What Makes a Family: Childbearing in the Climate Crisis

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I first read that not having children is the best thing you can do for climate change in David Collings’ Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change:  “The implications are unmistakable: a person who wishes to forestall severe climate change should not bear children…I freely concede that simply thinking this thought is … Continue reading What Makes a Family: Childbearing in the Climate Crisis

Netflix and Chill (The Earth):Your Go-To List for Sustainability Media

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In the days of the pandemic, it feels like we're all desperately searching for our next piece of media to fixate on for a few months before moving on to something new (just me?). In any case, as long as you're spending more time consuming books, TV and podcasts, you may as well integrate some … Continue reading Netflix and Chill (The Earth):Your Go-To List for Sustainability Media

4 Female Celebrities “Happier Than Ever” to be Environmentalists

One of the most significant issues of our time, climate change affects all indiscriminately. Yet, certain people remain firmly passive despite the situation’s urgency, due in part to proactive environmentalism’s reputation of being lame or pointless. Celebrities change this narrative: with their prominent influence, their involvement in the struggle against climate change fosters hope in … Continue reading 4 Female Celebrities “Happier Than Ever” to be Environmentalists

Happy International Polar Bear Day!

International polar bear day is celebrated around the world on February 27, so keep an eye on the upcoming events by following https://polarbearsinternational.org/act-now/awareness-events/international-polar-bear-day as well as support polar bear conservation via https://polarbearsinternational.org/act-now/. https://wwf.ca/stories/polar-bears-canada/ The Importance of Polar Bears in Canada Polar bears not only constitute a significant proportion of Canada's biodiversity, but they are also … Continue reading Happy International Polar Bear Day!

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It is February, and we are halfway through the Winter 2022 semester. It is also the month of exams and the time when deadlines are piling up. With all these stressful events happening simultaneously, it is important to take care of your overall well-being, which includes your mental health.  Image from https://www.forbes.com/sites/rasmushougaard/2020/10/08/three-lessons-of-mental-well-being-that-rarely-get-talked-about/?sh=3141d9984b5a (1) When the … Continue reading Sustain U

Sustainable Swaps: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Many of us have come across posts, advertisements or claims about amazing sustainable swaps we can use in our everyday lives. I, personally, have seen hundreds of sketchy Instagram ads about reusable containers and beeswax food wrap selling for cheap in bulk and boasting amazing reviews. While sustainability is never just about finding swaps for … Continue reading Sustainable Swaps: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Campus Coffee Guide *Winter Holiday Edition*

https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/aerial-view-various-coffee-600w-1077734363.jpg Find your new favourite café with this map link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1MZ_5djn9MVsvxV7eSzIkM8KOP8nu_dg-&usp=sharing When visiting cafés, make sure you are up to date as to where to dispose of your cup and packaging. City of Edmonton waste management tells us that coffee cups and lids must go into the garbage to the landfill and cardboard sleeves belong … Continue reading Campus Coffee Guide *Winter Holiday Edition*