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February 2021

E-Waste: Electronic Waste and Why It’s a Problem

By: Bibiana Egbunike Have you ever thought about replacing your perfectly functional phone because of that one cool feature in a newer model? Chances are that you have. That thrilling exhilaration of purchasing a new phone can be quite addictive. However, although the purchase may seem harmless, it’s really not. Friday, October 23rd, 2020 marked theContinue reading “E-Waste: Electronic Waste and Why It’s a Problem”

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Travis “In the Bush” Layton on Expedition Guiding, Wildlife Photography, and Leaving UW

By: Andrew Rutland In a strange year where many of us have been glued to some sort of screen for most hours of the day, and chained to the nearest internet connection, one past Environment student is living life a little differently. Travis Layton is currently living in a cabin on Oxtongue Lake in northernContinue reading “Travis “In the Bush” Layton on Expedition Guiding, Wildlife Photography, and Leaving UW”

Why Vegan?

By: Meadow Funkenhauser When asking someone why they went vegan, the most common responses (mine included) are for both the animals and the planet. In a time where greenhouse gas emissions and animal suffering is at an all time high, we must ask ourselves what we can do to help mitigate these issues and theContinue reading “Why Vegan?”

Harnessing People Power: Mutual Aid and Community Organizing

By: Michelle Angkasa The amazing team behind Our Time Kitchener-Waterloo, circa December 2019. Way back in April, during the very first lockdown (remember that?), I wrote this wistful reflection on how I saw communities band together as a result of the pandemic:  Never before have I seen so many people actively reaching out, spending theirContinue reading “Harnessing People Power: Mutual Aid and Community Organizing”

Uncovering Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia: “There’s Something in the Water”

By Nicole Pham-Quan If you look through Canada’s rose-coloured glasses, you will see nothing but picture-perfect images of Canadian equality, acceptance, and multiculturalism. But once you take a step back, you will see the fractures in the glass of Canada’s perfect image. Worse, you will see the people and the communities who have fallen throughContinue reading “Uncovering Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia: “There’s Something in the Water””

New Year Flavor or Care For the Environment: Opinions on Fireworks

By: Jingxian Li As an overseas student stranded in China due to the pandemic, I have to talk about a custom of Chinese New Year ——  which is to set off fireworks. Setting off fireworks to celebrate the Spring Festival is a popular Chinese tradition, as it is believed that a brilliant light of fireworksContinue reading “New Year Flavor or Care For the Environment: Opinions on Fireworks”

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