environmentalism

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Four important ways individuals can take action for our planet

While corporations are a major cause of the climate crisis, individual citizens are not helpless. There are a range of ways people can change their actions or join the collective…
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Personal Protective Equipment remains crucial for the fight against COVID-19, but comes with environmental impacts

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has risen sharply around the world.

A misleading solution: “Compostable” plastics are horrible for the environment

Thanks to the demands from eco-conscious consumers in Victoria, compostable plastics are popping up everywhere. But there’s a catch: all compostable plastics are ending up in landfills, where they cannot…
Saanich city hall

Saanich climate plan a step in the right direction, but not enough

The municipality of Saanich held two climate plan open houses on Thursday May 30 and Saturday June 1, offering the public an opportunity to hear about heat pumps and electric…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the UVic Repair Café

The 99 per cent of stuff we throw out needs saving Get out your shattered gadgets, tattered jackets, and battered desk lamps — the Repair Café is coming to UVic…

UVic student cleans up 1 000 pounds of beach garbage for Plastic Free July

It’s safe to say that Levi Hildebrand is a busy man. After travelling through Europe last semester to create video content from the Netherlands and Switzerland for 1 300 (and counting)…

Local authors speak to the wild in all of us

Lorna Crozier and Brian Brett have a lot to say. In an interview with the two authors, the discussion ranges from dancing with parrots, to Nietzsche, to the dialects of…

In support of divestment

Acclaimed professor and environmentalist David Orr once said: “Students hear about global responsibility while being educated in institutions that often invest their financial weight in the most irresponsible things.” UVic,…