Amidst The Coronavirus Canada Starts a New Caremongering Trend

The world began to experience the Coronavirus, and fear began to spread. The media and politicians had been accused of “fearmongering” and spreading mass panic. Synonymously, America’s neighbor to the north reacted oppositely and is nothing less than expected. Canada began “caremongering,” a term that did not exist until just a few days ago. A movement that began in Toronto, Ontario, as a way to help vulnerable people; turned into action. Caremongering is spreading across Canada faster than COVID 19.

Within five days, more than 50 Facebook groups, consisting of 45,000+ members, have been set up coast to coast, across Canada’s great nation, to offer help to others within their communities.  Predominantly people who are more at risk of health complications related to Coronavirus.

These groups are offering food, aid, access to medical care, sidewalk snow clearing, and whatever else is needed to assist their neighbors during this uncertain time.

An act of kindness, as a result of the pandemic, has spread across Canada and the world.

In Spain, soup is being delivered to the elderly, in Italy, Italians are playing music from their balconies to uplift the people’s spirit, in the United States, hotels are giving free rooms to the homeless – to help them isolate, and the list goes on.

Canada has once again proven its stereotypes of kindness, humanity driven, and helping others is valid and has become a movement across social media and in their hometowns.

Mita Hans helped set up the first “Caremongering” group.

Mita Hans and Valentina Harper set up the first “caremongering” Facebook group.

Hans was quoted in a BBC article stating, “Scaremongering is a big problem. We wanted to switch that around and get people to connect on a positive level, to connect. It spreads the opposite of panic in people, brought out community and camaraderie, and allowed us to tackle the needs of those who are at-risk all the time – now more than ever.” She laughs before stating, “I had no idea thousands would follow.”

Hans continues to state, “Anxiety, isolation, and lack of hope affects you. In providing this virtual community that allows people to help each other, I think it is showing people there is still hope for humanity. We haven’t lost our hope.”

Canadians who have received the service are grateful. Assistance such as a mother in Ottawa was delivered food for her baby when she couldn’t leave the house, an elderly couple in Halifax had their medicine delivered to their home, a community in Prince Edward Island, gave grocery store gift cards to a woman who couldn’t work due to the Coronavirus, and the goodwill list goes on.

Each day more humans are joining these Facebook groups and helping their fellow humans. Isolation can bring loneliness and feelings of helplessness. Conversely, with these “caremongering” groups growing at a rapid pace, it shows that there are good people in the world, and if we stand together, we can make a positive difference in a time of uncertainty.

A massive thank-you to the “caremongers,” humans who brave the virus to keep us safe and the individuals who do selfless acts of kindness each day. You are all heroes!  

Keep sanitized, wash your hands, self-isolate, stay safe, and be kind to one another!

The Worlds First Electric Plane Has Taken Flight

The world’s first fully electric plane took a successful flight for almost fifteen minutes. The world’s first fully-electric commercial aircraft made its maiden test flight in December 2019, taking off from Vancouver, Canada, gifting a massive confidence that the aviation industry may end their contaminating and polluting emissions.

The airline industry across the globe has vowed to lessen the carbon footprint of the aviation business; they are now focusing on electric propulsion. As per a recent report by Climate Law Institute, aircraft would contribute more than forty gigatons of pollutants by the year 2050, exhausting with more than 6% of earth’s remaining carbon budget. Planes release overwhelming levels of carbon dioxide, the most rampant greenhouse gas. With the green intention, the test flight of an all-electric flight has changed the game of the aviation industry.

The organizations of Harbour Air and Magnix need to be congratulated for their incredible partnership in creating the very first all-electric commercial aviation vehicle. A big thanks to them discovering aviation with zero emissions. In simpler words, let’s assume passenger aviation as a country; the same would rank eighth after South Korea on carbon footprints. As the world prepares for COP26, the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, it is highly ambiguous how delegates will put forward an international treaty to cut airplane pollution.

The United Nations agency of ICAO responsible for focusing on international aviation pollution has flopped to deal with aviation carbon emissions. The industry has successfully launched its first all-electric airplane, to deal with aviation pollution. The biggest challenge for “Green Propulsion” is that electric engines are relatively weak when compared to the weight of large planes.

First, short-haul flights are possible with the limited battery life of these electric engines. The best part is, the industry doesn’t have to build a new plane around the electric motor, which demands more resources concerning money and time. However, the existing aircraft can be modernized with the non-polluting electric engine.

We all remember the Wright Brothers, who blessed us with a new era of transportation with their invention. And, almost a century later, technology maestro Harbor Air has revolutionized its design with all-electric airplanes. Their venture marks the latest evolution in all-electric flight, a quantum to fight climate change.

With many companies like Boeing, Uber, etc. are working on developing electric vertical take-off and landing, environmentally friendly, passenger electric air travel can be a reality very soon.