What Climate Change Means for Ontario

Given Canadian national leadership has largely remained inert on climate change, it is the provinces and cities that have taken it upon themselves to try to mitigate its impacts and develop adaptation strategies. The City of Toronto, for instance, has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990 levels of approximately 22 million tonnes … More What Climate Change Means for Ontario

How CrossFit Might Be Promoting Gender Equality

Some fitness trends need some time to pass before we realize how ridiculous they are. We squeezed into unforgiving spandex. We wore vibrating belts that supposedly jiggle our fat away. But other trends are mocked and labelled as fads pretty much from the start – like Prancercise, an exercise program from the 80s based on … More How CrossFit Might Be Promoting Gender Equality

Why Toronto Pride 2015 Was More Momentous Than You Think

While monsoon-worthy rain shuttered many events over the weekend, it wasn’t enough to prevent Toronto Pride festivities from marching on. But this year there were more reasons to celebrate than usual. Unless you happened to be on a deep-sea expedition exploring the Mariana Trench last Friday, you probably heard about a U.S. Supreme Court decision of … More Why Toronto Pride 2015 Was More Momentous Than You Think

Could You Feed Two People on $6.66 a Day?

The city of Toronto just released an anti-poverty plan on Tuesday that sets out a number of initiatives to reduce poverty and dismantle unequal access to opportunities and resources. The plan focuses on five major themes including housing, city services, transit, food access, and quality jobs and living wages. While all of these themes are interconnected and … More Could You Feed Two People on $6.66 a Day?

Digital Tools to Help You Shop Ethically

If you really want to shop responsibly, you should be following the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle. In the context of buying things, this means reducing your consumption as much as possible, reusing and repurposing items until they are no longer viable (but really, there usually is a way), and recycling by buying second-hand or donating items … More Digital Tools to Help You Shop Ethically

Save the Date: March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on July 5th

Next week Toronto is hosting the Climate Summit of the Americas to work on securing commitments to fight climate change by reducing carbon emissions and striving for low-carbon economies. There will also be an Economic Forum held the same week that aims to foster dialogue on global and national economic issues and promote business development and international … More Save the Date: March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on July 5th