The Steadfast Environmental Activists

Happy Wednesday, all! I was all set to write about a completely different topic this evening — and am going to leave this link here so that I’m reminded to come back to it in a future Wednesday — but instead, today I want to give a shout out to all of the steadfast environmentalContinue reading “The Steadfast Environmental Activists”

A is for Adventure

Kicking off the weekly edition of #WorldSavingWednesday are the awesome folks behind: A for Adventure! What exactly is A for Adventure, you ask? It’s actually a lot of things, including: a children’s book, some swag, a bi-weekly podcast, some beautiful photos and videos… but at the heart of it, it’s a group of wonderful guys withContinue reading “A is for Adventure”

Hope in Canada for LGBTQ Refugees

What would you do if your life was at risk for being you? As you will see in the map below, if you are LGBTQ in many countries around the world, this is your reality. Your life is at risk – not only from society, but also at the hands of government. As mentioned in theContinue reading “Hope in Canada for LGBTQ Refugees”

Don’t Be Afraid

Today’s spotlight for #WorldSavingWeek is on my friend, Scott Jones. After being stabbed in Nova Scotia five years ago, Scott was left paralyzed from the waist down. While the courts did not rule it a hate crime, Scott knows that he was attacked because he is gay. Anyone who knows Scott will already know whyContinue reading “Don’t Be Afraid”

Indigenous Artists giving us life

To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day today, I want to highlight four indigenous artists giving me life. I have been following these four over the past few years, not only because they are awesome at their craft, but because I have the privilege of knowing them IRL — and they are awesome people. So talented in theirContinue reading “Indigenous Artists giving us life”

Supporting Asylum-Seekers & Refugees

In honour of World Refugee Day and in response to this week’s news in the US, I want to highlight a few of the organizations in North America taking action on the issues facing asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants on our continent. Not only when it’s in the media, but everyday: The ACLU The American Civil LibertiesContinue reading “Supporting Asylum-Seekers & Refugees”

What’s a “Peace Boat”?!

So, yes, what is this “Peace Boat” that I keep referring to?  Well, for my fellow mid-20s Canadian friends out there, I have been describing Peace Boat as Japan’s version of Breaker High. However, instead of dealing with dating drama, tanning and schoolwork, Peace Boat focuses on promoting peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respectContinue reading “What’s a “Peace Boat”?!”