The mass production and consumption of plastics has created perhaps the biggest environmental crisis in human history. To solve the plastic problem we need to start producing and using alternative non-plastic products. And of course we can also recycle,...
This is the second of three posts by Brad Zarnett, a Canadian sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. He is the Founder of the Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS). The full article can be found in Medium as “Sucking Up to Business is a Certain Path...
Climate change aggravates the difficulties already faced by Indigenous communities in all regions of Canada particularly in the Arctic and Subarctic where they experience the direct and local impacts of a warming planet. The difficulties are many: economic and...
In a previous article, Brad Zarnett asks if "our ape brains are poorly configured to address a slow moving crisis with speed." One might be quick to point out that the world is reacting with speed to the coronavirus...
Truth and life lessons often come to us the hard way. An old Chinese proverb says that one way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. And we humans have been doing many things wrong...
There are a lot of links that can be made between coronavirus and climate change. In this article, Harriet Shugarman writes that the two are "eerily similar." It's very important to tell the truth about both while also remembering...
Important connections can be made between the novel Covid 19 pandemic and climate change and doing it in a good way requires nuance and skill or risk appearing hard-hearted and opportunistic. — THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT AND COVID-19 website The coronavirus...
Near the end of her career, Helen Keller was asked by a student if there was anything worse than losing her sight. She replied, “Yes, I could have lost my vision.” Grow until we drop As human activity expands to press...
Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to the disinformation and outright deception coming from the oil sector propaganda machine, a recent report shows the depth of deception—a new low—that the industry can sink to...
A recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the University of California shows that climate change is affecting our health and becoming a public health crisis. As our environment continues to deteriorate, it's important to understand...