For many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Frenco, a zero-waste store in Montreal.
Zero-packaging stores provide a systemic solution to a globalised food industry dependent on plastic packaging.
A coal barge sits in the background as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Cincinnati in June 2017.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Words matter because they influence the way we understand environmental problems and shape their solutions.
Key values in Māori leadership include a concern for past and future generations.
Emerging Māori leaders successfully weave traditional practices with contemporary influences on leadership styles.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Dec. 1, 2018. Post-Brexit, Canada and the U.K. have a chance to transform their economies by working together.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
As 2019 dawns, a worldwide circular economy could be created through international trade and trade agreements like the one that could be forged between Canada and the U.K., post-Brexit.
Do you know what have your clothes been soaking in?
Dry cleaning isn't really dry – it uses chemical solvents. Perc, the most common option, has contaminated soil and groundwater and poses serious health risks, but safer choices are emerging.
Delicious, nutritious… and emissions-intensive.
Most consumers underestimate the greenhouse emissions associated with different foods. But environmental labels, similar to existing nutrition information, can help us make lower-impact choices.
Paper not plastic.
Christmas is hectic, and it can be easy just to go with the flow and vow to cut your plastic use in the new year. But here are some easy steps you can take now to make your Christmas plastic-free.
Plastic trees that are reused actually have a lower carbon footprint.
Only a quarter of Christmas jumpers are reused.
Australia’s sprawling cities present many challenges to sustainability, but planning innovations can help achieve at least half of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Planning innovations around the world offer inspiration, but ultimately the innovations needed to make Australia's sprawling cities more sustainable must be shaped by local conditions.
The typical suburban backyard of the future?
Retrosuburbia.com (with permission)
The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic 'degrowth'? Here's how it might unfold.
The United Nations says people “left behind” include those vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but aren’t the furthest behind those damaging the environment? Here, a man rides a bicycle through a devastated Homs, Syria. Numerous studies say climate change was a factor in record-setting drought, one of several causes of the country’s civil war.
AP Photo/Dusan Vranic
The United Nations Declaration on sustainable development stresses "leaving no-one behind," but what about the factors that cause many to be behind in the first place?
Scotch pines on a Christmas tree farm in northern Michigan.
Both natural and artificial Christmas trees have environmental impacts, but they're not major. What matters most is what happens to the trees after the holidays.
Soil is a non-renewable part of the environment. Can it sustain food production for our growing population?
The thin layer of soil on our planet's surface ultimately sustains us all, but it's a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.
Like Dr. Seuss’ imaginary truffula trees, baobabs are endangered.
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
Malcolm Turnbull launching his 2015 Innovation Statement.
Innovation should mean solutions that work for everyone, not just economists.
MBA programs that produce leaders who are committed to sustainability are on the rise. Here’s why Canada can lead the pack in turning out business leaders who can change the world.
In a world where employees and consumers want businesses to be more sustainable, there's a growing need for business leaders who share these values — and a new type of business education.
Thanks to a novel process, human urine can be turned into bio-bricks.
Some of the things we discard - like urine - can actually be useful resources.
Trash or treasure?
The internet makes it easier for discarded stuff to land in someone else's home instead of the dump.
Globalised fishing can leave workers vulnerable to exploitation.
A lack of sustainability, profitability and transparency in the global fishing industry is exacerbating the problem of slave-like working conditions for crew. Here are the warning signs to look out for.