Welcome to the 114th volume of WizeWorld: a collection of stories and sounds to round out your week, pique your curiosity, and widen your wizdom.
This week’s theme is all about trying something new. Whether it’s an artist constructing the futuristic landscapes he’d like to see out of nothing but black LEGO, to the ways we can all make small changes to help the climate crisis. Toss out your Splenda, grab a Wize and dive in.
We’ll be looking at:
- Why artificial sweeteners aren’t a healthy alternative to sugar
- An interview with SEB C
- Ekow Nimako's black LEGO structures
- A-Trak Loves, a selection from the Montreal-based DJ
- Six lifestyle changes that could help the climate crisis
Another day, another reason to skip artificial sweeteners. A French nutrition study shows that sweeteners made from aspartame and sucralose could be just as bad for your health as too much of the real stuff — and are potentially linked to cancer risk and cardiovascular disease. That’s why we use small and sustainable amounts of real cane sugar in our iced teas.
Now the official DJ for the Canucks, we sat down with Seb C last year to talk about what got him started, how he almost became a CSI and where he sees himself in five to 10 years.
Ghanaian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako has created vast afrofuturistic landscapes and structures from over 500,000 black LEGO pieces. It’s part of his larger project, Building Black Civilizations: Journey of 2000 Ships. You can check out more of his work here.
A-Trak, a DJ based in Montreal, brings us A-Trak Loves, a mix of some of his favorites across a multitude of genres and styles. Dive in for this eclectic mix.
We acknowledge that individual action will never be the biggest piece of the climate crisis puzzle, but there are still small ways we can all make changes to live for a better tomorrow, including plant-based diets, thrift store clothing, more travel by bike and train and less by car and plane.
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