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Why being an environmentalist is not about behaviour, but mindset.
Hey y'all, it’s me, the resident minimalism “pro.” I’m sure that by now you’ve heard of Marie Kondo. She’s a famous Japanese lady who wrote the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and is the star of a new Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. She … Continue reading Marie Kondo vs. the World
Many of you have probably seen the hit Netflix documentaries Cowspiracy and it’s sequel What the Health. They received mixed responses - some, like myself, decided to avoid eating meat and dairy from that moment on. Others, however, are still skeptical and reluctant to admit the diet they grew up on could not only be … Continue reading Why Eating Plant-based is the Most Effective Way to Incorporate Sustainability into Your Life
I grew up biking a lot while living in Europe, but since moving to Canada my main source of transport has been a car or public transit. While I usually find ETS very convenient I have missed biking to get around. So, over the summer I retrieved my old bike from my parents’ house only … Continue reading Visiting the Bike Library and Workshop
The #januhairy movement encourages women to grow out their body hair for the month of January to challenge patriarchal body norms and fundraise for the UK charity Body Gossip and its body image education programs. Like Movember, Januhairy challenges social stigma around bodies and health, and raises money for a good cause. So what makes Januhairy so controversial … Continue reading Januhairy: a feminist experiment
This is my first time ever writing a blog post, and I wanted to use the opportunity to discuss what Sustain SU’s Advocacy Team has accomplished so far this year. Avneet and I are co-leading the Advocacy Team, and our team also has six amazing sustainability ambassadors! Each year, the Advocacy Team focuses on raising … Continue reading An Introduction to the Advocacy Team and the Campaign to Reduce Campus Food Waste
In December I interviewed our current Student's Union Vice President Operations & Finance, Emma Ripka, about her role in making campus more sustainable. Emma oversees the $11 million annual SU budget, as well as the operations of SUB and SU businesses. So far, Emma`s successes include adding veggie options at Dewey's and RATT, and reviving SERC, the … Continue reading Emma Ripka: Towards a Sustainable SU
Happy end of term! SustainSU wants to take a moment to thank all the wonderful sustainability ambassadors who've made this term a success. Each leadership team member selected a volunteer to highlight based on hours, attitude, and improvement! From the 12 teams, we randomly selected 5 awesome nominees to be Fall 2018's Volunteer Spotlights! Florence … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight
What is climate change? Climate change is a long-term statistically significant shift in global weather patterns. Sounds simple, but changes in the climate have many different effects on ecosystems. These effects can interact and cause further changes, which is why studying climate change is ongoing despite many researchers working towards a comprehensive understanding. This is … Continue reading Accessible Science: An Introduction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)