Author: Premier Environmental Services

Plants produce oxygen, add humidity, and filter toxins in our indoor environments. Only recently, have we begun to see the positive impacts of plants on our physical and mental health. When NASA needed a cheap and simple way to filter air on their space stations, they turned to common houseplants. While our homes and offices...
Think of your LinkedIn or Facebook connections and how many of those count as good friends or more tenuous connections. While we may prioritize our closest, casual and informal connections are essential in helping us feel a sense of belonging and understanding. Think of your social circle as the following: strong ties are people you...
As our day-to-day routines continue to change in light of COVID-19, it is important to continue to stick to regular routines and healthy living, including being mindful of the food that we are consuming. It is no secret that eating healthy has an abundance of health benefits including combating diseases, improving mood, increasing overall energy...
50 years ago, on April 22 1970, more than 20 million people came together demanding a better future on the first-ever Earth Day. Their actions helped to launch the modern environmental movement, inspiring countless conservation efforts, and led to the creation of Greenpeace and Environment Canada in 1971. Within the democratic society we’re privileged to...
Personal care products are a large part of our everyday life, from shampoo and bodywash to face cream and perfume. A study conducted by the David Suzuki Foundation, found that the average Canadian applies 6 to 12 personal care products daily. In Canada, the personal care and cosmetic industry is regulated by the Food and...
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, companies of all sizes have turned to the virtual world in order to continue operating, creating the world’s largest work from home experiment. Under the fast-changing impact of current events, it’s more crucial than ever to maintain a strong work culture and keep remote employees happy and engaged....
As offices move to become more agile, the option for employees to telecommute has changed from an added amenity to a commonplace practice. Global research from the International Working Group has shown that 50% of employees globally, work from home or remotely at least 2.5 days a week.  While face-to-face time with colleagues and clients...
4 March 2020 - 10:15, by , in Blog, No comments
Conducting outdoor field work in the winter months often presents many obstacles. Whether it’s a drilling program, an excavation, or just groundwater sampling, outdoor activities all present their own unique challenges.  Cold weather challenges are typically associated with significant snow and ice accumulation or very low temperatures and may be technical in nature or could...
11 February 2020 - 13:43, by , in Blog, Uncategorised, No comments
There are many ways of remediating subsurface impacts at properties whether it be for due diligence purposes, or if pursuing a Record of Site Condition (RSC). The main factors at play are typically time and cost. If timing is the most pressing factor, the conventional dig-and-dump approach is often used. However, if there is no...
11 February 2020 - 13:41, by , in Blog, Uncategorised, No comments
Road salt in Canada, especially where I’m from in Southern Ontario, is a daily part of our lives in the winter months.  It keeps us safe and is applied to paved surfaces on most days when frozen precipitation is expected.  From an environmental perspective, road salt leaches into our soils and can affect plant growth,...