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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Odds, Sods and Green Oil Still #1 Best Seller

DANIEL PINK AT INSPIRING EDUCATION:
Really enjoyed Daniel Pink's lecture at Inspiring Education last night.  His comments about the rising influence of Asia and especially India align well with our Cambridge Strategies Briefing Paper on Opportunity India.


VOLUNTEER SCREENING:
The Editorial in the Globe and Mail on Excessive Scrutiny of Volunteers misses the mark as far as I am concerned. We have done some work in the need to provide criminal background checks on volunteers, especialy those working iwth children, seniors, disabled and other vulnerable citizens.  The costs to doing this in Alberta was estimated at about $1million per year and government resisted funding the checks.  Stelmach recently agreed to centralize processing and to pay for the criminal background checks for the not-for-profit sector.

GREEN OIL:
For the second week in a row Satya Das' new book Green Oil is #1 in the Non-Fiction local market Best Sellers List in the Edmonton Journal.  Learn more about the book and join the conversation about a clean energy future, especially for Alberta and buy the book online at http://www.greenoilbook.com/.  It is also avalable at Audrey's and Greenwood's in Edmonton.