Exec Applications

Hey everyone,

Interested in becoming a member of the Earth Centre Exec for the 2014-2015 school year? Fill out this application for consideration in the interview process! Interviews will be held March 29th and 30th so submit your applications to earthcentreatqueens@gmail.com soon.

Can’t wait to hear from you,

The EC

Earth Centre Exec Application 14-15

Clothing Swap Feb 26th-27th

Clothing Swap

Hey Everyone,

It’s happening again, the famed Earth Centre clothing swap! Have any old clothes that you just don’t need anymore? Come and drop them off in the Earth Centre (Rm 3-A607) starting today and going through until the second day of the clothing swap. Looking to pick up some free gently used swag? Come to the 1st floor of the Queen’s Athletics and Recreation Centre on February 26th and 27th and take as much as you want!


Cant wait to see what treasures you have tucked away in your closet :)

The EC

February Book of the Month

Celebrity and the Environment: Fame, Wealth, Power in Conservation” by Dan Brockington

It seems that recently our conversations have been dominated by celebrities. This includes, but not limited to, Superbowl performances, award show season, the antics of Bieber and Miley. So it’s fitting that the Earth Centre book of the month is Dan Brockington’s ‘Celebrity and the Environment: Fame, Wealth, and Power in Conservation’. Brockington writes about how celebrities are the new ‘warriors’ and their willingness to lend their name toenvironmental issues allows them to act as a Lorax type figure and speak for the nature that cannot speak for itself.

Brockington argues that this mutual support stems from recent trends that suggest conservation and corporate capitalism are merging into one entity. So at what cost does celebrity environmental endorsement impact an individual’s relationship with the great outdoors?

This exciting read showcases how the environmental movement has become a ‘sexy’ form of international development for Hollywood’s stars to get behind. I believe that this book allows readers to understand how the image of the perfected celebrity distorts the meaning of conservation itself. Stop by the Earth Centre to pick up this great read among others.

Happy learning!

The EC

Recipes Galore!

Hey y’all,

Did you know that we have a section on our website dedicated solely to FOOD!?

We encourage you to try some of the recipes out and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter. For instance, take a bite out of this Spinach Eggplant Curry:

You’ll need:
(Feeds 4)
1 kg fresh spinach
2 red onions, chopped
1 200g can chickpeas, drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red chilis, sliced
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsbp cumin seeds
1 eggplant, diced
400g chopped tomatoes

Boil the spinach in water for 2 minutes
Drain, rinse with cold water and then squeeze
Blend to a puree
Cook the onion, chickpeas, garlic, chili and spices for 5 minutes over a high heat
Add eggplant and cook for 10 minutes
Add tomatoes, cover and simmer for 15 minutes
Stir in the spinach puree and serve

Bon appétit!

The EC

Opening and Volunteer Applications

Big announcement:

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE SEMESTER! Our hours are weekdays 10 am – 5 pm and we always have super friendly volunteers here to help answer any of your questions or even just hang out. Wait… are you interested in volunteering at the Earth Centre?! Fill out our survey before the end of the week to be considered! Good luck to everybody :)

The EC

It’s a New Semester

Hi All,

We hope everybody had a relaxing holiday season and are as excited as we are to see what this new year and new semester has to offer. For those of you taking geology courses we have 2 new textbooks in our textbook library:

  • Investigation in Environmental Geology – (3rd edition)- Duncan Foley, Garry D.Mckenzie, Russel O. Utgard
  • How does the earth work? Physical Geology and the Process of Science (2nd edition)- Gary Smith, Aurora Pun

Happy reading!

The EC

As we enter the final stretch….

Hey all,

The Earth Centre will only be open for another 2 weeks! That’s right, the last day of business will be December 6th.

Also, only 4 days left to grab the product of the month (lavender body lotion) and be included in our monthly draw.

Aaaaaaand of course, just like last year we will be offering our festive holiday packages. Supplies are limited so get yours now!

Stay positive and don’t let exams get you down! Here’s a lush forest instead :)



The EC

New October Products

As you may have heard, the EC has received a new shipment of products this month! Here are a few of the highlights: (Full list is located here)

  • Lavender Rosemary Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Berry Lip Gloss
  • Grapefruit Face Cleanser
  • Grapefruit/Bamboo Face Scrub
  • Pump Hand Soap
  • Lavender Body Lotion
  • Mandarin Body Wash
  • Lavender Face Cleansing Cloths
  • Lavender Oatmeal Bar Soap
  • 4′Oclock Tea
Green Beaver Berry Lip Gloss

Green Beaver Berry Lip Gloss and Lip Balm, perfect for the coming winter Brrrrrrr!

At the Earth Centre we take great care and pride in working exclusively with suppliers that support sustainable manufacturing practices and that put environmental stewardship and sustainability first in their operations and business culture. Links to all of our suppliers can be found here if you’d like to learn more about how they get the job done!

Happy Halloweening everybody!

The EC

Sustainability Week and Clothing Swap


Just a reminder that this whole week (Sept 30-Oct 4) is Sustainability Week at Queen’s! Be sure to take part in our clothing swap Oct 2nd 10am-5pm and Oct 3rd 10am-5pm happening in the ARC (ground floor). You can drop off clothing all week at the Earth Centre and also during the swap itself if you want. It will be a first come, first serve basis so be sure to come early.

Hope to see you all there!

The EC