All we need to do is use it.
This story introduces young people developing urban gardens, food forests, beekeeping, teaching gardening in schools, and food rescue, to the ultimate end product – a sustainable meal. The episode also looks at the inherent importance of quality over quantity.
Water is not a consumer good, but part of us, necessary for life, a human right that comes with responsibility. With ample evidence abounding, youth today are imagining the loss of clean, accessible and free water, and are searching for new ways to keep it flowing. From river keepers and hydrologists to permaculture activists who collect rainwater, this episode looks at ways of protecting the water we have and recycling what we use.
This episode begins by looking at housing and then explores a variety of creative and green energy alternatives to help conserve and divert scarce energy resources. From tiny homes and solar panels, to plans for North America’s first geothermal based community.
With options like public transport, Uber, Pogo, bike commuting, ride sharing and walking, travel has become something we customize. The emphasis is on control, efficient timing, and avoidance of owning an expensive vehicle. It’s exciting to arrange your travel via Smartphone, for schedules, for arrangements and for mapping but a lesser footprint on the environment is the key behind exploring alternatives to the car.
Trading, swapping, repurposing, redesigning and recycling are some of the ways to move things along the supply chain without buying. The circle economy is something everyone benefits from. This episodes looks at some unique ways Edmontonians are engaging in the circle economy.
To save the world, or at least change it, you must have hope. Hope has become the new survival tool. Rather than cynicism, youth are sharing and connecting ways to coexist, converge, cooperate and conserve their common home. There is a sense that together, they can overcome by embracing the earth in all their daily living. This constant mindfulness also includes cherry picking from different belief systems, to formulate an individual spirituality or secular sacred. This attitude includes taking initiatives in other places of the world, or bringing home initiatives from elsewhere.