This week's focus was on air pollution, which turns out to be a huge health risk! Check out the World Health Organization website or Environment Canada for information about air quality general info on air pollution. We also busted some myths about ozone. Ozone is dangerous whether it is inside or outside so do your research if you are thinking about buying an air purifier … [Read more...] about Air Pollution
Welcome back from reading week! This weeks show we focused on all the news around the Great Barrier Reef. This is a massive network of coral reefs off the coast of Australia, and it is one of the 7 natural wonder of the world! It is a valuable habitat and ecosystem and very beautiful. Unfortunately the reef is under threat from development of a coal mine near by and the … [Read more...] about The Great Barrier Reef
It is almost Valentines Day! So, this week we talked about some ways to keep it green with your Valentines Day gifts and plans for your significant other. Or if you don't have a Valentines date we talked about some ways to show your love for the planet instead! Spend some time out in nature, support an environmental cause, get a house planet, anything you want to show your love … [Read more...] about Love Your Planet This Valentines Day
This week was a little bit of everything, we talked about a video that laid out what would happen if human beings became extinct. You can check out the video here: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141009-what-would-happen-if-humans-became-extinct Also we talked about the demolition of dams going … [Read more...] about What if there were no more humans?
Our last couple shows have been about food and the environment. We brought up the point that insects are a much more sustainable food source than livestock. (they are also really nutritious and eaten by millions of people all over the world!) This week we decided to try insects for ourselves! We each tried some crickets and larvets that we bought at Sugar Mountain. The … [Read more...] about Edible Insects