Friday, March 19, 2010

Calculate your ecological footprint!

A great way to realize how much of an impact you have on the environment is through calculating your ecological footprint. It considers various factors, such as your daily habits, how much meat you consume, and the type of transportation you use, to name a few.

Want to know what your ecological footprint is? HERE is a really easy and informative way to calculate the number of Earths we would need to live on your lifestyle!

After taking the quiz, we would need 2.89 Earths to live my lifestyle. This isn't too bad, but we need to remember that we only have ONE Earth to live on!


Upcoming events!

The school year is coming to an end, but the EcoHawks still has some great and exciting events coming up! Check out the details below:

Out of the Bottle
When: March 22nd-26th
Where: Concourse
Come out to play some fun games to try to win yourself a stainless steal water bottle! We will also be collecting e-waste (electronics) at the end of the week!

Earth Hour Day
When: Saturday, March 27th @11am-10pm
Where: Quad outside of FNCC
One of our biggest events of the year! This day will be filled with numerous activities like entertainment and games, as well as a barbecue! Definitely hang out with the EcoHawks and have some fun with non-energy using activities!
BBQ from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Live entertainment from 11am-8pm
Lights out! from 8:30pm- 9:30pm

Speaker Night
When: Wednesday March 31st @7pm
Where: SBE1220
Mike Nickerson, author of "Life, Money and Illusion- Living on the Earth as if we want to stay", will be speaking here at Laurier about his book and how we can reconcile the seemingly contrasting ideas of a growing economy and a sustaining environment.
*Free refreshments provided

Do not forget to keep checking our blog and Facebook fanpage for an updates on the above events! We highly encourage you to come out and help the EcoHawks end the year with a bang!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Story of Stuff

Have you ever wondered where all of your things have come from and where it all goes? The Story of Stuff is a great video that shows the journey most items that we possess go through, from extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposing of these products. It also highlights the many implications these stages have on individuals around the world and the environment! Watch the video below and check out the The Story of Stuff's website for other great videos!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

EcoHawks' own garbage revolution!

THANK-YOU to everyone who came out to movie night for Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home!

Check out the pictures below to see garbage EcoHawks collected from the residences Mac House and Little House!


Monday, March 1, 2010

The EcoHawks is HIRING!

Check out to check out the upcoming volunteer positions you can apply for!

Positions you can apply for with the EcoHawks:
Coordinator application due March 2nd, 2010 @12pm
Executive application due March 9th, 2010 @12pm
General Volunteer application due March 16th, 2010 @12pm

We encourage you all to apply! We would love to have you on the team!

Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home

Just a reminder that the EcoHawks will be hosting an exciting event this Wednesday, March 3rd at 7pm in N1002!

We will be screening the documentary Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home, followed by a number of speakers who will speak about how you can get involved environmentally in the Waterloo region!

Come early to enjoy some awesome snacks! Hope to see you all there!!


Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home trailer:

Monday, February 15, 2010

India stands up against GE food crop!

India has taken a huge step in creating more sustainable agricultural practices, which is clearly shown in their fight against genetically engineered (GE) crops! After India's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee gave GE crops the thumbs up, it has been met by national voices disapproving these crops. Citizens, farmers and various groups have participated in a day of fasting, while others have dressed up as eggplants at meetings to discuss these crops. The full article can be found here, on Greenpeace's website and thanks to Sarah sending it in!