Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

Letter to the editor

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I am writing to comment as well as state my opinion on Laura Hubbard’s article “All aboard the King’s Express” published on March 9, 2012. I recently read a study conducted by Will Toor and Spenser W. Havlick on transportation and sustainable campus initiatives that stated, “The daily movement of people to campus in cars…

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The country house and the city house

It may sound surprising, but the majority of residents in compact urban centres use less fossil fuel, walk more, bike regularly, and use public transit more frequently than their counterparts in the country. For most city dwellers, their way of life has not been a conscious decision, but rather is the result of extenuating factors…

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Green parking spots for car-free day

By Brittany Maguire, News Contributor   In celebration of International Car Free Day on Sept. 22, environmental activists gathered to occupy three parking meters on Grafton Street. Their goal was to raise awareness and demonstrate their commitment to public and active transportation in Halifax. Robin Tress, the Dalhousie student organizer of the parking spot party, says…

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Point•Counterpoint

By Max Rau and Ali Cherri, Opinions Contributors   POINT (Max): The primary responsibility of any government is to protect the well- being of its citizens. The benefits of global warming to Canada should, in the eyes of the Canadian government, greatly outweigh the damages caused in the developing world. Canadians will benefit from climate…

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Raise your GPA (that is: your Green Particip-Action)

Rachel Deloughery and Emma Kiley, Sustainability columnists You have been at Dalhousie for about a week now and are probably starting to wonder what kind of wicked, awesome sustainability stuff goes on at Dal, and how you can get involved. Or maybe you’re secretly wondering what this sustainability business is all about (and what the…

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Students save the trees

Samie Durnford, Assistant News Editor Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) has been trying to develop a plan to manage and preserve its urban forests. The Halifax urban forest consists of trees on private or public property, in urban parks and on the streets. The intended purpose of the plan is to raise awareness about the importance…

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MLAs discuss Sable Island, environment at Dal

By Scott Beed, Staff Contributor Sable Island may be a federally- and provincially-protected wilderness area, but some of the province’s more eco-savvy politicians argue more needs to be done. Dalhousie University hosted an environmental panel last Monday. It was the same day the province made the Sable Island announcement and much of the conversation hinged on…

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Climate change goes carnal

By Megan Tardif-Woolgar, Opinions Contributor Humans are consuming more meat. The climate is changing. Is there a connection? The beefy fact is that unsustainable agricultural practices used to meet the ever-increasing demand for animal products have been identified as one of the greatest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. According to the 2006 report published by…

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Cleaning up consumerism

By Rebecca Spence, Staff Contributor Haligonians better get on their green, organic cotton, party pants. The first annual Atlantic Eco-Expo will make its debut this weekend – Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 – at Exhibition Park. Organized by two Dalhousie students, Casey Binkley and Jordan Ekers, the event promises to be an exciting ride. Over 90…

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