The Ecopolitics Podcast
with Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene & Dr. Peter Andrée
The Ecopolitics Podcast is a 16-episode audio series offering core content for university students studying environmental politics in Canada. The show is created and co-hosted by Dr. Ryan Katz-Rosene (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Peter Andrée (Carleton University), and funded by the Shared Online Projects Initiative. All episodes are freely available for use under a Creative Commons Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND). Instructors and students of environmental politics everywhere are invited to use the podcasts in their own teaching and learning. Episodes cover a range of themes central to the study of environmental politics in a Canadian context, from environmental justice to federalism to climate action and more!

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Episode 3.6: Is the local a romantic eco-myth? A critical appraisal of ‘Thinking Globally, Acting Locally’

Does the environmentalist motto, ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’, point us towards sustainable food systems’ solutions? In this episode, Dr. Navin Ramakutty from UBC and Ken Meter from the Crossroads Resource Centre in Minneapolis explore whether…

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Episode 3.5: How can we confront the environmental challenges associated with Canadian mining?

Mining is an essential component to our everyday lives, providing us with the raw materials we need to create a wide variety of products. However, while mining contributes to our technological progress, it comes with an often hidden dark side rife…

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Episode 3.4: What does a just transition really entail? From green jobs to decolonization

Climate change and its impacts on the economy, the planet, and, of course, us, is top of mind for a lot of folks these days. One potential solution that merges economic and climate needs is the transition away from fossil fuels as an energy source, to…

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Episode 3.3: How do we confront capitalism’s excesses? Between revolution and reform

How do we confront capitalism’s ecological record? In this episode we get some answers from Dianne Saxe (Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario), and Professor Matt Huber (Syracuse Univer“How do we confront capitalism’s ecological record?” In…

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Episode 3.2: Can we eat our way to sustainability? A deep dive into sustainable protein

To consume or not consume meat? That is the question plaguing many an environmentally conscious person as we grapple with our personal responsibilites in the face of a warming climate. However, as our guests Paige Stanley, PhD Candidate at the…

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Episode 3.1: What does it mean to be an Eco-Citizen? Intro to Everyday Ecopolitics Season Three

What is eco-citizenship and what does it entail? These are the overarching questions that guide this episode’s discussions with Manvi Bhalla, Graduate Student and Co-Founder of Shake Up The Establishment & missINFORMED, and Kimberly Nicholas,…

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Episode 2.14: Global Cities, Environmental Politics, and Low Carbon Transition

Just over a decade ago, the world’s urban population surpassed its rural population in a trend of urbanization that is expected to continue for decades to come. This trend has raised some interesting questions with respect to how cities can…

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Episode 2.13: Resources, Population and the Global Environment: A Case Study in Water

Recorded on World Water Day, in this episode, we speak with Dr. Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University to discuss all…

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Episode 2.12: Metaphors for Climate Governance

In this episode, which is a re-broadcast of an episode from Season 1, we speak with Steven Bernstein, Distinguished Professor of Global Environmental and Sustainability Governance, University of Toronto, and Matthew Hoffmann, Professor of Political…

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Episode 2.11: Growth, Degrowth, Agrowth

What is the relationship between economic growth and the environment? What is ‘green growth’ and why does the degrowth movement oppose it? And what does it mean to be agnostic about growth in the context of sustainability? In this episode we speak…

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