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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by imaneeem on November 14, 2017
What is a vegan diet, How do people become vegan?

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by TYuen5678 on November 14, 2017
  Description of The Project _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by etienne on November 14, 2017
Green Wall Proposal  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Mélodie Ah-Waye on November 9, 2017
By Ariane Gauthier, Alexanne Beaulieu and Mélodie Ah-Waye  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Audrey Houle on November 9, 2017
Isabela Gorea, Audrey Gauthier and Audrey Houle

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Frederique Laprise on November 9, 2017
Sunny House; Happy Life The popularity of cost effective green houses have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. The concept of net zero homes has risen, and suddenly possibilities of clean energy use became available to almost everyone. One of these possibilities that has become especially popular is passive heating. A simple concept of heating your house with windows has taken us aback because of Quebec’s high potential for this technology, through its costs, benefits, and the way it works.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by etienne on November 9, 2017
Geothermal is a kind of renewable energy that comes from the Earth’s internal heat. How does it work? Water runs through the pipes, goes all around the house and finally comes back in the soil. Water comes from deep in the ground. This water has been heated in the Earth by the natural temperature in the ground.  After, the water comes back in the house to heat the house. During the summer, it is the same concept except that the water that comes from the soil is cooler than the temperature in the house. In fact, this action can cool the temperature in the house.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by hina on November 9, 2017
Biogas By : Marine Gauthier, Audrey Rose Lucier, Catherine Martin, and Hina Idris. 

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Matthill31 on November 9, 2017
Matthew Hill, Umrick Singh & Luka Guenette-Larocque Solar Water Heaters   As seen in the movie "Seeking the Current", solar water heaters are part of our future in terms of heating our homes. It is where energy from the sun is converted into heat to warm water using a solar thermal collector (solar pannels). Solar water heating began in 1980 and is today mostly used in China, Japan, India, and all over Europe.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Mezen on November 7, 2017
Nowadays, we live in a world where we depend mostly on cars to answer our need to move. As vehicles became more available, our roads became full of inefficient cars. A typical car usually has 5 seats, but it is unfortunate that most of the time there is only one passenger in each car. Consequently, our highways are more packed than ever which has multiple impacts on the environment and the people. This issue brings a fundamental question: How can we be more efficient in the way we move? One major solution is to do carpooling.  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by ManuelNavidad on November 6, 2017
Wash and Dry Green Energy In our everyday life, we tend to use a lot of appliances to ease up our lives at home.  However, often, we tend to forget how much we use them and how much energy they consume. Therefore, unconsciously, we’ve been growing our ecological footprint without even knowing it! Furthermore, in our society, eliminating the use of all of our appliances would be impossible, and consequently, there is only so much that one can do to in order to limit one’s production of greenhouse gases.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Frederique Laprise on November 6, 2017
Plate Up for the Planet According to The Vegan Society, veganism is “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose”. Veganism is an easy way to live a healthier lifestyle, help the environment, all while saving the lives of  many innocent animals. Health impact of veganism

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by victoriasalomon on November 3, 2017
Victoria, Katelyn, Melodie and Ariane      Cradle to Cradle  

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by hina on November 3, 2017
Green cars By : Catherine Martin, Audrey Rose Lucier, Hina Idris, and Marine Gauthier. 

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Audrey Houle on November 2, 2017
Audrey Houle and Alexanne Beaulieu   In a society where global warming is becoming a big problem, many solutions had to be found. One of them is carsharing. This new concept is becoming more and more popular and those who don’t know about it should be aware of how beneficial it is. This article will explain the benefits of carsharing and how it works.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Matthill31 on November 2, 2017
Matthew Hill, Umrick Singh, Luka Guenette-Larocque & Nicolas Curotte Waste Reduction

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by davidnormand on November 2, 2017
Net zero homes are custom made homes that produce as much energy as they consume, or even more, on an annual basis. It is an intelligent design that combines different renewable energy producers, as geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, etc. Using the adequate combination of theses, based on your house emplacement and needs, and other new technologies allows the house to be auto-suffisent. They are a lot of other designs that can help like better insulation, proper windows arrangements, high efficient appliances, low consuming lights, walls with higher R-value, ect.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Frederique Laprise on September 23, 2017
By Christine Vo, Frederique Laprise, Viviane Nguyen, and Alexanne Beaulieu Climate Dividing our People              From sea level rising, to flooding and crop failures, certain regions and groups are more at risk than others. In fact, climate change has divided our people because not all countries are suffering the same disastrous consequences, leaving many of the poorest countries in disaster because of the pollution emitted by the richer countries.

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by Mathpou on December 4, 2017
Collège Mérici
There are all types of students circulating in the school's classes. Some studies in natural sciences to become a future doctor, some perform in a precise environment to help people in need and some change from a program to another waiting to know what passionate them. Despite the fact that every student in different, they all share a common characteristic; they pass through the famous end of session's rush. In this period, more than 45% of the students present anxiety symptoms. This sound alarming an unwealthy for a future generation.

