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Food for Thought
Dustin Bajer, a highschool teacher and Sustainable living enthusiast, talks about how teaching children to live sustainably and grow their own food contributes to a better, happier, and more food secure future.
Learn more about food and sustainability on the Food for Thought episode of our series.
Permaculturist Jordan Wilson talks about how to save water in the home, the importance of water to permaculture design, and how we can save and protect our most precious resource.
Learn more about sustainability in water on our Still Water episode!
Give Me Shelter
Jacob Komar explains the ins and outs of geothermal heating, and how the key to reducing our environmental footprint may have been right under our noses- and our feet- this entire time.
Learn more about sustainable housing on our Give Me Shelter episode!
Are We There Yet?
Coreen Shewfelt talks in depth about how BikeWorks is making cycling resources available to Edmontonians, living a car- free life, and about how we can turn YEG into a cycle friendly city.
Learn more about sustainable travel in our Are We There Yet episode!
Jason Halbauer describes how shopping local can contribute to a richer life and more sustainable local economy, and talks about how Edmonton’s Cash Mobs have had a positive impact on the lives of both local business owners and local consumers.
Learn how to be more sustainable with money on our Econo-me episode!
Oksana Anasko, a PhD student at the University of Alberta, describes how living in times of strife and difficulty lead to people coming together to create sustainable, community based solutions to large social problems.
Learn to be more sustainable socially on our Transform Me episode!
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.