Danielle Reid


Holiday spending returns to pre-COVID levels, environment at risk

By Sonny Sehra (Istock) Spending during the holiday season is expected to increase by a staggering 31% since 2020, returning to pre-COVID numbers, as lockdown measures gradually ease. While this may be good for retailers, environmentalists say the effects are detrimental on the climate.   Research suggests that each shopper individually produces 1,400 additional pounds…

‘Tis the season to be sustainable
Environment, Lifestyle, Sustainability

‘Tis the season to be sustainable

Value Village stores have recently gained popularity as people are shifting towards purchasing second-hand and “vintage” clothing. (Amanda McGee/RSJ) With the holidays approaching, there is an increasing need to practice sustainable living as climate change worsens, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warns.  Consequences of climate change such as global warming, severe…