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Mathew Shum
Sep 23, 2022
In #UnleashValues
An issue I see regarding injustices today is the injustices surrounding the oil sands in Alberta. As the construction continues for the Trans Mountain expansion project it creates many opportunities to arise. This pipeline would cross through the traditional lands of aboriginal groups such as the Secwépemc. Currently the Kinder Morgan continues without any consultation of the group. This is just one example of environmental injustices surrounding the trans mountain pipeline. In the future I envision these companies such as Kinder Morgan seek out the guidance of all impacted groups to prevent any procedural injustices from occurring. This guidance must also be taken and considered otherwise it would be pointless. As members of our society we must speak out and protest so that governments make it mandatory to seek out aboriginal groups and seek their approval before development occurs. This must be done so that further injustices never occur. Mathew
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Mathew Shum
Sep 16, 2022
In #UnleashValues
I envision a future where "required" consumption is changed. We need to shift our mindset when purchasing something. The items we consume and purchase shouldn't be for a social status or any other signaling. In my future I envision, myself and my peers will not be influenced by manufacturers to buy things we don't need. A place where we are not required to buy anything, just what we need for our own lives. Part of this is a more educated consumer who has their own personal views in the forefront of what they need to purchase and not the ideas of a corporation. Another part of this shift in mindset should have people finding more happiness from time spent with individuals than objects with big price tags. Finding such happiness from objects is fleeting and will only contribute to the climate crisis. I will not purchase items on the fly and think about what I need for my own lifestyle before purchasing something to ensure im not persuaded by anyone but myself. -Mathew
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Mathew Shum
Sep 10, 2022
In Member Introductions
Hi my name is Mathew Shum and I'm in a class called ENVR 430 at UBC. I'm really excited to be in this class to start my own journey towards making a real difference to make positive changes for climate change and sustainability. Over the weeks I will be posting every week about a different issue in hopes to bring about awareness and positive change. I hope I can find your support in sharing anything you find interesting to further the cause. - Mathew
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