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by Best Hotel in Europe on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
We are students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at College Lafleche. Throughout our course "Business English 2" we have completed 3 professional workshops wherein we evaluated real businesses and then came up with real suggestions and solutions which we might offer them if they were our clients. For this 4th workshop, our task was to evaluate the Best Hotel in Europe, which is a not-for-profit sanctuary for refugees which operates in Greece. This refuge is situated in an old hotel which had been abandoned, and we were excited to work on this project because They are doing great work for the international community, but with the right partners, they could do even more! Our task was to research the company and produce the following documents: Documents: 1. A rebranding package: logo, mission statement, slogan(s) and anything else that you may think useful. 2. A list of potential parent companies and a brief description of why they may be interested, and in which capacity they may be interested (buy/sponsor/partner). This part must be as realistic as possible and include real statistics and facts. 3. A SWOT analysis for 1 of those potential partners 4. A slideshow that presents the basic concept, key details, and major advantages which will incentivize the parent company to buy/sponsor/partner with your charitable client. 5. A second slideshow which illustrates the improvements, upgrades, technology, new concepts, new product offerings that the investor can make possible. Here is our work so far:

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by LotusHouse on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
We are students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at College Lafleche. Throughout our course "Business English 2" we have completed 3 professional workshops wherein we evlauated real businesses and then came up with real suggesttions and solutions which we might offer them if they were our clients. For this 4th workshop, our task was to evaluate the Lotus House, which is a not-for-profit guesthouse which operates in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This guesthouse uses its profits to support an orphanage, and in turn, the orphans have the opportunity to learn about the tourism/hospitality industry so that when they are 18 years old, they will have a better chance of finding a good job. Mongolia is set to become a major tourist destination, and we were excited to work on this project because The lotus House is a strong example of a sustainable business. Our task was to research the company and produce the following documents: Documents: 1. A rebranding package: logo, mission statement, slogan(s) and anything else that you may think useful. 2. A list of potential parent companies and a brief description of why they may be interested, and in which capacity they may be interested (buy/sponsor/partner). This part must be as realistic as possible and include real statistics and facts. 3. A SWOT analysis for 1 of those potential partners 4. A slideshow that presents the basic concept, key details, and major advantages which will incentivize the parent company to buy/sponsor/partner with your charitable client. 5. A second slideshow which illustrates the improvements, upgrades, technology, new concepts, new product offerings that the investor can make possible. Here is our work so far:

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by Noémie21 on November 30, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
noemie_deschenes_letter_cincinnatti.docx  

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by Noémie21 on November 30, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of Central America. This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed of sustainable practices. My next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travelers will receive before embarking.

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by fanoushka on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
fannie_chiasson_-_new_orleans_mayor_letter.docx

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by Sarahroy.d on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of Scandinavia. This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed of sustainable practices. My next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travelers will receive before embarking.

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by Sarahroy.d on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is a letter that I wrote to the Mayor of Las Vegas.  The subject of the letter is sustainability and opportunities to improve. srd_letter.docx

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by ClaudiaM on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is a letter which I wrote to Mr. Mich Landreau, the Mayor of New Orleans concerning the non-sustainability of his city.   claudia_mayor.docx

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by ClaudiaM on November 30, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of the Middle East.  This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed about sustainable practices.  The next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travellers will receive before embarking.

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by artembatutin on November 28, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Montreal is a city with a dense population of 1.74M people.This fact is astonishing concidering its location: an island. At its origin, the city was build as a trading outpost. History aside, we don't sail boats anymore to go work. How are we able to conclude a sustainable solution for transportation?

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by florence.delage on November 27, 2017
Collège Mérici
We decided to create a Fairtrade Campus because we want to educate and create awareness on fair trade commerce. Fairtrade products ameliorate the agricultural workers’ conditions in developing countries. They do not make enough profits to have social benefits. Because of climate change, their jobs are not safe and they experience instability: they are at the mercy of the climate and of the market. When buying Fairtrade, we support a community of workers who can democratically optimise the worker’s benefits which brings them safety.

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by Alyson Gauthier on November 26, 2017
College Lafleche
College Laflèche1687 Boul. Du CarmelTrois-Rivières, QCG8Z 3R8  October 12th, 2017 John CranleyMc Farland St.Cincinnati, Ohio Subject: Unsustainable problem Dear Mister Cranley,

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by Alyson Gauthier on November 26, 2017
College Lafleche
Here is the first step which I have taken towards the creation of a sustainable tour of the Mediterranean..  This is an informative pamphlet which would be given to prospective tourists (before their trip) so that they can be better informed of sustainable practices.   My next step will be to publish the full 7-day itinerary of the tour that I am creating, along with the full pre-trip briefing that the travellers will receive before embarking.   Alyson Gauthier

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by Béatrice Provençal on November 21, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Recently, there was an alert in Montreal, raised by Environment Canada, regarding air quality. The air was severely affected, to a point where there was a possibility of smog. This smog is caused by an elevated level of pollution. According to Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques, a smog is a yellowish haze from a mixture of air pollutants that limits visibility in the atmosphere.

