The Outdoor Retail Oligopolies: The outdoor industry has an environmental image problem

An oligopoly is an industry dominated by small number of key players. As you can imagine this can result in all sorts of collusion and reduces competition. Text book oligopolies are Ford, GMC and Chrysler or Coca Cola and Pepsi. Canadians would immediately recognize the big 3 cell service providers, Bell, Telus and Rogers. Consumers … Continue reading The Outdoor Retail Oligopolies: The outdoor industry has an environmental image problem

TGB: From Knowledge to Action

From Knowledge to Action: MSc. Candidate Navigates Flood Risk and Resilience in Sackville-Based Thesis The Green Backpack: Sustainability In Our Community by Trevor Donald Just as Sackville and several New Brunswick communities were cleaning up a day after their homes and businesses were flooded, Master of Science candidate, Emily Phillips fittingly used the flooding event … Continue reading TGB: From Knowledge to Action

TGB: Putting A Face On Climate Change

 Putting a Face on Climate Change this Earth Day The Green Backpack: Sustainability in Our Community by Trevor Donald Writing about the environment is difficult. Never mind the incredible amount of work each story requires from interviewing to meticulously choosing the words you will use to describe a tough subject. That’s the fun part. It’s … Continue reading TGB: Putting A Face On Climate Change

TGB: Water and Energy are Interlinked

World Water Day 2014 Recognizes Water and Energy are Interlinked and Interdependent The Green Backpack: Sustainability in Our Community by Trevor Donald Water is scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768 million people who don’t have access to water or safe water. World Water Day, which is held annually … Continue reading TGB: Water and Energy are Interlinked

TIDES OF HISTORY IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Published on December 18, 2013 in the Sackville Tribune Post Submitted By: Trevor Donald, RCE Tantramar Media and Communications Intern One wonders if New Brunswick is fighting the tide of history on shale gas development in the province. To see the future better, we must look to the past.  History does not necessarily repeat itself, … Continue reading TIDES OF HISTORY IN ATLANTIC CANADA

Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice?

In the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (International Name Haiyan) Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice? By: Trevor Donald Last Saturday morning, many from Canada’s Filipino community turned on the TV to learn that Super Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan) struck their country leaving areas in mud and ruin. They have … Continue reading Filipinos Remain Resilient, But Do They Have a Choice?

ESD can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago, Chile

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago,  Chile Published on September 29, 2013 in the Sackville Tribune Post By: Trevor Donald  - Environmental Communications and Media Intern People are drawn to the magnitude and beauty of mountains. What happens though when the air pollution is so thick you can … Continue reading ESD can Contribute to Air Pollution Challenges in Santiago, Chile