Category Archive: Science & Nature

Celebrate Earth Day the Right Way

As we celebrate the 46th Earth Day, over 150 world leaders are signing the #ParisAgreement in the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Earth Day means different things to different people. To some, it’s… Continue reading

Why Giving Time for Nature is Vital to our Survival

This week is the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), which celebrates millions of volunteers across Canada to recognize them for their efforts. Nearly half of Canadians over the age of 15… Continue reading

Call for Students: Cool Opportunity

Hello wonderful readers! I came across a cool opportunity today and I wanted to share it with those who might be interested in conservation, biology, and environmental studies. For students or post-grads looking… Continue reading

Recycled Fashions of 2015

As we end off the first week of 2016, I thought it would be cool to reflect on some eye-opening and imaginative recycled fashion ideas created last year. These school bags designed by Repurpose… Continue reading

Would you want to become a tree after death?

When a loved one passes, often our only choices are to either to have them buried or cremated. We can then visit the tomb or scatter their ashes to the wind or sea. But… Continue reading

Why Many People Don’t Give a BLEEP about Nature

Environmentalism needs re-branding.  Even with all of the important and necessary conferences, marches, debates, news coverage, and conversations going on about the environment – there are still so many people who don’t seem to… Continue reading

Climate Talks Heating Up!

It’s gettin’ hot in here……….. As some of you have likely noticed, there’s been a lot of talk about climate change in the news from the Climate Summit of the Americas conference held… Continue reading

Thursday Thoughts: Fishin’ for Guppies in Trinidad

On this lovely (Throwback) Thursday, I would like to share one of the greatest experiences of my life – my time working in Trinidad as a Field Technician on The Guppy Project. I… Continue reading

Grow Your Own Clothes: The Merging of Fashion and Science

Yesterday, I came across a tremendously fascinating and revolutionary woman. Her name is Suzanne Lee. She is a fashion designer and biotech innovator. Lee came up with a novel approach to fashion –… Continue reading

Threats to Ontario’s Greenbelt

Ontario’s Greenbelt is approximately 2 million acres of protected land (that’s larger than Prince Edward Island!). It is the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt.  It protects environmentally sensitive areas, productive farmland, and natural spaces… Continue reading