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ERCA Earth Day: Planting a Firm Future in Place

ERCA Earth Day: Planting a Firm Future in Place

Canada’s temperate forests and wetlands will be one of its most important resources in the fight against a rapidly changing climate. This Earth Day, the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is hosting its traditional annual community tree planting event, and we sat down with ERCA’s Gina Pannunzio to learn more about the city’s highly popular spring-time activity and how it’s impacting the Windsor-Essex community.

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.

Not Worth It – How Time is Ticking for Alberta's Boreal Forest

Not Worth It – How Time is Ticking for Alberta's Boreal Forest

The Boreal forest of Canada is part of the largest land-based biome in the world. But, as with other biomes, it is under immense climactic threat. A recent study at the University of Alberta revealed how the clock is ticking on one of Canada's most vital assets.

4 Reasons to Re-think Suburban Living in Windsor-Essex

4 Reasons to Re-think Suburban Living in Windsor-Essex

Windsor-Essex county has the perfect blend of city life, farmland and affordable, residential homes. However, in a increasingly populous world, where the need for sustainable practices trumps almost every area of development, how much will it cost us to maintain our North American style of living, and what do we do next?

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?

A Climate of Changing Infrastructure

A Climate of Changing Infrastructure

With the increasing effects of climate change becoming apparent, the status of existing and upcoming projects becomes a matter of life and death. Thankfully, Canada is taking “concrete” steps in laying the “foundation” for climate resilient infrastructure!

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.

You Are What You Eat: Changing Our Daily Interaction With Food

You Are What You Eat: Changing Our Daily Interaction With Food

We buy, cook, and consume food every single day. It sustains us and is a critical component of our daily lives. But rarely do we take the time to think of improving this relationship, which is a must during these changing times and tides. In this first of a three-part blog, let's rediscover and reinvent our reliance on our basic necessity!