Urban Environmentalism & Mercury Pollution


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This week John Harvey bringing us Omar Yaqub – executive director of Sustainability Works. Omar discusses the Greater Edmonton Alliance sustainability works project that aims to make eco-retrofits more plausible for low income families while creating green jobs in the city of Edmonton.

Sustainable Works Fact Sheet

After a health warning was announced pertaining to mercury levels in some Albertan fish, Demmi Connolly took a look into how mercury accumulates in fish, some of the effects of mercury and what can be done to help stop rising mercury levels.

Minamata, Japan Information

Garry the Garbage Guy is back with another report on the world of garbage and recycling. Today he’ll be telling us about the origins of Edmonton’s recycling program — how the city moved from landfilling anything and everything to having one of the most comprehensive waste diversion programs in North America.


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