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Goals | [Attempting to] Express Compassion Towards the Environment (Pt. 1)

‘Spirituality + Mental Health’ is one of the slices of my Level 10 Life, an overarching term to include any actions or practices I take to keep in touch with myself and others as feeling and living beings.   2,574 more words

Personal Development

Seven Suggestions to Start the School Year Green

The new school year starts soon! Returning to school is a great time to reconnect with friends as you prepare to learn new things after a summer away from classes. 442 more words


Our Landfill Contribution

The diagram above provides a clear illustration of the amount of waste each person contributes to the landfill per year in the U.S. It is a regrettable outcome that results from decades of unresponsive national policies and unsustainable urban development, but can be remedied with a multilateral shift towards a… 487 more words


Green Herb Pencils

I came across this really cool pencil through the Ontario Environmental Network the other day! So these unique pencils come from a company called Sprout… 132 more words

10 Things Tuesday - Plastics

Since I am currently participating in Plastic Free July (actually August), I decided to make a list of ten items that typically come in plastic packaging, that are significant (there are many things) to find alternatives for. 41 more words

Microplastics in Lake Ontario

A couple weeks back I had the opportunity to participate in a little microplastic sampling day on the water in Lake Ontario. I am completely fascinated by this sort of thing, so it turned out to be a really great day, and I learned so much. 114 more words

Worn Again: circular textile recycling technology for (almost) zero textile waste

1. Sustainability Problem: Textile waste

The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste occupies nearly 5% of all landfill space.

While the EPA estimates that the textile recycling industry recycles approximately 3.8 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW) each year, this only accounts for approximately 15% of all PCTW, … 474 more words