canada’s single-use plastics ban is coming

On Monday June 10th, 2019 it was reported that the Trudeau government will be implementing a ban on single-use plastics starting in 2021! This process will reportedly start with various efforts to reduce plastic pollution to make an adjustment ahead of the ban which could come into effect in 2021. Plastic is everywhere. It is…

monarch monitoring has begun

Last week was my first week of participating in Monarch (Danaus plexippus) monitoring for the Canadian Wildlife Service! The only monarch related find was a singular monarch egg, found on the underside of a Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) leaf which is featured in the main photo of this article. In the coming weeks of participating…

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,…

nemaska so far

I moved to Nemaska, Quebec for the Summer on May 13th, 2018. Here are some photos of my trip thus far. above is my bedroom. it has 40 spider-man stickers and a tasteful spider-man boarder for decoration. above is me: one month in, two more to go. this photo is from my first off-reserve trip…

thank you april

April 1st was Easter this means seeing and eating with family, meeting the newest addition to the extended family, and of course – taking a toddlers lead for an easter egg hunt. Since I finished school so early and my job starts late into the term, I have an entire month off. During this time,…

what i’m reading: braiding sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (2015) This was a required novel for one of my courses this past Winter semester and I am very glad I had the pleasure of reading this book during my undergraduate career. I read this book everywhere: on the bus during my commute to campus, at work while on…

earth month: the ten tree pledge

For the month of April, Ten Tree will be planting a tree for every pledge made for their Pledge & Plant promotion.¬†Each pledge option targets an object that are plastic and have been designed to be disposed of after a single-use. You can choose to pledge to one of their four options to reduce your…

busy beaver

Seaton Hiking Trail, Valley Farm Road Entrance. March 2018.

foggy seaton trail hike

views of the foggy pathways one of my favourite trees in the area found a fern through branch views before and after i fell off this log some tracks in the snow   Seaton Trail will always be one of my favourite spots for a quick hike because I live so close to one of…