national wildlife week

April 7 to 13th is National Wildlife Week! Wonder what you can do to do more for wildlife in your region? Care to learn about species at risk in Canada?

point pelee national park

This past weekend I went to Point Pelee National Park (Parc national de la Pointe-PelĂ©e)! Established in 1918, Point Pelee is the most southern point of mainland Canada and in 1996, the area was designated as a Dark Sky Reserve. Located 60 kilometers from Windsor, Point Pelee National Park makes a great and accessible day…

indigenous memes: insight to an ignored perspective

Memes are defined as humourous images, videos, and pieces of text that are spread through the internet. Memes differ from verbal jokes in many ways. The most significant differences between memes and verbal jokes is the accessibility of memes on the internet and the speed at which they can be distributed. These images and other…

four easy ways to add gratitude to your life this march

Gratitude is defined as the readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness and is considered one of the most commonly neglected emotions. Research related to gratitude has found that expressing and acknowledging gratitude improves quality of life and human well-being – which is why it is important to pay know how to show…

did you celebrate world wetlands day?

World Wetlands Day is an annual celebration on February 2nd for the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 1971. If you didn’t know about it or didn’t have the time to celebrate: that’s okay. Celebrating wetlands does not have to be a once-a-year occurrence. You can celebrate wetlands…

falling behind

Guess who fell behind on blogging and other things this season? I have come to accept that being a full time university student with a generally busy schedule (who also happens to be moving) takes my time and focus. Although I feel as if I have been playing catch-up, I know that the new year…

weather vs climate

The difference between weather and climate relates to time. Weather is considered as the conditions (wet or dry, heat or cold) of the atmosphere over a short period of time. For instance, you can experience poor weather conditions for a day at a time or over the course of a week. Weather has many components…

zero waste challenge

I am taking part in a thirty-day zero waste challenge for the month of October!

is your birth control vegan?

when making the switch to veganism, it’s important to consider all of the products you use. following a vegan diet and living a vegan lifestyle are two different things. a vegan diet excludes eating all animal products, but does not exclude the use of animal based items. animal based items can include leather, wool, feathers,…

shampoo bars, part two

five months ago I purchased my first shampoo bar, here are my thoughts on the product and experience

nemaska art show

During my time here in Nemaska, Quebec the school held an art-show to showcase the talent of the students for the community and other visitors. Below are a few of my favourite pieces. While there were many other kinds of artwork (paintings, collages, drawings, photographs), these were my favourite.