Justin Trudeau: Empty Promises & Climate Leadership

Justin Trudeau is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau has held this position since November 2015 and has been the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. In an attempt to gain more seats in Parliament and achieve a Liberal majority, the Prime Minister called for an early federal election – aContinue reading “Justin Trudeau: Empty Promises & Climate Leadership”

A Breakdown of the 2021 Federal Election

The aim of the article is to help Canadians understand the federal election process and to better understand the platforms of each of the candidates for the upcoming election. Key Terms The Federal Election Process During a federal election, all Canadian citizens that are at least 18 years of age on election day can voteContinue reading “A Breakdown of the 2021 Federal Election”

National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting

The Rise in Thrifting Over the course of the pandemic, second-hand store employees and owners in Canada have noticed a significant increase in thrift shoppers seeking ways to stretch their budgets, discover unique items, and avoid the creation of more waste. According to 2020 data from ThredUp, an online consignment and thrift store, while consumersContinue reading “National Secondhand Clothes Day: Thrifting”

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”

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”

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”

Ocean Plastic

Continuing our content for Rivers to Oceans Week, this article dives into the issue of ocean plastics. Plastic debris in our oceans are continually increasing and causing a magnitude of problems throughout marine ecosystems. From Canva stock photos and macbook screensavers, to instagram videos and Netflix documentaries, many wonders of the ocean have been displayedContinue reading “Ocean Plastic”

Rivers to Oceans Week: How Keeping Canadian Rivers and Oceans Clean Starts in Our Own Backyard

This article provides information on Rivers to Oceans Week, highlighting why maintaining health of our rivers is an integral piece in maintaining a healthy ocean. June 8th-14th is designated as Rivers to Oceans Week, a time to remind us all the importance of protecting the various water systems that feed into our oceans. This weekContinue reading “Rivers to Oceans Week: How Keeping Canadian Rivers and Oceans Clean Starts in Our Own Backyard”