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Your Brain on Nature- guest speaker!

Hey McGill!

1118114515Don’t miss a great lecture with Dr. Alan C. Logan, the naturopathic doctor and well-published scientific author, who co-wrote with physician Dr. Eva Selhub, the new book Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature’s Influence on Your Health, Happiness, and Vitality. Scientific studies have shown that natural environments can have remarkable benefits for human health. Natural environments are more likely to promote positive emotions; and viewing and walking in nature have been associated with heightened physical and mental energy. Nature has also been found to have a positive impact on children who have been diagnosed with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorder. A powerful wake-up call for our tech-immersed society, Dr. Alan C. Logan will guide us through the fascinating effects that exposure to nature can have on the brain.


Dr. Alan Logan

Time and Date: Thursday, January 31st at 7:00pm

Place: Frank Dawson Adams auditorium, 3450 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E8

Written by: Ryan Young

Link to the Facebook event page

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less…is more?

Have you ever stopped to think about all the waste an individual creates each day? From spare toothpicks to that extra plastic bag, we are very often imposing an unnecessary burden on our environment. So many of us have subscribed to the notion ‘out of sight, out of mind’ that we have accepted pollution as a byproduct of our modern lifestyle.

Could you live waste-free? Even for a day?

Enter Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer, two brave and curious people who wanted to know if it was possible to live a close-to-zero waste lifestyle…over the course of one whole year. The result? The Clean Bin Project, a documentary that has won countless awards and premiered in multiple film festivals across the globe. Want to know what Grant and Jen’s journey was like? Keep on reading!******

Who: The Conservationists
What: A free film screening of The Clean Bin Project, complete with refreshments, prizes, and comfy seats! Plus, a Q&A period with the directors and stars themselves!
When: Friday, March 16th at 7 p.m.
Where: McGill University, Otto Maass Building Room 112
Why?! ‘Cus awareness and action are intertwined, especially when it comes to what happens to your waste after you throw it away.

How am I supposed to remember?: We made a Facebook event, go sign up!

Check out the awesome trailer!

A special thanks to the following Montreal shops for supplying our event with delicious refreshments and prizes:

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Update: Thank you to all for helping us hold a truly great event! Here are the slides from the event, in case you couldn’t make it or are interested in learning more:

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An Introduction

Hello and welcome to the blog for The Conservationists! We’re an environmentally focused group made up of McGill University student whose activities include tree planting, invasive species removal, shoreline cleanup, guest speaker nights, and documentary viewings. The purpose of this site will be to document past events and publish information about those yet to come, so we hope you’ll stick around!

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