Natural weathering, industrial activities, automobile exhausts, paints, wood preservatives and herbicides can potentially introduce metals into urban environments. We have therefore been conducting investigations on metals in the urban environment including boulevard and backyard gardens, parks, playgrounds and roadsides.
An important part of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program is an 8-month major project. One of this year’s projects, sponsored by the university's Office of Sustainability, is a feasibility study of sustainable beekeeping on campus.
We are experiencing the lowest low tides of the year during the daylight this week, and once again RRU researchers, undergraduate and graduate students are in the Southern Gulf Islands assisting Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (GINPR) scientists with their five-year clam garden restoration project.
Only three days into the Sustainable Community Development residency and it is already clear that the experience is both amazing and daunting. Our CityStudio project is on housing affordability. Some of us know a little something about the topic but others are delving into it for the first time. Definitions plague us. Does this mean homelessness? Are we in a position to contribute to this seemingly massive issue?
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) Zero Waste Conference held in beautiful Whistler, BC. The Zero Waste Conference and Trade Show is a premier networking and education event hosted annually by the RCBC. Each spring, the three-day conference draws more than 300 industry professionals from the government, non-profit and business sectors.