McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change

By Delphine Polidori. At a time when we have only 11 years to slow down the effects of climate change in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, as outlined in the most recent IPCC report, the need for research in the field of sustainability and community-based initiatives has never been more vital. As discussed extensively in international development literature, among others, and … Continue reading McGill’s Sustainability Soirée: A Reminder of the Potential for Communities to Generate Change

Breaking Up With Growth: What Mainstream Development Organizations Are Still Getting Wrong

By Jessie Green. Like any good desperate and enterprising undergrad in International Development, I spent most of January scouring the internet for summer internship opportunities at various NGOs and nonprofits. I was disheartened to find so many websites that reflected outdated and problematic ideas prioritizing economic growth as a development approach. The assumption that growth is the solution is not only incorrect but actively harmful … Continue reading Breaking Up With Growth: What Mainstream Development Organizations Are Still Getting Wrong