Gibbons Park Montessori School Seed Starting Lesson

By Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies
Edited by Jana Keller, M.Sc., Beautiful Edibles

From Risk to Resilience

The Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg just released the ambitious new Climate Atlas of Canada. Projecting the impact of climate change in major cities across our country, it gives Canadians insight on how our warming climate will impact us locally. To bring issues closer to home, the atlas gives people the necessary tools to understand climate change for themselves.

Toronto Farm Reconciles Ecological, Social and Economic Imperatives

Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies

Our waste, our responsibility

As part of a campaign to engage and educate residents of West Vancouver about how “individual actions impact community sustainability”, the engineering department hosted a student video contest last spring. The 2017 theme was “Our Waste; Our Responsibility” and asked students to focus on four particular topics: ‘illegal dumping’, ‘abandoned waste’, ‘litter’, and ‘how to recycle right’.

Visualizing Sustainability

 "Real engagement often starts with an interesting and fantastic experience in nature or through art."

 — Tone Bjordam, Norwegian Visual Artist

Gibbons Park Montessori School Food Forest Project

Blog by Joanna Chin, Doctoral Student, York University-Environmental Studies

Coding Endangered Species

As digital literacy becomes a key skill of the 21st century, more and more classrooms are integrating coding lessons into their curriculum. As a result, many children are now learning how to read and write while practicing HTML and CSS.

Abstracting Industrial Scars

 J Henry Fair doesn’t really consider his mesmerizing aerial photographs art. He sees them as documents or intricate studies that tell a complete story about the things we take for granted on our planet.

Short Answers to Some Hard Questions

Wrapping your head around climate change can often feel overwhelming. Many people experience environmental apathy or even grief when trying to comprehend the enormity of the situation.

We Need a New Educational Model Now

Solutions to climate change lie in understanding the dynamics of complex living systems and social systems. Any solutions by necessity have to be collaborative, involve multi-level governance, and be ongoing.Artificial intelligence, accelerating automation, technological change, the internet and the loss of a 35-year career trajectory are turning employment upside down.

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