]

  11. August 4, 2020

    […] for that. Instead, we can join & support those who actively defend nature. This is how we can save both democracy and ourselves. It is definitely worth your time and […]

  12. August 13, 2020

    […] Well, on the one hand, it’s not entirely up to individuals to regulate industrial practices (that’s where government should normally come in). On the other, there’s some human psychology at play. That’s what Margaret Heffernan […]

  13. August 20, 2020

    […] Greta has since been inspiring climate action at a global scale (see also Fighting for the Future). She calls upon fellow youngsters and concerned citizens, to join her in protesting before the elected leadership. Greta herself leads by doing. Her fight for for a stable climate, reminds others that they too can demand real climate action. With enough attention and mobilization we can turn the tide. Governments that claim to represent their citizens will have to respond to public will. […]

  14. August 25, 2020

    […] that is not my own personal view as to the role of government, I could see how some may subscribe to the idea. The unfortunate repercussion however, is the […]

  15. September 9, 2020

    […] responsibility of government is to represent the interests of its people. This includes the health and safety of the population, […]

  16. September 23, 2020

    […] her profound understanding and defense of democracy were paramount in her support and encouragement of justice and equality. It is absolutely essential […]

  17. November 26, 2020

    […] a country that prides itself in its democracy, it has certainly made it difficult. There are so many hoops to jump through simply to execute this […]

  18. January 18, 2021

    […] […]

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