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Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been an environmental activist, speaker and author in the public eye since the age of 12 when she addressed world leaders at the Rio Summit in 1992 about the climate crisis. Since then, her activism has taken her to many stages globally to speak to the continuing issues we’re facing and the need to encourage and uplift youth to be part of the movement for change. This week, guest contributor and former Terra Informer, Natalee Rawat, speaks with Severn over the phone about her experience in Rio 27 years ago, how to engage with our elected leaders, and her career evolution.
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CO2 emissions being turned into soap
$10 million geothermal pilot project underway in Alberta
Recovery of the South Atlantic humpback whale population
Alberta Electric Systems Operator (AESO) projects the Alberta government will fail to meet renewable electricy targets set by NDP
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This week on Terra Informa, we’re acknowledging Canada Day by bringing you two interviews from our archives that highlight two powerful female Canadian environmentalists.
First, Trevor Chow-Fraser and Natalee Rawat speak with Severn Cullis-Suzuki, an environmental activist and daughter of David Suzuki. Our second interview features Terra Informer Matt Hirji speaking with Maude Barlow, Chairperson for the Council of Canadians and author of the book ‘Blue Planet’.
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Filipino lead negotiator Yeb Sano joined with representatives of civil society back in November 2013 to call for immediate climate action at the COP19 UN Climate Talks. A growing number of people in Warsaw and around the world are joining in Sano’s voluntary fast for climate action including Fast for the Climate. Credit: 350.org (http://www.flickr.com/photos/350org/)
This week on the show Chris Chang-Yen Phillips talks to Green Party leader Elizabeth May about the Trans Pacific Partnership, a deal that could leave the environment a casualty of compromise for its member countries. Trevor Chow-Fraser and Natalee Rawat speak to Severn Cullis-Suzuki about her life today—22 years after she delivered her speech that silenced the world for five minutes at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. And finally we’ll take you to Washington, D.C. with Trevor, who spoke to some faith-based organizations who are calling for what they call a Fast For The Climate.
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