Knowledge, Society, & the Environment (1227)

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by victoriasalomon on September 23, 2017
Victoria, Katelyn, Melodie   Religion and culture have the power to shape us as human beings, down to our core beliefs. Though, it is surprising to see the amount of impact it can have on our ecological beliefs. More specifically: climate change and the air of denial surrounding it. Some religions do not see the need to personally care for the environment, believing that their God is in charge of everything that happens to the world. Others, in their culture, engage in practices that are more taxing on the environment than we believe.  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Audrey Houle on September 21, 2017
Catherine Martin, Audrey Gauthier, Isabela Gorea and Audrey Houle  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by davidnormand on September 21, 2017
David Normand, Guillaume Fraticelli, Étienne Poirier   Transportation by cars represents 12% of all Green House emissions all around the world. It has become a part of our daily lives and has been an industry in continuous development. Companies fight to make the fastest, prettiest and strongest car compared to other competitors, while what they should actually do is design the most efficient, low consuming and environmentally friendly car they can.  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by nick18 on September 21, 2017
Nicolas C, Max D, Ariane G Climate Debt

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by TYuen5678 on September 21, 2017
Balance is what keeps the earth together. As David Suzuki said, our survival is based on an interaction, an equilibrium, between air, water, land and the living. However, for the past decades, climate change started to disturb this natural balance and causing impacts on every aspect of one’s life. For instance, forests have been big victims of those impacts. In fact, for many years, Canadian forests have been living in harmony with the forest pathogens, each one having a positive impact on the other.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Matthill31 on September 21, 2017
Matthew Hill Umrick Singh Luka Guenette Larocque Climate Denial in Canadian Politics  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Audrey Rose Lussier on September 13, 2017
Climate change: Agriculture in danger Marine Gauthier, Hina Idris and Audrey Rose Lussier  Our world is hugely affected by global warming. It affects human health, forests, oceans and so on and so forth. But one of the impacts that really affect our daily life negatively concern agriculture. One of our basic need is to eat, therefore, negatives effects of climate change on agriculture is bad for human’s healthy consummation of food. Flooding and droughts are two main direct consequences of climate change that affects crop yields and breeding.  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by etienne on September 13, 2017
Guillaume Fraticelli, Étienne Poirier, David Normand

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Frederique Laprise on September 13, 2017
By Christine Vo, Frederique Laprise and Viviane Nguyen Arctic Warming: Only the tip of the Iceberg   Global warming has been an issue since the industrialisation era, where our emission of CO2 began being critically high. The artic has not been immune to climate change, being one of the primary victim of this modern crisis. What are the consequences and issues linked to the warming of the Arctic?   Melting of the ice caps:  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Audrey Houle on September 12, 2017
Isabela Gorea, Audrey Gauthier, Audrey Houle and Alexanne Beaulieu

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by victoriasalomon on September 12, 2017
Victoria, Katelyn, Mezen, Ariane, Nicolas   The beginning of industrialization brought a wave of new technology, as well as a wave of problems no one had anticipated. Climate change has had and continues to have negative effects on human health. In China, people are forced to wear face masks to avoid the air pollution around them. In 2003, Europe, more than 70 000 people died due to an intense heatwave.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Matthill31 on September 12, 2017
Matthew Hill Umrick Singh Luka Guenette Larocque The Effects of Climate Change on Hockey As more years go by, the future of hockey becomes more and more endangered due to global warming and climate change. Any professional hockey player will tell you that playing pond hockey and on outdoor rinks was critical to their achieving success. Climate change is slowly putting an end to outdoor hockey in the winter and some cities have already completely lost their ability to do so because they can't maintain solid ice long enough to be able to skate on it.

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by ClaudiaM on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of the Middle East.  This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed about sustainable practices.  The next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travellers will receive before embarking.

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by artembatutin on November 28, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Montreal is a city with a dense population of 1.74M people.This fact is astonishing concidering its location: an island. At its origin, the city was build as a trading outpost. History aside, we don't sail boats anymore to go work. How are we able to conclude a sustainable solution for transportation?

