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'Sleeping Giants' is a partially anonymous twitter group that is using social media to expose brands who are (in many cases unaware) that they are paying ad revenue to hate sites full of fake news and racism like Brietbart.
We begin the show this week with a couple of stories that show just how far we've come with renewables over the last few years. So far have we come in fact, that it is predicted that solar energy with surpass coal as the cheapest form of energy on average in the world by 2025.
The incoming Trump administration *shudder* has put a sooty fog over the climate movement, but we should also not let ourselves be distracted by him such that we stop paying attention to the areas where we can do some good.
We are into our annual holiday reflection period, and Stefan plays a storytelling piece he wrote and performed for another event that explores what it might be like to live in one of the possible worst case scenario's of a climate ravaged world 40 years in the future.
We begin this week with a victory* for those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. While the fight is not over, this is a significant step towards stopping this pipeline and at least provides a path to victory.
TransMountain (Kinder Morgan) pipeline is approved, so we begin the show with a timeline history of the pipeline and of the resistance to it. Official spokesperson and councillor for the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Charlene Aleck, who have been one of the major opponents to the pipeline joins as our guest.
Stefan takes point this week discussing the social media fiasco that follow a very poorly thought out tweet by Environment Canada this week in correlation with the holds National Youth Summit on Climate Change hosted by Minister McKenna.
This week is CIUT's fall fundraising show, but that doesn't stop us from having an action packed show! We interview Leora Eisen (Director) about the new Nature of Things CBC documentary 'Think Like An Animal'.
With no room in our hearts for politics this week, Stefan and Daryn with the help of some special guests talk about dealing with grief and how to pick yourself back up after the US election results. To this end, our first guest is Barbara Erochina a wellness councillor who will help us talk through some of the difficult feelings we are experiencing right now.