Category: Strategic Sustainable Solutions

This Waste Reduction Week is an excellent opportunity to talk about how waste and our ecosystems intersect.  37 million people live in the Great Lakes basin between Canada and the United States. The region is home to some of North America’s largest cities, boasts one of the world’s highest GDPs, and is the world’s 2nd...
As we ride out the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become more important than ever to make self-care a priority. Regardless of whether you’re returning to the office, preparing your children for school, or changing your work-from-home schedule, the transition that comes with the new season can leave you feeling overwhelmed. A new...
On a normal workday, we have a good sense of where our priorities should lie. However, if we’re lucky enough to have a day off, the best way to spend it can be unclear. If we’re tuned out of work for the day, giving our brain downtime to simply be idle and do nothing can...
What is Slow Living?  Technology has intertwined with every aspect of our work and personal lives. News, information, and conversations are available at our fingertips, and our normal way of doing things involves being connected 24/7. To balance the demands of everyday life, we may often get into a cycle of going about our days...
Working from home doesn’t have to feel the same as being stuck in a cubicle. While we can’t simply change our workload and the work we do, we do have some control over our workspace. From the organization of your desk, to the decor surrounding it, there are several tweaks we can make to start...
In light of ongoing events, it has become more important than ever to turn our focus to the Black Lives Matter movement. To quote author and poet Scott Woods, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. Along with committing to...
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...