I’m officially a HuffPost blogger!!

I’m officially a HuffPost blogger!!

I am excited to announce that as of today, I am officially a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post! Talk about a HUGE item off my bucket list!  Long have I hoped to be published on such a prestigious and famous publication, and that dream has come true! You can find my HuffPost author page here.  My first article is called “Today’s Youth Need To Learn About Climate Change, For The Sake Of Future Generations“.  Please check it out, and leave…

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Natural and Eco Products – Guest Post by Quirky Girl Studio

Natural and Eco Products – Guest Post by Quirky Girl Studio

Check out this guest post written by Fizzy from Quirky Girl Studio!  On her blog, Fizzy writes lots of interesting posts on topics close to her heart, including animals, sports, Emma Watson quotes, and being eco-friendly.  But most of all, Fizzy believes in the importance of being yourself, rather than trying to be “cool”.   And in my opinion, that’s pretty awesome. So with no further ado, here is Fizzy’s post! Hi everyone. Today I am writing about more eco…

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We Cannot Eat Money

We Cannot Eat Money

I love this saying. Think about it for a minute.  A dollar bill is nothing more than a piece of paper with someone’s face on it.  A coin is just a piece of metal with designs on it.  And yet, the two create this great, intangible thing that leads people to abandon those closest to them in the hope of making more and more and MORE.   Why do we spend our entire lives in pursuit of…nothing? It’s pretty stupid when…

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“Bee” careful!

“Bee” careful!

It may go unnoticed by most of us, but bees play a very important role in human survival.  In fact, we couldn’t survive without them! Believe me, I realize that bees can be very annoying.  They buzz around while you’re trying to eat, they sting, they chase people… Here are some examples of food that are pollinated by bees: Almonds Apples Apricots Tangerines Strawberries Blueberries Mangoes Kiwi Watermelon Pumpkins Onions Cucumber And don’t forget about honey!  Actually, one third of our global…

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This House Would Assign All Countries A Carbon Cap (a debate)

This House Would Assign All Countries A Carbon Cap (a debate)

For the past week, I took part in a debate camp at a local school.  While I was there, I made lots of new friends and met many amazing debaters!  Since I have only been debating for less than a year, I found that there was lots to learn about debate formats and techniques. On our final day of camp, we held a tournament with four rounds of competition, two of which were prepared.  I was thrilled to learn that…

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It’s Ah-sha, not Ay-sha!

It’s Ah-sha, not Ay-sha!

I just hate it when people mispronounce my name!  Some pronunciations that I hear include Ash-ah, Ay-shay, Asia, and most commonly, Ay-sha.  Constantly, I’m telling people, “No, it’s Ah-sha!” But what does that have to do with climate change? Many people think that the terms climate change and global warming mean the same thing.  For the longest time, I did too.  Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe, right? What’s the difference? Let’s take a look at the two terms.  The definition of global warming is: An increase in…

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Guess Who’s Going To OTTAWA!!!

Guess Who’s Going To OTTAWA!!!

SEE YOU IN OTTAWA, FRIENDS!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Ok, let me back up for a second. *rewinding noises* There we go. So, about two months ago, I entered a contest called the EduTOX video challenge.  Canadians between the ages of 14 and 22 were invited to create a two-minute video focusing on toxins in our environment.  The videos were evaluated by a panel of celebrities and scientists. My video was called “Air Pollution: Toxins in Car Exhaust”, and it focused on the…

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Documentary Review: The Future of Energy (VICE)

Documentary Review: The Future of Energy (VICE)

As I explained in my last post, fossil fuels are a major cause of climate change.  As a result, we desperately need to move to a more sustainable form of energy. Thus begins my first movie review on AFTW 2.0.  I just finished watching “The Future of Energy”, a recent episode of VICE.  This documentary focuses on alternative, more sustainable sources of energy to power our world in the years to come. Here is one of the many energy sources that the program focuses…

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