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by coraliedallaire on November 13, 2017
Collège Mérici
Video of Ellen Degeneres "Hey Wrinkle Face!" Commercial for Olay Simply Ageless Foundation | COVERGIRL  

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by Wallace Lou on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Wallace Lou, Lina Osmani, Farah Majid, Kazuki Gonzalez-Adachi, Georgi Maslyankov   What is our goal?

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by DanielBoon on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gianni Delli Colli  Marco Polce  Samuel Leger Danyyil Bun   Green Cars With the new innovations being brought upon eco-friendly cars, we question which is better, electric or gasoline? The quick answer everyone falls back to is that electric cars are more expensive, or that they do not cover long distances as well as gas operated engines. The real answer however, is no and no.

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4 days 20 hours ago

This seems to be a very good project. The workers' conditions in countries like Bangladesh are terrible. Their bosses give little to no regard to their well-being. Most of the clothes that we buy come from this type of environment, creating awareness for this issue is really important.One major factor in western society contributes to this issue: affluenza. It is a contagious and negative condition transmitted socially. This condition makes people always crave more material goods and creates waste or cheap labour in other countries as it is the case here. A societal shift would be necessary: if people put less importance on goods like clothes, there will be less demand for enormous and cheap quantities of clothing, therefore reducing the markets of cheap labour.

5 days 12 hours ago

I agree that homelessness is a pervasive issue. If we consider the homeless people's happiness, it must be very hard for them to live in a world where they lack privacy and they can feel the eyes of everyone on them. Their idea of themselves could affect their own happiness. Their looking-glass self, or the way they see themselves through the eyes of other people can contribute to self concept. They imagine how they appear to others, which is probably a negative image, then they imagine how others might judge them and they reflect in order to develop some self-feeling.

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5 days 12 hours ago

This is a great project for a school that promotes sustainable happiness. Aestetically pleasing aspects can be a form of bodily pleasure; it is a simple pleasure that we can appreciate. This can create a positive emotion (of course this is subjective) and influence thoughts in a positive way.

1 week 2 days ago

It would be totally wrong to erase our bad history because it permits us to analyze the full portrait of the history even if it is shameful. Furthermore, our past influences our future in the sense that we can take voluntary control not to repeat our mistakes and use this past to learn forgiveness in order to be more optimistic.

1 week 2 days ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

1 week 2 days ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

1 week 2 days ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

1 week 2 days ago

The real objective is for people to try outdoor activities such as running or walking in the woods in order to solve the problem you are talking about. It also goes beyond the senses because exercise is proven to release dopamine which is a neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure. Thus, someone taking this kind of new habits would cause both bodily and higher pleasure and would lead to positive emotions. Furthermore, a certain activity could become this person’s passion and they would experience flow which is a psychological state that accompanies highly engaging activities. In sum, it would kill two birds with one stone.

1 week 2 days ago

I completely agree with you. Cars contribute to pollution which leads to climate change and traffic is something that makes many of us angry because we are always running out of time. The solution that you propose will have a long-term impact on people’s happiness because it involves voluntary control. Indeed, people will be happier by deciding to take public transportation instead of being stuck in traffic and frustrated.
People own more cars than they actually need. Why is that? The answer is materialism. When people are bored of their old car, they buy a new one; therefore, your advertising banner may also contribute to a change regarding materialism which generates ecological costs such as pollution.

2 weeks 4 days ago

Charles, your project is very interesting, thank you for sharing it! Your idea to install recycling facilities for electronic waste at your school is very brilliant! If you don't mind, I would like to add a few more thoughts to this whole e-waste thing: I think that there is not enough awareness about the consequences of e-waste right now. We should put some efforts into spreading the information to the population. I cannot believe that people change their 800$ cellphone as soon as a newer model comes out. This blows my mind every single time! It is not only e-waste, but also a big money waste! In another hand, giants like Apple and Samsung also do major updates on their system so that your cellphone get really slow once the update is installed. JUST DON'T DO THE UPDATES! That's the best way to keep your phone responsive and fast! People needs to be smarter and people needs to be more educated on the consequences of changing their electronic devices just for the luxury of getting the newest gadget. I hope my thoughts will ring a bell to some of you and that awareness will be considered to decrease e-wasted in the future!

Claudia M.

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert

Collège Mérici

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