March 2021

The Key to Decreasing CO2 Emissions Might Be Just Beneath Your Feet!

By: Bibiana Egbunike Yes, you read that right, the key to decreasing C02 emissions might just be beneath your feet. Kiss the Ground, a 2020 Netflix documentary directed by Rebecca Harrell Tickell and Josh Tickell offers a new and hopeful perspective on the detrimental problem of increasing emissions and soil degradation. As the name suggests, weContinue reading “The Key to Decreasing CO2 Emissions Might Be Just Beneath Your Feet!”

The I in Team

By: Meadow Funkenhauser We’ve all heard the endless debate over the effectiveness of individual efforts in the environmental movement. And you can believe whatever you want about the effectiveness, but I believe the real message to be learned from this debate is the idea of supply and demand.  Of course it is important that weContinue reading “The I in Team”

Becoming Fashion Forward

By: Neha Lal If you’re in a student in the Faculty of Environment, you probably already know about the fast fashion industry and everything wrong with itYou’ve heard about the underpaid and overworked garment workers in unsafe factories overseas, you’ve learned about dyes being dumped in rivers, you’ve seen pictures of the mountains of textileContinue reading “Becoming Fashion Forward”

Student Activists Spark Change in the University: The SERS Undergraduate Education Committee

By: the SERS Undergraduate Education Committee  The SERS Undergraduate Education Committee is a group of students with the goal of  improving the Environment Resources and Sustainability (ERS) curriculum. The committee works with SERS students, faculty, and staff to make improvements on ERS programming and to support the interests of students in their education. Every secondContinue reading “Student Activists Spark Change in the University: The SERS Undergraduate Education Committee”

How the Commodification of Organic Agriculture Marginalizes Women Farmers

By: Nicole Pham-Quan The organic agriculture movement in Canada and the United States is known for promoting socio-ecological sustainability. However, as large corporations have commodified the movement into a booming industry, the ethical principles of organic agriculture and the movement’s strides towards gender equality are at risk of being undermined. Organic agriculture was developed asContinue reading “How the Commodification of Organic Agriculture Marginalizes Women Farmers”

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