This week we’ll tackle two stories. First, we have an inside look at how environmental education and sustainability awareness are inspiring Albertan students. Then we’re digging up an old ecobabble, in which we investigate what it means to be a “free range” egg.
The Ability to Inspire
Think back to a time when you were in school (you might even be a student right now!). How much did you know about sustainability? Did you know what the phrase meant? Did you care? Right now, sustainability education is becoming more and more prevalent in schools, but we still have a long way to go. Listen in this week as Nicole Richard and Paula Daza explore the ways that teachers and students in Edmonton are working on making their schools more sustainable.
Nicole and Paula are students at the University of Alberta, who are incorporating community service and community learning into their degrees. To learn more about their project We the Future, click here.
Ecobabble: What does it mean to be a free range egg?
Scrambled, poached, sunny side up. Whether they came before the chicken, or the chicken before them, eggs are a breakfast staple. Terra Informa’s Nicole Wiart brings us an EcoBabble – where she enlists some local farmers to try to break down the term “free range.” It’s just one of the many terms that you can find on a carton of eggs – but as you’ll soon find out, defining free range is not as simple as it sounds.
Photo credit to Jonathon Grainer