Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 25: The Future of Cities | Bike to Work month | Thomas Lovejoy

Download: earthgauge-podcast-april25-2013.mp3 This week on Earthgauge, we have a veritable green medley with a jam-packed show covering everything from urban sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, biking to work and even the latest green news. I have 4 features today: Presentation by Alex Steffen called The Shareable Future of Cities Alex Smith’s interview with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy on ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 18 2013: Earth Day special | Ottawa takes on climate change

Download: earthgauge-podcast-april18-2013.mp3 This week we celebrate Earth Day and look at why cities are so important in the fight against climate change. I have two features on the program today: Interview with Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada Presentation by Alex Wood of Sustainable Prosperity from the City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Roundtable We also ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: Earth Day and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities

On Earthgauge Radio this week, it’s Earth Day! I’ll be speaking with the president of Earth Day Canada, Jed Goldberg. We talk about what is being planned for this year’s event on April 22 (Monday) and we discuss the role of Earth Day activities at a time when many environmental problems around the world seem ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 14: food glorious food!

Download: earthgauge-podcast-march14-2013.mp3 On Earthgauge this week, we discuss food security from the global to the local level, and what we can do to help build a more equitable and sustainable food system. From the geopolitics of global food (in)security to the benefits of eating locally, this special program considers how the food choices we make on ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio March 7 2013: Reconnecting with the natural world around us

Download: earthgauge-podcast-march7-2013.mp3 Ever wondered where your water comes from and where your wastewater goes? How much garbage do we produce in Ottawa and where does it go? What did the city look like a couple hundred years ago? Where does the gas come from that fills up our tanks? How much of our food is produced ...

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: The Ecology of Ottawa and Awakening the Skeena

Ever wondered where your water comes from and where your wastewater goes? What about your garbage? Electricity and heat? What did Ottawa look like a couple hundred years ago? Tomorrow on Earthgauge, we’ll discuss all this and more with Janice Ashworth. She helped put together a handy little booklet called ‘The Ecology of Ottawa‘ and ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio February 14 2013: Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown and Climate Science 101

Download: earthgauge-podcast-feb14-2013.mp3 This week on Earthgauge, I present a feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown and we talk climate science with Eric Galbraith of McGill University. Click the audio player above or right click here to download the show. First up….it’s Climate Change 101! Ever want to know about some of the fundamentals ...

Earthgauge Radio: This week on EG Radio: Feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown

This Thursday on Earthgauge Radio, I’m pleased to present a feature interview with the Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown. We’ll discuss the health of the Ottawa River, changes to federal environmental regulations, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Ottawa River Action Plan. We’ll also talk with Dr. Eric Galbraith (I promise!) of McGill University ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio February 7 2012: Liveable Ottawa | Shell oil rig Alaskan disaster

Download: earthgauge-podcast-feb7-2013.mp3 This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about the Shell drilling rig that ran aground near Alaska’s Kodiak Island at the end of December and we discuss the City of Ottawa’s “Liveable Ottawa” plan. We also have a special guest editorial from Grist.org columnist David Roberts who will explain why climate science is ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio November 29, 2012: international climate science, Ottawa climate politics, and the growing movement to protect Canada’s waterways

Download: earthgauge-podcast-nov-29-2012.mp3 This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about climate change and the protection of Canadian waterways. I have 3 features on the program today: Radio EcoShock‘s broadcast of a speech by the top U.K. climate scientist Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research My interview with John Bennett, Executive Director of the Sierra ...

Earthgauge Radio: On Earthgauge Radio tomorrow: international climate science and local climate politics!

On Earthgauge Radio this week, we hear Radio EcoShock‘s broadcast of a speech by the top U.K. climate scientist Kevin Anderson and we’ll discuss climate change politics in the City of Ottawa. First we’ll hear Kevin Anderson’s speech to the Cabot Institute from Bristol, England on the eve of the Doha Climate Change Conference.  What ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio November 22, 2012: 24 hours of Climate Reality and the International Year of Cooperatives

Download: earthgauge-podcast-nov-22-20121.mp3 This week on Earthgauge Radio: we’re talking about the U.N. International Year of Cooperatives and featuring highlights from last week’s online 24 Hours of Climate Reality international media event. To kick off today’s program, I speak with Donna Balkin. She’s the Communications Manager for the Canadian Co-operative Association and, as 2012 was designated by the United ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio 2012-11-22 15:28:29

Download: donna-balkan-cca-edited-forair.mp3 Click the audio player above to hear my interview with Donna Balkin who is the Communications Manager for the Canadian Co-operative Association in Ottawa. Right click here to download the file (14:30). Did you know that 2012 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Co-operatives? This was done to highlight the ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio November 15, 2012: U.S. Green Party leader Jill Stein and the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

Download: earthgauge-podcast-nov-15-20121.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’re talking about presidential politics and livable cities. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with Dr. Jill Stein this week. She’s the leader of the U.S. Green Party and was their presidential candidate in the recently concluded U.S. election. She joins me for an Earthgauge ...

