Banking and Sustainability

While it might be a little late to think about New Year's resolutions, there is one part of my life that over the years I have alternately told myself that I should get better at, learn more about, or not worry about because I am still a student, and that is my personal finances. So … Continue reading Banking and Sustainability

Sustainability Shaming: What Is It and Why We Should Stop

Sustainability. A noun we are all familiar with at this point in time. Many of you may have personal sustainability agendas such as using less single-use plastics, consuming less red meat, and/or using public transportation! Whatever it may be, as the passion for eco-change flourishes, the act of sustainability shaming is also growing. Sustainability shaming … Continue reading Sustainability Shaming: What Is It and Why We Should Stop

Nature Quiz

How connected to the nature are you? The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada's not-for-profit, land conservation organization. NCC works with with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities and other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife (see their website). … Continue reading Nature Quiz

Let's Talk Drug Waste

When people think about drug waste, they often think about the expired and unused prescriptions that are found lying in the cabinet or cupboard. How many of you think about the packaging, the vials, and blister packs that they came in? Drugs are often deposited in disposable vials to ensure their sanity and convenience. Rarely, … Continue reading Let's Talk Drug Waste

Sustainability in Deshi Households

(Deshi/Desi: a Sanskrit term for the people and cultures of the Indian subcontinent including the nations Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan. However, it is a loose term and countries that are considered “Deshi” are subjective). If you’re a deshi or from a deshi family, you’re used to doing things a certain … Continue reading Sustainability in Deshi Households

Student Sustainability Summit

Hey sustainability lovers! Curious about next week's Student Sustainability Summit? I interviewed Samar Kauser, the co-leader of SustainSU's Special Events Team and a member of the summit planning committee about the goals of the conference and why sustainability is so important to students. Check out my article on YouAlberta: https://medium.com/youalberta/sparking-student-sustainability-b532c2b6116 28/01/20 By Freya H-T

(Un)sustainability & Fashion: The True Cost of Fast Fashion

WHAT IS FAST FASHION? H&M, Zara, Topshop, ASOS – what do all these clothing retailers have in common? They are all in the business of fast fashion. That is, the business of rapidly mass-producing cheap clothing to keep up with new, fast-moving fashion trends. The clothing produced is low-cost and highly disposable -allowing consumers to … Continue reading (Un)sustainability & Fashion: The True Cost of Fast Fashion

A history and analysis of Canada's National Parks

Notoriously beautiful and accessible at the turn of an engine, Canada's National Parks are a hot spot for culture, tourism, adventure, and conservation. How can one place fulfill so many roles for so many people? From the founding of the National Parks in the 80s, to Indigenous sovereignty, international tourism, trail construction, and conservation efforts, … Continue reading A history and analysis of Canada's National Parks