Here are some of my favourite resources to learn more about climate change, the environment, decolonizing research, and more.

Decolonizing Research

Mental Health in Academia

Climate Change Facts

What You Can Do About Climate Change

There are many online resources that list ideas for what you can do to help mitigate climate change on an individual scale. But here are some of the top suggestions I give to people:

  • Vote for parties that have clear climate change mitigation strategies as key components of their platform, and hold them accountable. Local to federal governments have the power to put policy into place that will help us to limit our carbon emissions on large (industrial-level) scales. This is what is needed to curb emissions as soon as possible. When parties back-track on their mitigation promises, we can then peacefully protest to demand action.
  • Talk with your friends and families about climate change. The more people that understand how climate change is impacting our world, the stronger the voice is that demands change on a global scale.
  • Limit carbon emissions in your own life. You can do this by reducing your energy usage at home, driving your car less, offsetting your air travel, eating less meat (especially beef), and more.
  • Divest your money from companies and banking institutions that fund oil companies and invest in companies that are better for the planet.

Canadian Environmentalism

  • The Narwhal is a Canadian not-for-profit media company that covers environmental issues across the nation.
  • Learn about environmental issues unique to Canada with the David Suzuki Foundation.
  • The World Wildlife Foundation Canada works toward protecting and restoring Canada’s nature.
  • Learn more about British Columbia’s plant and animal species with E-Flora and E-Fauna BC.
  • Become a citizen scientist by uploading the species you see on your outdoor adventures with iNaturalist Canada.

Outdoor Adventures

  • Learn about Canada’s National Park system with Parks Canada.
  • One of my favourite blogs with tips on experiencing Alberta’s parks is Go Outside.
  • Consider downloading the AllTrails mobile app if you’re going on a hike. Their maps have helped me from getting too lost a few times!

For Kids

  • The Government of Canada’s Climate Kids site has information, activities, and games to help teach kids about climate change.
  • NASA’s Climate Kids site is great for teaching children about the climate and climate change. There are even games and activities!
  • Earth Rangers is a kids’ conservation organization dedicated to educating children and their families about biodiversity, inspiring them to adopt sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. Their website has a lot of great resources for parents or educators, and they even have an app and podcast!

This is not an exhaustive list – there are many more sites to learn about these topics! Please feel welcome to email me if you would like to see something