Note: We suggest queuing up the song “We Are the Champions” by Queen to play on repeat as you read this post! To all the 2018-2019 Sustain SU executive team, leadership team and student ambassadors...we did it! We have crossed the academic finish line with our reusable water bottles in hand. (Unless you’re enrolled in … Continue reading Year End & Volunteer Spotlights
As another school year comes to a close, we reflect on our sustainability efforts and think about what we can do better for the rest of 2019. Claire (Farmers' Market) I try my best to be as sustainable as possible because I believe it’s important that we all do our part to help the … Continue reading Reflecting on Sustainability Efforts
Winter term is over, and exams are upon us. But don’t worry, April exams mean soon It’s gonna be May (). With the summer coming we’ve put together the best places in Edmonton based on accessibility, cost, and of course, places that you can enjoy nature! 1.Clareview Stairs, Northeast Edmonton Caroline’s favourite not well-known hidden … Continue reading 10 Wonderful Places to Enjoy Nature in Edmonton
When I signed up to be the Bike Library LT, I knew nothing about bike maintenance. I loved cycling, and I loved bikes, but I barely knew how to pump up my tire. WD-40? What’s that? Seven months volunteering in the bike library later… Honestly, I still didn’t feel like I knew what I was … Continue reading Finding Your Zen With the Art of Bike Maintenance
Did you know that almost 58% of all food produced in Canada is wasted? Just like single-use plastic, food waste has become a topic of big concern nowadays. According to Edmonton City Council, around 22% to 26% of average Edmontonians’ garbage contains food waste. But why is it so important? Well, wasting food costs money … Continue reading Taste It, Don’t Waste It!
How many of you were inspired to go zero-water after watching videos where people keep their year-round landfill waste in a mason jar? I know I did. On the bright side, I was inspired to reduce waste and live a plastic-free life. But, on the dark side, I ended up making more waste than I … Continue reading The Mason Jar Trap
Often when we think about sustainability, we focus on the problems. Recent headlines raised alarm about the whale that washed up in the Philippines with 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach. The effect of excessive waste is clear. But how do we solve these problems? Right now, we live in a linear economy. Products … Continue reading What would a circular economy look like?
For those that are unfamiliar with the concept, a circular economy is one in which businesses adopt strategies to reuse resources as much as possible, thereby reducing waste. This is an alternative to the traditional linear economy, in which resources are used once or twice and then disposed of. As we move forward, I think … Continue reading Primer: Support the Circular Economy
I really hope you brought some tea with you because I’m going to spill my tea. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll once again wait while you travel back in time. I don’t know about you, but I haaate shopping, especially for clothes. On one hand, the fast-fashion fad doesn’t seem … Continue reading Minimize Me: Third Act
As I was clearing out some pieces of clothing from my closet recently, I finally decided to let go of a much-loved plaid shirt. It had a rip in the back that I had been ignoring for a while, but I just didn’t think I could fix it without ruining the pattern and making it … Continue reading Sewing Projects To Replace Single-Use Items