Environmental advocates need to find people who are aware of the world’s growing environmental issues but have not yet taken action. We need to convince them to do something. This will not be achieved by browbeating or berating them, but by offering positive reinforcement to work toward a solution.
The word “sustainable” is seemingly everywhere. It gets a lot of use by corporations to make their products seem more Earth-friendly than they really are, leaving consumers with a somewhat fuzzy idea of what the word means; is it really better for the environment or simply an attempt to jump on the green bandwagon? For
Volunteer Eco Students Abroad is an organization that brings together young people to create real and lasting change in indigenous village communities. This summer, I traveled to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa with 35 other Canadians to take part in the very first VESA Africa group.
The catastrophes in Japan might finally achieve what decades of conflict in the Middle East have not: compel governments to invest in the research required to develop viable energy alternatives.
To prevent flood damage caused by increasingly unpredictable rain seasons, the University of Saskatchewan is looking into more sustainable ways to pave its walk and roadways.
Obviously everyone can't travel by bike or bus, and personal vehicles have become an integral part of the way people live in North America. The good news is that there is a viable alternative to the internal combustion engine: Electric cars.
In a recent report that ranked 322 universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada on sustainability, the University of Saskatchewan finished in the least sustainable third of all schools and tied for second worst sustainable school in Canada.
Retire Your Ride celebrated its last stop on the Bicycle Show and Shine tour Aug. 28 at the Saskatoon Farmers' Market. The tour, which travelled throughout rural and urban Saskatchewan, supported the federal government's Retire Your Ride program to promote bicycle use and public transit in place of automobile use.
On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Saskatoon Farmers' Market hosted the first ever Local Foods Day. The goal of Local Foods Day is to ensure that the city commits to food security, which is each citizen's right to safe, diverse, nutritional and locally grown food.
Organic producers say their food tastes better, is more nutritious, and is better for the environment. But in an effort to be wary of salespeople's pitches, I decided to get to the roots of claims about organic foods.