Posts tagged sustainability
Regenesis leads the way to a sustainable economy

This January, the world’s first borrowing centre (a.k.a. item library, library of things, tool library) will open at York University in Toronto, Canada. The initiative is a project by York University’s chapter of Regenesis, a Canadian student-involved environmental organization. The borrowing centre will allow students and community members to borrow items such as tools, games, camping equipment, sports equipment, and much more.

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BftB: Why cryptocurrencies are the moolah of a more sustainable world

The year is 2048. Goods and services are exchanged without paper notes, coins, or even cards. Cash is a thing of the past. All purchases are electronic. This transition was more than just a switch from bills in a wallet to digits on a smartphone. Most importantly, this change coincided with a global shift to using the earth’s resources sustainably. 

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Sustainable Hamilton: Enabling Sustainability in Business.

It can be difficult to nail down what sustainability really means, especially in a diverse and changing city like Hamilton. Sustainability is a much broader notion than being environmentally and economically conscious, it is about taking inherent values and putting them into practice. A transition to sustainability appears to require a substantial leap; however, the “sustainable train” is already in motion; we just need to travel on the sustainable track. Adopting a sustainable approach to our lives will shape the future in Hamilton and around the world, but where do we start?

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McMaster’s GUCEL program bridges collaboration and sustainability.

While completing her undergraduate studies in Earth and Environmental Sciences at McMaster University, Melissa Gallina developed a passionate and dedicated interest in the human aspect of environmental issues. Always a scientist at heart, her interest in sustainability perfectly meshed science with its relevance to society. What emerged from this synergy was a simple, yet powerful idea to advance sustainable practices at McMaster. Thanks to Melissa's tireless work and dedication to launch the Graduate-Undergraduate Collaborative Environmental Learning (GUCEL) Program, this idea has since blossomed into a wide array of initiatives that actively enrich the educational experience for students at all levels of study at the university.

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Help Us Green Burlington's Sound of Music Festival

Every Father's Day Weekend, thousands of people come to Burlington, Ontario, Canada for the Sound of Music Festival. It is Canada's largest free music festival that spreads along the city's waterfront Spencer Smith Park and into the downtown core. This year, it is taking place from June 13 to 16, and the dedicated BurlingtonGreen Eco Team is doing its part to keep the festival green. We at the Starfish Canada will also be helping, and so can you!

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