Environment

  • Thinly veiled criticism

    It felt like progress, when, two decades into my eating-disorder recovery, I stepped on a hospital scale and didn’t register the number

  • Escaping holiday consumerism

    ArtsJunktion is a creative space filled with shelves of paper scraps organized by colour, buttons ordered by size and piles of fabric scraps, reclaimed wood and old magazines.

  • A burial ‘good enough for Jesus’

    Death is an uncomfortable topic, especially since everyone’s inevitable demise could harm the planet. It seems people can’t even die without adding to their carbon footprints.

  • ‘It’s both or neither’

    In 2018, Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest the lack of government action to mediate the climate crisis.

  • ‘A human cost’

    Between 2010 and 2017, 100 hypothermia deaths were recorded in Manitoba, 24 of which occurred in Winnipeg.

  • Weathering the storm

    It’s an old cliché to complain about the weather in Winnipeg.

  • The slow movement

    A cultural shift is slowly working its way into society. Promoting connection to people, community, oneself and food, followers of the slow movement advocate for a deliberate and unhurried way of life.

  • Welcome to Aries season!

    Probing questions bring answers that completely change your understanding as Mercury connects with power planet Pluto on Saturday, March 26, at 5:34 PM. Secrets are shared!

  • Student Groups: Alive and well

    Although the University of Winnipeg (U of W) has eschewed almost all public events since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, student groups did not disappear. Many are still alive and active, and the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) continues to assist student groups in different ways.

  • Spring has sprung a leak

    Spring has finally sprung in Winnipeg, although if you look at the sidewalks, you might think that Winnipeg has sprung a leak.

    This past week, I was able to take my first springtime walk with a friend who was a frequent walking partner this same time last year.

  • Carbon’s ugly cousin: methane

    Most Winnipeggers likely think the only options for their waste are “recycling” or “garbage.” Even a lot of environmentalists who try to avoid plastic packaging likely toss their organic matter in the trash without wringing their hands over it too much. But when those potato peels, eggshells and old leftovers decompose in the landfill, they produce methane.

  • Welcome to Winterpeg

    Winnipeg is known for its cold winters. Depending on who you ask, “Winterpeg” is used to refer to Manitoba’s capital either as a badge of toughness and grit, or as part of a deprecating comment implying we’d rather be in Hawaii. Though Winnipeggers are used to harsh winters, this year’s has been particularly difficult.

  • Student server goes live

    After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many University of Winnipeg students have had a drastically new experience of the academic programs provided by the institution. While courses and exams have been adapted to the virtual space, many elements of the typical university experience, particularly the social elements, have grown in a much more piecemeal manner.

  • One green city

    In 2018, the United Nations released the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which detailed how humanity is majorly screwed if we don’t significantly limit CO2 emissions by 2030. At our current consumption rate, our planet’s temperature will rise over the 1.5°C deemed “safe.”

  • Environmental crisis the foundation of new theatrical works

    Theatre has been a medium for change for centuries. Theatre Projects Manitoba (TPM) is contributing to that history with their new show Climate & Main, which will bring attention to climate-related issues.

  • Waste not, want better

    In 2019, the Riel Community Committee asked the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment to have the Winnipeg Public Service look into enacting a ban on single-use plastic bottles, straws and stir sticks at City facilities, parks and events. Three years later, the City of Winnipeg

  • There is a moon in Gemini tonight

    When the planet of communication appears to turn backward in the sky, it can mark a time of frustrating delays, or simply reflection.

  • New Year, Same Sh*t

    I was excited to nicely tuck away the “pandemic part” of my life away and go back to “normal.”

  • Skiing is in season

    The seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic has caused shifts in habits and “trends” (such as, most notably, homemade sourdough bread). Cross-country skiing has emerged as a very popular activity.

  • Dangerous sidewalks

    There is no question that Winnipeg is known for its winters. Winnipeggers acknowledge it as an unavoidable part of their existence and something to go through every year. This is what has led many to ask why the City of Winnipeg is so poorly prepared for winter.

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