Today we are looking at the big big and the super small… life after climate change and international cooperation… about local effects and nationwide initiatives.
I keep a close eye on world events, and lately… Regarding climate change, I’ve actually felt really excited by what I’m seeing! People are pulling together. Every day there’s some new story about another country adding environmental protections or #cancellingcoal. Seriously, Just look at Belgium, it started shutting down the last of its coal plants! Or- Or the UK! It recently celebrated its first 24 hours without coal power since the industrial revolution. Everywhere, countries like Portugal, Sweden, France… even tiny countries like Malta are taking action. I’m feeling really energized and hopeful! On this episode I’m even talking with a super special guest about Canadian governmental action on climate change!!

This episode features conversations with:

Katia Bannister
Katia is the Co-leader of the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians – a group of teens working in climate activism in BC. She’s passionate about fighting against climate displacement and the loss of indigenous culture and biodiversity. She spoke to us about climate change is threatening life on her small gulf island off the coast of British Columbia.

Jasmine Hachey
Jasmine is 15 years old and is part of the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians, along with Katia. She has been a climate activist since the 6th grade, and is passionate about climate change because her family is Cree and the land and traditional sustainable practices are important to her family’s culture.

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Jonathan Wilkinson PC MP is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of North Vancouver in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election, and re-elected in the 2019 election. He was sworn in as the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on November 20, 2019.
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