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September 22 marks the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day in Canada. This annual celebration of our tall green friends always falls on the Wednesday of National Forest Week, which runs from September 19 to 25 this year and has...
Vancouver Island is covered with lush forests and is home to the incredibly rare old-growth coastal temperate rainforests, which cover less than one percent of the earth’s surface. Unfortunately, the future of these forests is at risk, and more than three-quarters...
The ozone layer plays a critical role in protecting our planet—and it should therefore be a priority to protect in return. To recognize this important part of the atmosphere, the UN General Assembly has proclaimed September 16th the International Day...
227 g Summer Fresh Caramelized Onion Hummus or Roasted Garlic Hummus 500 g pasta of choice 1 cup butternut squash, diced and steamed 1 small crown broccoli, steamed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tsp garlic powder 1 cup pasta water Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1...
RUUM is an eco-friendly kitchenware brand that aims to minimize the amount of waste typically created when cooking, including aluminum foil, parchment paper, packaging, and of course, food. The brand offers sheet trays and sets that make it easy—and fun—to...
More than 800 million people are food-deprived globally. On the flip side, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted every year (equalling $750 billion in economic consequences). This is enough to feed the hungry four times over—something isn’t right. Canadian company...
Somerset Moss is on a mission to help you simplify your skincare routine and provide natural ingredients that are healing for your skin. The brand offers four products: a facial oil, balm, facial mist and strengthening mask. For founder Samantha Miles-Mackay...
This year's record-breaking temperatures, extreme heat, flooding and drought has shown us that the planet is in crisis—and the effects of global warming will be felt by everyone as climate change continues to threaten our soil life, the very thing...
Lloyd Alter never planned to become an environmentalist, or a writer, or an adjunct professor. The Toronto resident started out as an architect. “When I practiced architecture, nothing I did was particularly environmental,” he says. “But when I gave up architecture...
Tree planting has been marketed to current generations as a way to combat climate change, but who and what exactly does it benefit? Though aspiring tree planters’ first answer might be: “I’m helping the forests!”, it's not that simple. Logging industries...
The climate crisis is sounding more alarm bells than ever before, with the effects of human-induced global warming becoming glaringly evident all around the world. We must take immediate action to reverse the damage we have done, and luckily there...
From Tesla's electric vehicles to billionaire investments going into space, we’ve seen how most technological attempts at saving the planet have resulted in more emissions, populations exploited, and solutions for the elite rather than for those most likely to face...
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