Earthgauge Radio: Interview with James McNeil of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

Download: jamesmcneil-oced-edited-forair.mp3 I know, I know. We do hear our share of gloomy stories and reports on this show. It unfortunately is the nature of the beast on an environment program when many of the world’s environmental trends are pointing downwards. However, there are many inspiring people and organizations doing great work to try to ...

Earthgauge Radio: Tomorrow on Earthgauge Radio: U.S. Green Party leader Jill Stein and the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

On Earthgauge Radio this week, we will have the pleasure of hearing from the Green Party candidate for president of the United States, Dr. Jill Stein. Dr. Stein of course recently wrapped up her presidential campaign so we will hear from her about how the campaign went, the Green New Deal, her two arrests while ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio October 4 2012: James Kunstler, Fast for Climate Justice and the new “Passive House” in Wakefield

Download: earthgauge-podcast-oct4-2012.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we ‘re talking about techno-optimism, fasting for climate justice and energy efficient buildings. I have 3 interviews for you on today’s show: Novelist and critic James Howard Kunstler talks about his latest book ‘Too Much Magic’ in which he argues that our faith in technology to solve our ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio June 21, 2012: Solar power to the people!

Download: earthgaugeradio-podcast-june21-2012-solarpower.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, I have a special program on the coming solar power revolution. Have you ever thought about installing solar panels on your roof or, if you don’t have a roof, what about investing in solar energy? Well if the answer is yes to either of those questions or if ...

earthgauge: Special program dedicated to solar energy on tomorrow’s edition of Earthgauge Radio

On Earthgauge Radio this week (7:00-8:00 AM on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com),  I’m presenting a special program on the coming solar power revolution. Ever thought about installing solar panels on your roof or, if you don’t have a roof, what about investing in solar energy? If the answer is ...

earthgauge: Interview with Charles Hodgson of Ecology Ottawa on the City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Download: charles-hodgson-ottawaghgs.mp3 Click the audio player to hear my interview with Charles Hodgson of Ecology Ottawa who produces the excellent blog climateottawa.ca. Right click here to download the interview. We discuss the recent City of Ottawa greenhouse inventory and what is going on at city hall with regard to Ottawa’s commitment to reducing GHGs. As ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio May 31 2012: Shark conservation and Capital Velo Fest

Download: earthgaugeradio-podcast-may31-2012-sharkconservation.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’re taking a look at shark conservation and the Ottawa bike festival called Capital Velo Fest. The award-winning film Sharkwater will be screened this Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00PM at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa (a CKCU co-presentation) I have three interviews for you on today’s show: Gabriel Wildgen, ...

earthgauge: Sharks and bikes on Earthgauge Radio tomorrow at 7:00-8:00 AM on CKCU

On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’re talking about shark conservation and the Capital Velo Fest.  The award-winning film Sharkwater will be screened this Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00PM at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa (a CKCU co-presentation) so we’ll be talking about shark conservation with Gabriel Wildgen, a campaigner with Humane Society International. We’ll also ...

earthgauge: “Dark Age” for Canadian Science

In yet another example of the Canadian government’s antipathy toward science and hatred of all things environmental, check out this article from the excellent journalist Andrew Nikiforuk. Here’s an excerpt: Just as citizens flocked to their cottages and launched their boats, the government of Stephen Harper pulled the plug on Canada’s greatest freshwater defender and ...

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio May 10: Pedal power! The two-wheeled revolution is coming…

Download: earthgauge-radio-podcast-may10-2012.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, we’re talking bikes. After all, May is Bike to Work month so I have three cycling-related interviews for you on today’s program: Jess Wells, Program Coordinator at Envirocentre, which is coordinating activities for Ottawa Bike to Work month. Caron Cheng of Mountain Equipment Coop, who tells us about ...

earthgauge: May is Bike to Work month in Ottawa!

In case you’re looking for additional reasons to jettison your car and haul out the bike, the video below from EnviroCentre Ottawa makes a convincing case. Save money, improve your health, help reduce pollution, the list goes on (and on). May is Bike to Work month so let’s get to it. Continuing on this theme, ...