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?
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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!
Hollywood is turning the heat up with its latest gamut of sci-fi movies. Graeme Virtue of The Guardian discusses how changing times have meant more movies are incorporating the reality of climate change to their narrative, and how scientists are becoming the heroes and heroines we deserve, and the ones we need right now!
Did you know that your favourite toilet paper is now being given a second life? Or, how about the fact that a clever Swiss company is using the carbon in the atmosphere to fuel lettuce growth? Green scientists and engineers all over the world are coming up with ingenious ways to beat the growing heat!
In an interview with Derek Coronado, the coordinator of Windsor-born Citizens Environment Alliance, we explore the region's rocky environmental history, the effects of climate change, regional politics, community participation and the way forward.