waste

How many trees does it take to elect a Prime Minister?

"I worked as a poll clerk at one of the 192 polling divisions in the Victoria riding. This was the first election in which I’ve worked, and I was astounded…

A drop in the ocean: the illusory but necessary promise of the plastic straw

Chances are that by now you’ve probably heard of the environmental issues that plastic straws pose. The straw, however, is just a symptom of a worldwide addiction to single-use plastics;…

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…

Hark! The herald hippies sing, glory to the waste of Spring

It’s Christmas for some as residence-dwellers move out but their garbage piles up | April isn’t a month for snowmen, carollers, or reindeer, but many people have been exclaiming “Merry…