Category: Lifestyle

The Zero Waste Lifestyle – What is it?

The average American sends about 4.4 lbs of garbage to the landfill every day.[1] Our society has normalized the use of single-use products and we continue to increase the amount of trash sent to landfills. However, not all trash reaches the landfills;[2] garbage is often littered onto the sides of roads and urban areas or

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For (soon-to-be) High School Students

Having recently entered high school, I feel like I have some authority to talk about what I have heard, and what I have experienced so far. For context, I am currently in grade 10 in Calgary, Alberta taking the Full IB Diploma program. First of all, it’s awful. But somehow it’s also not? Although I

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Living in the Moment – a travel memoir

Distancing oneself from social media is very important at times. People are so often caught up in something online that it takes away from experiences in nature. During a trip in the summer of 2017, I learned that being present with others and with nature is a big part of one’s happiness.   My dad,

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Random Acts of Kindness – small and local

Between extracurricular activities and managing school work, finding time to volunteer can be difficult. In many communities, small non-profit organizations exist in the crevices of buildings. In my community, Ben’s Bells is the small shop on the top of a hill, tucked away in the rear of a commercial complex. Ben’s Bells mission is to

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The Importance of Volunteering Abroad

Traveling abroad is an amazing experience to have, especially getting to volunteer abroad as a teenager. Traveling is an amazing way to open up your perspective and get out of your safety bubble. Volunteering abroad is the perfect way to be immersed in a different country’s culture and traditions. Traveling as a teenager is a

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