What On EARTH Can We Do? is an environmental education podcast produced by the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) and created by Hoopla Media.
Emerald Award recipients – our province’s environmental leaders – are featured in the annual series through casual conversation with host Bri Huot, the Communications & Engagement specialist at the AEF. Each episode surrounds its own environmental topic, with our guests sharing their related achievements, experience, and tips. While tackling these big topics as individuals can seem daunting, we learn that together we can answer the question “What On EARTH Can We Do?”.
The opinions of our guests do not reflect those of the Alberta Emerald Foundation.
Gardening 101: The benefits and how to get started
Backyard, front yard, or even alleyway gardening is a great way to connect to nature, your community, and help feed your family.
In this episode, Bri chats with Patty Milligan from The Edmonton Urban Farm to discover the environmental benefits of gardening and the different ways to get started!
Learn more about the Edmonton Urban Farm: https://exploreedmonton.com/industry/edmonton-urban-farm
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Learn more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation: https://emeraldfoundation.ca/
How your recycled bottles can help build a circular economy
In 2021 alone, 2.5 billion beverage containers were sold in Alberta. Of that, 2.1 billion were recycled through Alberta's bottle depots.
In this episode, Bri chats with Lori Koebel from ABCRC to learn what happens to our beverage containers after they're recycled and how they can help play a role in the circular economy.
Learn more about ABCRC: https://www.abcrc.com/
Find a bottle depot near you: https://albertadepot.ca/
A Century of Change: How land use has altered Alberta’s natural areas
Discover how land use has changed Alberta’s natural areas over the past 100 years, the impact it’s had on the environment, and how we can reduce that impact as our population continues to grow.
Textile Waste: The Global Problem and Solutions for a More Sustainable Future
In this episode, Bri is joined by Sarah Janzen, owner of Blenderz Garment Recyclers, to talk about textile waste.
They'll explore where our textile waste problem comes from, its environmental impact, and discuss solutions to the problem!
Learn more about Blenderz
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Getting started with solar: Residential Edition
With rising energy costs and the increasing need for climate action, solar is something that many people are turning toward. But, installing solar in your home can become overwhelming if you don't have the information you need to make the right decisions.
In this episode, Bri sits down with Kai Fahrion and Gursh Bal, Co-CEO's of Zeno Renewables, to learn about:
The benefits of installing solar on your homeThe average cost of a solar installation in AlbertaHow the installation process worksAnd more!
More information about solar in Canada:
How conservation is shaping our future
Conservation, it's something you've probably heard of before, but maybe never thought twice about.
Today, Bri chats with Michelle Holland from The Canadian Wildlife Federation to learn about what conservation is, why it's important, and how it's shaping our future.
This podcast is educational in an entertaining way. The content is digestible and I like it!
Great new series
Love the casual approach of this podcast from Alberta’s Emerald Foundation, the folks that have been issuing Emerald Awards for environmental actions for many years.