Owen Schalk

I am a writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. My short stories have been distributed by a variety of print and online publishers, including Fairlight Books, Sobotka Literary Magazine, and the Anti-Languorous Project. I am also a columnist at Canadian Dimension, and my non-fiction writings have also been published by Alborada, Liberated Texts, Protean Magazine, and others.

Goat cheesemaking

Redwashing consumerism will not save the planet

Overall the plan of action should be the same: empowering localized economies and grassroots organizations as a way to mitigate resource overuse and move toward an ecological civilization.  Any model that begins from the proposition that consumption patterns can remain unchanged is a nonstarter.

November 16, 2022