This week, I attended the webinar “Women Communicating Arctic Science | Gender in Transdisciplinary Research” with Dr. Amy Lauren Lovecraft and Dr. Alexandra Middleton.

Essentially, it was an open discussion on the role that women have in science — particularly Arctic science. It was a discussion concerning the existing gender…

The Arctic is home to 4 million people, including indigenous communities, and includes 8 countries (Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and the United States).

There is a lot of biodiversity that exists in the Arctic, including whales, polar bears, Pacific salmon, Arctic wolves and Arctic foxes. Overall, the…

I wish I could tell you for sure that coral reefs are going to make a comeback.

But the fact is that the world’s coral reefs are critically endangered, and nothing will change this fact unless drastic actions are taken — and taken soon. Like, yesterday.

You might be wondering…

This is going to more of an introspective post because I am feeling…well, introspective.

Why is it so hard to get people (and governments) on board with sustainability?
It is obviously important. We have the science to back it up.

I have learned a little about this topic in school…

I’m not sure why everyone wants the same flat, boring lawn in the city. Fresh cuts all the time. It must be sharp. It must be short. It must not have anything special or unique growing at all in it, otherwise it is unkempt and raises eyebrows from suspicious neighbors.

Ayla Kanber

I am a research scientist and Sustainability Management graduate student at Columbia University. I love to share the sustainable practices that I learn about!

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