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Sonja Pejcic is a recent graduate from Queen’s University, where she completed her MASc in Mechanical Engineering. Sonja is striving to continue learning beyond her formal education, through writing short articles focused on her passion for sustainability and environmental conservation.

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The true colours of the wind

An overview of wind power One of my favourite parts of living in Kingston is the view of the turbines located on Wolfe Island and more recently, the ones on Amherst Island. In my second year of university, I had a design course that featured a group project to construct a small scale wind farm. … Continue reading The true colours of the wind

On the grid

Today I would like to present a brief overview on the methods behind generating Canada’s electricity and their associated contributions to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2018, Canada produced just under 650 terawatt hours of electricity. This is the amount of electricity one would need to power a single 5W lightbulb for 14,840,182,650 years. Okay, … Continue reading On the grid

What did Paris agree to?

Quick reminder that design is an iterative process, and so is this website! As promised, let’s start by a quick overview of the Paris Agreement. In December of 2015, members of the UN at COP21 reached a consensus on an agreement to work towards a sustainable, low carbon future, and to combat climate change. The … Continue reading What did Paris agree to?