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We May Stand a Chance: Greta Thunberg’s Impact on a Dying World Features 

We May Stand a Chance: Greta Thunberg’s Impact on a Dying World

We are dying. Well, to specify, our planet is. Global temperatures have risen one degree Celsius since 1900 and are expected to rise even more at the rate that the world is progressing. This leaves us with a mere eleven years left to turn things around without detrimental consequences. As young people panic about the state of their futures, political parties sit back and continue to collect capital from their parasitic ways. Change needs to happen now! But it seems nowhere in sight… “I am only one person, what can…

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The Climate Calls for YOU Campus News 

The Climate Calls for YOU

We are in the midst of a climate crisis on Earth. Large systematic changes need to be made as soon as possible if we want to have a livable planet for future generations. Our governments have not been listening to the decades of cries for the health of our planet from the people. Grassroots movements started by young activists like Greta Thunberg have been gaining steam, and inspiring the masses to get out on the streets and demand for change. The long anticipated Global Climate Strikes are one such movement….

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The Gardening Begins Anew Campus 

The Gardening Begins Anew

Craving a relaxing outdoor activity to de-stress during the final weeks of the semester? The Vanier Collective Gardens are the perfect place to go! Located between the N building and D building and in front of the sports complex, you’ve probably passed by and wondered what these spaces are for. It is in fact the Vanier gardens, and all are invited to help out, pick a carrot or some lettuce, or to go and just to smell the flowers! Gardening sessions are starting now, and all are welcome to get…

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Nothing’s Sweeter Than Picket Signs: the March of March 15th News 

Nothing’s Sweeter Than Picket Signs: the March of March 15th

My brother and I didn’t prepare any poster or costume or poetry for Montreal’s last big climate strike. We just got off at Place-Des-Arts and listened to speeches in a December cold and shouted our voices dry with 50,000 other voices. We strode to Mount Royal. Protestors were beating the drum, dancing and shouting their way up to the mountain. Women yelled praises out their house windows, clapping their pots and pans with wooden spoons to us down in the street. It was a real gay delight and the peoples…

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Food Waste Features 

Food Waste

It is not at all uncommon to see a perfectly wrapped and uneaten sandwich, or a half eaten container of takeout in the garbage bin. Sadly, discarded food is a sight seen far too often. According to a recent study, Canada is one of the worst offenders. Research conducted over the past year by public and industry leaders in food waste Second Harvest and Value Chain International found that Canadians have wasted or lost nearly 60 percent of the food they produced, which equates to 35.5 million metric tonnes of…

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Radical Biographies: Murray Bookchin and the Anarchist’s Nature Features 

Radical Biographies: Murray Bookchin and the Anarchist’s Nature

Murray Bookchin would have been a gadfly had he not trilled the notes of beauty and imagination. The philosopher was raised in a different society. Political discussion was public discussion, frequently done at the feet of the local candy store. If the weather was nice, one could go hear the daily preachings of radicals at street corners. There was hope for revolution in this 1930s New York City village. These conditions inspired a philosophy that places a great value on the experience of freedom and equality. Bookchin’s own writings followed…

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A Call To Action Features 

A Call To Action

We still continue to treat our home without a care. We seem to forget that without it, we do not exist. We live in a time where technological advancement and artificial intelligence[1] headline the news. We’ve become so far removed from our roots, so obsessed with ourselves, that the mass extinction[2], oil spillages [3]and rising sea levels[4] are just things that we can brush aside and hide under the carpet. We can not stand for this. Too many times do people say, “my actions won’t change anything.” This puts into…

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The Vanier Collective Gardens Campus 

The Vanier Collective Gardens

It is sometimes astonishing how many things we walk past without noticing. I find that this often happens with the Vanier Collective Gardens and the various planters around campus; we are so used to walking past them, and so focused on the class we are walking to, or from, that we don’t even see the wonders that are growing there. Have you ever stopped to look at the peppers, cucumbers, cabbages, tomatoes or zucchinis (those are often gigantic) that are growing in front of the Sports Complex? Or the beans,…

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2nd Annual Sustainability Conference Features 

2nd Annual Sustainability Conference

Sustainability is a field of study that involves looking into how natural systems function, and finding a balance between societal, environmental and economic factors in order to preserve the environment for future generations.   On November 11th, students from Cegeps in the Montreal area came together to talk about sustainability, its importance, and the challenges involved in achieving and maintaining it. Held in Concordia University’s John Molson building, attendees took part in a full day of activities, guest speakers, and conversations with peers. The day started at 10:00 am, when…

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Herbal Tea Workshop at Vanier Campus 

Herbal Tea Workshop at Vanier

On October 10th, the Vanier Collective Gardens held an Herbal Tea Workshop hosted by Naughty Nettle Medicinals. Naughty Nettles Medicinals is an organic grocery store that holds herbal workshops in and around the Montreal area. For more information about the company feel free to visit their Facebook page. The workshop held at Vanier focused on Herbal Tea and its benefits, but also the benefits of many local plants to our health. It was very hands-on and interactive, and everyone who attended certainly learned something new about the medicinal properties of…

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