I was planning on volunteering for an organization called “The Dish Project” from Concordia University in Montreal. The dish project works under the Sustainable Concordia. And they have been operating since 2004. Their goal is “focus(ing)es on reducing waste in and around Concordia University, as well as exploring, understanding, and educating our community with regard to waste justice issues and waste reduction. We hope to empower individuals and communities to reconnect with waste and are committed to making... [+] Read more
“It’s no secret that the Great Lakes are suffering tremendous ecological strain — Lake Erie was even pronounced “dead” for a time during the 1960s because of an overload of phosphorus from municipal waste.” This statement comes from Nick Walker, author of “Pollution in the Great Lakes” for Canadian Geographic. And it makes us realize that our great lakes are suffering and they are unbelievably important in North America. “One-quarter of Canada’s population and a 10th of America’s population drink from... [+] Read more
According to a WWF article, “Water pollution in Canada and what you need to know” from March 25th, 2016 written by Written by Catherine Paquette. “Eight of the 11 watersheds currently assessed are classified as having high or very high pollution threat levels.” In Canada, we have very high percentage of fresh water. Our Great Lakes alone contain 20% of the world fresh water who supplies water for 35 million people in North America. It is very important for us to work hard on keeping... [+] Read more
According to a McGill article, “How much are we using?” The answer to that question is a lot. “The average Quebecer uses 400L of water per person, and, according to the Ville de Montréal, the average Montrealer uses 225 L of water per person.” The average Quebec uses more liters of water per person than the average Canadian overall who uses about 329 liters. These numbers could be reduced quickly if we were careful with our water uses.
This is exactly what the... [+] Read more