15 episodes

In partnership with Future Earth & CJLO 1690AM, the Worlds We Want is a podcast exploring cutting-edge research, projects and people working for positive change for society and the environment. We talk with people who are working in a variety of roles to construct the worlds they want to see.

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In partnership with Future Earth & CJLO 1690AM, the Worlds We Want is a podcast exploring cutting-edge research, projects and people working for positive change for society and the environment. We talk with people who are working in a variety of roles to construct the worlds they want to see.

    Episode 15: Another Man's Treasure: Creative Reuse

    Episode 15: Another Man's Treasure: Creative Reuse

    Today's show explores the notion of creative reuse. Reuse is something of the ugly duckling of the 3, 4, or 5 Rs of Conservation. While not as easy as simply throwing something in the green bin, one person’s trash really can be another person’s treasure, in that there is a two way benefit of reusing material - firstly, you avoid it ending up in the landfill, and secondly you can save both money and additional materials by putting something to another use.

    • 53 min
    Episode 14: Making Cities: The Case of Bâtiment 7

    Episode 14: Making Cities: The Case of Bâtiment 7

    Today's show looks at the idea of making cities.... intelligently. We look at the case of Batiment 7 a self-organized community-run space in Point St. Charles. We learn about the context that made it 1) needed and 2) possible. We learn about how the University is learning to work with and in the community with their project. 

    • 54 min
    Bettering “Business as Usual”  -  Social Entrepreneurship Edition

    Bettering “Business as Usual”  -  Social Entrepreneurship Edition

    Today’s show is something of a continuation of our last show on the Social economy. Today we tackle the topic of social entrepreneurship. We present a clear definition of the term and talk with Daniela Papi-Thornton, who presents a strong case for "mapping the system." 

    • 52 min
    Bettering "Business as Usual" - Social Economy Edition

    Bettering "Business as Usual" - Social Economy Edition

    For the next two shows we are going to explore the idea of “doing business differently.” Rather than consider particular one-off solutions to the climate change crisis, we’re going to be looking at how we organize can address systemic issues. Today’s show is going to focus on the notion of the social economy and on our next show we are going to explore social or sustainable entrepreneurship.

    • 54 min
    Today's Indigenous Futures  -  International Relations Edition

    Today's Indigenous Futures  -  International Relations Edition

    The last show in our series on Indigenous Futures, we present an interview and public lecture with Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot - UBC Professor, is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band. She shares with us her ideas around the role of Global Indigenous politics in the initiation of a subtle revolution that may change international relations for the better.

    • 55 min
    Today's Indigenous Futures - Governance Edition

    Today's Indigenous Futures - Governance Edition

    In this episode we continue the conversation we had in June and bring in some new voices as we discuss issues related to indigenous self-governance. The reason that we want to explore this this topic is the clear tie that indigenous rights has on issues related to resource extraction and preservation. Further, we consider how  issues of governance moves the conversation from the idea of empowerment towards access to actual power for these communities.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Marc André M ,

Great and innovative show!

I love that the show covers a range of topics as they relate to sustainability, not just the environment, and with both practitioner and academic viewpoints in mind. Worth giving a listen, especially as it keeps getting better and better!

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