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Enviro RX, November 2017

We know environmental pollution comes in various forms including air, water, soil, etc. Each one of us is a stakeholder as we are all inhabitants of this one and only mother earth. And each one of us can contribute something to advance environmental pollution mitigation measures. You and I should therefore accept personal responsibility for…
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Enviro RX, August 2017

Two opposing scenarios captured my attention recently. The first scenario was seeing the photo of a young woman wading through garbage just to be able to go surfboarding. The visual impact brought me to tears. I have posted the photo on the EAG website this month not to shock you but to inspire you into…
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Enviro RX, July 2017

While catching up on some journal reading recently it was encouraging to read about the continuing growth of the use of wind energy among corporations Though tech companies such as Google long been using renewable energy, corporate giants such as Walmart and General Motors have become some of America’s biggest purchasers of such energy. According…
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Enviro RX, June 2017

Think of this, it is estimated that as much as $1 billion worth of recoverable materials are lost to landfills across Canada every year. Considering this estimate how can we ignore the importance and the value of a circular economy. A circular economy is one that drives innovation. For example, I live in a neighbourhood…
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Enviro RX, May 2017

Water is just one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges. To reverse this requires collaboration across various fields of expertise, behavioural change and political reforms. How many people know that water for drinking and personal use is only a very small part of society’s total water needs. In fact household water usually accounts for less…
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Enviro RX, April 2017

We are excited to have released more information about the ELPH Awards. There are 12 days till Earth Day and only 200 days until you can submit your application to the inaugural ELPH Awards! Every day, there are headlines that point to a worrying increase in the average temperature of our planet. It is easy…
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Enviro RX, March 2017

“Going Green” is a very personal choice that is usually embraced wholeheartedly by the individual for deep, philosophical meaning. Despite what some may feel about another person's answer to the question "Why Go Green", it is a source of inspiration to be able to bond through our personal convictions. The impact of environmental pollution on…
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Enviro RX, February 2017

We all know the saying "reduce, reuse, recycle". And yet, way too many of us overlook these principles. Let’s ask ourselves why we should "reduce, reuse, recycle?” One of the most personal reasons is because eco-friendly habits save us money. Eliminating waste usually leads to an elimination of harmful chemicals in our homes as well.…
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Enviro RX, January 2017

Whether you're sitting at your desk, kicking back at home or just about anywhere else, stop and take a moment to look around. How many things in your immediate vicinity are made of plastic? From reusable coffee cups to computer keyboards to compostable plastic food containers, stuff made out of polymers is everywhere. The good…
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Enviro RX, December 2016

Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are added to everyday cosmetic products such as face wash, toothpaste, abrasive cleaners and lots more. They are small enough to go down your plughole and easily pass water filtration systems. Some 100,000 microbeads are washed down the sink with a single application of some products, ending up…
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Enviro RX, November 2016

What does a circular economy mean? The bottom line, its one in which materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible, allowing them to be used again and again. Circular solutions start on the drawing board.  Redesigning products so that they use fewer materials and last longer; are easy to maintain so that…
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Enviro RX, October 2016

Recently, while enjoying my morning coffee and attempting to catch up on my business reading I came upon an interesting article highlighting the Vancouver-based Ethical Bean Company. Ethical Bean is famous for their fair trade certified organic coffee. The company has recently announced it is taking another step with an innovative solution to the ever-increasing…
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Enviro RX, September 2016

Excess CO2 acts as a blanket, trapping heat and warming the planet. CO2 survives in the atmosphere for a long time—up to many centuries—so its heat-trapping effects are compounded over time. If the global economy remains dependent on fossil fuels for its energy needs it poses severe risks to natural systems and to human health…
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Enviro RX, August 2016

According to David Suzuki close to half of all food produced worldwide is wasted, once produced. Waste occurs at various points of the food supply system, but, according to experts, the biggest source of waste is households. I am constantly surprised when on garbage day, neighbours appear to have little or NO food waste out…
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Enviro RX, July 2016

Earth’s finite resources are being stretched to the limit by rapid population growth, air, water and soil pollution, and much more. In the face of our complex global problems, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless, and to find ourselves asking, “What difference can one person make?” The answer is that one person can…
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