EcoFile - Top 10

Presenting The Best of EcoFile, a collection of some of our favorite programs and interviews about and with people trying to create a sustainable world.

1. David Suzuki on EcoFile: David Suzuki on the publishing of his book Good News for a Change, a book he co-authored with Holly Dressel. The book is encyclopedic, dense with ideas, strategies, projects and working plans to create a sustainable world. Download the original EcoFile program or download a longer, full-length interview between Suzuki and EcoFile host David Dodge.
Episode: 289, May 4, 2002
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2. Natural Capitalism on EcoFile: A series of five programs featuring author Paul Hawken the father of the modern green economics movement. Janine Benyus author of Biomimicry and Brian Nattrass author of The Natural Step in Canada. Download the original EcoFile programs or download full length interviews with each of the authors as a special feature of the web.
Episodes 258--262 August 18 – September 15, 2001
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3. RAFFI on EcoFile: We caught up with RAFFI at the United Nation’s International Children’s Conference on the Environment (ICCE) in Victoria in May 2001. He’s the honorary president of the Children’s Conference. Over the next half hour, we’ll meet with a superstar of the five-and-under set, a man who for the last quarter century has charmed children and parents alike with his humourous, sensitive, and always entertaining music and songs.
Episode 295, June 15, 2002
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4. Children Saving the Planet: Today we’re going to meet with three extremely motivating young individuals from Ecuador, Kenya, and Halifax, Nova Scotia respectly. Each is working to bring environmental awareness to the forefront in their nations and all were deligates at the International Children’s Conference on the Environment held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in May 2002.
Episode: 294, June 8, 2002
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5. Adriane Carr & the Birth of Green Politics in British Columbia: The Green Party, one day they hardly existed on the political landscape of British Columbia, then on one fateful day in May the Green Party brought home 12 per cent of the popular vote. Today on EcoFile we’ll speak with British Columbia Green Party Leader Adriane Carr about the birth of Green Politics and the political reform they seek.
Episode 277, January 17, 2002
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6. The Genuine Progress Indicator for Alberta with Mark Anielski: A series of four programs on the creation of an alternative indicator of progress that includes 51 indicators of social, environmental and economic health of a region. Modern economies live and die by the vagaries of traditional economic indicators. Many, such as Gross Domestic Product measure only the flow of money and have very little to do with what’s good or what’s truly sustainable over time. Mark Anielski of the Pembina Institute in, Canada has just created the first ever Genuine Progress Indicator for Alberta. More than just the flow of money through the economy, the GPI as it is known, attempts to measure social, economic and environmental well-being. On today’s program we bring you the story of the GPI, one of the first serious indicators that attempts to measure human progress in terms of what makes life good..
Episodes 244, 249, 250, 257 (periodic series) broadcast between May 12, 2001—August 11, 2002
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7. Guujaaw of the Haida Nation of Canada on Sustainability: Guujaaw is with the Haida nation from the Queen Charlotte Islands off Canada’s west coast. In this He says separating people from the land is the beginning of their unraveling. Guujaaw reminds us that global sustainability is something all the peoples of the world need to define and work towards.
Episode: 236, February 23, 2001
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8. Cochrane Coffee Traders Sell Organic, Fair Trade and Bird Friendly Coffee: Janet Simpson of Cochrane, Alberta is doing business as green as she can. The coffee she roasts and sells is Fair Trade (purchased from local farmers who get a good price for their coffee), organic (grown without pesticides) and bird friendly (coffee shade grown in traditional ways that are good for the birds and certified by the Smithsonian Insitute).
Episode: 234, February 10, 2001
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9. Holly Arntzen Green Music, Winds of Change: After a year that brought new and tragic meaning to September 11 and bad news on climate change,  we thought we’d look not to the past, but to the future. We are pleased to bring to you the music of Holly Arntzen. For the last few years, she’s been working with kids in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia to create music so green, it just might change the world. Today we bring you the music and thoughts of Holly Arntzen.
Episode 274, December 29, 2001
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10. Eco-Friendly Ranching: The Woebessers & Holistic Management: In 1963, Dennis Woebeser couldn’t afford to become a farmer so he took on a partner and started what’s known as a “custom feedlot.” Before he was through, he was hi-tech, hi-cost owned plenty of stuff that rusts, rots and depreciates and he ran 7,000 cattle through his feedlot operation just west of Lloydminster, Alberta. Then in 1987 Dennis Woebeser took the first ever-course offered by Holistic Management Guru, Allan Savory. By 1999 Dennis and his family still have land, they still have cows, but the feedlot is long gone in favor of a low input, higher profit, grass oriented, environmentally sustainable operation.
Episode 163, August 14, 199
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