Northern Food Insecurity Primer

This post is a reprint of an article in the Spring 2018 PEN by former Environmental Studies practicum student Jordan Heer. In Nunavut, approximately 45% of households are food insecure. The other Canadian Territories share similar, shocking, statistics. Compare these to the nation­al rate of food insecurity – 12%- and it becomes evident that there is a disconnect. What causes this great disparity and what … Continue reading Northern Food Insecurity Primer

LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION

This article was written by Kailee Marland and is a crosspost from Our Positive Planet. The Ontario Government recently opened applications for its Low Carbon Building Skills Partnership Fund.  The funding is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and “aims to strengthen training, workforce and technical capacity in low- carbon building skills”. But what exactly is Low Carbon Building?  The answer will vary depending … Continue reading LOW CARBON BUILDING COULD CHANGE HOW WE THINK ABOUT CONSTRUCTION