Benefits of public transportation: Calling all Montréal commuters

Urban transit first came to Montréal in 1861, when the Montréal City Passenger Railway Company (MCPRC) was created and the first line of horse-drawn tramways began to operate on today’s Notre-Dame Street. At five-cents a ride, taking advantage of the 10 km network was something that only the elite could afford. The population of the Greater Montréal area is now (as of 2011) 3.8 million, more than half of which can be found on the Island of Montréal.

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A menstrual cup? Is that what is sounds like? Gross.

This is a fairly typical response when first introduced to the idea of a menstrual cup. I’ll admit, it isn’t pretty. No one likes to imagine a reusable vaginal insert that collects the menstrual fluid. But let’s be real – vaginal bleeding isn’t (and never will be) pretty – so let’s start by dropping the shame around menstruation. And once we’ve gotten over that, we can address something that’s a lot less pretty: the amount of waste that half the population is producing in relation to their monthly cycle.

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What is permaculture? The 3 most important principles

What is permaculture?

You may have heard the word but what is permaculture exactly? Permaculture is not an easy thing to explain to those who have never heard of it. I recently took a permaculture course and I still have trouble explaining it. Here was my course teacher’s definition and probably my favourite:

Permaculture is the design and implementation of ecological and regenerative human habitat.

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One Trip, One List

Do you have a cell phone ? I think at this point, EVERYONE has a cell phone which they keep attached to them. One of the many great features of a cell phone is the notepad; you can use the notepad as a shopping list. If you have not started using your notepad as a shopping list, START TODAY !!! Most people are attached to their cell phones so when you think of something you need you can easily write it down.

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A Tree Falls in Borneo: the Global Effects of Tropical Deforestation

As I stood on the viewpoint, the scene elicited all the expected emotions—anger, sadness, and hopelessness. The one I hadn’t quite anticipated was shock. I felt I had adequately prepared myself for my work with a forest conservation organization, having sifted through paper after paper citing the devastating statistics: “6 football fields a minute,” “56 percent of lowland forests lost.” Yet, no statistic could impress upon me the magnitude of the loss of Borneo’s forests as deeply as seeing it with my own eyes.

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Back to School - Back to Reducing Emissions

September is here, which means it is time for students of all ages to return to school. I am sure everyone is familiar with those classic “Back to School” advertisements from stores like Walmart or Staples, promoting great deals on supplies or the cool new gadget to help with your studies. I know when I was younger, my favourite part of the upcoming school year was shopping for new outfits or finding a binder or notebook with neat designs to impress my classmates with on the first day.

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The Link Between Microbeads and Climate Change

Microbeads beads have been making headlines recently as many countries around the world enact legislation to reduce their consumption or ban them entirely. As the name suggests, microbeads are tiny spheres of plastic that range in size from 10 micrometers to 1 millimeter. They are found in many personal care products like soaps, cosmetics, and toothpastes, and they are commonly used as exfoliants.

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How to Talk to Your Uncle About Climate Change

We all have that one person in our family (there are a few in mine). You see them approaching at a gathering, solo cup in hand, wearing a smile that says, “I’m looking to instigate.” Your stomach tightens as you brace yourself for the sarcastic question you know is coming: “So, how’s all your tree hugging going?”

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