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”

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”

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”

Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless

As we get closer to the end of Pride Month, The Sustainable Switch’s team will continue to post articles on interesting and important aspects of Pride. This article will include a Q & A session with famed Toronto Drag Queen Lucy Flawless. In honour of Pride Month, Raquel Margulies carried out a physically distanced interviewContinue reading “Pride Month: Q & A with Lucy Flawless”

Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads

wolfwmnbeads is a local Indigenous-owned beading business run on Instagram by Raechel Bonomo. Before National Indigenous History Month comes to a close, our team will continue to provide informative and interesting articles highlighting Indigenous history, and showcasing Indigenous talent. Today I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my personal favourite local Indigenous-ownedContinue reading “Local Indigenous Business Spotlight: wolfwmnbeads”

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”

National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 2

In honour of National Indigenous History month in Canada, our team has been writing a number of articles highlighting different aspects of Indigenous history. This article is part 2 of 2, and focuses on the water crisis within The Six Nations of the Grand River. Part 1 focused on issues relating to drinking water advisoriesContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 2”

National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 1

In honour of National Indigenous History month in Canada, our team will be writing a number of articles highlighting different aspects of Indigenous history. This article is part 1 of 2, and focuses on issues relating to drinking water advisories and the federal government. Part 2 will look specifically at The Six Nations of theContinue reading “National Indigenous History Month: The Water Crisis Part 1”

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”