A woman sits on a couch with a hot water bottle healing period stomach pain. Photo by grinvalds via Canva.
Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning

Why Eliminating Period Poverty Is Important

Inequality of access to menstrual hygiene products remains a global issue that impacts hundreds of millions of people; the U.S. alone accounts for approximately 17 million of those experiencing period poverty. The cost of items like sanitary towels or tampons can often prevent people from managing their menstrual health.

A wooden box is filled with items that are about to be donated to either a shelter, family centre, food bank or thrift store. Photo by oleksandranaumenko via Canva.
Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning

Community Donations For The Fall Season

Fall/Autumn is enjoyed by many because it's frequently seen as a time of personal transformation, renewal and abundance; a time to celebrate growth and a season of giving. As the weather gets harsher, and we prepare for Winter; this is the ideal time to make sure everyone in our communities has access to basic necessities that support their health and well-being.

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Advocacy & News, Awareness & Unlearning, Social Justice

Banned Books & The Freedom To Read

When you hear about certain books being restricted or banned from schools, libraries and bookstores; it conjures up an image of writing that's dark, dangerous and divisive. While some may argue a line needs to be drawn against insidious messaging, recent attempts at book banning have seemed to target works about acceptance and diversity.

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Advocacy & News, Social Justice

The Right To Thrive: Eliminating Food Insecurity

We're living in very contradictory times when it comes to food and it's accessibility, especially here in the United States. Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world; America has approximately nineteen million people living in food deserts, with many others residing in areas known as food swamps; both of which deliver a severe and detrimental impact on health and wellness.

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Advocacy & News, Climate Action

What You Need To Know About Greenwashing & Climate Action

We've often seen buzzwords like 'carbon footprint', 'offsetting' and 'net zero' used by companies touting their eco-friendly efforts; but what, if anything, does this mean in terms of their climate action? I'll give you a hint; it's not always as beneficial as some would have us believe.

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Advocacy & News, News Events

How You Can Help Support Afghan Refugees

As desperate scenes coming from Kabul Airport play out on the news and social media; terrified Afghan civilians are still trying to find refuge from the Taliban after they seized sweeping control over Afghanistan when U.S. troops began withdrawing from the country after a two-decade war.

A canoe floats through a Minnesota wild rice lake on a sunny day. Photo by Brett Whaley.
Advocacy & News, Climate Action

Indigenous + Environmental Justice: What You Need To Know About The Stop Line 3 Movement

It's critical we support Indigenous communities in protecting their land and lifeways from extractive industries; with one such call to action happening right now to stop Enbridge's line 3 oil pipeline crisscrossing Minnesota's lakes and wetlands.

Photo by Marcus Spiske of a climate action protester holding a sign that reads: Planet Over Profit.
Advocacy & News, Climate Action

The Truth About Individual Accountability & Climate Action

As individuals, we've been urged to do our bit to help combat climate change. By adjusting our everyday habits to use less plastic, reduce food waste and try out cleaner/greener energy, for example; we can become part of the solution. But are these actions enough?