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Are Halloween Pumpkins a Problem for the Planet? by Aalia Mauro

After the trick-or-treaters have gone home, what becomes of the Halloween pumpkins that have outlived their decorative purpose?     You might be tempted just to throw them all away—and that’s certainly what many people do. Every year, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkin get tossed out and left to rot in America’s landfills. Some are …

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Changing our Agricultural Approach & Food Sovereignty

Photo by: Tomasz Figarski Our contemporary agricultural system – the mono-crop system – has been in use since it was developed by the ancient Romans and has made our current reality possible (Cribb 2019, taken from ‘Food or War’). This technology allowed for the tripling of the human population in the past 70 years alone (ibid.). …

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Shifting Gears Towards an Electric Future

Photo by @evsales.uk on Instagram Like air pollution, climate change impacts vulnerable populations the most, including our children, seniors and communities already disadvantaged by pollution and poverty. As a paediatrician, I see first-hand the harm caused by our oil addiction. Children living in polluted areas experience higher rates of asthma and slowed lung development. This …

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Books About Climate Change and Sustainability You Need to Read This Year by Aalia Mauro

If you’re anything like me, you might love to spend some lazy afternoons reading new books. The sustainability movement is gaining momentum, and with more people choosing to move beyond the minimum to protect our planet and redefine our social and economic standards, education on this complex issue is needed now more than ever. These …

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