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The Greenpeace Podcast brings you sound-rich environmental stories that travel across borders. Engaging listeners through storytelling, this podcast builds environmental literacy in a way that inspires, amuses and empowers. Listen to monthly 15 minute episodes that break down some of today's hottest and most controversial environmental issues. Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organisation which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to ...
 
Feel uncertain where to begin with renewable energy, start now. Enabling understanding that renewable energy can be used in towns and cities, and the carbon footprint can be dramatically reduced starting now. During these bad times look to a future of urban landscape with a reduced carbon footprint. We can use the urban land for renewable energy generation, and improve the country side. We need to let the realization come that we are part of the Earth and need to look after it, and not be a ...
 
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THE FEED is a weekly news magazine that goes behind the scenes and into more depth on the stories we have reported throughout the week or presents stories that need more time to tell. Hosted by Ann Rohmer, hear compelling interviews, local stories and local personalities - listen to The Feed weekly for the stories of York Region.
 
Conversations with hidden heroes making big societal change. Many of us want to make life better for others and the planet. Few people devote their life to it. Even fewer try to tackle the big systemic issues, like climate change and inequality. In years working at the intersection of impact and strategy, Julia has been fascinated by these hidden heroes. Beyond what they’re doing, we explore how they got here, how they keep going, what they’re still learning. Join the conversation, and inspi ...
 
The show is very focused on exploring bitcoin as a technology and as a tool to help reshape society for the good. The show will also cover the many topics that collide with the bitcoin universe. This includes conversations around money, discussions on philosophy, health, investing, banking, privacy, adding value, incentives, and more.
 
Meaningful Business sets out to discover how global business leaders are championing purpose, people and planet alongside profit, what exactly a meaningful business is, and how to lead one.Across the years, HotTopics.HT has been speaking to some of the most influential leaders across industries, from executives to investors, high-growth startup founders and industry experts.We’ve asked them: what technologies are fuelling their success; how they motivate employees to work productively; how t ...
 
A foray into the world of festivals with music man and festival guru Rob da Bank, exploring the underbelly and secrets of how the world's best festivals run. One week he may chat to a megastar headliner, then someone behind the scenes spilling the beans on what it takes to run a festival and other weeks may be a run down on 2019 festival line-ups with inside gossip and facts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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• Ann Rohmer is with Kelley Keehn, an expert on all things money; personal finance educator and author – how to cope with effects of inflation on a personal level and how to prepare for a recession.Tina Cortese discusses a recent IPSOS survey with Gregory Jack - Vice President at IPSOS about the rising cost of living has gone from being a fact of l…
 
This episode presents the development pathway for the world's greenest energy storage system: compressed air and thermal energy storage with Michael Simpson, CEO of Cheesecake Energy, which reduces the cost of long-duration energy storage, turning renewable energy sources like wind and solar into reliable and affordable on-demand energy.…
 
• Ann Rohmer opens this episode with information about Monkey Pox, its origins, signs, symptoms, transmissibility, treatable. The medical facts from The W.H.O. & York Region Public Health. • Tina Cortese reminds us that Canadian Blood Services says it is struggling to replenish a critically low national supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The o…
 
In this special episode honoring Juneteenth, we talk about environmental justice and how the one-way, throw-away, linear economy doesn’t just trash the planet, it destroys lives and communities as well - especially communities of color in sacrifice zones here in the United States and around the globe. Learn insights from two esteemed leaders in the…
 
Are you interested in blockchain and how it can be applied to the Energy Market? Or in Smart Grids and the software and logic behind it? Then this is the episode for you! We'll talk to Ana Trbovich an expert in this field, who is making change with her start-up and her foundation. #smartgrid #energy #energytransition #cleanenergy…
 
Miguel and Jessi are joined by Jay, or as he is better known, Beans On Toast, for an epic episode of festival stories. From Beans’ first Glastonbury in 1997 at the ripe young age of 16, he hasn’t missed one yet. We hear tales of fence jumping, open mic gigs, and meeting Billy Bragg. A proper veteran of the festival who went from punter, to crew, to…
 
