Campaigns

Earth Day: Origins  

It’s been over five decades since Apollo 8 Astronaut, William Anders, captured an image of Earth peaking over the Moon’s horizon, more commonly known as Earthrise. This iconic photograph inspired a new age of appreciation for our planet. Two years later, the first Earth Day, April 22nd, 1970, was born. […]

Joining Hands: The Decade of Action on the SDGs

The year 2020 was a year that will go down in the annals for its significance on many fronts. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted several key sectors, primarily health and education, and the economies of virtually all countries on the globe. The uncertainty related to the progress of […]

Are We Failing to See the Forest for the Trees?

A tree is probably the most iconic image of environmentalism. Or better yet, a person planting a tree. We are called tree-huggers by some people, after all. It has long been known that trees are key organisms in our ecosystems – they sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen, they […]

Slow Fashion at the Speed of Light

In my second year of university, I watched a documentary called The True Cost in a lecture and it brought me to tears. This film was all about the social and environmental harms caused by the fast fashion industry, and watching it was both an eye-opening and heart-breaking realization for […]

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Alternatives Journal Releases: INVEST IN CHANGE

KITCHENER, September 2020 Today, Alternatives Journal is releasing our latest issue, INVEST IN CHANGE. Over the last decade, the supply and demand for climate conscious investment has seen tremendous growth. Investors are now considering environmental, social, and corporate governance scores (ESG) when making investment decisions. Millions of dollars in private […]

Eco-friendly Alternatives to Plastic

Breaking Up With Plastics

Source: Ethique Plastic Free July Series (Volume 2 of 5) It’s time to break free from our plastic dependency. Environmentally-friendly alternatives to plastic exist and we can all make small changes in our daily lives to promote the sustainability of our environment.

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Strong and Plastic-Free

Plastic Free July Series (Volume 1 of 5) Yearly, Canadians produce 3.3.million tonnes of plastic waste while 2.8 million tonnes (the weight of 24 CN towers) of it ends up in the landfill, according to statistics from Oceana Canada. Approximately only 9% of this waste is recycled. Environment and Climate […]

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Two Million Too Many

I’ve always been intrigued by the ocean. I see it as the perfect combination of beauty and destruction, with unique aquatic life and the potential to cause deadly tsunamis. My fascination lies in the fact that the ocean’s majesty and mystery is not as easily accessible to be explored as […]