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Understanding Why Thousands of Canadians Are Without Access to Clean Water

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Understanding Why Thousands of Canadians Are Without Access to Clean Water

A few years ago, I learned that there are thousands of Canadians without access to clean water. Instead, they live with boil water advisories which means they have to boil their water before they can drink it or use it to shower, brush their teeth and wash their dishes. This shocked me but I can't say it's unexpected. Canada loves to paint itself as an inclusive, equitable, safe country but over the years, I've learned that it has many flaws just like many other countries.

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5 Easy Ways to Save Our Oceans | World Oceans Day

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5 Easy Ways to Save Our Oceans | World Oceans Day

If you've watched Seaspiracy, Chasing Coral, A Plastic Ocean, Black Fish, and/or other environmental documentaries then you know that our oceans are in serious trouble. It is estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic and garbage in our oceans than fish. This statistic is absolutely shocking.

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Why Is Being Eco-Friendly Important?

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Why Is Being Eco-Friendly Important?

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is becoming more and more common. Whether its reducing carbon emissions or reducing the amount of plastic used in your home, every small change makes a big difference. With the rise of climate change, being eco-friendly is more important than ever! 

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The Ban on Single-Use Plastics: 7 AMAZING Alternatives to Single-Use Products

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The Ban on Single-Use Plastics: 7 AMAZING Alternatives to Single-Use Products

In 2020, Canada announced a plan to ban any harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws by 2030. Plastic has been polluting our earths rivers, oceans, and lakes while harming wildlife and generating micro-plastics in the water we use and drink today! A statistic from Statistics Canada shows that Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste each year and only 9% of which is recycled, meaning that majority of plastics end up in land fills and into our environment! 

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Beginners Guide to Understanding Eco Ableism

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Beginners Guide to Understanding Eco Ableism

In a constantly changing world, it's important to stay educated on important topics that are difficult to discuss. This past year we've seen the Black Lives Matter movement take center stage in bringing awareness to systemic racism and its effects on minorities. Now more than ever, we must educate ourselves on important issues such as racism, sexism, ageism, and today's focus: ableism. More specifically, we'll look at how ableism is related to the environment and sustainability.

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