Ann Rohmer is with Food Banks Canada discussing newly released data from Food Banks Canada on how more Canadians report they are facing hunger and food insecurity due to rising inflation and housing costs. The nation's leading charitable organization that's focused on relieving hunger today and preventing hunger tomorrow, Food Banks Canada's data s…
 
In celebration of World Oceans Day, host Brooking Gatewood sits down with National Reuse Network member and Director of Programs for Oceanic Global, Cassia Patel, to learn about our oceans and some of the collaborative organizing happening around the world to help protect them. We also talk about Oceanic Global’s exciting Blue Standard certificatio…
 
• Ann Rohmer looks into the issue of making our schools safe. As the nation continues to mourn the horrific shooting at a Texas elementary school last week, one advocate is in Albany this week pushing for legislation to make schools safer. Lori Alhadeff, the mother of a student killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Florida in 2018 i…
 
• Ann Rohmer is with TVO’S Steve Paikin. They talk about the Provincial campaign as we head into the last weekend before voting day on June 2nd.• Burnout is a growing issue for many workers, including those who have flexible schedules, new research from talent solutions and business consulting firm Robert Half shows. In a survey of more than 500 pr…
 
This week, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (or AAPI Heritage Month), we talk about AAPI leadership and community-building with Grace Lee of ReThink Disposable, a program of the Clean Water Fund, that has led to some of the most essential pilot projects fostering change in the reuse movement today. Raised in Los Angeles by sc…
 
Ann Rohmer is with York Region's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Barry Pakes. The May 24th long weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Can residents hope for a calm COVID summer? Kevin Frankish speaks with the Ontario Medical Association President Dr. Rose Zacharias. Fixing wait times, mental health and doctor shortages in the Peel and York regio…
 
In this episode, we discuss about the relevance of a CO2 neutral life with Sascha Koppe the CRO of 1Komma5°, a German renewable energy startup that seeks to integrate all our energy devices over a single IOT platform and enable the end consumer to have affordable access to the best climate technologies! All in order to reach the 1.5° climate target…
 
Ann Rohmer opens the show with an election primer. With the Provincial Election coming up on June 2nd, how are the leaders doing so far? How are they connecting with voters and what are the hot button issues? Tina Cortes is with the President of the Canadian Medical Association - Dr. Katharine Smart. The discussion includes the shortage of family d…
 
This week's episode is all about standards – why they're needed to scale reusable packaging and infrastructure, and how they serve as a critical piece of the puzzle that enables businesses to operate and thrive in the growing circular economy. Host Matt Prindiville sits down with Amy Larkin and Claudette Juska, Co-Founders of PR3 at RESOLVE, who ha…
 
In my attempts to connect with people on some of our most important issues like climate change, I have been missing a huge pathway - faith. These issues need hard conversations, and hard conversations need us to tap into more than facts and fears. My conversation with Dekila opens the door to bringing the sacred back into science. THE IMPACT. Dekil…
 
Ann Rohmer is with Laurie Campbell, Director of Client Financial Wellness at Bromwich + Smith. With inflation at historic levels, what is the short and long-term and how to reign it in. With interest rates rising at an aggressive pace, what happens with personal, household, mortgage and credit card debt?Kevin Frankish speaks with Rachel Summers fro…
 
Across America, thousands of people are organizing in local communities to help build a better way than throw-away in their cities and towns. In this episode, we speak with organizers from three very different U.S. cities in different stages of the work and learn about their shared challenges and key elements of success in building coalitions for c…
 
• Ann Rohmer is with Peter MacKay, the former Minister of Justice; former Minister of National Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with his take on the war in Ukraine.• Kevin Frankish is with the April monthly update from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Campaign, whether two wheels or four, CAA rem…
 
We all agree that corporations need to have some skin in the game when it comes to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), green design and taking their packaging back for reuse or recycling – but the devil is truly in the details. There’s good EPR and bad EPR. Kirstie Pecci of the Conservation Law Foundation and Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics have…
 
