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Let’s navigate the ambitious, exciting and achievable roadmap to our climate-positive future together.

Climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s the defining issue of our time - but that doesn’t mean we are helpless. Kiran Waterhouse, Leslie Anne St. Amour and expert guests explore how we can make our lives and communities better while rebalancing the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Look for new episodes biweekly on Fridays.

*nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as legal advice or as forming a legal relationship*

Rebalancing Act Rebalancing Act

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Let’s navigate the ambitious, exciting and achievable roadmap to our climate-positive future together.

Climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s the defining issue of our time - but that doesn’t mean we are helpless. Kiran Waterhouse, Leslie Anne St. Amour and expert guests explore how we can make our lives and communities better while rebalancing the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Look for new episodes biweekly on Fridays.

*nothing in this podcast should be interpreted as legal advice or as forming a legal relationship*

    Let's talk turtles: Conservation and climate data coming to the rescue for the places you love

    Let's talk turtles: Conservation and climate data coming to the rescue for the places you love

    This week we talked turtles! The connection between conservation and climate change might not be obvious but conservation is crucial to support Natural Climate Solutions, climate mitigation and adaptation measures and to protect our biodiversity! Let alone the inherent value of turtles.

    Ways to Support Mi’kmaq fisheries - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u_LF_bCFBbSijzqJgHNh4-MfpYz0hfdv/view


    The Algonquin Wildlife Research Station, where Jackie works. Check out their Instagram, I promise it’s worth it. - https://www.algonquinwrs.ca, https://www.instagram.com/algonquinwrs/


    Jackie’s bio - https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jlitzgus


    The study that assessed the effectiveness of Indigenous lead conservation as compared to government managed conservation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901119301042


    More Ontario turtle resources!



    https://ontarioturtle.ca/turtles/

    https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/how-to-identify-ontarios-8-species-of-turtles/

    • 38 min
    Bowling Alone... On Twitter?: Civil Society as a climate change solution

    Bowling Alone... On Twitter?: Civil Society as a climate change solution

    Show Notes:

    1. The New Yorker, “The Last Time That Democracy Almost Died” Jan 27 2020
    Link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/03/the-last-time-democracy-almost-died

    2. Lethbridge College, Alberta, Wind Turbine Technician program
    Link: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/programs/wind-turbine-technician

    3. Bowling alone: an influential text documenting the decline of civil society in North America
    Link: http://bowlingalone.com/

    4. TED Talk “The lies our culture tells us about what matters - and a better way to live”
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB4MS1hsWXU&ab_channel=TED

    5. United Nations resources on civil society
    Link: https://www.un.org/en/sections/resources-different-audiences/civil-society/index.html

    6. Website with details of France’s citizen’s assembly on climate policy
    Link: https://www.conventioncitoyennepourleclimat.fr/en/

    • 38 min
    Think fast! Or maybe not? : Behavioural science informed policy and what covid policy can teach us about solving climate change

    Think fast! Or maybe not? : Behavioural science informed policy and what covid policy can teach us about solving climate change

    We talk good policy making, behavioural science and a comparison between COVID and climate change response policies!



    Show Notes:

    Sebastian’s bio - https://www.bi.team/people/sebastian-salomon-ballada/

    The world is coming together to fight coronavirus. It can do the same for the climate crisis - https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/world/coronavirus-and-climate-crisis-response-intl-hnk/index.html

    Eight Lessons from COVID-19 to Guide Our Climate Response - https://eos.org/articles/eight-lessons-from-covid-19-to-guide-our-climate-response

    The tale of two Crises: COVID-19 and the Climate - https://www.evergreen.ca/blog/entry/the-tale-of-two-crises-covid-19-and-the-climate/

    Climate scientist and epidemiologist Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dr.noc/video/6863995933638577414

    • 36 min
    How to make climate friends and influence people by.... listening to them? : An intro to motivational interviewing

    How to make climate friends and influence people by.... listening to them? : An intro to motivational interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI), a style of personal interaction you can learn in a few weeks, is a key solution for spurring  action on climate change. MI was developed by psychologists originally in work with patients suffering from addiction, but now is used in many settings to encourage self-reflection and help change minds. In this episode we talk with Vince, an expert in MI who will give us examples and talk about the process. Kiran and Leslie Anne will reflect on the value of MI and how they see it being used and we will hear about windmills and birds in climate allies this week!



