Plastic bags make great stuffing (not the edible kind, though). Whether you send fragile items by mail or pack moving boxes, balled-up plastic bags are great for making sure your items arrive safely.
Posts By: Nina Neissl
Game developer Matt Thorson gives advice on how to become an indie game developer
Pension funds of big public companies, such as universities, manage billions of dollars invested in corporations worldwide. With UVic’s efforts to become more sustainable, the topic of socially responsible investing (SRI) is a timely one. Common Energy, a student organization with the goal of making UVic more sustainable, started a project to push for SRI… Read more »
Every two weeks, the Martlet offers an Eco Tip for saving some bucks and the environment. Because this week’s issue is environment-themed, we’ve dedicated two whole pages to Eco Tips. From how to manage your cables with reused material to planning a whole green wedding, we’ve got you covered.
“Hanging clothes on the clothesline rather than putting them in the dryer as often as possible (as the weather permits in Victoria); keep the lights out when you’re not in the room and unplugging things from the wall when they’re not in use — three major energy savers at home.”
The game — released in 2003 — was actually the thesis project of Jakub Dvorský, the founder of Amanita Design, a small yet successful game development studio in the Czech Republic.
Since Sept. 9, Canada and China have had a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA), which was signed by Chen Deming, China’s Minister of Commerce, and Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. However, the agreement has not yet been ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who, together… Read more »
Based on British Special Ops military training, Tough Mudder is anything but an easy race. The event, started in 2010, demands physical as well as mental strength, endurance and teamwork of the participants in the form of 16- to 19-kilometre obstacle courses. One of these Mudders is Lindsay Van Gyn, a UVic anthropology student and personal… Read more »
On the morrow, I shall march against my enemy. I shall fight with no fear. My sword close, my shield closer, I will defend our realm . . .
Companies reaching out to the public to get new ideas and input through competitions is not a new concept. However, with sustainability becoming the key word of the last decade, companies with a focus on being environmentally and socially friendly have started up more and more challenges in which participants’ ideas and creations are judged… Read more »