22 episodes

Nearly every day now, we hear of some new innovation moving the world toward clean energy. For many of us, this means installing solar panels, buying an electric vehicle or maybe giving up the car altogether. But this transition raises many questions most people haven't even started to consider. Your hosts Susan Elrington and Caitlyn Vernon of Sierra Club BC dive into these questions with thinkers and doers who are making the energy transition happen. Subscribe, join the conversation on social media with @SierraClubBC and get bonus material for each episode at sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.

Mission Transition: Clean Energy and Beyond Sierra Club BC

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Nearly every day now, we hear of some new innovation moving the world toward clean energy. For many of us, this means installing solar panels, buying an electric vehicle or maybe giving up the car altogether. But this transition raises many questions most people haven't even started to consider. Your hosts Susan Elrington and Caitlyn Vernon of Sierra Club BC dive into these questions with thinkers and doers who are making the energy transition happen. Subscribe, join the conversation on social media with @SierraClubBC and get bonus material for each episode at sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.

    Mission Transition: Clean Energy Podcast Teaser

    Mission Transition: Clean Energy Podcast Teaser

    British Columbia is entering a new economy based on clean energy. What role will workers, technology, Indigenous communities and businesses play in this next economy? Who will pay for it? How will you take part?



    Mission: Transition is a podcast that explores this exciting transition to the new clean energy economy. This new mini-series from Sierra Club BC brings you stories from innovators across the province who are moving ahead with solutions for housing, transportation and renewable power.



    Moving beyond fossil fuels to the next economy is an opportunity to think about the ways we work, the ways we live and our values for the future. Your hosts Caitlyn Vernon and Susan Elrington hear from workers, business owners and everyday people who are leading the way as we chart our path forward.



    Subscribe to Mission: Transition today at https://sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast or on your favourite podcast app.



    This is a conversation. We hope the ideas and thoughts exchanged will inspire you, your boss, your neighbours, your union or your school to join the clean energy economy. Join @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter and tell us what you think about clean energy in BC.

    • 3 min
    Episode 1: Electric Vehicles

    Episode 1: Electric Vehicles

    There are more than 6,000 electric vehicles on the road in BC. In this episode we look at who’s flipping the switch to electric vehicles, how to charge those EV batteries, why the EV revolution isn’t going to be quiet… and what it all means for public transportation.



    Your hosts Susan Elrington and Caitlyn Vernon find out what local people are thinking—and doing—about the surge in electric vehicle interest.



    Subscribe to Mission Transition and find links to the businesses, videos and clean energy news mentioned in this episode at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.



    Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC's clean energy economy.

    • 25 min
    Bonus Interview: Victoria’s Vintage Iconic… Electric Buses!?

    Bonus Interview: Victoria’s Vintage Iconic… Electric Buses!?

    If you’ve ever visited or lived in Victoria BC, you’ve undoubtedly seen them. Perhaps you’ve even ridden in one. The red double decker “Hop On Hop Off” sightseeing buses take visitors out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. But engine problems and the potent diesel exhaust coming from these 1960s vintage iconic buses meant it was time to retire the fleet in the fall of 2017. However, it’s not the end of the road for these beloved old rigs: four buses will now be converted to electric power.



    Susan sits down with John and Andrew Wilson of Wilson’s Transportation to hear why they felt it was important to convert to electric, the opportunities and challenges they’ve faced, and what other businesses can learn from their experience.



    Subscribe to Mission Transition and check out bonus content for this episode at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.



    Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC's clean energy economy.

    • 16 min
    Episode 2: Building Smarter

    Episode 2: Building Smarter

    Houses made of hemp? Buildings that cut your energy use by 90 percent? In Episode 2 of Mission Transition, we look at how the clean energy economy will change the ways we build. Susan Elrington and Caitlyn Vernon examine whether it’s better to build new or to retrofit existing buildings—and what this means for jobs. Plus: how to sort through all the things you can do to cut down on energy use in your own home.



    Subscribe to Mission Transition and check out bonus content for all of our episodes at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.



    Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC's clean energy economy.

    • 24 min
    Bonus Interview: The Lego Block House

    Bonus Interview: The Lego Block House

    It’s being called the "Lego Block" House. In this bonus interview, you’ll find out why. Susan Elrington interviews the man who’s building his house out of super energy-efficient JustBiofiber hemp blocks—and the man whose company makes them.



    Subscribe to Mission Transition and check out bonus content for this episode at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.



    Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC's clean energy economy.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Jobs in Clean Energy

    Episode 3: Jobs in Clean Energy

    British Columbians tend to see our economy as resource based—with many people making their living in the forest industry, the oil patch or the gas fields. We’ve all heard about or benefited from the high paying jobs.



    In Episode 3 we challenge assumptions about energy jobs in BC and talk about what happens to jobs as we shift to the next economy. Which jobs will disappear and how will workers make the transition to clean energy?



    Subscribe to Mission Transition and check out bonus content for all of our episodes at www.sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.



    Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC's clean energy economy.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jodi Stark ,

Excellent podcast

What an interesting and engaging podcast! Thanks Sierra Club for taking a close look at clean energy solutions in BC. Well done!

Erzsi_I ,

Informative and Awesome!

Love the tone and content of this podcast!

NarkedOff ,

Entertaining

I love reading about clean energy and green innovations, and these podcasts focused on BC are very informative.

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