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From the Archives: Revisiting Indigenous Resistance

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.

Queerness and the Environment

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 Whale and the Raven Film Discussion

The Terra Informa crew discusses the 2019 film "The Whale and the Raven."

News Roundup June 2020

A deep-dive into recent environmental news headlines from Alberta and introduction to the relationship between racism and environmental issues.

Cycling and the Environment

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.

The Green New what?

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.

Welcome to the Anthropocene Part 2

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.

Welcome to the Anthropocene Part 1

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!

Spring Confessional

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.

Revisiting Literature in the Face of Climate Crisis

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.

Revisiting The Unseen Environment

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.

Revisiting the perils and responsibilities of science communication

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 Sustainable Menstruation

Revisiting an episode that first aired in April of 2019, and continues to be an important environmental and equity issue - menstruation.

Terra Misinforma 2020: Conspiracy Edition

At Terra Informa, we know that climate change affects us all... and that includes our conspiracy theory communities.

Memes & Decolonization

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.

Indigenous Solidarity During #RECONCILIATIONISDEAD

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.

Managing Climate Grief in 3 Easy Steps

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.

Reject Teck Part 2: All of My Relations

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.

Reject Teck Part 1: Who is Teck?!

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.

The Many Forms of Climate Action

This week, Terra Informers Charlotte Thomasson, Andy Silva, and Shawn Hou discuss the different forms that climate action can take.

The Energy War Room Part Two: CEC Activities and Implications for Environmental Journalism

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.

The Energy War Room: A Deep Dive into the Canadian Energy Centre Ltd.

This week, we bring you part one of a two-part deep dive into the Canadian Energy Centre Ltd.

Revisiting a Conversation with Stephen Jenkinson

This week, we’re bringing you an archive episode from October 2018, featuring Terra Informer Dylan Hall and author Stephen Jenkinson.

Revisiting Conspiring with Plants

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.

Revisiting The Wildfires in the Amazon and Conservation in Brazil

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.

The Best of 2019: Environmental Connections, Hope, and Resolutions

This week, Terra Informers reflect on some stand-out personal moments from 2019.

Revisiting the Less-than-fabulous Footprint of Fashion

This week on Terra Informa, we revisit a timely episode from this past summer's coverage of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Listen as Terra Informer Dylan Hall interviews fashionista and not-for-profit educator Jess Montgomery on the environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry.

All About Birds: Revisited

This week, we revisit our All About Birds episode from June of this year, featuring Terra Informer Charlotte Thomasson and John Acorn.

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas with Special Guest Janina Fuchs

This week we talk about energy transitions strategies and what young people are doing to push the movement. Terra Informers Sonak and Elizabeth give a background on energiewende, ABBY-Net, and student-researcher Janina Fuchs shares her work on renewable energy perspectives between German and Albertan students.

The Future of Alberta's Electricity System

What's the difference between an energy-only and capacity market?! Where is Alberta headed on renewables? We had these questions and more following the 4th annual Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy & the Environment (CABREE) Electricity Symposium - The Future of Alberta’s Electricity System.

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