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The Green Majority is a multi-platform Canadian environment and politics news show, publishing since 2006.

The Green Majority is a multi-platform Canadian environment and politics news show, publishing since 2006.
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Toronto, Ontario

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The Green Majority is a multi-platform Canadian environment and politics news show, publishing since 2006.

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English


Episodes

Shifting Climate, Shifting Culture (646)

2/15/2019
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We sit down with seven climate innovators to discuss policy solutions and cultural change. Featured on the show are folks from Project Neutral, Climate Ventures, Point A, Feedback, The Spent Goods Company, Fresh Fashion Library, and Unwrapit.

Duration:02:29:22

Land of the Spirit Bear (645)

2/9/2019
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Ian McAllister, executive director of Pacific Wild, joins us along with visual communications director Deirdre Leowinata to discuss Ian’s stunning new documentary, Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear. We also talk about sustainable fishing initiatives in Canada and Indonesia and the difficulty of environmental regulation in a country whose resource industries hold so much power.

Duration:00:51:35

The Kids Will Destroy This World (644)

2/1/2019
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We discuss the ongoing Wet’suwet’en defence of their unceded lands in northern British Columbia, Canada’s dubious purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline, Canadian pensions at risk from the dissolution of the oil and gas sector, a groundbreaking ruling regarding abandoned well sites in Alberta, and a Colorado court decision against youth activists. We also interview Power Shift organizer and regular contributor Lauren Latour about the youth climate conference in Ottawa in February.

Duration:02:33:28

The Kids Will Destroy This World (644)

2/1/2019
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We discuss the ongoing Wet’suwet’en defence of their unceded lands in northern British Columbia, Canada’s dubious purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline, Canadian pensions at risk from the dissolution of the oil and gas sector, a groundbreaking ruling regarding abandoned well sites in Alberta, and a Colorado court decision against youth activists. We also interview Power Shift organizer and regular contributor Lauren Latour about the youth climate conference in Ottawa in February. Learn...

Duration:01:03:17

How Not to Fail So Hard (643)

1/25/2019
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Freelance reporter Nora Boydell joins us this week to interview climate journalist Pien Huang in Massachusetts about the ups and downs of climate reporting. We also look at Doug Ford’s climate ideas and government advertising in Alberta that is trying to win support for a pipeline by misleading Canadian citizens.

Duration:02:29:43

100 Million Hiroshimas (642)

1/18/2019
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In the first segment, we discuss just how much heat the oceans have absorbed, and climate change’s impact on tropical ecosystems. Then we talk about parenting in the 21st century, huge clumps of fat and Trans Mountain. We end with a conversation about Carbon Engineering and its potential to save us all (or not).

Duration:02:21:46

Canada's Standing Rock (641) [Radio Edit]

1/12/2019
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This version is meant for our radio partners! If you are a podcaster, please check out the special extended podcast version... or just subscribe and never miss the show again! Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Duration:02:08:16

Canada's Standing Rock (641)

1/12/2019
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We spend the first segment looking at the Wet’suwet’en land defenders’ struggle against the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline which, if built, will dissect large areas of unceded Indigenous territory in British Columbia. We then speak with Tom Ranson on his Northern Lights documentary, and end with an interview with Tara Seucharan of the Council of Canadians regarding environmental justice movements worldwide and here in Canada.

Duration:02:03:06

Green Car Reports & Fresh Rents (640)

1/5/2019
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We look forward to the promises of 2019 and speak with Electric Vehicle expert Matthew Klippenstein and Samia Sayid of Fresh Rents Fashion Library.

Duration:01:10:26

Tim Nash & Cycle T.O. (639)

12/28/2018
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This week we speak with Tim Nash the Sustainable Economist about the Green New Deal and Sarah Bradley of Cycle T.O. about a new system for identifying stolen bicycles. Learn more at www.greenmajority.ca

Duration:00:59:55

Ripple Farms & The Toronto Tool Library (638)

12/21/2018
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We sit down with Brian Waller of Ripple Farms and Emily Charles-Donelson of the Toronto Tool Library to discuss their current endeavors as well as their Big Ideas for 2019 and beyond. Learn more @ www.greenmajority.ca

Duration:00:51:03

COP24 (637)

12/14/2018
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We spend the first twenty minutes discussing COP24 in Katowice, Poland, where countries have debated how to tackle climate change for two weeks straight. Our second segment is an interview with filmmaker Leora Eisen on her new documentary Food for Thought. We end with a discussion of a landmark Quebec lawsuit and the new BC climate plan.

Duration:01:32:24

Eco-Artist Roundtable #2 with Frank Horvat (636)

12/8/2018
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Artist and Composer Frank Horvat takes over the show again today as guest host for our quarterly Eco-artist round-table. Today Frank hosts Mark Adair, Nina Munteanu and Kevin Matthew Wong. Learn more @ www.greenmajority.ca

Duration:01:00:21

Trump's Climate Assessment & Canada's Carbon Woes (635)

11/30/2018
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We take a long look at the new National Climate Assessment put out by the US. We then turn to a live protest in Ottawa, talk about Ontario’s new ‘climate plan’ and end with an in-depth article reviewing the economics of Canada’s tarsands industry.

Duration:00:57:59

The Hideous Irony of Our Power Structures (634)

11/23/2018
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We start with a new Paris Agreement study that seeks to measure the impacts of different countries’ approaches to climate change. We then look at a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the fossil fuel industry, the madness of arctic drilling, insect sperm and deadly seaweed. We end with a discussion of Iran and the jailing and murdering of activists worldwide.

Duration:01:16:11

The War Against the Poor & CIUT Fundraiser (633)

11/16/2018
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Environmental justice will be the defining issue of the century if climate change is not halted in its tracks. All of our stories this week have a justice aspect, as we explore raging wildfires, the Green New Deal, climate change, Chemical Valley, air pollution, mass migration and deforestation. It is also the fundraising drive for our local community radio station, CIUT.

Duration:00:59:14

Hyper Excellent Wonder Berries (632)

11/9/2018
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The Ontario government is seeking input on its climate change plan and water extraction regulations. The UN is reporting that biodiversity loss may be more disastrous than climate change. We also cover fracking, ecosystems protection and new problems with Alberta’s oilsands. Our second segment is an interview with award-winning documentarian Ann Shin regarding her new film, The Superfood Chain.

Duration:00:57:07

The Urine Brick Road (631)

11/2/2018
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Bricks are being made out of urine in Cape Town, plastic pieces are becoming prevalent in human stool, a Hawaiian island has disappeared, and an old-school fascist is president of Brazil. We also discuss the largest mine ever proposed for the oilsands, Torontonian hypocrisy and Mr. Donald J. Trump.

Duration:01:36:05

The Validity of Rage (630)

10/26/2018
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The environmental movement’s wealth and generational gaps have been well-documented. We take twenty minutes to dissect the legitimacy of environmental justice and climate change rage. We then discuss the Kigali Amendment, veganism, oil spills, fracking, and Donald Trump.

Duration:00:57:14

On Being Out of Touch (629)

10/19/2018
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We start with a discussion of a landmark court ruling out of The Hague ordering the Dutch government to be much more aggressive on its emissions targets, and its implications for Juliana v. United States. Guest host Krystyna Henke gives a 30-minute interview with Rob Burton, “The Greenest Mayor in Canada,” after which Stefan angrily refutes his perspective.

Duration:01:11:01