Earth Hour

In 2007, 2.2 million individuals and businesses took a stand against climate change by turning off their lights for one hour in Sydney, Australia ( A year later, Earth Hour became a global initiative to take action on climate change and has become a movement by going beyond the hour and creating change on a […]

Sustainable Living: Alternatives to Commercial Products

March has arrived and spring is just around the corner, which means most of us are gearing up for an annual spring cleaning! I thought I’d take this opportunity to help the community make it a sustainable one. It’s no secret that commercial cleaning products contain many harmful chemicals that are unsustainable for both our […]

Water Is A Human Right

Water is a human right. This is the underlying message and motivation behind the Bottled Water Phase Out initiative taking place at York University. The ban on the sale of plastic bottled water began with the Canadian Federation of Students through the Back the Tap campaign, which encourages universities to take a stand against the […]

YUM! Farmers' Market at York U

Considering the current ecological problems facing society, farmers’ markets have never been more important when it comes to matters of food production. Monocultures, pesticides, and GMO’s taint our food and leave us with unsustainable lifestyles that harm our personal and public health, as well as our environment. Today’s competitive and commercial agriculture industry makes it […]