Entries Tagged as 'Sustainability: Tips, Practice, and DIY'

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Christmas Tree Farms

by Da Beattie It’s November and for many that means Christmas! While we Canadians have already had Thanksgiving, there is no reason to wait to start your Christmas cheer! Like the Halloween and pumpkin debate, there are many pros and cons to disposable versus reusable plastic Christmas trees. Although real trees are single use, trees […]

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

November 1st: “What should I do with all these pumpkins?”

by Simran Randhawa Okay, so, somehow?? It’s November?? I swear it was like 2020 two days ago, but no, it’s November 2021. I’m shocked. Anyway, October was our thrilling spooky season, and I went trick-or-treating because I still pass for sixteen (especially when I wear a mask), but now it’s November. So, why do I […]

Friday, January 29th, 2021

The Future of Innovation: Fungi, Algae and Recycled Plastic

By Da Beattie Just like food, sustainable vegan alternatives are on the rise. While most vegan leather is petroleum based, Bolt Threads, takes a different spin. Mycelium, the root-like part of fungus is their base for Mylo. Although best known for Microsilk, a spider free silk made by geoengineering yeast genes, Mylo is the natural […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A Gateway to Sustainability

By Amna Abu Askar We’ve heard time and time again the three famous Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We were taught to recycle and differentiate recycling items into cans, paper, and plastic as young as four-years-old. However, despite our efforts in recycling, about 9% only is recycled by the recycling industry. This is because we are […]

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Sustainable Reading

By Da Beattie Do you ever miss high school? If so, then young adult books are for you. Less of a genre and more of an age group, young adult books are targeted to teens and feature teens as their main characters.  If you normally spend your spare time out and about, a task harder […]

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Single Use Plastics, Ableism, and Starbucks

By Da Beattie For our first post I thought we could start by talking about Justin Trudeau’s latest announcement to ban single use plastics. This includes straws, stir sticks, grocery bags and more. To a regular person like me this seems like a good thing. But if you have taken to social media recently or […]