35 episodes

What On EARTH Can We Do? (WOECWD) is an environmental education podcast produced by the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

In each episode of WOECWD, host Bri Huot sits down with leaders from across Alberta to unpack environmental topics and figure out what on earth we can do to take action against climate change and protect our environment!

With each episode, we're educating Albertans, Canadians and beyond about the environmental work happening in Alberta and how our province is taking a leading role in building a more sustainable future.

The opinions of our guests do not reflect those of the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

What On EARTH Can We Do‪?‬ Alberta Emerald Foundation

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What On EARTH Can We Do? (WOECWD) is an environmental education podcast produced by the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

In each episode of WOECWD, host Bri Huot sits down with leaders from across Alberta to unpack environmental topics and figure out what on earth we can do to take action against climate change and protect our environment!

With each episode, we're educating Albertans, Canadians and beyond about the environmental work happening in Alberta and how our province is taking a leading role in building a more sustainable future.

The opinions of our guests do not reflect those of the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

    Cultivating Change with Calgary's Biosolids

    Cultivating Change with Calgary's Biosolids

    Join Bri as she explores the innovative Calgary Willow Plantation project with Catalina Nadeau-Bonilla, shedding light on the fascinating intersection of wastewater treatment, biosolids utilization, and environmental sustainability. The conversation delves into the details of the project, its impact on marginal lands, and the myriad benefits it brings to the city of Calgary. 
    Learn more about The City of Calgary’s Willow Plantation: https://www.calgary.ca/water/programs/biosolids-demonstration-projects.html
    The What On EARTH Can We Do? Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the AEF, visit our website, https://emeraldfoundation.ca/, or follow us on social media @albertaemerald

    A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors:
    Capital Power
    Syncrude
    Government of Alberta
    City of Edmonton
    Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation

    Want to help keep this podcast going? Donate today! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 23 min
    Building Houses with Recycled Plastic Bottles

    Building Houses with Recycled Plastic Bottles

    In this episode of WOECWD, Bri has an eye-opening conversation with Kelly Rogers from Lloydminster-based EcoPlast Solutions about how they’re revolutionizing the construction industry by building homes from recycled plastic bottles. Join us for an inspiring discussion on the intersection of sustainability and construction, and the limitless potential for a greener, more resilient world.
    Learn more about EcoPlast Solutions: https://ecoplast-solutions.com/
    The What On EARTH Can We Do Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF), a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the AEF, visit our website, https://emeraldfoundation.ca/, or follow us on social media @albertaemerald

    A big thank you to our supporters and sponsors:
    Capital Power
    Syncrude
    Government of Alberta
    City of Edmonton
    Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation

    Want to help keep this podcast going? Consider donating! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 20 min
    Guardians of the Caribou

    Guardians of the Caribou

    In this episode, Bri delves into the crucial work of the Caribou Patrol program with Stephanie Leonard, the environmental coordinator at the Asenuwiche Winewak Nation (AWN). Discover the inspiring efforts behind protecting and conserving the caribou population in west-central Alberta, from highway patrols to educational outreach. Explore the deep cultural significance of caribou to the AWN and the intricate balance they maintain within the local ecosystem. Learn about the challenges Caribou face in the wild and the vision for a future where caribou thrive, creating a healthier environment for all. Take advantage of this insightful conversation on the interconnectedness of nature, conservation, and cultural heritage. 🦌🌿 
    Learn more about The Caribou Patrol: https://www.cariboupatrol.ca/

    The What On EARTH Can We Do Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation, a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation check out our website: emeraldfoundation.ca or follow us on social media @albertaemerald

    Want to help keep this podcast going? Consider donating! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 22 min
    Plastic waste or valuable resource?

    Plastic waste or valuable resource?

    In this episode, we explore the world of plastic waste and how it can be saved from landfills and turned into a valuable resource. Join us as we chat with Corey Saban from ReWaste to discover their unique approach to recycling plastic and learn how they're contributing to a circular economy that's changing how we view plastic. If you've ever wondered about the future of recycling and the possibilities hidden in the plastic items you discard, this episode is a must-listen.
    Learn more about [Re] Waste: https://www.rewaste.ca/

    The What On EARTH Can We Do Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation, a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation check out our website: emeraldfoundation.ca or follow us on social media @albertaemerald

    Want to help keep this podcast going? Consider donating! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 21 min
    Crafting Change: Blindman Brewing's Carbon Capture Story

    Crafting Change: Blindman Brewing's Carbon Capture Story

    In this episode, we delve into Blindman Brewing's incredible journey of pioneering carbon capture technology in the craft beer industry in Canada. Co-founders Kirk Zembal and Hans Doef unpack their six-year endeavour to reduce emissions and save money while brewing delicious beer. Learn how they're making a significant impact on sustainability and how small businesses can follow their lead. Discover the win-win opportunities of environmental responsibility and the future of Blindman Brewing's sustainability initiatives.
    Learn more about Blindman Brewing: https://www.blindmanbrewing.com/

    The What On EARTH Can We Do Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation, a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation check out our website: emeraldfoundation.ca or follow us on social media @albertaemerald

    Want to help keep this podcast going? Consider donating! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 19 min
    Beneath the Surface: The Hidden Efforts Protecting Alberta's Lakes

    Beneath the Surface: The Hidden Efforts Protecting Alberta's Lakes

    In this episode host we sit down with Bradley Peter, Executive Director of the Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS). Together, we delve into the world of lakes, exploring how this nonprofit has been working to enhance our understanding of Alberta's lakes and their watersheds for over 30 years. We’ll dive into the specifics of their Lake Keepers Program, a citizen science initiative that empowers individuals to collect water quality data in both summer and winter, shedding light on lake health, potential risks, and long-term trends. From tracking nutrient levels to monitoring oxygen in winter lakes, we’ll reveal the fascinating insights and vital contributions that come from this community-based monitoring program.
    Learn more about ALMS and the LakeKeepers program: https://alms.ca/
    The What On EARTH Can We Do Podcast is a program of the Alberta Emerald Foundation, a registered charity that showcases, inspires, and empowers Alberta’s environmental achievements. To learn more about the Alberta Emerald Foundation head to our website: emeraldfoundation.ca or follow us on social media @albertaemerald
    Want to help keep this podcast going? Consider donating! https://emeraldfoundation.ca/donate/

    • 22 min

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