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Media

Welcome to the Mantis Media Page. We will occasionally share our articles here about sustainability issues. Some of these articles are published and hosted here while others will link to other sites. To keep up to date on our media and other great sustainability topics "like" us on Facebook.

 

Green Spaces and Permeability

Gregory Lynch

The role of green space in modern cities is multi-faceted. Its aesthetic value can attract tourism, increase urban biodiversity and serve as a gathering space for communities.

Green space also provides a crucial ecosystem service in the form of stormwater management. As cities transform into concrete jungles, their abilities to handle precipitation and runoff ... 

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Sustainable Cities Series

Gregory Lynch

It comes as no surprise that most North American cities were built to accommodate one of the darlings of late 19th century innovation: the car. Go to almost any city in Europe and you will see extensive networks of safe and accessible bike paths, oft-used train systems and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. The cars that do occupy these narrow roads are seemingly...

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Divestment - A strategy for a green future?

Gregory Lynch

Divestment is an old idea that ebbs and flows with the desires, ethics and motivations of our culture. Often discussed in tandem with boycotts, divestment remains vague in the minds of many people. Boycotting is the consumer refusing to purchase from a company they oppose; divestment is the investor refusing to give their money to a company they oppose...

Urban Agriculture - Our friends at ÉAU

Gregory Lynch

Spring has not yet sprung. In fact we are getting a solid blast of winter weather; yet, minds are beginning to cultivate springtime activities. I recently had the pleasure of seeing some of those ideas begin to sprout. The Spring thaw will bring to fruition an inspiring project focused on urban agriculture and food security: Écosystèmes Alimentaire Urbains (ÉAU)...

The Buzz about bees

Gregory Lynch

There are few species out there that can hold the media buzz like the honey bee. The polar bear gets great attention as its limited territory quickly melts away; while the Panda represents...

Our Role Beyond COP 21

Gregory Lynch

COP 21 has wrapped and we’ve had a moment to digest the first global agreement of this stature to address climate change. The hope that Canada will play a productive leadership role on the international stage in the fight against climate change is getting many people excited. However, our internal politics are multilateral and the federal government needs the provinces to do the hard work of meeting our international obligations...

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Our sewage treatment systems are lacking

Gregory Lynch

Montréal’s plan to dump 8 billion litres of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River made its way into the election campaign and out the other end with little discussion and minor stalls by Environment Canada. There is now a team of scientists looking at the issue for Environment Canada (several years after they received the file) and will publish a report November 2. Mayor Coderre, meanwhile, is unimpressed with the hold-up on work to be done on the conduit. This isn’t the first time that raw sewage has been dumped into a major water body. In fact it is a regular occurrence. But it is something that is clearly no longer acceptable in the public’s eye...

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The Syrian Crisis: Is there more to come?

Gregory Lynch

The Syrian refuge crisis has shocked the world not only in its scale and intensity but also by governments’ inability to deal with the displaced people. This emergency is a proving ground for the EU and the global community as a whole. The EU must prove it can function as a committed unit with one border and the global community needs to demonstrate that it can work together to deal with tragedies of this scale. World leaders must address this crisis not as a single issue but as a stepping stone toward solving future global issues in a systematic way.

 

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Gaia Hypothesis

Gregory Lynch

The Gaia Hypothesis is evoked in the environmental field both as a scientific theory and somehow as an article of faith. This term holds the strange duality that environmentalists can embody: fact based, scientific literacy and earthy spiritualism. The Gaia Hypothesis however is a scientifically sound theory with interesting repercussions as to how we make decisions on global environmental issues...

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