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5 Simple Ideas To Help Save Bees

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Save the bees was a huge movement both last year and a couple of years ago. Where has all the energy gone? Bees still need our help. So here are 5 things you can do to save bees. Plant organic bee-friendly plants and flowers: GMOs plants are unpredictable; you never know if the side effect of genetic modification can cause harm to bees. Also, you don’t want to make a bee’s job harder for them by planting plants that are a natural deterrent to bees. For example wormwood, mint, and cucumber. So support your local bees by planting appropriately. (Here's a list of bee-friendly plants)  Don’t use toxic persistent chemicals in your home and gardens: If they are bad for bees they're probably bad for you as well. There are better alternatives when choosing to use toxic chemicals. Some plants do it naturally, and I'm pretty sure you can get non-chemical solutions to whatever you're facing.  Support local sustainable agriculture: Local sustainable agriculture can house up to 5

10 Ideas To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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               We are all guilty of not doing our part in the fight against climate change. It is funny how the pandemic is giving us the ability to walk back a very small amount of harm we caused the environment. The air is getting cleaner in some places and wildlife are inhabiting parts of the world that they once stood clear of. I think this is a chance for us to reflect on the impact that we humans have on the environment. So let's take this one step further here are 10 ideas to help you save the earth! Use Fluorescent Bulbs: Fluorescent bulbs have been around for a while yet whenever I walk around I always see Incandescent ones. Fluorescents not only take a fraction of the energy that incandescent bulbs do but they last longer. They are also brighter by comparison. I do go to admit I have an incandescent light bulb in my room but I’ll change mine if you pledge to find the ones in your home and change them as well. By doing so not only will you reduce your energy bill but also

5 Ideas To Make a Meaningful Impact In Your Community

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A lot of us have a community belong to, but many walk by them everyday moving onwards with life. To make a difference in the world one needs to only start with the people around them, their community. So I decided to come up with the following ideas to help you better serve the people around you.  Volunteering: Now, to keep this concise, volunteering, in this case, means helping any local place with your time. For example, serving food at a soup kitchen, or picking up trash. Volunteering is such an amazing thing to do for your community because it brings so much personal satisfaction to both the volunteer and the community. It’s something that illuminates the faces of strangers and helps form everlasting bonds with others. Volunteering is giving time to help someone with something. Some of the benefits of volunteering include improving your resume, personal satisfaction, building relationships, and networks. The thing about volunteering is that it is really easy to get started. Just f

Ideas To Increase Voter Turnout

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So we all know that voting is essential in any democracy to enact meaningful change in our system. Yet how many of us go out to vote. With the digital age, voting has become easier yet voter turnouts remain the same. I believe the following solutions can mitigate the problem.  The first idea is quite radical, make election days a mandatory work holiday . That way everyone can stop blaming work for keeping them from voting. We’ve created work holidays for days that are far less important. Voting allows us to create a government that will last for years to come. For something that important, losing a day of work is no big deal. This naturally comes with problems as people may decide just to stay home and spend time with their family. This can be countered by allowing workplaces to gather at a certain time on this day then go and vote together. In return for a free day off employees spending an hour, voting is no big deal.  Now there is a less extreme version of this where instead of giv

10 Ideas To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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This post is gonna be a bit different than the previous ones. With all, that's going on in the world taking care of your mental health is important. So I present 10 ideas to help last through the tough times. These ideas are in random order. Drinking tea: Tea naturally has a calming effect allowing one to relax and reduce anxiety. What good about tea is that there are so many different kinds. This allows people to be able to pick and choose which one they want to drink at any time. It's customizable comfort. Here are some herbs and their effects on tea. Find a hobby. For me, this was blogging. Hobbies allow us to stay busy in a time where most of us are stuck at home. It can be something simple like baking, or something complex like starting a youtube channel. Hobbies naturally keep you happy and allow you to pass through the long hours of the day. Here’s a list of hobbies! Exercise: Time and time again exercise has been proven to help improve your mental health. Just 30 min

E-Legacy

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          I was once asked the question “If I had the chance what would I be the patron saint of? ”. I responded with the patron saint of potential. Why, because everything around us has potential especially humans. We have the potential to do anything we want with our lives and can create beautiful things with the time we have. The idea I wanted to share today was something called E-Legacy. In a one-liner, it's a place where people can tell their stories in a video format. The goal is to allow stories about someone to be passed on to the world even after they pass. The sad truth is we can pass away at any time and I believe the greatest thing we can do as humans is to leave something behind that will honor us and remember us through the test of time. When someone passes away potential is lost, knowledge and wisdom are lost as well. There is a saying from coco, a great movie, which is that you die twice. The first time is when you actually pass away and the second time is when your

Alternative Ideas to Defunding The Police

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          Nowadays when I look at social media all I see are strong opinions and ideas, and to be honest it scares me. The reason why it scares me is because when an idea gets traction, all other possible solutions to the problems we face are barely ever shown or discussed. So I wanted to present some of my ideas about the motion to defund the police in the city of Toronto.            Being raised in Toronto, I've learned to accept the good with the bad like any city. Even as a child I had run-ins with the authorities which made me feel unsafe or uncomfortable. I have also seen the good that having a strong police system brings. Right now you must be thinking what good could the Toronto police possibly be doing. Well, I wanted to share with you the Youth in Policing initiative. It's an initiative run by the Toronto police service to help bring cops closer to the communities they protect. This initiative is a program that employs students from grades 9-12 in a be a cop for a day