Did you know that Canadians use up to 15 billion plastic bags a year and around 57 million straws daily? Did you know more than 29 000 tonnes of plastic find their way into the natural environment every year? Did you know more than 80% of plastic litter in the ocean comes from microplastic, microfibres … Continue reading Plastic Under the New Edmonton Cart Rollout
Yesterday, I opened my fridge to find that a lemon I had bought a few weeks ago at the grocery store had gone mouldy. Immediately, I threw it out, and didn't think too much about it. Today, I'm trying to think back to why I had that lemon in the first place. Why had I … Continue reading Cooking Zero-Waste? It Won’t Compromise Taste.
It is the year 2018, and you haven't heard ever about the term ‘Covid’... You come back home from your Job on a Friday evening, tired, but equally excited to spend a long weekend with your family. The next morning, you and your siblings go to the largest shopping mall in the city to enjoy … Continue reading You are using more water than you can possibly imagine!
In January 2020, I challenged myself to not buy any new clothes for a whole year. I continued to buy pre-loved clothing at thrift, consignment and vintage stores on occasion. And I made an exception for shoes, socks and underwear, which I was allowed to buy new when needed. My resolution proved to be very … Continue reading New Year, No New Clothes
You may have heard that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that single-use plastics will be banned in the country by 2021, including cutlery, grocery bags, and bottles. This coincides with another significant announcement made to amend a policy made back in 2015 to eradicate water scarcity in indigenous communities by 2021—an amendment that informed communities … Continue reading A different perspective on the Canadian single-use plastic ban
What’s environmental about buying local? Typically, no one thinks about the lifecycle of the items we buy in chain stores. It’s convenient and a reasonable price; what else matters? But have you ever though about the emissions it took to place that item on the shelves? How many emissions were released to create, package, then … Continue reading An Edmontonian’s Guide to our Local Businesses
Remember the times when we used to write long letters in ink to our grandparents living in a different province, and waited nearly a month to receive a mail-in reply? Do you recall the impeccable thrill of tying a small hand-written note to a messenger pigeon, and expecting it to be delivered at the right … Continue reading eWaste: Don’t swipe left!
Being vegan can be super beneficial for our planet. However, the diet is also incredibly intimidating when you first consider making the switch. Realistically, becoming vegan is rarely something that happens overnight, especially from a sustainable point of view (I'm talking to all you university students who have been hoarding miscellaneous frozen chillis in your … Continue reading This is Your Chance to be an Imperfect Vegan.
Have you ever thought that finding a plant-based meal on the go is too hard? Has that stopped you from becoming more plant-based and/or from wanting to eat more sustainably? From road trips to running late, I’m here to tell you that it’s easier to eat a plant-based and more sustainable meal on the go … Continue reading On the Go Plant-Based Options at the Top 5 Fast Food Chains in Canada
I've been involved with sustainability and practicing green habits for around three years now. In that time, the vast majority of the influencers, friends, colleagues, mentors and peers that I've met have been female. Even Gen Z's most outspoken advocate for climate change, Greta Thunberg, falls into this category. As such, I wondered about the … Continue reading Sustainability and the Gender Spectrum: It’s Hard Being Green