Tag: environment

May to fight for environment, parliamentary reform

May to fight for environment, parliamentary reform

Newly-elected Green MP Elizabeth May plans on wasting no time in bringing issues of the environment and parliamentary reform to the House of Commons.

September 12, 2011
No ‘Sundown’ on Lightfoot’s amazing career

No ‘Sundown’ on Lightfoot’s amazing career

Music legend returns to Thunder Bay in April Josh Fewings A & E Editor If you grew up like I did, than some of the first songs you heard were Canadian folk classics like “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Sundown,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” and “Black Day in July.” These works were written by the world-renowned [...]

March 31, 2009

Linking poverty and the environment

With all the green talk these days about environmental this, ecological that, and sustainable whatnots and so forth, people have begun to forget the human element of all of this climate change stuff. Yes, forests and glaciers are disappearing, natural disasters’ severity appears to have increased, and greenhouse gas emissions are negatively contributing to the [...]

March 23, 2009
Riding the same wave

Riding the same wave

Surfrider Foundation strives to preserve the world’s surfing paradises Mike Bennett Editor-in-Chief Tired from a heavy paddle through thick white-water, I rest, watching crisp four-foot waves close out, then sprawl across the warm Californian sand. As I float, buoyed by a longboard beyond this powerful break, a light shore breeze wisps salty sea spray through [...]

March 23, 2009

Tell everyone you know

Marley Giunta This article is for the students who care about social and environmental issues but don’t know how to show it. Perhaps you don’t know where to start looking. You value supporting local businesses, farmers, and artisans. You want to learn more about growing your own garden or about composting. You could spare some [...]

March 23, 2009
Understanding sustainability

Understanding sustainability

Sustainability is a word we are all beginning to hear more often, but what does it mean? Increasingly, sustainability has become the word we use in relation to the environmental movement. But it means more than recycling, planting trees, or driving less. Sustainability encompasses three pillars or spheres: the ecological, the social, and the economic. [...]

March 23, 2009

A toast to tap water

On World Water Day March 22, 2009, I pledged to make a Toast to Public Water! On World Water Day 2009, I’d like to propose a toast to the municipal tap water we’re drinking here today, as well as to public water systems across Canada and around the world. Please raise your glasses. With this [...]

March 23, 2009

Eight goals for a brighter future

In 2000 the United Nations committed to eight goals. The signing of the Millennium Declaration by all member nations of the UN represents a commitment to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015. To accomplish change informed policy is essential: improving aid, cancelling debt owed by developing nations, [...]

March 23, 2009