Students taking The Sustainable Design class at The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University come from a range of creative disciplines including Interior Design, Journalism, Fashion, and Environmental Studies. Lecturer Lloyd Alter assigned each student an aspect of the climate crisis, with the intent of creating a useful resource covering a wide range of topics.
Wildfires cause devastation; they destroy properties, natural resources, and threaten both humans and animal lives. Although wildfires are a natural and seasonal occurrence and have their evolutionary advantages; however, the disadvantages are growing and taking a toll on our earth. By Frederique de Raucourt
There are numerous impacts that climate change has on humanity and there have been large events that lead to major population shifts, which will be depicted below. This sector will focus on the migration of populations due to environmental factors and the earth's changing climate. By Alyssa Stellato
The climate is changing, and tools such as carbon offsets are implemented to mediate the shared human impact on global warming and climate change. Carbon offsets are a way to balance personal carbon footprints and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth’s atmosphere by funding or investing in environmental projects. By Juliene Bandayrel
While economic growth persists as a presiding societal objective, its cyclical relationship with climate emissions has demonstrated that neither can be sustained without harmful environmental repercussions. Decoupling, a dissolution of the aforementioned relationship, has since been proposed as a means of establishing an economy capable of continual growth without inflicting further damage to the environment. By Brynn Tauro
Jevons Paradox refers to the idea that technological advancements in sustainability or increased efficiency results in increased natural resource consumption, creating a rebound effect. By Rebecca Thompson.
Regenerative Agriculture is an approach to agricultural practices that acts holistically, by functioning like a natural ecosystem. By Mary-Elizabeth Chin
This paper uses cats and dogs as a way to show the environmental impact pets are having on the environment. By Logan Brown-DaSilva
To achieve carbon dioxide emission reduction we need to analyze the relationship between economic development and CO2 emissions. Generally, the goal for both developed and developing countries is to maintain their economic growth at sustainable rates. However, economic growth can appear to conflict with emission reductions when CO2 emissions are intricately linked with the country’s gross domestic product. By Michael Witkowicz
To better understand what carbon inequality is, we'll first be looking at what is known as the carbon budget. Then we'll discuss what the issue is with carbon inequality, how it affects the global population both geographically and socio-economically, and why it should inform climate change policies. By Wandia Muchiri