Open Letter to the Mayor of Las Vegas

Here is a letter that I wrote to the Mayor of Las Vegas.  The subject of the letter is sustainability and opportunities to improve. srd_letter.docx

Open Letter to the Mayor of New Orleans

Here is a letter which I wrote to Mr. Mich Landreau, the Mayor of New Orleans concerning the non-sustainability of his city.



Sustainable tour Project - The Middle East

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.

Canadian-Ontario New Immigration Agreement.


With more and more conflicts happening in the world today, refugees and immigration is a large factor of Canadian life. According to the author, recently the Canadian and Ontario government have put in place a new agreement in order to acquire skilled immigrants, as well as increase their chances of improving their skills and trades, to meet the province’s “occupational standards”. Up to $91 million was included in the The Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement (COIA). This is to aid fund new comers to enhance their skills for up to three years, so that they may work in Ontario.

Foreign part timer

These days, many foreign people come to Japan, because they are interested in Japanese culture, studying different languages and so on. In addition, they have part-time job. Convenience store is very common, and recently many foreign part-timers at Japan’s convenience stores are rising. I will write about the reasons why foreign people have part-time job at convenience store and what I think about it.

Final Project: Exposed to the Truth of Youth & Employment


Throughout this semester, there was one subject that interested me the most; it was the future of employment and the current situation for the employment industry. I have touched on a few topics involving this theme such as labour laws, unemployment, and technology advancement in the workforce. The reason why this issue intrigued me is that soon I will be entering the workforce and I was curious to find out if there will be jobs available as well as the state the work environment.

Gender Wage Gap Disparities


The article “The gender pay gap” published on The Economist explores the pay disparities between men and women. It is difficult for women to even find jobs because of what they call the “motherhood penalty”. Many employers will not hire a woman if she is planning on having children because than she will need to take time off and possibly afterwards reduce her hours of work to care for her child. Meghan, who always wanted to be a mother, worked hard in school to achieve a good career for her future.

Oil and Gad Drilling Opportunities Put Marine Sanctuaries at Risk

Marine sanctuaries along the west coast in California are natural wonders – hosting breeding sites to many marine creatures, as well as providing locals and tourists with many recreational activities. These protected sites have recently become at risk of being reduced or even eliminated thanks to a new executive order put forward by President Trump six months ago. The America First Offshore Energy Executive Order, signed in April, was aimed at expanding offshore oil and gas drilling in the Artic and Atlantic oceans.

Trump signs order sweeping away Obama’s clean power plan to address climate change – economic development or environmental protection? It’s a question.

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 29th, 2017 to terminate the Obama-era climate change regulations which restrain oil drilling and mining activities. The previous decree during the Obama-era is to lower carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants. Thus, helping the US accomplish its commitments to a common goal reached by approximately 200 countries in Paris in 2015. Because the total carbon emission is finite, increasing carbon emissions on oil drilling and mining activities limit carbon emissions in other fields such as in policy and infrastructure.

Canadian Seal Hunting: ban it or protect it?

Seal hunting in Canada dates back over hundreds of years, but only more recently in the mid-20th century has it become extremely controversial. In the National Geographic article ‘Demand For Seal Products Has Fallen – So Why Do Canadians Keep Hunting?’ the author looks at the past and current status of the Canadian sealing industry and its uncertain future.