Canada’s Wildfires & Climate Change 2021

In Canada, from April to September, the country is used to experiencing a number of wildfires from the Yukon to Newfoundland & Labrador. However, as climate change continues to worsen, the frequency and intensity of these fires are expected to increase, and so is the devastation caused by them – whether to the environment orContinue reading “Canada’s Wildfires & Climate Change 2021”

Climate Disasters: Flooding in Europe

Last week, videos and photos began surfacing of the catastrophic flooding that took place in western Europe. Many across the world are wondering how this happened, why the government wasn’t better prepared, and what this means for those impacted. This article focuses on communities in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, and how residents haveContinue reading “Climate Disasters: Flooding in Europe”

Vacant Home Tax Toronto

Housing in Toronto has been a point of contention for a while now, with sky-high housing prices, low availability of affordable housing, and the consistent approval and development of new condos. With the struggles endured by Torontonians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this problem has only been exacerbated. As such, Toronto’s City Council has announced theContinue reading “Vacant Home Tax Toronto”

Renaming Dundas Street

In recent years, across North America citizens have been protesting, petitioning, and defacing monuments and other infrastructure dedicated to historical men who made their mark through slavery, anti-Semitism, and other unjust contributions. Now in the City of Toronto, the decision has been made to scrap all associations with Henry Dundas in an effort to “challengeContinue reading “Renaming Dundas Street”

Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario: Toronto’s Market Saturation

If you live or work in the City of Toronto you will have noticed by now how many cannabis retail stores have popped up since legalization occurred in the province. This article takes a look at the saturation of the cannabis retail market in the province and in the City, and what this could mean.Continue reading “Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario: Toronto’s Market Saturation”

Fashion Innovation Spotlight: MoEa Sneakers

Our team is constantly connecting with those from around the world working to make a difference in a range of industries. Recently, we connected with the founders of MoEa sneakers – a new product presently part of a French Kickstarter campaign. Keep reading to learn more about how this new product will be changing theContinue reading “Fashion Innovation Spotlight: MoEa Sneakers”

Plastic-Free July: What You Need to Know

July has come, and with it has come so much talk about “Plastic-Free July”. While the name is pretty self-explanatory, this article will explore exactly what this means and how it began. Plastic Free July® is a key initiative of the Plastic Free Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organization that was officially established in 2017. TheContinue reading “Plastic-Free July: What You Need to Know”

The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day

In recent years, the shouts of Canada’s Indigenous peoples regarding the celebration of Canada Day and what it represents, have finally begun to be heard by the general public. As such, this article will be looking into the issues of residential schools (both the history and what has occurred recently in the news), topics ofContinue reading “The Complicated Past, Present & Future of Canada Day”

A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture

As Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month near their end, our team will continue to publish original content to educate and celebrate both pride and Indigenous history/culture. This article takes a look at two-spiritedness in Indigenous culture. The term two-spirit has been utilized both pre- and post-colonialism, with a variety of meanings depending onContinue reading “A Brief History on Two-Spiritedness & Transgender Identities in Indigenous Culture”

PTSD Awareness Day

Today, June 27th is recognized as a PTSD Awareness Day. As such, this article takes a look at what PTSD is, what the various types of PTSD are, local resources, and how you can support those in your life living with PTSD. Note: The Sustainable Switch is in no way affiliated with the organizations orContinue reading “PTSD Awareness Day”