February 2020

HOTECS: Introducing ‘Humans of the Environment Coffee Shop’

Volunteer: Joanna – 1B Planning  “I basically live here. I study here, sometimes I’m in the ESS Office. I’m definitely here more than at my residence. It’s really peaceful, it’s like a community. I love it here.”  Favourite Coffee Shop Snack: Plain pretzel  Volunteer: Emily – 1B Environment and Business “My favourite part of theContinue reading “HOTECS: Introducing ‘Humans of the Environment Coffee Shop’”

BOOK REVIEW: Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

By: Andrew Rutland The driving forces behind the books I read are most often happenstance and opportunity, usually picking up new reads from the dusty shelves of a thrift store or the library. But the release of Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World by Marcia Bjornerud was trumpeted so positivelyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World”

CLUB SPOTLIGHT: The UW Hydroponics Club and the Future of Farming

Words and Photos By: Philip Tran The Journey The environmental impacts of the agricultural industry are well-documented, from the vast amounts of land and water use, to the contamination of soils from pesticides and other chemicals. In order to mitigate these effects, innovative solutions, and innovative leaders are required. That’s where Chadd Bauman (left) andContinue reading “CLUB SPOTLIGHT: The UW Hydroponics Club and the Future of Farming”

MOTHER NATURE’S REVENGE: The Rise of Climate Fiction and Eco-Horror

By: Virginia Li ***Potential spoilers for The Last of Us, Annihilation and Parasite ahead!*** Vampires. Aliens. Cannibals. Whether a chainsaw-wielding murderer or a sinister force trapped inside a mirror, both literal and metaphorical monsters are some of the most fundamental components of the horror genre. Horror fiction can be traced back to the earliest civilizations,Continue reading “MOTHER NATURE’S REVENGE: The Rise of Climate Fiction and Eco-Horror”

WHAT DO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE: Part II

By: Kylie-Anne Grube Hello again, Radicles! Last month I wrote an article discussing how the stories of our past construct and reinforce particular human-environment relations. Specifically, in western Nature Writing we see links with environmental racism, colonialism, and environmental degradation – issues that lie at the heart of the climate crisis. We left off here:Continue reading “WHAT DO STORIES HAVE TO DO WITH CLIMATE CHANGE: Part II”

INTERVIEW: Brock Dickinson and Entrepreneurship at Environment

Redefining Success through an Environmental Lens By: Michelle Angkasa Tucked away in the sunlit corridor between EV3 and EV2 is the Entrepreneurship at Environment Office, the Faculty’s hub for resources for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Brock Dickinson, the Entrepreneurship in Residence, organizes workshops and networking events to help startups at any stage: from the undergrad studentContinue reading “INTERVIEW: Brock Dickinson and Entrepreneurship at Environment”

THEMUSEUM: ALARM Exhibit

By: Michelle Angkasa On Monday, February 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend Research Talks, a lecture series hosted by the University of Waterloo. The theme of this particular session was “Designing Smart and Climate Savvy Cities”, and featured short presentations by the following experts:  Kathy Bardswick, President and Chief Executive Officer at the CanadianContinue reading “THEMUSEUM: ALARM Exhibit”

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