Hello everyone, Jenna here! I hope that you are all doing well. Being back in the full swing of university, it is a very busy time of year. In addition, living off campus and in my own apartment has given me a new perspective on something that is a very pressing issue, plastic!
We have all heard this word before, especially in the last few years as it has become a hot topic in the media.
Sustainable development; clothes made in an eco-factory using sustainable products; local farmers markets campaigning with the slogan “shop sustainably.” But what does “sustainable” really mean? How can we be sustainable?
There are many different definitions of the word “sustainable.” If you read my blog, you may have noticed that I use this word a lot in various contexts. For myself, I am big on practicing environmental, social and mental sustainability. To understand what I mean when I use the word in these contexts, first, you need to understand what sustainability really is. Read more “What does “sustainable” mean?”
Hello everyone! Jenna here. Today’s post is inspired by a realization I made recently about the current state of our world, and how we can make a positive change for our future.
Science is great. Technological innovations have made our lives so much easier; modern medicine has been saving lives across the globe for decades. Science and technology have also been great for combating the environmental issues we are currently facing. There are countless claims on the news and internet stating that the “solutions” to our environmental problems have been found. Bacteria that eats plastic, companies that turn garbage into fuel, affordable solar panels—these innovations are all great, but at the end of the day, they are not going to make the massive global change that we need.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Jenna here, and I cannot believe that we’re already halfway through August! With school looming just around the corner, you’ve probably started getting ready for the year ahead. If it’s your first time heading off to university or college, I bet that you’re feeling very excited and nervous right about now!
If you’re a returning student like myself, you’re probably looking forward to seeing your friends and making plenty of great memories. This year is the first year that I’ll be living off campus. With that in mind, I have been very aware of my ecological footprint as I purchase items and pack for the move to my apartment.
Hello, friends! It’s Jenna, and this week I am sharing a post that will benefit you not only when pursuing your environmental endeavours but in all aspects of life.
Whether you face a problem in school, with a relationship, with your job or income source, having strong problem-solving skills are essential. Chances are, you have faced a problem where you quickly came up with a solution, only to realize that you overlooked an important factor and are still stuck with the problem (or in many cases, stuck with an even bigger problem).
Happy Wednesday, friends! Jenna here, and I hope that you are having a great week thus far.
This week’s post is inspired by PickWaste’s most recent clean-up, which took place on Saturday, July 28th. At this clean-up, Sam, Dillon and their volunteers collected 4483 cigarette butts in just one hour! Can you believe this? The fact that there are so many tiny pieces of litter lying around in one space is just mind-blowing to me. Imagine how many pieces would be collected if there was more time or more volunteers? The amount of litter we see today sure says a lot about our behaviour and lack of respect for the planet. Read more “Tobacco, just as harmful to the planet as our human health”
Hello everyone, it’s Jenna! I am back to share a fun, DIY post to help you live a lower waste lifestyle without having to change your daily habits.
I’ll be sharing six crafty ways to recycle and reuse materials from around your home that you likely throw out without thinking twice. While going zero-waste by purchasing a reusable water bottle, packing lunches in a reusable container instead of constantly eating out, or purchasing portable cutlery are the ideal choices, sometimes waste is unavoidable.
Empty yogurt containers, old CDs/DVDs, aluminium foil—items like these are always in our homes, yet we don’t know how to reuse them or never think about reusing them. You may think that it is tricky to avoid waste when using these everyday products, but worry not! Below I have provided you with easy ways to reduce your waste while still using your everyday products.
Hello everyone, Jenna here! I hope you’ve been having a great week so far and are enjoying the sunshine. And we were told that this summer wasn’t going to be very warm at all…yeah, right!
This week’s post is all about a fun, innovative exercise that fitness junkies around the world have started adding to their workout routine. Gaining a lot of attention in the media in the last few months, this activity originated in Sweden about two years ago. North American media coverage really flourished back in February and has since spread all over the world. You can now find people doing this activity in Canada, the States, the United Kingdom, Thailand, China, and more!
Hello there! My name is Jenna, and I’m so excited to be joining the PickWaste team as their new blogger! I met Sam and Dillon a few months ago when I reached out asking if they wanted to do an interview for my own blog, thisisjennasjourney.com. We had a great conversation about their project and future ideas. We also discussed the importance of educating people on the environmental issues that we face today. I feel that the three of us really connected while discussing the issues how we can work with the community to overcome them. We all believe that if everyone does their part by completing small, consistent actions every single day, we can look forward to a cleaner, greener future.