Category: Activism

Illuminating the Issue of ‘Light Pollution’

Written by Daniel Silver The notion that light can be a form of ‘pollution’ is relatively new. For millennia the word ‘light’ carried solely positive connotations. The Hebrew Torah begins with God creating light and declaring it good in Genesis 1:3. Influenced by this…

Where To Begin: Realizing the Connecting Conservation Mission

Written by Kathleen Godfrey Connecting Conservation is an initiative conceived of and powered by a four person team of current and former McGill University students coming from different academic and life experience backgrounds, and who have varied skill sets and passions. That being said,…

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part II)

Written by Celeste Welch Echo chambers of thought and opinion (closed ‘spaces’ that produce reverberations) are highly encouraged in a number of communities to which I belong. If you want to go for days without interacting with a particular demographic or with those who…

Overcoming the Empathy problem in Activism (Part I)

  Written by Celeste Welch During my privileged small town American childhood, I quickly learned that traits associated with conventional ‘femininity’ were akin to weakness. To purify myself of this, I engaged in countless behaviours that I associated with strength, independence, and worthiness. Years…