Activism

Consorting with Nature

In 1925, at the Crystal Palace exhibition hall in London, esteemed judge AW Smith of the Lizard Canary Association, was introduced to the newest sensation in the canary world. Mrs. Rogerson of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire had been attempting to create a miniature crested canary and determinedly pursued her goal. At […]

ReViewed

It would be impossible to celebrate the lives of two such magnificent authors without taking a look back at their work. This piece takes a look back at Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy, one of her poems from Dearly, and Graeme Gibson’s The Bedside Book of Birds – An Avian Miscellany, […]

In My Life

In my second year of university, I lived with my best friend’s family. They have a collection of bird feeders in their backyard, visible from the kitchen window, and some days, when I would wash dishes at the sink, I would watch the birds come and go. The goldfinches, sparrows, […]

Seeding the Spotlight

“After finishing up my work for the day, I decided to go for a walk around the block. It was around 6 PM, so the sun was no longer in the sky, but the light of day remained and blanketed the world in a golden hue. I stepped outside, took […]

Camp Last Hope

It would be difficult to recount all the broken promises which led us here. Two independent forestry reviews, adopted in spirit then ignored in reality; a public push for the purchase of corporate woodlands so they might be protected by government, only to have them opened for logging on new […]

FLIP the Script

This weekend, on Saturday January 22, 2022, you’ll get a chance to flip the script on writing the rules of politics with the help of FLIP 2.0, a virtual national meet-up dedicated to helping you and me to break the political barriers impeding environmental progress. As you and I wrestle […]

It’s Time to Stop Being Polite About Plants

Veganism is, by orders or magnitude, the most carbon efficient method of feeding the human animal, on par with switching to an electric vehicle or covering one’s roof with solar panels, except much, much cheaper. If you are incredulous, I don’t blame you. Statements like this have been traded throughout […]