Water Consumption and Desalination

This article covers the topics of water consumption, desalination, and their connections to current environmental degradation and climate change. Earth is the only planet currently known to harbour life, thanks to one particular resource, water. Throughout human history, civilizations that were able to harness freshwater for consumption and agriculture thrived. It’s why we see soContinue reading “Water Consumption and Desalination”

My Time as a Co-op Student at The Sustainable Switch

This article highlights my time working at The Sustainable Switch as their first ever co-op student. Time really does fly when you are having fun. It feels like just yesterday I had my first day with The Sustainable Switch and I’m now in my last week! This co-op term has been filled with writing articlesContinue reading “My Time as a Co-op Student at The Sustainable Switch”

The Atlantic Ocean Current

This article explores what the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is, its importance to the planet, and its tipping point for demise. This summer has really been unlike any other for a multitude of reasons. First off, we proudly watched our Canadian athletes have a historic summer Olympic Games, but with no fans in attendance. OurContinue reading “The Atlantic Ocean Current”

Why The Amazon Rainforest is no Longer a Carbon Sink

This article explains a recent study that has concluded the Amazon rainforest is now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs. Read more to find out about the study and how the largest forest in the world has deteriorated to the point where it can no longer keep up with the worlds carbon production. The AmazonContinue reading “Why The Amazon Rainforest is no Longer a Carbon Sink”

Sustainable Product Spotlight: Mouche

As consumers become increasingly aware of climate change and their own environmental footprint, willingness to spend more money and more time looking for eco-conscious products has become the norm. One of these new products on the block is Mouche, a sustainable replacement for your traditional tree pulp tissues. Mouche is made of bamboo which bringsContinue reading “Sustainable Product Spotlight: Mouche”

What is The Green New Deal?

You have most likely at some point in the past 3 years read, or heard someone talking about The Green New Deal. You know it has something to do with the environment, but what exactly is it? This article provides insight on what The Green New Deal is, how it will effect Americans livelihoods, andContinue reading “What is The Green New Deal?”

How to be an Ally: Pride Month

This article provides information on what an ally is, tips about what to avoid as a true supporter, and how you can become an effective ally for the LGBTQIA+ community. As we enter into the latter half of Pride Month, you have most likely at some point come across an ad campaign, product, or storeContinue reading “How to be an Ally: Pride Month”

Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation

Continuing our content for Indigenous History Month, this article examines how environmental assessment historically and continually lacks involvement from Indigenous communities. In 1962 Rachel Carson published arguably the single most influential book for the modern environmental movement. The book was called Silent Springs and examined the effects of synthetic pesticides on the environment and humanContinue reading “Environmental Assessment & Indigenous Consultation”

Pride in Toronto 2021

Happy pride month! This article explores the origins of how pride month began, it’s symbolic flag, and how pride celebrations look different in 2021. With June once again upon us, so comes the annual celebration of pride in Toronto. This year’s celebrations are jam packed with a mix of in person and online events. PrideContinue reading “Pride in Toronto 2021”

National Indigenous History Month: Learning From the Land

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, this article aims to describe the significance that the land plays in Indigenous culture, and how all humans can further develop their own relationship with nature. The month of June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This is a time to listen, appreciate, and learn about IndigenousContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: Learning From the Land”