29 Search Results for sustainable living

Sustainable Living: Eco-friendly Sex

How to stay green in the bedroom Mel Pomerleau, Contributor When it comes to sex and sustainability, there are a number of things that can be done to keep both your sexual partners and the environment safe. From toys to protection, here are few ways to green up your sex life. Consider the condom. Often,... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: The Bathroom

How to green your bathroom routine From using ethically sourced ingredients to picking out bathroom decor, there’s always a way to be a little friendlier to the environment in your life. As with any switch to a new product or routine, work within your means and make choices that reflect your goals as an individual.... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: Green up your clean up

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that long exposure to chemicals can be hazardous to your health. So why is there an ever-growing list of chemicals present in all your standard household cleaners and other common household items? Here’s the kicker: when it comes to cleaners, you don’t even need chemicals to get... Continue Reading

Sustainable Living: How to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

Living sustainably doesn’t have to be hard, and it certainly doesn’t have to mean giving up or going without. One of the first things I chose to commit to in my quest to live more sustainably was to purchase fewer single-use items. That meant not allowing myself to purchase my morning cup of joe without... Continue Reading

Embarking on a sustainable 2021

Last year I experienced eco-anxiety. Forest fires, droughts, and plastic pollution began to recklessly smash through the doors of my otherwise gentle thoughts. I could no longer read, watch, or hear about the climate crisis without feeling my jaw tightening. Eco-anxiety or climate anxiety is defined as “mental distress caused by climate change and environmental... Continue Reading

KPU Institute for Sustainable Food Systems Finds that B.C. Farmland is Underutilized

Farmland in B.C. is going to waste under current provincial policies, according to a white paper recently released by Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS). The ISFS has spent the past 11 months creating a comprehensive document titled Protection is Not Enough: Policy Precedents to Increase the Agricultural Use of British Columbia’s... Continue Reading

SUSTIANABLE LIVING: Holiday Edition

The tree isn’t the only thing that should be green this holiday season Marketing during the holidays is pretty intense to say the least. It seems that advertisements demand your attention everywhere you look, telling you that you can’t be happy without the product they’re selling. You might feel momentarily elated by making new purchase,... Continue Reading

Why You’re (Probably) Still Living at Home

Young adults are being pressured to stay with their parents as housing prices continues to grow   The average young adult looking to live well in Vancouver is stuck with a daunting ultimatum—room with their parents or leave the city. Statistics Canada’s 2011 census has revealed that 42.3 per cent of people in their twenties... Continue Reading

Leaf the Meat Off the Menu at Compassion Con 2019

KPU’s Let’s Be Compassionate Club will be hosting its first ever Compassion Con on the Surrey campus on the afternoon of Jan. 31. The 100 per cent vegan, 100 per cent free event is inspired by VegFest, which was hosted by Capilano University. There will be plant-based vendors, lectures by a range of influential figures,... Continue Reading

University Students in Canada Still Struggle with Food Security

According to Meal Exchange Canada, an organization which coordinates student-focused food programs, two out of five (39 per cent) of surveyed post-secondary students experienced some degree of food insecurity in the past year. Last March, The Runner looked into the Kwantlen Student Association’s food bank program and found that it has been seeing an increase... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: South Surrey-White Rock

Gordon Hogg The Liberal Party Gordon Hogg currently serves as a Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock. He also served in the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia as the MLA for Surrey-White Rock from 1997 until 2017 as a member of the Liberal Party and was White Rock’s mayor from 1984 to 1993. “One... Continue Reading

Riding Profile: Steveston Richmond-East

Joe Peschisolido The Liberal Party Peschisolido is the founder of his own law firm, Peschisolido & Company, and served on the board of Bing Han Enterprises. He was first elected in 2000 as an MP of the Alliance party, and has been the incumbent Liberal MP since 2015. He says he wants to work with... Continue Reading

Four Federal Candidates Gather to Debate Climate Change Solutions in Richmond

With climate change on voters’ minds this election, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing so much discussion of it during the course of this election campaign. On Oct. 3, four election candidates gathered in Richmond’s Robert Palmer Secondary to discuss the climate crisis. Among them were incumbent Liberal candidate Joe Peschisolido, Steven Kou (Liberal), Jaeden... Continue Reading

Evaluating “Eco-Terrorism”

It’s no secret that pollution and environmental contamination is changing the planet. Industry pollutes the environment, and each day that goes by, machines release toxins like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide into breathable air. Slaughterhouses can contribute to pollution immensely through irresponsible wastewater disposal, which can leak manure, grease, and fat into rivers and... Continue Reading

KPU Opens Fifth Campus in Surrey Centre

After years of planning, preparation, recruitment, and construction, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new campus at 3 Civic Plaza is now officially open for business. The campus, which is situated above the building lobby, occupies the first five floors of the 52-storey building and contains classrooms, study spaces, and both assessment and testing services. It also offers... Continue Reading