We had our last show of the semester today. To kick off the show we interviewed Daniel, a Laurier student who started a petition as part of a project to get a weekly environmental radio show on the Kitchener Waterloo CBC. Daniel and some other Laurier students in the Psychology, Action and the Environment class partnered with Sustainable Societies Consulting Group to lobby the CBC for environmental radio programming to help more people be aware of environmental topics. You can find their petition online and the group also has a Facebook and Twitter
We took a look at the Laurier Brantford EcoHawks video about how to be more sustainable this holiday season.
We finished off with some #COP21 updates, David Suzuki does a great top 5 things you need to know about the climate summit so far video. Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change shocked Paris with her statement that we should aim to keep global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2. Read more about her statement from the National Observer. Finally we covered the issues of Indigenous rights being thrown out of the Paris Climate summit and the implications of this. Nothing is set yet but there is a chance Indigenous rights will not be recognized in the Paris Accord. More on that story here.
We are looking for a new DJ to join Shannon and myself to host the show next semester as Mallaika is graduating. If you are interested and have a passion for environmental issues contact us through any of our social media.
Happy Holidays Golden Hawks and thanks for listening!