The best way to increase cancer screening rates

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 8, 2024 12:54 pm
Hi all, I might be a bit bias because of the "Cook" name in this program, but bear with me as the results are impressive.    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of canc…

The power of community gardens

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 1, 2024 12:48 pm
Hi all,    At a time of increased food insecurity due to higher grocery prices around the world, community gardens are becoming more and more important as a source of food, health…

Shared streets: Designing vibrant and inclusive public spaces

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:17 pm
Hi all,    Shared streets have been on the rise in urban cities around the world over the past fifteen years and provide many benefits to municipalities who decide to take this ro…

Five ways to boost e-waste recycling

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Julie Cook Kitchener Mar 25, 2024 13:11 pm
Hi all,    With the fast pace of technology and increased demand for electronics around the world, electronic waste is a growing threat to the environment and global health. Over …

Smart Cities: A good idea?

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Julie Cook Kitchener Feb 28, 2024 14:13 pm
Smart Cities have risen in popularity in the past several years. As sustainability professionals, many of whom work for municipalities, you may have come across or be working towa…

Wind Farm Co-Ownership

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa Jan 25, 2024 15:01 pm
What if you want to move away from gas and oil, but rent, are about to move, or can’t afford solar panels? If your energy supplier has not already pledged to go green, you have fe…

How to increase recycling rates in the office

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Julie Cook Kitchener Jan 18, 2024 14:49 pm
Hi all,    To learn an effective way to increase recycling behaviour in an office workplace, consider reviewing Action Research’s study on 34 office buildings in U.S. cities. They…

How to Encourage a Plant-based Diet

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Julie Cook Kitchener Oct 20, 2023 0:14 am
Hi all, If you would like to encourage a priority group to reduce their meat intake and increase consumption of plant-based foods, consider the use of default settings. At resta…

COVID & single use plastics

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 7, 2021 1:37 am
 Hi all,   For many of us in the sustainability field, we are aware that one of the environmental impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic has been an alarming increase in single-use pl…

Cooking during COVID

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Julie Cook Kitchener Nov 26, 2020 20:23 pm
Hi everyone, For any of you that are working on food-related issues, you may already know that cooking from home has increased significantly since COVID (Statista, 2020; Acosta, …

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