Green Majority Radio #365 – Runner’s High Tide

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Dr. Mehta
Dr. Mehta

Dr. Tushar Mehta, founder of Run for the Earth joins us today for the whole show. Run for the Earth was founded to educate citizens about consumption, or rather over-consumption in our lives for both your and the planets health.

Tushar joins us to go over some basic philosophy of environment and the big picture ideas that go into assessing global problems like health and climate.

We also discuss the Run for the Earth Parade, happening in Toronto this Sunday, September 8th that the Green Majority will also be attending with our video camera’s to document the event and do on the spot “speakers corner” style interviews with participants and the public.

You can register for the parade here as an individual or as an eco group!

The Water Brothers
The Water Brothers

Half way through the show I have an interview with Tyler and Alex Mifflin AKA TVO’s The Water Brothers.

We chat about their upcoming season 2 this Tuesday September 10th, as well as their BBC Earth Panda Award for Best Newcomer at the UK’s 2012 Wildscreen Festival.

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Finally Kevin “Dr. Doom” Farmer, (not a real doctor) joins Tushar and I for this weeks news round-up, which highlighted the following articles:

Tracking the transition to a low-carbon economy: $5.2 trillion invested since 2007, according to report

Canada joins international partners to battle climate pollutants

US Wastes 61–86% Of Its Energy

Politics Wrecks Your Brain | Fascinating Study

New skyscraper in London reflects the sunlight into a car-melting ‘death ray’

BP Wants To Halt Deepwater Horizon Claims Process

Radiation Leaks Finally Addressed By Japan, Is It Enough?

Fracking Caused Over 100 Earthquakes In Ohio

Click the images below for the full size flyer for the event and some pictures from last year!

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We hope to see you there!

 

 

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This Weeks Music:  Brought to you by DJ Amber Waves at Open til’ Midnight:

Happy Friday!

It’s back to school week, so allow me to begin by wishing those listeners who are hitting the books or have loved ones doing so a happy year, ideally with as few unwelcome scholastic surprises as possible. I’m sure you’ll ace anything environmental, thanks to Daryn, Kevin and their fantastic guests.

Speaking of school, allow me to introduce this week’s pick, a scholastic kindred of mine.

Hailing from the Niagara region, Paul Federici describes himself as a bit of a late bloomer in the music scene. Picking up a guitar in university, he immediately earned praise for his smooth, emotive vocals and delicately earnest compositions. And yet, he stuck to the books, believing that what he “ought” to do, battling back an anxiety disorder in the process of obtaining a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. Coincidentally, I studied Clinical Psychology and Social Work.

Don’t worry: Paul found his way back to making beautiful music, the sort that is truly therapeutic in that one feels that bond of similar joys and pains. Compared favourably to former classmate Dallas Green (City and Colour; Alexisonfire), his latest release is solid start to finish. Thoughtful folk-rock for anticipating the colours of Fall.

Check out “Far From Home” and “Please Don’t Break”, then swing by his official site to scope out his forthcoming Fall tour. And remember, show the indies love with a purchase if you’re enjoying the tunes.

http://www.paulfederici.ca/

– Amber

We are now selling Green Majority t-shirts (made of recycled plastic bottles no less

HERE’S THE SKINNY ON OUR RECENT STRUCTURE SHIFT

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