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by florence.delage on November 27, 2017
Collège Mérici
We decided to create a Fairtrade Campus because we want to educate and create awareness on fair trade commerce. Fairtrade products ameliorate the agricultural workers’ conditions in developing countries. They do not make enough profits to have social benefits. Because of climate change, their jobs are not safe and they experience instability: they are at the mercy of the climate and of the market. When buying Fairtrade, we support a community of workers who can democratically optimise the worker’s benefits which brings them safety.

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by Alyson Gauthier on November 26, 2017
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College Laflèche1687 Boul. Du CarmelTrois-Rivières, QCG8Z 3R8  October 12th, 2017 John CranleyMc Farland St.Cincinnati, Ohio Subject: Unsustainable problem Dear Mister Cranley,

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by Alyson Gauthier on November 26, 2017
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Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of the Mediterranean..  This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed of sustainable practices.   My next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travellers will receive before embarking.   Alyson Gauthier

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by Béatrice Provençal on November 21, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Recently, there was an alert in Montreal, raised by Environment Canada, regarding air quality. The air was severely affected, to a point where there was a possibility of smog. This smog is caused by an elevated level of pollution. According to Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques, a smog is a yellowish haze from a mixture of air pollutants that limits visibility in the atmosphere.

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by coraliedallaire on November 13, 2017
Collège Mérici
Video of Ellen Degeneres "Hey Wrinkle Face!" Commercial for Olay Simply Ageless Foundation | COVERGIRL  

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by Wallace Lou on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Wallace Lou, Lina Osmani, Farah Majid, Kazuki Gonzalez-Adachi, Georgi Maslyankov   What is our goal?

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by DanielBoon on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gianni Delli Colli  Marco Polce  Samuel Leger Danyyil Bun   Green Cars With the new innovations being brought upon eco-friendly cars, we question which is better, electric or gasoline? The quick answer everyone falls back to is that electric cars are more expensive, or that they do not cover long distances as well as gas operated engines. The real answer however, is no and no.

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by DanielBoon on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gianni Delli Colli  Marco Polce  Samuel Leger Danyyil Bun   Green Cars With the new innovations being brought upon eco-friendly cars, we question which is better, electric or gasoline? The quick answer everyone falls back to is that electric cars are more expensive, or that they do not cover long distances as well as gas operated engines. The real answer however, is no and no.

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by mplescia on November 12, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Recycle & Reuse   What is our goal?   Our goal for this project is to make use and profit out of plastics that would have cost us money otherwise.   Why are we pursuing this goal?   We are pursuing this goal because it is much eco-friendlier to make use of what was already processed than to send it who knows where. Also, so much recycling is wasted when food or other such products are thrown into the recycling bin. This is leads to being able to reuse so much less materials.

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by DanielBoon on November 12, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
              Action Research Project -Fundraiser Goal: We organise a Magic Show to raise funds to support other projects made by our classmates and Champlain Go Green fund. We pursue this goal to improve current financial situation of the Go Green fund and possibility of achievement of other projects goals.   Steps: After project is approved

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by Charles Martel on November 11, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
By: Charles Martel, Sofiya Taver and Anthony Patulli The issue chosen is e-waste pollution, the environmental damages caused by electronic debris. About 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated every year throught the world with a significant portion of it being exported to UK shores and China to be recuperated and transformed. This crude and long process leaves time for persistent and harmful pollutants to be released continuously from the these large heaps of heavy metals, leaving many areas unbreathable. 

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by XavierGagnon on November 10, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
By: Xavier-Rowan Gagnon, Dorin Popa, Simon-Pierre Dupuis The Issue:

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by Igman on November 9, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Environmental Issue Our project is aimed at eliminating incorrect sorting of waste in cities. More specifically, its goal is to diminish the use of garbage cans as the universal waste bins and instead, encourage people to recycle and compost as often as they can. Solution Our approach to this problem is to fabricate stickers that we will put on municipal garbage cans all over Saint-Lambert and that will make people reflect on whether or not what they are disposing of belongs in the trash.

