How Local Businesses Communicate Sustainability

This event was organized by a group of Master’s students in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa, and hosted at Impact Hub Ottawa. The room was packed, with standing room only at the back, and there was obvious energy and excitement in thecrowd. The morning kicked off with panelists defining sustainability. Happily, there was general agreement that the UN based definition of “meeting our … Continue reading How Local Businesses Communicate Sustainability

How to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day takes place on April 22nd, so it’s a busy time for environmental groups like PERC. However, if you’re not in the environmental sector, it might seem like an odd date to commemorate. Isn’t it just a made-up holiday? Well, in some sense, all holidays are made up, so there’s no reason to be a snob about Earth Day. Even Christmas, with it’s tie-in … Continue reading How to Celebrate Earth Day

Miniature shopping cart filled with holiday ornaments.

The Obligatory “Greening the Holidays” Post

It’s that time of year again – you can’t set foot in a shopping centre without hearing cheery Christmas music. Whether you think this is a good thing or a bad thing is a personal matter, but as an ex-retail employee, I find it acts as extra motivation not to go shopping in the first place. If you’re the sort of person to be following … Continue reading The Obligatory “Greening the Holidays” Post