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

Plastic Free July 2: Big 4

In what way do you produce most of your plastic garbage? Specifics vary between people, but according to Our Positive Planet (and the obvious litter laying around most urban areas), there are four big culprits: plastic bags, plastic straws, take-away coffee cups, and single-use water bottles. Identifying easy starting points like these make cutting down on plastic use easier – instead of seeming harder and … Continue reading Plastic Free July 2: Big 4

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