environment

Citizens in Action: In Conversation with Windsor's Eco Disaster-Restoration Team

Citizens in Action: In Conversation with Windsor's Eco Disaster-Restoration Team

In the wake of a rising number of intense rainfall and flooding events in the Windsor-Essex area, millions of dollars worth of property are at risk of heavy damage. As limited landfill space and rising CO2 emissions pose a bigger threat with each passing day, how do we work to sustainably recover damaged personal property? Content Processing Centre's Jeremy Brown breaks it down.

(Climactic) Conflict of Interest

(Climactic) Conflict of Interest

The most popular repercussions of a changing climate are rising sea levels, a warming planet, drought and species loss, among many others. However, there is one other less discussed consequence : the relationship between resource scarcity and violence, one that will change society as we know it.

Vancouver – The ‘San Francisco’ of Canada

Vancouver – The ‘San Francisco’ of Canada

Vancouver has many titles: 'Hollywood North', 'Gastown', 'Global City', are just a few monikers it's known by. However, this beautiful city has rapidly gained another exciting title - 'The Greenest City in Canada'. With buzzing hotels to zooming cyclists, this city has developed a uniquely wonderful and sustainable ambiance for tourists that will help make one's stay there an evergreen experience!

Are Nanoparticles in Food a No-No?

Are Nanoparticles in Food a No-No?

What do we know about nanotechnology in food? From dairy products to water purification, nanotechnology in food is making waves across realms. But despite it's versatile application, how sustainable are nanoparticles in food? Is small really better?

Fashionably Green – How One Clothing Company is Helping Clean the Oceans in Style

Fashionably Green – How One Clothing Company is Helping Clean the Oceans in Style

Looking for ways to be fashionable and eco-friendly? One company, Ecoalf, is looking to make sure being green is always in! After winning awards from the United Nations and the European Commission, Ecoalf is on it's way to creating one heck of a fashion statement!

2018 and the Upcoming Challenges of Canadian Climate Change Policy

2018 and the Upcoming Challenges of Canadian Climate Change Policy

In December 2017, the world was hit with a heart-wrenching imagery of a polar bear on the cusp of its last breath, from starvation and climate change. This now world-famous video, shot by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen is the new poster for urgent climate action. So what changes must we adopt in 2018 in Canada to ensure escalated action to preserve and protect? Can we see the light at the end of this tunnel?

Thinking of Buying A New Smartphone? Don't.

Thinking of Buying A New Smartphone? Don't.

Smartphones may not be that smart or sustainable after all. With emissions numbers enough to make you roll your eyes right out of the back of your head, OEMs are becoming notorious for unsustainable practices. Fortunately, we have a trick or two up our sleeves to help combat this problem.

Climate Change: A Matter of Scientific Literacy or Political Ideology?

Climate Change: A Matter of Scientific Literacy or Political Ideology?

Climate change doesn't have two sides. Then why do some still think it does? "As if there were “two sides” to gravity, and whether we fall or float when we step off the cliff somehow depends on our perspective, our opinion, and our politics rather than on the facts." - states Dr Hayhoe, a climate scientist, on why the issue of politics is the biggest barrier to overcome in this fight.

Hurricanes, Storms and Wildfires: 2017's Climate Saga

Hurricanes, Storms and Wildfires: 2017's Climate Saga

Every catastrophic storm, flood and fire in 2017 has been significantly worse than ever before, and left thousands of people devastated as a result. And in every case our changing climate has directly contributed to the level of destruction, leaving us to bare a great deal of the responsibility. Read about how 2017 beat new records, here at home and the rest of North America.

How to Live Green on a Budget

How to Live Green on a Budget

Want to know how live a green lifestyle in your home without having to spend hundreds of dollars? As part 2 of our series on how to be green on a budget, WOC shows you easy ways you can help the planet from your Windsor home.