For centuries, the world was ruled by royalty- a select few aristocrats who flaunted opulent wealth and used it to mold the world to their liking. Today, such a concept seems absurd with some form of democracy dominating in most countries. But, while we may be experiencing the trappings of a free nation with elected officials and protection of human rights, aristocracy is still alive and well. Big corporations are the new royals and oil companies lead them all. They are the Great Britain of TNCs.
A COVID Vaccine Made from Plants: Can Ending a Global Pandemic be ‘Eco-friendly’?
As we pass the one-year mark of COVID-19, everyone is becoming increasingly desperate to be freed from masks, social distancing, travel bans, depression, anxiety, and the never-ending hum of tragedies being reported on the news. Amidst the devastation, scientists have been working hard to develop one of the only tools that could end the pandemic- a vaccine. With the fastest development times in history, several companies like Pfizer and Moderna were able to roll out vaccines before the close of 2020; and now, everyone is waiting with bated breath for their turn at the jab. But is a needle the only thing that could save us? Could a simple pill made from plants be capable of delivering all of the necessary protection?
How the Trans Mountain Pipeline will Lock Canada into a Fatal Mistake
Burning carbon has sustained the human race for centuries. In modern societies, we cannot imagine life without it. How did we get here? Since the industrial revolution, oil companies have been creating an extensive ecosystem to preserve themselves by manipulating governments and reaching into the pockets of wealthy individuals so that entire nations are at their mercy. Those who profit from extracting and distributing carbon religiously repeat the same argument that it brings jobs and money. Unfortunately, they conveniently fail to mention the irreversible damage their precious resource causes, intentionally blinding many to the environmental devastation taking place before them.
Wasteful Consumption Habits We Need to Stop:
Consumerism feels really good. Whether it’s online or in store there is a very satisfying quality to tapping a card and being handed your purchase. However, personally, the act itself is not what makes shopping so gratifying. Buying a shirt or even a simple Starbucks bevy feels good because it reaffirms the idea that I can buy it and that I have enough money and independence to do so. Allow me to explain.
From Big Environmental Strides to Heart Warming Whale Stories Let’s Talk about GOOD News: Sunny Sunday #3
The first week of July is notorious in North America for massive displays of patriotism with July 1st in Canada and July 4th in the U.S. While many decided to abstain from celebrating this year either due to pandemic reasons or the messy history of both these countries, there are other reasons we should celebrate …
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From under-compensated workers, to empty claims and ambiguity in spending practices, this company is hiding a lot behind its blue façade. Let’s dive in. 4Ocean.com Summarized problems: Workers who are not upper management are underpaid, work long hours and experience high levels of turnoverNo transparency with regards to worker compensation, general operations, and percentage of …
GOOD News As We Wrap Up the Month of June: Sunny Sunday #2
The end of June marks the end of a tumultuous month packed with protests, re-openings, re-closings, and volatile COVID-19 case numbers. Good news is easily forgotten in these times! From strides big and small in LGBTQ+, Indigenous, and Black communities to improved curriculum for Ontario's youth, there's a lot to talk about! Photo by Susanne …
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GMO: It’s a Good Thing and Here’s Why
Genetically modified crops emerged a mere 24 years ago and have slowly infiltrated farming practices around the world. It has been met with strong opposition from the organics industry and beyond. This post discusses all the very real benefits GMOs can provide. From reduced emissions, to incredible economic gains and everything in between; we talk about it all, and even address some of your very valid concerns with genetically engineered crops!
The GOOD News You Missed This Week!
1. On Monday, New Zealand declared that it had eradicated the coronavirus from within its borders after 17 days with no new cases Photo by Baptiste Valthier on Pexels.com New Zealand is slowly going to get back to normal as its last few citizens recover. The country has been cited as an excellent model for …
5 Ways To Stay Eco-Friendly this Summer:
Photo by Retha Ferguson on Pexels.com Disclaimer: Unfortunately, in today’s social climate, the ability to go eco-friendly is a privilege. Sustainable products have yet to become accessible to the masses and changing one’s lifestyle can be challenging when limited by socioeconomic status, disability, etc. NO ONE should feel obliged to implement ‘green’ solutions nor should …