    Show Notes:

    https://www.enviromentum.org/

    Vincent Schutt’s organization Motivational Interviewing organization, Environmentum

    Vince’s book recommendation: Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults, by Sylvie Naar-King and Mariann Suarez

    https://motivationalinterviewing.org/

    Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers - gives an explanation of MI and how to start learning

    https://coady.stfx.ca

    The Coady International Institute - where Leslie Anne learned about Motivational Interviewing. They offer leadership courses and programs

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.6592

    Painting windmills black could reduce bird mortality rates by up to 70%! An exciting climate win-win-win to advocate for

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/motivational_interviewing.pdf

    A Motivational Interviewing resource - page 3 highlights the types of questions and relational style at the heart of MI. This includes asking open-ended questions, affirming, reflecting, and summarizing.

    • 35 min
    All they do is win win win: with Indigenous law, climate solutions and coral reefs

    All they do is win win win: with Indigenous law, climate solutions and coral reefs

    Show Notes:

    This week we talked eels, manatees, wildfires and Indigenous epistemologies. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe wherever you are listening to this podcast. For more information on things mentioned in the episode, or Indigenous sovereignty and its intersections with climate change more broadly, check out the links below. If you have questions you can find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or at rebalancingact.ca! 




    Learn more about American Eels here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/american-eel
    Check out Indigenous fire management practices: https://grist.org/justice/with-wildfires-on-the-rise-indigenous-fire-management-is-poised-to-make-a-comeback/
    Natural Climate Solutions and the study which finds they can contribute over ⅓ of the carbon reduction needed: https://www.pnas.org/content/114/44/11645
    The study that assessed the effectiveness of Indigenous lead conservation as compared to government managed conservation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901119301042
    Grasslands and restoration: https://thenarwhal.ca/carbon-cache-grasslands/?fbclid=IwAR0LErwj0htB1o12dwHBFkOJIwZbbyhNihhIdGKlxvYSBduBboZ4I2C0_as
    Peatlands and carbon sequestration: https://thenarwhal.ca/ring-of-fire-ontario-peatlands-carbon-climate/
    Australian fire setting birds: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7843527/The-native-Australian-bird-making-bushfire-crisis-worse-spreading-flames.html
    The 2014 Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsilhqot%27in_Nation_v_British_Columbia
    Exciting coral reef news: https://www.wtsp.com/article/tech/science/restoring-coral-reef-florida-keys/67-e4e1c076-13a7-4733-8ae3-7a41ccfd98eb
    Reefs and health science reserach: https://coral.org/coral-reefs-101/why-care-about-reefs/medicine/
    Mote Marine (the home of Hugh and Buffet): https://mote.org
    Indigenous knowledge and a new role for it in statistical modelling: https://medium.com/ubcscience/stats-660805dd930a
    Indigenous Guardian programs as an example of Indigenous land management: https://landneedsguardians.ca/latest/guardians-partner-on-climate-and-wildlife-research
    Funny video on land “acknowledgements”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlG17C19nYo&t=1s

    • 39 min
    Interested in Rebalancing Act? Listen here first!

    Interested in Rebalancing Act? Listen here first!

    Let’s navigate the ambitious, exciting and achievable roadmap to our climate-positive future together.
    Climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s the defining issue of our time - but that doesn’t mean we are helpless. Kiran Waterhouse, Leslie Anne St. Amour and expert guests explore how we can make our lives and communities better while rebalancing the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. The future of climate solutions is here, it’s just unevenly distributed. Join us as we figure out how to achieve the changes we need to shape the future we want. Look for new episodes biweekly on Fridays.

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16 Ratings

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Excellent ladies, excellent pod!

Title says it all :)

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Excellent pod!

Very engaging and informative, definitely worth subscribing!

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A sure winner

A nice fusion of indigenous knowledge with ideas on how to influence climate change and solutions in this inaugural episode. Enjoyed thoroughly. Kudos to Kiran and Leslie Anne!

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