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An Incredibly Insightful YouTube Video

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If you have 3-minutes to spare out of your busy day, we encourage you to check this video out. Edited by David Bayliss, the clips are taken from various documentaries about the earth. We’ve created a list of important eco films you should see when you get the chance, so consider this a sneak peak at the beauty you’ll discover by watching them.

5 Eco Films You Need To Watch Right Now

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You probably think you know quite a bit about our planet, but the truth is, you really don’t. These five films will blow your mind (which is such a cliche phrase, but totally applies in this case). Check it: Earth This BBC documentary is a long one to be sure, but definitely worth the time to sit down and take an adventure around our planet. Narrated by an epic cast including Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones, and Ken Watanabe, ‘Earth’ is one documentary to remember. March of The Penguins Follow the annual journey of Emperor Penguins to their breeding grounds…. read more

‘Spaceship Earth’ And Our Dwindling Resources

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Spaceship Earth. A term not heard everyday, but one with great implications behind it. In short, it is a phrase used to express concern over the Earth’s dwindling resources, and to define our part as a collective to work for the planet’s greater good. The term was first coined by Barbara Ward in her book Spaceship Earth after a speech by her good friend, Adlai Stevenson, to the U.N. Stevenson was a politician in the Democratic party of the U.S., as well as the 5th U.S. ambassador to the U.N. In his speech, he said, “We travel together, passengers on… read more

The Human Race Is Doomed, Unless…

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We all know the Earth has an expiration date. Sooner or later, our sun will die, and when that day comes, one of several things will occur; it could go supernova and destroy us all, it could become a Red Giant and swallow the earth with it, etc. Whatever the case, science tells us it’s bound to happen. Unfortunately, we’ve got bigger and sooner problems. British physicist Stephen Hawking, famous for his theories on time travel, wormholes, the ‘Big Bang’, and others, has come out with a recent statement informing us that we’ve got less than a millennia to get our… read more

Making a Difference

Making a difference

Many, many of us are trying to reduce our global footprint (about 90%, if you live in Canada). What some people have noticed, though, is that the news reports of 85% of Africa’s rainforests are gone, fish are getting genders mixed up, and the earth keeps getting hotter and dirtier. This makes many slump down in exhaustion because our lovely planet is still being hurt, despite all the newspaper garbage bags and organic veggies that one may buy. If you’re feeling blue because of trying to be green and not seeing much happen, perhaps some words of encouragement are in… read more

Life On Mars?

Life On Mars

With the recent scientific expedition to Mars by NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ rover, many new questions and theories on future missions have been brought forth by experts in the field. Since human colonization of our closest planetary neighbor is imminent, the steps to achieve this monumental production will need to be finalized soon. One unanswered question is the topic of creating a permanent habitat, with the idea of adapting Mars into a “Second Earth”. Since the Martian atmosphere is 95.3% carbon-dioxide, and only 0.2% oxygen, compared to Earth’s 0.1% carbon-dioxide and 20.9% oxygen, future colonization efforts will face some obstacles before achieving… read more