Goldman Prize Winner Desmond D’Sa + Climate Change in Atlantic Canada

With so many environmental problems around the world and the urgency of climate change upon us, it can be easy to feel hopeless about the future. Yet, creating awareness can spur people to action, and those actions—even in the direst situations—can succeed. This week we talk to one of those awareness-raisers, Dr. Ian Mauro, about his documentary Climate Change in Atlantic Canada. We’ll also speak to Desmond D’Sa, this year’s Goldman Prize winner for Africa, about his fruitful advocacy work around the BulBul toxic waste dump.

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Desmond D’Sa – Goldman Prize winner for Africa

This year’s Goldman Environmental Prize winner for all of Africa is Desmond D’Sa. His advocacy through the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance was successful in forcing the closure of the BulBul toxic waste dump that was harming his disenfranchised community. His passion for human rights and environmental welfare is second to none – and he is not backing down anytime soon.

Yvette Thompson speaks to South Africa’s Desmond D’Sa while he was recently in San Francisco to accept his prize.

Climate Change in Atlantic Canada

Filmmaker Ian Mauro recently released a film so good that David Suzuki decided to personally take the film on tour, introducing the film to live audiences all across Canada. Clearly, Suzuki saw something really unique in the film Climate Change in Atlantic Canada .

Trevor Chow-Fraser, Katherine Meloche and Sean O’Brien speak with Dr. Ian Mauro about the magic ingredient to his success and what he learned about the impact of climate change by talking to Atlantic Canadians.

Photos courtesy of Climate Change in Atlantic Canada.

What’s Happening

Recycling Council of B.C. Conference

The Recycling Council of B.C. 40th Annual Zero Waste Conference is taking place in the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler, B.C. This annual RCBC conference is attended by over 300 industry professionals from B.C. and North America. The 3 day conference runs May 28 to May 30, featuring keynote speakers, presentations, workshops, information sessions and exhibits. To top it off, there will be a Gala Dinner, entertainment and the annual RCBC awards presentation.

EcoSolar Home Tours

Are you the type of person who enjoys snooping around a stranger’s home? Do you want to know what people are up to in the privacy of their humble abodes?
Well, you’re not alone because there’s an eco-solar home tour coming up on Saturday, May 31 in Edmonton. The tour will allow visitors to learn about the experiences of homeowners and other experts with a vast variety of energy and water resource-saving technologies.

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