I was recently asked, “how many people walk out of their house everyday and the only option they have in their head, is to get into their car?” I thought about this for a while; so many of us walk out of our house on our way to work each […]
KITCHENER, November 2020 Today, Alternatives Journal is releasing our latest issue, Getting There: The Ecosystem of Human Movement. The carbon footprint of an individual within a developed country is drastically higher than someone in a developing country. The reason behind this is partly in how we choose to get around. […]
Almost all environmental concerns lead back to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. I mean, of course it all leads back to the climate crisis. Most people can agree that it is primarily caused by human activities such as resource extraction and use and agriculture.
“Last night, my son wasn’t even sure if he wanted to come to this workshop. He said, ‘Mom, what’s the point? I can’t do anything. I’m just a kid and these problems are too big.’” I have goosebumps hearing this from the mother of an 11-year old boy during the […]
It’s 2019 and people are becoming more aware of the seriousness of the climate crisis and more importantly, the part we as nations, communities and humans play in addressing it. In recent years, a large number of communites in Canada have been developing sustainable energy plans. For instance, Oxford County, Ontario and Vancouver, […]
Background Information A disturbing mix of flood hazards are present in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. The city has annual floods that result in a disturbing loss of lives and livelihoods. These perennial floods come with the onset of the rainy season in June each year and can be […]
VOLKSWAGEN’S MANAGERS, its market value and its global reputation have all taken a big hit since it was revealed that 11 million of the company’s “clean diesel” cars were actually polluting up to 40 times more nitrous oxides than the legal limit.
The Paris climate talks have come to an end, and a historic agreement has been reached. In Canada, environmentalists have breathed a deep sigh of relief as the federal and provincial governments have signalled their plans to collaborate on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Volkswagen’s managers, its market value and its global reputation have all taken a big hit since it was revealed that 11 million of the company’s ‘clean diesel’ cars were actually polluting up to 40 times more Nitrous Oxides than the legal limit.
At this point in the election, discussion on the economy, budget and taxes may seem exhaustive. Although these remain important issues, it is often argued in the place of authentic environmental discussion.