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by xmorand on November 9, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Domestic waste is a huge environmental issue all around the world, but according to an article by Radio-Canada called, “Où produit-on le plus de déchets? La réponse en carte” (2016), Canada is one of the countries that produces the most domestic waste per person per day. The worldwide average of waste per person per day is of 1.2kg (which is already huge), and Canada is way above that average according to the map attached to this article.

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by chloebenko on November 8, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Since the past centuries, many animals have gone extinct. Today, we are facing an alarming extinction of pollinators, especially of the honeybee population. The consequences of this extinction are very significant to human survival since they play an essential role in our food chain. Honeybees are the main actors responsible for the pollination of our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The majority of human food crops that supply the world's nutrition are pollinated by bees.

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by SunnyDeng on November 8, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
In an article on sciencing, John Newton (2017) explains that the space needed to create a landfill site destroys the homes of many species, as well as pollutes the water in the ground and the quality of the soil around the site. Not to mention the degradation of the health of those who lives near those sites. Plus, he explains how it generates methane gas which is a known greenhouse gas that does more damage to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. In other words, it can exponentially speed up climate change.

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6 months 2 weeks ago

This seems to be a very good project. The workers' conditions in countries like Bangladesh are terrible. Their bosses give little to no regard to their well-being. Most of the clothes that we buy come from this type of environment, creating awareness for this issue is really important.One major factor in western society contributes to this issue: affluenza. It is a contagious and negative condition transmitted socially. This condition makes people always crave more material goods and creates waste or cheap labour in other countries as it is the case here. A societal shift would be necessary: if people put less importance on goods like clothes, there will be less demand for enormous and cheap quantities of clothing, therefore reducing the markets of cheap labour.

6 months 2 weeks ago

I agree that homelessness is a pervasive issue. If we consider the homeless people's happiness, it must be very hard for them to live in a world where they lack privacy and they can feel the eyes of everyone on them. Their idea of themselves could affect their own happiness. Their looking-glass self, or the way they see themselves through the eyes of other people can contribute to self concept. They imagine how they appear to others, which is probably a negative image, then they imagine how others might judge them and they reflect in order to develop some self-feeling.

Reply to: Planting Fresh Air
6 months 2 weeks ago

This is a great project for a school that promotes sustainable happiness. Aestetically pleasing aspects can be a form of bodily pleasure; it is a simple pleasure that we can appreciate. This can create a positive emotion (of course this is subjective) and influence thoughts in a positive way.

6 months 3 weeks ago

It would be totally wrong to erase our bad history because it permits us to analyze the full portrait of the history even if it is shameful. Furthermore, our past influences our future in the sense that we can take voluntary control not to repeat our mistakes and use this past to learn forgiveness in order to be more optimistic.

6 months 3 weeks ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

6 months 3 weeks ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

6 months 3 weeks ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

6 months 3 weeks ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

6 months 3 weeks ago

I completely agree with you. Cars contribute to pollution which leads to climate change and traffic is something that makes many of us angry because we are always running out of time. The solution that you propose will have a long-term impact on people’s happiness because it involves voluntary control. Indeed, people will be happier by deciding to take public transportation instead of being stuck in traffic and frustrated.
People own more cars than they actually need. Why is that? The answer is materialism. When people are bored of their old car, they buy a new one; therefore, your advertising banner may also contribute to a change regarding materialism which generates ecological costs such as pollution.

7 months 2 days ago

Charles, your project is very interesting, thank you for sharing it! Your idea to install recycling facilities for electronic waste at your school is very brilliant! If you don't mind, I would like to add a few more thoughts to this whole e-waste thing: I think that there is not enough awareness about the consequences of e-waste right now. We should put some efforts into spreading the information to the population. I cannot believe that people change their 800$ cellphone as soon as a newer model comes out. This blows my mind every single time! It is not only e-waste, but also a big money waste! In another hand, giants like Apple and Samsung also do major updates on their system so that your cellphone get really slow once the update is installed. JUST DON'T DO THE UPDATES! That's the best way to keep your phone responsive and fast! People needs to be smarter and people needs to be more educated on the consequences of changing their electronic devices just for the luxury of getting the newest gadget. I hope my thoughts will ring a bell to some of you and that awareness will be considered to decrease e-wasted in the future!

Claudia M.

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert

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