How to be a happy eco-friendly camper?

“In a statement to Global News, Parks Canada stated that it has experienced four consecutive years of record-setting demand for early reservations.  “Demand has been even higher this year, as Canadians look to get outdoors and stay closer to home for their vacation plans,” the statement reads.” Since the outbreak, I have spent even more … Continue reading How to be a happy eco-friendly camper?

Personal Wellbeing and Global Environmental Health are Connected How?

Your Personal Wellbeing and Global Environmental Health are Connected How? I’ve heard it lamented all too often that the things that bring a person happiness are bad for the environment, like: beef (methane maker); or comfy clothing made of cotton (greedy water consumer); or an SUV (gas guzzling exhaust producer); or travel by air (serious … Continue reading Personal Wellbeing and Global Environmental Health are Connected How?

Let’s Talk About Plastics

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. A phrase you are likely familiar with, one that has become synonymous with the recycling industry. To say everyone loves recycling, would be an understatement, ‘ninety percent of Americans believe recycling is important and people should do what they can to try and recycle.’ Why wouldn’t they? Recycling has been portrayed as … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Plastics

Compostable and Biodegradable Products are Not Sustainable Solutions

In response to the rising awareness about the detrimental impacts of waste and plastic pollution came the rise of products labeled as compostable or biodegradable. Many companies and restaurants have adopted these alternatives as part of their sustainability plan. Despite their positive reception and marketing, compostable and biodegradable are not sustainable solutions. Let me tell … Continue reading Compostable and Biodegradable Products are Not Sustainable Solutions

How to dispose of Prescription Medication, the Environmentally-Friendly Way

Pharmaceutical drugs, otherwise more commonly known as prescription drugs, are complex compounds that vary in their molecular weight, function, structure and form. Did you know that more than half of Canadians take at least one prescription drug? According to Statistics Canada, about 55% of Canadians between the ages of 18-79 have taken at least one … Continue reading How to dispose of Prescription Medication, the Environmentally-Friendly Way

How Can We Get Past Optimism Bias When it Comes to Climate Change?

Have you ever wondered why smokers don't quit smoking even when "Tobacco is harmful" is written on cigarette packages? Some researchers confirmed that this is because smokers believe that they are less likely to develop lung cancer, or other severe diseases due to smoking, compared to other smokers. Underestimating the risks we face is a … Continue reading How Can We Get Past Optimism Bias When it Comes to Climate Change?