Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

Urban sustainability is a term that sounds almost too good to be true – how can a city further urbanize and be considered sustainable? Urban sustainability refers to the concept of creating cities and urban areas that prioritize environmental sustainability and incorporate nature-based solutions to enhance the quality of life for residents and mitigate the […]
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Benefits of Recycling: 10 Reasons to Recycle

Recycling is a key component of a circular economy where waste materials are repurposed and reintegrated into the production cycle. By recycling, we can significantly reduce the burden on natural resources, minimize waste generation, and mitigate environmental damage. Recycling food waste (the one near and dear to us here at Davidson Environmental), paper, plastic, glass […]
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LEED Certification and Sustainable Buildings

We spend most of our time in some kind of building (home, office, school etc), and yet very little thought goes into the environmental footprint that buildings and infrastructure impacts. Sustainability and environmental initiatives have become more mainstream in all industries and this even holds true for the building and construction industry. New construction of […]
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Food Waste Is It Waste

Food Waste: Is it waste?

Food waste, and creating food waste, is often marketed in a negative light (from both government and media outlets), with many campaigns providing ways to reduce or eliminate food waste. But what if all this negative hype around food waste wasn’t entirely true? The buzz around food waste from government and media outlets is abundantly […]
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What Is The Best Substrate For Biogas Production

What is the Best Substrate for Biogas Production?

Anaerobic digestion, for use of biogas, is the resourceful and sustainable conversion of various organic wastes (biomass) into renewable energy. The goal of anaerobic digestion for biogas is to produce as much biogas as possible with the highest possible biomethane content from biomass. With this goal in mind, is there a certain substrate that produces […]
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Composting vs. Anaerobic Digestion

Most of us have heard of ‘composting’ as the mainstream way to recycle organic waste, and while the composting process is effective, there are other methods that may be more efficient. Not mentioned as often, but is certainly up and coming, is biogas production for renewable energy. These two methods of organic waste disposal are […]
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Clean Energy Ontario

Clean Energy in Ontario: Current Reality, Goals & The Future of Electricity

As the Ontario government appoints its last and remaining members to the Electrification and Energy Transition Panel, it’s a great time to discuss Ontario’s achievements, goals, and future to ensure residents and businesses have access to a reliable, affordable clean energy supply. The Electrification and Energy Transition Panel has been tasked with advising the provincial […]
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Healthy Food Concept

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) – What They Are and Their Environmental Impact

In North America, it is estimated that at least 70% of processed foods consumed contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). They are everywhere and rarely spoken about in the consumer marketplace, but they are a driving force behind a large debate between two similar communities (academics, scientists and even consumers, alike). But what even are GMOs […]
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Navigating the Food Marketplace Sustainably

In the last 50 years, the global marketplace has strongly focused on capitalist methods of production and the globalization of goods. So it is of no surprise that these influences have made their way into the agricultural marketplace in ways of intensive farming practices and the buying/transportation of food items across the globe. These two […]
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions & the Environment

You have probably heard the term Greenhouse Gas emissions before, or have seen or read greenhouse gases abbreviation, GHGs. GHGs are widely spoken about, oftentimes in relation to climate change or ozone layer depletion. It is a very popular term in the sustainability or environmental world, as GHGs are the direct cause of climate change. […]
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