environmental activism

Environmentally Themed Music: The Moulettes

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This week Terra Informer, Charlotte Thomasson, got in touch with UK rock band The Moulettes.  Formed in 2002, the band’s latest album, Preternatural, has taken on an environmental theme. Charlotte spoke with celloist Hannah Miller about the inspiration for Preternatural, as well as coral reefs, Bjork, and inspiring the masses to take on big issues!

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Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash

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Bat Issues and Sustainability Classes

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This week on Terra Informa we bring you two stories. First we discuss the challenges facing bats today and then bring you to a new school pilot project centered around reducing single-use plastics.

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Have you ever wondered how bats fit into our urban environment? This week we talk with Erin Lowe from the Alberta Community Bat program about the challenges facing bats and how to live with them happily. 

Listen further and you will hear Laura Bamsey and Marnie Olson talk about the impact sustainability pilot projects can have on students and the environment. Learn about the power of awareness and early education, and how the elements society has collaborated with the lonely whale foundation to bring these programs to life.

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Photo by: Radu Privantu 

The Legacy of Farley Mowat + Kicking Off Summer Reading!

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Would you be willing to hang out with wolves in the Arctic? How about spending your time following Caribou around? This week on Terra Informa, we pay our respects to the late Farley Mowat, environmentalist extraordinaire (who happens to be a friend to the wolves.) And, we’ve got your environmental lit covered this summer with our new column, Summer Reading, kicking it off with the book Being Caribou by Karsten Heuer.

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Olympics & eco-activism and surviving without electricity

This week, Terra Informa focuses on environmental activism in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympics. We speak with Greenpeace activists dealing with an oppressive Russian government, as well as a Canadian activist dealing with the label of “eco-terrorism.” Then, we’ll learn something thousands of Canadians have had to do in the past month due to harsh winter weather—except we’ll learn from the pros. How to survive in winter without electricity, only on Terra Informa.

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At the G8 summit in 2007, Greenpeace found a way to make their voice heard about the issue of global warming.

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