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The Summer of the Flying Fish

The Summer of the Flying Fish is a Chilean-French coproduction directed by Marcela Said. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival (2013) and won awards at the Cinema en Construction in Toulouse, La Habana Film Festival, and the RiverRun International Film Festival. The story unfolds as Manena, a young teenage girl, […]

Why is it Vital to Conserve Rivers?

Water is necessary for humans, but where does that water come from? The world’s rivers have been degraded by humans so drastically that the water security of approximately 5 billion people and the survival of thousands of aquatic species are at risk. Rivers are home to ~0.5% of our freshwater […]

A Letter from the Chair

Welcome, welcome, welcome to A\J’s new website! We are so glad you are here, whether it is your first time discovering our magazine or whether you’ve been a vital part of our long journey somewhere along the way.  Alternatives Journal (A\J) has been independently publishing intelligent, informed, and inspiring environmental […]

In Memory of David Schindler

On March 4th, 2021, Canada lost one of its most influential environmental scientists, David Schindler. Schindler was a champion of freshwater science, and a leading environmental advocate and conservationist. His research focused on freshwater ecosystems and water contaminants from industry development. Schindler achieved many accomplishments in his 50+ year career. […]

A Letter from the Chair

Welcome, welcome, welcome to A\J’s new website! We are so glad you are here, whether it is your first time discovering our magazine or whether you’ve been a vital part of our long journey somewhere along the way.  Alternatives Journal (A\J) has been independently publishing intelligent, informed, and inspiring environmental […]

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 […]