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Ruben Anderson

Ruben Anderson is a Vancouver based writer and consultant with a focus on sustainability issues.

Stories by Ruben Anderson


Why Referenda — on Electoral Reform or Any Other Issue — Are Bad Democracy

Citizens’ assemblies offer a way to involve public in informed decisions.

By Ruben Anderson and Naomi Devine, 26 May 2017


Idea #2: Loaner Bags by Deposit

It's hard to always remember to bring your own bags. Why not create a neighborhood-wide bag deposit system?

By Ruben Anderson, 22 Dec 2009


Idea #4 New Ways to Warm Your Bum

Forget patio heaters. Use the heat restaurants cook up.

By Ruben Anderson, 25 Dec 2008


Let's Claim Our Rotting Riches

A truly cool city would feature a short stroll to the local worm bin.

By Ruben Anderson, 10 Jul 2008


The 50-Million-Tree Slurp

Hey coffee drinker, isn't it time you started mugging it up?

By Ruben Anderson, 30 Apr 2008


Let's Pave Streets Green

Would you give up your extra parking spot for a garden plot?

By Ruben Anderson, 26 Mar 2008


New Wine in Old Bottles

We do it with beer. Why not vino?

By Ruben Anderson, 11 Mar 2008


We Can Be Garbage Free

Trash is a choice. Time for 'Cradle to Cradle' design.

By Ruben Anderson, 28 Nov 2007