SUSTAINABLE LIFE

Every Day Eco-Heroes – Autumn Peltier

In celebration of this upcoming Earth Day on April 22, we are excited to be creating this series in collaboration with Earth Day Canada. The theme of this year’s celebration was launched yesterday, and is centered around eco-anxiety and turning that feeling into action. As such, we created the “Every […]

Our Environmental Origin Story

We all have a different reason why we became environmentalists. For some of us, it is a lived experience, for others, it is through education, or by being inspired by the actions of others. In this piece, A\J employees Siobhan Mullally and Alex Goddard take a look back to what […]

Awards Given and Torches Passed

“Across the deep blue waters, the shadow of Newfoundland looms closely. Follow the waterfalls to the bottom of the rocky cliffs where waves crash and tidal pools swirl restlessly. The remains of past lives lie on these shores, hidden only to those who don’t know what to look for. Pieces […]

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 […]

Breaking Barriers with GreenPAC

Have you ever felt like you care about environmental issues and climate change, but you feel like there is only so much an individual can do? How can one person make a difference when the institutions and systems we live and work in are holding us back? A common feeling […]

Rewilding the Mind

It was a mild day in the fall of 2017 when I, true to form, attended a conference on Maritime biodiversity in Caledonia, Nova Scotia. In various working groups we sat and listened as experts listed and described the various species of animal native to our region, notetaking optional. A […]

Fighting for the Shade

Do you remember the American chestnut? If I plopped you in front of one without a field guide or search engine, would you recognize it? If I dumped a bag of native nuts on the table in front of you, could you identify the one which previously fed eastern North […]

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 […]