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”

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?”

Paris Climate Agreement: Greatest Successes and Challenges Experienced by Participating Countries

This article takes a look into the world’s progress on our greatest environmental goal, the Paris Climate Agreement, and highlights 3 successes and challenges faced by various countries working toward climate action. Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day. This annual celebration is one of the largest events put on by the United Nations toContinue reading “Paris Climate Agreement: Greatest Successes and Challenges Experienced by Participating Countries”

Clean Air Day: Highlighting 4 Canadian Companies working to Combat Climate Change and Clean our Air

In the spirit of National Clean Air Day, this article highlights 4 Canadian Companies who’s operations work to clean the air we breathe in Canada, and around the world. Today, June 2nd, is national Clean Air Day. In 1999 the Government of Canada established Clean Air Day with efforts to emphasize the importance of cleanContinue reading “Clean Air Day: Highlighting 4 Canadian Companies working to Combat Climate Change and Clean our Air”

Vertical Farming

This article written by co-op student Thomas Tinmouth delves into an innovative process that may change farming on earth as we know it. This read will be sure to give you the necessary information about all things vertical farming. Approximately 5 billion hectares of earth’s land is designated for agriculture. This is about 38% ofContinue reading “Vertical Farming”

Equity and Sustainability: Examining Local and Global Issues

This article written by co-op student Thomas Tinmouth explores why equity is key in fighting the climate crisis and examines inequities amongst the local and global field of sustainability. The issues brought on by a changing climate are not just scary thoughts for some countries, rather alarming facts for all people on earth. An unfortunateContinue reading “Equity and Sustainability: Examining Local and Global Issues”

The Developing Issue of Waste Production: The Canadian Cannabis Industry

This article written by co-op student Thomas Tinmouth highlights the concerns around unsustainable waste management practices in the rapidly growing Canadian cannabis Industry.  It is expected that with the implementation of any new industry, there will be challenges. When Canada legalized cannabis on October 17th, 2018, smoke was not the only thing in the air.Continue reading “The Developing Issue of Waste Production: The Canadian Cannabis Industry”

Human Impact on Coral Reef Degradation: What is Happening & How You Can Help

This article is the first of many penned by our co-op student Thomas Tinmouth. This article provides information on coral reefs, coral bleaching, how this impacts humans, and what we can do to help. For more information on coral reefs, please see the links provided within. Introduction A major misconception when it comes to people’sContinue reading “Human Impact on Coral Reef Degradation: What is Happening & How You Can Help”

Natural Heritage Systems: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Ontario’s Natural Resources

This article focuses on Natural Heritage Systems, what they are, they are important, and how they are beneficial to our economy & livelihoods. Background A Natural Heritage System (NHS) is a network of interconnected natural features and areas, such as wetlands, woodlands, valleylands, watercourses, significant wildlife habitat, and areas of natural and scientific interest (ANSIs).Continue reading “Natural Heritage Systems: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Ontario’s Natural Resources”

Climate Change & Its Costs for Canada

The costs associated with climate change are soaring in Canada, yet according to reports we don’t know nearly enough about what the climate crisis will cost Canada. What is currently known is troubling enough, and should be inspiring more action from leaders, industry, and individuals. Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Climate Change Mitigation: The effortsContinue reading “Climate Change & Its Costs for Canada”