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PERC Visioning Pictures

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The PERC Visioning event included graphic facilitation by Kara Stonehouse, who created visual representations of the discussions and deliberations as they unfolded. Here are some of the results!

 

 

 


 

 

 

The PERC thanks the Community Foundation of Ottawa

and the Ottawa Sustainability Fund for their support

of our Practical Environmentalism: Energy Conservation for Low-Income Populations project

Offered in partnership with EnviroCentre

 

In this issue..

Smart Economics for a Sustainable Future

 

by Ole Hendrickson

 

Much of a country's wealth lies in its natural resources. Nature provides water, minerals, energy, animals, plants used for food or timber, and so forth. 

Countries rich in natural resources like Canada have an advantage over poorer nations. We don't know how lucky we are.

Gross domestic product (GDP), the most widely used economic indicator, is the market value of all final goods and services made each year within the borders of a country. Economists who focus only on GDP do not account for changes in the natural wealth that makes it possible to actually produce these goods and services. 

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