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January 2021

The Impact of Human Activity: David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on our Planet’

By: Bibiana Egbunike “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” – David Attenborough It is a known fact that human activity over the past hundred years has had a significant impact on our environment. Sir David Attenborough, a 94-year-old naturalContinue reading “The Impact of Human Activity: David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on our Planet’”

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ENBUS Memes (for corporate socially responsible teens)

For the Environment and Business program, @enbusmemes on Instagram is an integral part of the student experience. There are certain things that all ENBUS students can agree on: MoWood and Jen Lynes are the best profs (no question); ECON 101 didn’t happen; in moments of doubt, greenwashing is always the answer; and of course, weContinue reading “ENBUS Memes (for corporate socially responsible teens)”

The SDG Students Program: Empowering Students with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

BACKGROUND – University of Waterloo, Impact Alliance The SDG Students Program really took shape over a year ago in Fall 2019 growing off the pre-existing group, Impact Alliance (IA) which has been around since 2018. Co-founded by Beth Eden, the previous Network Coordinator for Canada and Jordan Lin, they founded IA as a student-led networkContinue reading “The SDG Students Program: Empowering Students with the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

1,000 in 50: iNaturalist’s Big Year 2021 Challenge

By: Andrew Rutland For any intrepid naturalists looking for a reason to get outside this winter, iNaturalist has a challenge for amateurs and professionals alike: identify 1,000 plant species within 50km of your home by the end of 2021. Each year, iNaturalist – the popular ecological data crowdsourcing platform, used by citizen scientists and professionalContinue reading “1,000 in 50: iNaturalist’s Big Year 2021 Challenge”

WESEF Projects Spotlight: North Campus Community Garden and Waterloo Women Leading Academia

WESEF, or the Waterloo Environment Students Endowment fund, awards grants to projects and initiatives that contribute to the Faculty of Environment. You can check out some of their past purchases here. The North Campus Community Garden and Waterloo Women Leading Academia are two recent projects WESEF has funded. Read on to see what work they’reContinue reading “WESEF Projects Spotlight: North Campus Community Garden and Waterloo Women Leading Academia”

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