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Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.

Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.
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Victoria, BC

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Each week Terra Informa delivers coverage of breaking environmental news from across Canada and around the world. From corporate wrongdoings to tips on living a little greener, we’re your source for the news that the mainstream media missed. The show is currently in its tenth season and is broadcast in more than 50 communities from coast to coast to coast.

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English


Episodes

Energy Transition in the Face of Climate Crisis

9/9/2019
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This week on Terra Informa we discuss Edmonton’s recent declaration of a Climate Emergency and what that means for the City, then Terra Informer Sonak Patel speaks with Sarah Van Wyngaarden about her work on district heating in the environmentally sustainable, zero-emission community of Blatchford - currently under development.

Duration:00:28:59

Edmonton’s Waste Facility

9/2/2019
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This week on Terra Informa, we talk trash! The Edmonton Compost Facility shut down on May 29, 2019 after it was discovered the roof was no longer structurally safe. As a tribute, we wanted to play a story about the facility's launch from 2009 but... it has mysteriously disappeared.... So instead we revisit a story from 2017 where Terra Informers Amanda Rooney and Tasmia Nishat took a tour of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

Duration:00:29:09

The State of the Amazon and Conservation in Brazil

8/26/2019
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This week on Terra Informa we discuss the current wildfire devastating the Amazon rainforest and Terra Informer Elizabeth Dowdell talks to interdisciplinary researcher Cristiana Seixas about her work on socio-ecological systems and protecting the environment in Brazil.

Duration:00:29:06

Book Club: Streetfight

8/19/2019
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Welcome to book club! This week, Terra Informers Elizabeth Dowdell and Hannah Cunningham chat about Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution by Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow.

Duration:00:29:09

The Climate Activist Experience

8/12/2019
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This week on Terra Informa we talk with OurTime and Climate Justice Edmonton organizers Stephen, Madison, and Chen about who these organizations are and what they do, experiences from the front lines of climate action, and how each one found a community to keep them going.

Duration:00:29:09

Planning for Resilience in a Changing Climate

8/5/2019
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This week, we talk about the importance of resilience, or how to minimize the damage of the climate crisis. We will be providing you with some of the latest information on climate crisis and impacts. We’ll also hear from Terra Informer Sonak Patel sitting down with Nicole Bonnett to discuss her research into resilience planning on Vancouver Island.

Duration:00:28:56

CBC Change the Debate

7/29/2019
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This week on Terra Informa we focus on the proposed climate action policies of each major federal party in the upcoming 2019 election, and speak with Stephen Buhler of Our Time, the group who organized "CBC Change the Debate" rallies across Canada just two weeks ago. We talk about the importance of climate action at the federal scale, why Canadians should be demanding the federal government seriously respond to the climate crisis, and share some audio from the Edmonton demonstration.

Duration:00:28:53

7/22/2019
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It is no question that art holds powerful implications for how we view our surroundings, others and ourselves. In 2019 communities of Indigenous artists are coming to the cultural forefront to dispel misrepresentations of Indigenous people as well as centering and celebrating indigenous resilience, sovereignty and cultures. Terra Informers spoke with Cree, Métis and Norwegian […]

Duration:00:28:58

Workers and the Future of Energy

7/15/2019
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This week on Terra Informa, Andrea Wiebe met with Lliam Hildebrand of the Iron and Earth Organization about their work advocating for oil and gas development to incorporate more renewable energy. They discussed how oil and gas sector workers can adapt to and support the low carbon transition.

Duration:00:28:52

Soakin’ Up The Sun With Solar Power

7/8/2019
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This week on Terra Informa, we discuss solar energy, including topics such as the definition of solar, how it works, the pros and cons to solar, and who the solar power leaders are around the world.

Duration:00:28:58

The Less-Than-Fabulous Footprint of Fashion

7/1/2019
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This week on Terra Informa Dylan Hall ventures into the world of fashion. Dylan caught up with Jess Montgomery at the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences held at the University of British Columbia campus. Montgomery holds a BFA with Distinction in Art History from Concordia University, and a MA in the History and Theory […]

Duration:00:29:04

Cycling and a Couple of Queers

6/24/2019
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This week, Charlotte speaks with Mackenzy Albright, one of the founders of SNAQCS, a Slow Nice And Queer Cycloventure Squad based out of Victoria, British Columbia that creates a welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA2S community who want to have fun and ride bikes! Tune in to hear Charlotte and Mackenzy share cycling stories, talk about businesses and queerbaiting, the binary of the outdoors community, and how SNAQCS is pushing the boundaries.

Duration:00:28:59

The Perils and Responsibilities of Science Communication

6/17/2019
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Image by: Discover Magazine Blogs This week on Terra Informa, we discuss some of the world’s big problems, like climate change and antimicrobial resistance, and how the communication of information about them can either be motivating or discouraging. Download episode now. It would be understandable if you used the word ‘apocalyptic’ to describe issues such […]

Duration:00:28:42

All About Birds Continued!

6/10/2019
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We were so amazingly overwhelmed with bird-related content for our June 4, 2019 episode that we didn't have a chance to use all of it, so we're bringing it to you this week. This time, it's PERSONAL - that is, lots of lovely stories about why people love birds, which birds are their favourites, and wild encounters.

Duration:00:29:01

All about BIRDS

6/3/2019
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Photo by: Rick Bohn This week, Charlotte Thomasson talked to resident Nature Nut, John Acorn, about local bird songs and birding stories, with audio captured by Terra Informers live in Edmonton, Alberta, near Drumheller, Alberta, and on Saturna Island in British Columbia. Download episode here Find out your bird name! Photo by Moore Laboratory of […]

Duration:00:29:00

Sharing is Caring: Urban planning, entrepreneurship, and collaborative consumption

5/27/2019
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This week on Terra Informa we’ll be discussing what sustainability means to urban planning and talking toolsharing with an entrepreneur interested in collaborative consumption.

Duration:00:28:31

Endangered Habitat, Past and Present

5/20/2019
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This week at Terra Informa we deep dive into the World Wildlife Foundation report on conservation lands, hear from University of Alberta professor Rene Belland about endangered species, and visit an archive from 2010 about a public land sale known as "Potatogate".

Duration:00:28:57

Treaty, Climate Change, and Relationships to the Land

5/13/2019
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This week we asked what treaty means for our relationships to land, the more-than-human, and to each other.

Duration:00:28:55

Literature in the Face of Climate Crisis

5/6/2019
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This week on Terra Informa, we’re diving into the world of storytelling and literature. How can the humanities help us prepare ourselves for the environmental troubles we are facing today and into the future? What do works of fiction have to do with environmental activism?

Duration:00:28:30

Menstruation Innovation

4/29/2019
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This week on Terra Informa, we're talking about periods. Own very own Terra Informer Sydney Karbonik recently hosted an educational event about the environmental, social and economic impact of menstrual products and what other options exist for women.

Duration:00:28:59