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We live in a world running out of space, resources, and time. There are solutions. We can build a better world - a world that is fair, healthy, and prosperous. But this requires transformative change. Why Tree Planters Podcast you ask? Well, there's a great proverb that goes as follows:“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”We feel there's a scarcity of tree planters in positions of power these days. Each month we look at problems and solutions relating to how we live in modern society, including those of sprawl and associated consumption patterns and behaviour, climate change, habitat degradation and species loss, community development and empowerment, knowledge of and connection to place, leadership and accountable governance, among others.We welcome you to join us on our journey. Please don't hesitate to connect with us if you have suggestions or questions. New episodes on the 1st of every month.See simcoecountygreenbelt.ca for podcast transcripts.

Tree Planters: A podcast about change for a better world Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition

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We live in a world running out of space, resources, and time. There are solutions. We can build a better world - a world that is fair, healthy, and prosperous. But this requires transformative change. Why Tree Planters Podcast you ask? Well, there's a great proverb that goes as follows:“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”We feel there's a scarcity of tree planters in positions of power these days. Each month we look at problems and solutions relating to how we live in modern society, including those of sprawl and associated consumption patterns and behaviour, climate change, habitat degradation and species loss, community development and empowerment, knowledge of and connection to place, leadership and accountable governance, among others.We welcome you to join us on our journey. Please don't hesitate to connect with us if you have suggestions or questions. New episodes on the 1st of every month.See simcoecountygreenbelt.ca for podcast transcripts.

    May 29, 2020 - Pedestrian zones, MZOs, and a chat with Franz Hartmann, Chief Engagement Officer of the Small Change Fund and Green Future Fund

    May 29, 2020 - Pedestrian zones, MZOs, and a chat with Franz Hartmann, Chief Engagement Officer of the Small Change Fund and Green Future Fund

    More news on local street closures to help with the recovery from COVID-19, an update on Simcoe County's request for a Ministerial Zoning Order which would allow for more sprawl, and a chat with Franz Hartmann, former Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance, who is currently engaged with the Small Change Fund and the Green Future Fund.

    • 55 min
    May 22, 2020 - Just Recovery, and talking Asset Based Community Development with Heather Keam from the Tamarack Institute

    May 22, 2020 - Just Recovery, and talking Asset Based Community Development with Heather Keam from the Tamarack Institute

    The main portion of this show this week is an interview with Heather Keam, of the Tamarack Institute. Heather is manager of Cities, Cities Deepening Community, Vibrant Communities at Tamarack and she spoke with us about what Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is and how can help strengthen communities and build resilience. In the chat before the interview Margaret and Adam discuss concerns regarding the Ontario government's seemingly singular focus on business interests in their planning for a recovery from COVID-19, why that could pose problems for future resilience to crises, and why we need a Just Recovery based on an inclusive dialogue with all, rather than a recovery that focuses simply on business. Check out the show notes on our website for links to resources.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Street Closures, Friends of Simcoe Forests, Rule by Fiat

    May 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Street Closures, Friends of Simcoe Forests, Rule by Fiat

    This week we are joined by Mary Wagner of Friends of Simcoe Forests about their work to protect the Freele Tract on Horseshoe Valley Road and the County seeking a Ministerial Zoning Order to override due process.We also talk about the first openings of...

    • 46 min
    Currents May 8, 2020 Tree Planters Podcast

    Currents May 8, 2020 Tree Planters Podcast

    In which we start another podcast format. Our Currents episodes will be focused on issues that are happening now, largely in our local community, and that our member organizations are involved with. It's less polished than our deep-dive episodes and...

    • 40 min
    The Fight to Protect the Waverley Uplands, the Cleanest Water in the World

    The Fight to Protect the Waverley Uplands, the Cleanest Water in the World

    The water around Waverley, Ontario, is the purest in the world, and it is threatened by aggregate mining. We talk to residents about the impact mining is having.

    • 51 min
    One Earth One Vote with Tim Gray of Environment Defence Canada

    One Earth One Vote with Tim Gray of Environment Defence Canada

    This month we talk about the One Earth One Vote campaign with Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence. Organized by Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature, among others, and which SCGC is participating in, this...

    • 26 min

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