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Climate change and how it will impact your health is confusing. The Why Climate podcast aims to make it clearer. We are going to look at how protecting the planet isn’t just good for the health of the planet, but how it can help improve your health. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on various climate change topics and how they affect your health. Giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about climate change and the steps you can take to limit your contribution to it while improving your health along the way. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Why Climate New Brunswick Lung Association

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Climate change and how it will impact your health is confusing. The Why Climate podcast aims to make it clearer. We are going to look at how protecting the planet isn’t just good for the health of the planet, but how it can help improve your health. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on various climate change topics and how they affect your health. Giving you the information you need to make informed decisions about climate change and the steps you can take to limit your contribution to it while improving your health along the way. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Episode 7: Climate and Health, understanding the Indigenous journey on climate change

    Episode 7: Climate and Health, understanding the Indigenous journey on climate change

    Today we chat with Angelina Heer, the director of Nutsihpiluwewicik. Nutsihpiluwewicik began its journey in 2008 when the Faculty of Nursing established the Aboriginal Nursing Initiative (ANI) at the University of New Brunswick. ANI strives to provide culturally appropriate support and experiences that would assist Indigenous students on their academic journey. Since its establishment, we have increased the number of Indigenous nursing graduates in the nursing program. In 2017, Wolastoqiyik Elder Imelda Perley gifted ANI with the name Nutsihpiluwewicik, which is a Wolastoqiyik word for healing clan or clan of healers.







    We chat with Ang about climate change and the role Indigenous people can play in helping to mitagate the effects of climate change







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    Episode 6 : The Cost of Climate Change

    Episode 6 : The Cost of Climate Change

    Director, Urban and Community Studies Institute







    Rob Moir joined UNB Saint John in 1996 and is currently serving as Associate Dean (Research and Special Projects) and Associate Professor of Economics within the Faculty of Business. He received a BArts&Science (Honours in Economics) from McMaster, an MA from Queen's, and a PhD from McMaster.







    He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy. He has also been a visiting professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.







    In May 2018, Rob Moir was named a John Dobson Enactus Fellow by the John Dobson Foundation. This national award honours those who have demonstrated a commitment to shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders.







    Dr Moir's key research topic is the role of cooperation in the economy. Specifically, he used research methods identified in the fields of game theory, and experimental and behavioral economics to determine what drives cooperation and how mechanisms might be designed to facilitate cooperation when cooperation is beneficial to an economy. This has led him to inquiries into environmental issues, market structure, governance, strategy framing, public good provision, gambling, economic measurement, happiness, and community economic development. Dr. Moir also currently holds two research grants for research on the economic impact of tourism in New Brunswick.







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    Episode 5 Connections between the environment and our overall health

    Episode 5 Connections between the environment and our overall health

    Dr. Larry Barzelai is a long-time Vancouver family physician. He has a special interest in geriatrics, and has been extensively involved in educating the next generation of family medicine residents in nursing home medicine.







    He initiated CAPE BC, which was the first of many CAPE regional committees.







    Two main themes have motivated his work with CAPE. The first is a love of nature, and the awareness of the integral part that nature plays in our well-being. The second is working to ensure that his grandchildren will grow up in a healthier world.







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    • 23 min
    Episode 4: The one where we talk about Wood Smoke

    Episode 4: The one where we talk about Wood Smoke

    On Episode 4 of the Why Climate Podcast we are talking to Dr. Michael Mehta.







    Dr. Mehta is a Professor of Environment, Culture, and Society at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.







    He is an environmental social scientist who specializes in science, technology and society with a focus on environmental and health risk issues, and he focuses on air pollution and solar energy.







    Dr. Mehta was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Thompson Rivers University, Principal of Richardson College for the Environment at the University of Winnipeg, Executive Director of the Population Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta, and Chair of a program on the social, ethical, political and legal impacts of biotechnology at the University of Saskatchewan.







    He set up Canada's first Purple Air network of PM2.5 monitors with more than 50 across British Columbia, and has decades of experience in renewable energy and nuclear safety. He led development of Canada's first solar sidewalk system called the Solar Compass, and owned a solar energy company and started a solar non-profit that completed 100+ solar arrays in the province.







    He sat on the Board of Directors of SaskPower, SaskPower International, NorthPoint Energy Solutions, and the national Board of Canadian Blood Services.







    He has published more than 60 articles, five books, and has received numerous awards including Health Canada's Chief Scientist Distinguished Lecturer and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal to name a couple.







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    • 32 min
    Episode 3: Going Places with EV’s

    Episode 3: Going Places with EV’s

    Drive Electric is a project of the New Brunswick Lung Association and has received funding from The NB Environmental Trust Fund and the ZEVAI funding from the Department of Natural Resources.







    The New Brunswick Lung Association (NBLA) has been engaged in electric vehicle education and advocacy since 2014 with the inception of the Electric Vehicle Advisory Group in NB, which NBLA chairs.







    Replacing a conventional vehicle with an electric vehicle reduces air pollutants such as NO2, SO2, particulate matter and VOCs. These reductions in air pollutants are measurable and are necessary to improve respiratory health. The Lung Association is invested in lowering the number of conventional vehicles on the road in order to improve lung health, and electric vehicles are a key aspect of that work.







    To learn more go to https://www.driveelectricatlantic.ca/ or follow them on Twitter or Facebook















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    Episode 2: A Prescription for Nature

    Episode 2: A Prescription for Nature

    In our first full-length episode, we sit down and chat with Dr. Lem from the BC Parks Foundation and PaRX.







    Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician and Director of PaRx, Canada’s national nature prescription program powered by the BC Parks Foundation. Also President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, she is an internationally recognized expert on the nature-health connection. A widely published writer, she was the resident medical expert on CBC TV’s hit lifestyle show Steven and Chris for four seasons and continues to appear on air as a regular contributor to CBC Radio and CTV News. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.  







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    • 26 min

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