Critical thought on the idea and history of conservation, and some reflections on our own personally significant places and species.
Terra Informa's July news roundup of energy-themed headlines.
There’s Something in the Water - A Dive into Environmental Racism in the African Nova Scotian Diaspora
Recently, some of the Terra Informers watched the documentary “There's something in the water”.
Terra Informers Sonak Patel and Elizabeth Dowdell discuss the history of the Edmonton River Valley and discuss its future. Part 2 of 2.
Terra Informers Sonak Patel and Elizabeth Dowdell discuss key points in how the Edmonton River Valley came to be what it is today, shedding new light on the old valley. Part 1 of 2.
This week we’re taking a journey into our archives to be reminded of the devastating impacts of resource extraction projects on Indigneous communities here in Alberta and around the world - and the resistance to that colonial and unlawful extraction.
This week, we are exploring the relationship between queer people and the natural environment. Kevin McBean will share with us his experience as a gay man, an outdoor enthusiast, and a member of the board of directors of Camp Maskepetoon.
The Terra Informa crew discusses the 2019 film "The Whale and the Raven."
A deep-dive into recent environmental news headlines from Alberta and introduction to the relationship between racism and environmental issues.
Happy Bike Month! This week we're talking about the environmental benefits of cycling and some of the challenges to keeping roads bike ready year-round.
This week Terra Informers Amanda Rooney, and Carter Gorzitza talk about what the deal is, with the Green New Deal. In order to get some insight, we hear from both Emma Jackson, an organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton and 350, doing local work on a Green New Deal right here in Alberta, and Demond Drummer a civic innovator whose work in Chicago has been recognized by many large institutes and is currently the co-founder and executive director of New Consensus, a leading organization, with an economic focus, shaping the Green New Deal in the United States.
Part 2 of Dylan and Amanda's series on the Anthropocene deals with our expression (and suppression) of emotions surrounding climate change and the Epoch we are living in. How do we cope in a time of loss and grief? Tune in and hear all about the Epocholytic Emotions we are experiencing.
Whats in a name? This week, Amanda and Dylan dive in and explore the term being used to describe our current geological era - the Anthropocene. Why was this term chosen for our epoch, and why do some people contest this idea? Tune in to find out!
This week several Terra Informers reflect on the changing seasons, and what spring means to them. Listen in for some great ambient spring sounds and grateful reflections on the warmer air around us.
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit a great episode from our archives that originally aired on May 5, 2019. In this episode, Sofia Osborne interviews Dr. Carolyn Sale, an associate professor in the department of english and film studies at the University of Alberta, who taught a course on Shakespeare and ecological crisis. Then hear Terra Informer Sydney Karbonik read a paper she wrote about storytelling and environmental activism.
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit a beloved episode from our archives that originally aired on March 18, 2019. This episode's format is a round-table discussion, in which the each member of the team brought something different to the table- something related to The Unseen Environment. Mysterious.
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit discussions some of the world’s big problems, like climate change and antimicrobial resistance, and how the communication of information about them can either be motivating or discouraging.
Revisiting an episode that first aired in April of 2019, and continues to be an important environmental and equity issue - menstruation.
At Terra Informa, we know that climate change affects us all... and that includes our conspiracy theory communities.
Have you ever thought about the connection between the dank memes you consume and the process of decolonization? Or about how the power of meme to restructure or recreate the reality we know? For this week's episode, Terra Informer, Carter Gorzitza, got to sit down with Nigel Henri Robinson (@nazoonigel), to discuss his own meme practice and the deeper context behind memes that slap.
This week on Terra Informa, we discuss the issues surrounding the Coastal Gas Link Project, that is being proposed to run through Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. We give you a background on what the CGL project is and the current timeline surrounding its development, why this pipeline project is being opposed, actions of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en occuring around the world, and how the conflict has been being covered by the media.
This week on Terra Informa, we discuss climate grief; a term that has increasingly entered into the public awareness. We’ll take a look at what climate grief is and how it can manifest, then listen to advice from life coaches and personal instructors Sarah Connor and Michael James on how to cope.
This week on Terra Informa we share the second part of an interview with Eriel Deranger, co-founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, where we talk about what it means to live in relation to each other and the environment.
This week reporter Elizabeth Dowdell sat down with the co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action (ICA), Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, to talk about the proposed Teck Frontier Mine project and the reasons ICA is opposed to it.
This week, Terra Informers Charlotte Thomasson, Andy Silva, and Shawn Hou discuss the different forms that climate action can take.
This week, we’re bringing you the second and final part of a two-part series on the Canadian Energy Centre Ltd., alternatively known as the Energy War Room introduced by Alberta’s UCP government.
This week, we bring you part one of a two-part deep dive into the Canadian Energy Centre Ltd.
This week, we’re bringing you an archive episode from October 2018, featuring Terra Informer Dylan Hall and author Stephen Jenkinson.
To help celebrate the end of a brutal coldsnap here on the Canadian prairies, this week's episode features an archive that is all about green and growing things! We'll hear Terra Informer Amanda Rooney speak with Dr. Natasha Meyers, a professor of anthropology at York University, about our relationships with plants and how we might be able to re-conceptualize them.
This week, we're bringing you an archive episode from August 2019, where we discussed the wildfires in the Amazonian rainforest and Terra Informer Elizabeth Dowdell spoke with interdisciplinary researcher Cristiana Seixas about her work on socio-ecological systems and protecting the environment in Brazil.
This week, Terra Informers reflect on some stand-out personal moments from 2019.