• Ann Rohmer is with Dan Kelly from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business who discusses the need for more recovery support from the federal government and how companies continue to struggle with staffing shortages and major cost increases.• Craig Robertson speaks with Brantford Mayor Ken Davis and MP Larry Brock on how Brantford now has a…
 
GreenPeace is dead wrong about Bitcoin. I brought on Margo Paez, a climate researcher and PhD candidate to break down where they went wrong. Margo is also a renewable energy, environmental studies fellow at BPI where she researched the impact bitcoin will have on the buildout of renewable energy assets. I brought Margo on to chat about her work and…
 
In this episode, we celebrate Earth Day and this year’s official Earth Day theme – invest in our planet– by talking about how we can invest in reusable systems to help solve climate and environmental justice issues. With Upstream’s own policy analyst Marcel Howard and Rich Grousset of Re:Dish, we discuss what actions we can take and explore Upstrea…
 
• Ann Rohmer is with Dr. Anthony La Delfa (Lead Infectious Diseases Specialist Oak Valley Health) – thousands of Ontarians being reinfected, covid protection fatigue, should the mask mandate return?• Kevin Frankish is with clinical psychologist Dr. Monica Varmani. Anger can take many forms – it can be direct, passive aggressive, or even silent. You…
 
With big brands signaling support for extended producer responsibility (EPR), deposit-return systems (DRS), and – most recently – reuse/refill, new opportunities have opened up to pass policy and create the infrastructure needed to transform how we consume products like food, beverages, personal care and cleaning products. Maine-based bottle redemp…
 
With only just over two months until the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, after a 3 year unplanned hiatus, the full line up poster has finally dropped! The GlastoCast gang are back together to talk about what we’ve been up to and welcome our incredible guest, Kaptin Barrett – Head of Music for both Boomtown Fair and Big Love festival. This man knows his …
 
• Ann Rohmer speaks with Dr. Glen Pyle - Covid-19 Resources Canada Co-Lead, Co-Lead ,The Science Initiative, Professor of Biomedical Sciences Guelph University. The discussion looks into the 4th shot, Covid fatigue, should mandatory masks be back in place in light of 6th wave?• Craig Robertson is with Stephanie Goertz, from a grassroots group in th…
 
As fans return to sporting arenas and music lovers celebrate the return of concerts and festivals, sustainability issues at events and venues are coming back into focus – specifically, what to do about the ever-present disposable plastic cup. In partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, Upstream kicked off their new Indisposable Live™ series by d…
 
Today I brought on JP Baric to discuss all things Bitcoin mining including how to maintain a competitive position in the extremely ruthless bitcoin mining space. JP shares how he built his social media empire where he built up a following of over 500k with 40 million+ views. JP also shares how he is developing a new product that will allow the aver…
 
In this episode, Mark Moss and Aleks Svetski join me to talk about their new book the UnCommunist Manifesto. We discuss capitalism, communism, democracy, welfare, individualism, and more. It's an incredible episode and you won't want to miss it. If you want to snag a copy make sure to head over to their Kickstarter to pre-order a copy https://www.k…
 
Ann Rohmer speaks with Dr. Alon Vaisman. Infectious Diseases, Infection Control Physician with the University Health Network. The recently released data points to a possible spring wave(let) of Covid 19 fueled by Omicron and its subvariant BA.2. The discussion looks at the impact on case counts and hospitalizations, will a 4th shot have any impact,…
 
Celebrating women’s history month and reuse entrepreneurs, in this episode we speak with Anukampa Freedom Gupta-Fonner, Reusies 2021 finalist for Activist of the Year – and founder of Design by Freedom, an invention company propelling the circular economy and working to make trash history. Freedom is fully devoting her attention to designing a new …
 
An incredible conversation with Ben Gagnon, the chief mining officer at BitFarms. BitFarms is one of the largest publicly traded mining companies in the world. I brought Ben on to discuss all things Bitcoin Mining, including big mines vs. small mines, the HODL balance sheet strategy, buying Bitcoin vs Buying $BITF, and if he believes that Bitcoin m…
 
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