The Guardians, a breathtaking documentary film by Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran, illuminates the delicate balance between humans and nature in Donaciano Ojeda, Mexico. This mountainous region is home to
By Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies
Edited by Jana Keller, M.Sc., Beautiful Edibles
In “The Sense of Wonder,” Rachel Carson (1956) discusses the importance of
Invasive species are one of the key threats to biodiversity and ecosystems. Moving species beyond their historical geographic ranges, whether intentionally or unintentionally, can have dire
Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies
The site of Tidmarsh Farms was a commercial cranberry bog until 2010. It produced 1% of Ocean Spray’s harvest. New, more efficient ways of farming have made farms like Tidmarsh inessential, and so the owners decided to ‘rewild’ the bog by slowly turning it back into the coastal wetland it once was. Through careful planning and construction, the site now has a stream that connects to the ocean. Herring can now swim through this stream in order to spawn. As well, previously scarce white cedars are now growing once again in their native habitat.
The Conference Board released a report showing what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to big companies and the circular economy. The traditional linear model of ‘take, make, waste’ results in a huge amount of consumption and waste (85 billion tons of global natural resource use annually as of 2015, a number which is expected to double by 2050). This approach is not sustainable - neither for the companies nor for the planet.
“Mushroom mycelium represents rebirth, rejuvenation, regeneration.”
- Paul Stamets, Mycologist, Author, and Advocate
I have struggled in my own research to integrate the arts into communicating our research outcomes, in the belief that if you engage both the heart and the mind, people will move more to action.
This new study is really cool, showing again that by doing right by the environment is doing right for yourself. Did you know that people who live on a street with 10 more trees on average (both on the street and in their backyards) makes you feel as healthy as if you were seven years younger or making $10,000 more a year?