With an island of plastic twice the size of Texas sitting in the North Pacific Ocean, plastic waste management is undeniably a problem both scientists and citizens alike need to be paying attention to. Although ocean pollution seems to dominate the news coverage, plastic pollution in freshwater is just as damaging. To put it in local context, there was found to be over a trillion plastic microfibers in Lake Ontario and, in certain fish that were tested, over 100 plastic microfibers were found in their digestive systems. Alarmingly, recent studies conclude that there are even microplastics found in our drinking water.
We had a chance to talk with Paula Martin, Advisor to the CEO at Vancity, and a Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) about the recent GABV Summit Vancity hosted in Vancouver, Canada.
Waterloo – Kindred Credit Union held their 55th Annual General Meeting on April 9th at Creekside Church in Waterloo
Under the theme “Living our Purpose”, Credit Union members and guests learned about a strong year of earnings and growth, a new share offering, and welcomed their new CEO, Ian Thomas.
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Inspired by IDW 2019, Jack Bolland digs into Canada's role and responsibilty in adressing gender equality and how Oikocredit is leading by example