9 episodes

The Case for Better Earth is a new podcast by Ecojustice, Canada's largest environmental law charity.

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The Case for Better Earth is a new podcast by Ecojustice, Canada's largest environmental law charity.

    Episode 9 - Fifteen months in, what has the Trump presidency meant for the environment?

    Episode 9 - Fifteen months in, what has the Trump presidency meant for the environment?

    In this special anniversary episode of The Case for a Better Earth, Ecojustice Executive Director Devon Page and Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen look back on what fifteen months of the Trump presidency have meant for the environment, democracy, and beyond.

    • 18 min
    Episode 8: 'Wisdom and resilience from the edge of climate change'

    Episode 8: 'Wisdom and resilience from the edge of climate change'

    In this episode, we speak with Gleb Raygorodetsky, the author of The Archipelago of Hope, about his experiences spending time with six Indigenous communities on the front lines of climate change. In a phone interview from his home base in Edmonton, Alta., Gleb explains how he developed the deep relationships with communities in Finland, Russia, Ecuador, Myanmar and British Columbia that ultimately led to his book.
    This episode features the song Well, by Yer House.

    • 13 min
    Episode 7: Protecting Southern Resident killer whales

    Episode 7: Protecting Southern Resident killer whales

    Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton explains why we're joining forces with other conservation groups to call for emergency protections for endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Christianne Wilhelmson, executive director of Georgia Strait Alliance, describes the diverse ecosystem that the orcas call home, and how her organization works to protect it.

    • 20 min
    The Case For a Better Earth Episode 6: Environmental Law as Counterculture

    The Case For a Better Earth Episode 6: Environmental Law as Counterculture

    Ecojustice executive director Devon Page dives into our core values as Canada's largest environmental law charity, and what our work means in a world where fighting for the environment is still a counterculture.

    • 22 min
    Episode 5: The Rights of Nature

    Episode 5: The Rights of Nature

    In this episode, we’ll discuss the legal revolution unfolding in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities worldwide – and how it could shape the future of our planet.

    Imagine a world where trees, rivers, and birds are given the same enforceable rights as humans. No, this idea isn’t a far-fetched utopia; it’s the premise of a new book by award-winning author Dr. David R Boyd called The Rights of Nature: a legal revolution that could save the world.

    • 46 min
    Episode 4: Prosecuting Volkswagen and Protecting Whales

    Episode 4: Prosecuting Volkswagen and Protecting Whales

    The United States is collecting on a $15-billion judgement from Volkswagen’s emissions scandal and using that money to fund green initiatives. Ecojustice lawyer Amir Attaran chats about why we’re taking the Canadian government to task on its failure to prosecute VW in what could be a legal slam-dunk. And, you’ll hear from Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton about her near-decade fight to protect orca whales off the B.C. coast and to fend off a huge threat to their survival: the Trans Mountain expansion.

    • 38 min

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