Are green energy technologies a realistic option for most people?

BY: OLLIE WHITE Once considered a concept practiced mostly by businesses, industries and wealthy individuals, today green energy technologies are getting more and more popular among ordinary households and families, both in urban and rural areas. And while there is…

The top environment news of the month

Across the world, there is plenty of news that supports the view that we are in deep trouble. With North Korea carrying out missile tests every other day, the Trump presidency appearing all the more like a bad sitcom, and…

Are Mobile Devices the Key to Sustainability?

BY: JENN FRENCH Typically, conversations related to mobile devices and sustainability are focused on the damage that our reliance on cellphones and tablets is doing to the environment. It’s undoubtedly a concern; after all, anywhere between 20 and 50 million…

Earth-friendly food – How we can save the world by changing our diets

It’s no exaggeration to say that our food eating habits are the biggest long term threat to the environment. In the wake of the depressing news that the Brazilian government has just passed a bill to destroy up to 860,000…

The world’s first carbon eating machine just opened in Switzerland

As any student of the natural sciences can probably tell you, carbon used to be a good molecule. We loved it – it was, after all, one of the key molecules in organic chemistry, part of the delicate but vital…

The truths and myths of minimalist living

The minimalist lifestyle, while appealing to many millennials, should be approached with an open and reasonable mindset. While anyone can adopt this lifestyle, it is more suitable to certain people. There are plenty of stereotypes about what constitutes minimalist living and…

Lush is collecting ocean pollution and turning it into their new packaging

  While environmentalists demonize plastic, the problem is not actually the material itself – it’s how companies choose to use it. Despite the fact that plastic is a strong and durable product with the potential for years of reuse; it…

The organic gardener’s guide to greenhouses

BY: JENN FRENCH  The green revolution was slow to start, but now more than 60 per cent of American households have resolved to be more sustainable. With that comes an increased interest in home gardening fruits, vegetables, herbs and other…

Yellowstone grizzlies are coming off the endangered species list

BY BROOKLYN PINHEIRO Following 15 months of investigation and much debate, the Yellowstone grizzly bears are being delisted from the endangered species list this July. The list, which prevented humans from harming bears, will now allow limited hunting of bears…

This charity uses second hand clothes to challenge rampant consumerism

One More Wear Foundation is a charity focused on distributing clothing to youth and young adults who are struggling with poverty in the Greater Toronto Area. The charity is surrounded by the ideology that having accessible clothing can provide employment…

The rest of the world hasn’t forgotten the Paris Accords

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you might not have heard of a little thing called the Paris Accords. For those not in the know, the Paris Agreement came into existence in 2016, a…

Girls are repurposing their mother’s prom dresses in an effort to fight fast fashion

With prom season approaching an interesting new trend has arisen. This year, girls attending their prom have started repurposing and wearing their mother’s prom dresses. Often high school students are spending upwards of hundreds, and sometimes more than a thousand,…

Targeted conservation could save the earth – if we can make the sacrifices

How much is five percent? It depends what you’re talking about, for one thing. Five percent more ice cream for dessert isn’t likely to add up to very much – but talk about a 5 percent increase on your income…

How Lush plans to save every shark and honour Rob Stewart’s memory

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Lush Cosmetics held a gathering at their Queen Street West location in order to honour the incredible life and work of award-winning documentary maker and visionary Rob Stewart. They also took the opportunity to lend their…

5 breathtaking ecovillages that will make you want to drop everything and go off-grid right now

BY: FRANCESCA WHITLOCK  We’ve all experienced it. That moment on your sweaty, crowded commute, or in the middle of another meaningless teleconference, when you finally think: enough. I’m out. There’s gotta be more to life than this. But taking that…

It turns out being a vegetarian is not actually better for the environment

Reader, beware! What I am about to tell you is difficult to share and tough to swallow. While ignorance may be bliss, the subject is all too urgent and both vegetable and meat eating readers alike deserve to know. After…

5 European road trips for your electric car (infographic)

It’s no secret that road trips are one of the most fun ways to travel. Whether you hit the open road on a solo mission or with a car full of travel buddies, there’s nothing quite as cathartic as staring…

This environmentally friendly pesticide may change farming forever

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS Springtime arrives once more to banish the icy hand of winter from our frosty cities, and again the Earth renews itself in preparation for another long and bountiful summer. For you and I, springtime probably means…

Duo is driving from Mexico to Canada to explore how the local food movement ties us together

The local food movement is blooming across North America. The simple approach of sourcing food closer to home has united environmentalists, health advocates, chefs and farmers alike, all under a common banner to revolutionize our food system. The momentum of…

This house was made completely from recycled plastic bricks for only $6,800

BY: LAMI SOETAN In just five days, a team of four people were able to build a 40 square meter house, complete with two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a bathroom and a kitchen for only $6,800. This…