Thrift Shopping 101

I used to be the kind of person who would visit the mall at least once a week, and if I wasn't inside the mall I was browsing the shops online. I religiously followed beauty bloggers waiting for them to tell me what the next fashion trend was so that I could buy it. The … Continue reading Thrift Shopping 101

A Sustainable Food Source Everyone is Chirping About

Photograph by Kyoko Hamada. Styled by Todd Knopke. Photographer’s assistant: Jonah Rosenberg. New York Times Many Canadians bristle at the thought of eating insects. When I brought home a packet of dried crickets to try over the holidays, many friends and family were very reluctant to try insects, and some flat out refused. Although the … Continue reading A Sustainable Food Source Everyone is Chirping About

Top 8 Countries in Sustainability

The environmental performance index (EPI) ranks countries on 24 indicators related to environmental health and ecosystem vitality. Overall, the EPI reflects how close a country is to achieving their environmental policy goals. Below is an infographic showing the 8 top ranking countries on the EPI. Canada's EPI trails behind the top 8 at 72.18. Source: … Continue reading Top 8 Countries in 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