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CKMS News – 2021-02-18 – Engaging locally on climate action (part 2)

Host: Shalaka Jadhav

Climate action is often reported and engaged with at the national and international scale, but often, the local organizing efforts are lesser known.  50×30 Waterloo Region is a grassroots, community-led campaign advocating for the need for Waterloo Region to commit to a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the imperatives of climate science and centering social justice and well-being.

For this segment, I will be in conversation with four community members:

  • Kai Reimer-Watts, a climate justice organizer;
  • Stephanie Goertz, a volunteer with the 50x30WR campaign;
  • Megan Ruttan, a climate justice organizer, and Fridays for Future Waterloo Region organizer, and 
  • Andres Fuentes, who has engaged on climate work locally and globally for over 10 years.

In part two of this two-part series, we’ll talk about the history of organizing in the Region that the campaign is building on, the importance of building solidarity, and what a just climate future could look like, in the Region.

To learn more about 50×30, check out their website, including their petition to Regional Council.

Upcoming events include 50×30 Faith, to engage local faith communities on climate justice on Monday February 22nd, at 7:00pm EST.  

If you’re interested engaging with the campaign, create your own 2-minute 50×30 video, take the 50×30 pledge as an organization, business and local group, or browse through the Climate Champion Communications Toolkit to build your own local climate action journey.

If you’d like to learn more about other cities working towards 50×30, consider the work of C40 Cities, including Vancouver, and Halifax.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on radiowaterloo.ca/news., and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at canada-info.ca.

You can  follow us on twitter @RadioWaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at news@radiowaterloo.ca.

Music for this episode was courtesy of Dylan Prowse.

CKMS NEWS – 2021-02-15 – Engaging Locally on Climate Action (Part 1)

Host: Shalaka Jadhav

Climate action is often reported and engaged with at the national and international scale, but often, the local organizing efforts are lesser known.  50×30 Waterloo Region is a grassroots, community-led campaign advocating for the need for Waterloo Region to commit to a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the imperatives of climate science and centering social justice and well-being.

For this segment, I will be in conversation with four community members:

  • Kai Reimer-Watts, a climate justice organizer;
  • Stephanie Goertz, a volunteer with the 50x30WR campaign;
  • Megan Ruttan, a climate justice organizer, and Fridays for Future Waterloo Region organizer, and 
  • Andres Fuentes, who has engaged on climate work locally and globally for over 10 years.

In part one, we’ll hear about their motivations, the need for local climate action, and their work on a petition leading up to a motion to be presented at Regional Council.

In part two, we’ll talk about the history of organizing in the Region that the campaign is building on, the importance of building solidarity, and what a just climate future could look like, in the Region.

To learn more about 50×30, check out their website, including their petition to Regional Council.

Upcoming events include 50×30 Faith, to engage local faith communities on climate justice on Monday February 22nd, at 7:00pm EST.  

If you’re interested engaging with the campaign, create your own 2-minute 50×30 video, take the 50×30 pledge as an organization, business and local group, or browse through the Climate Champion Communications Toolkit to build your own local climate action journey.

If you’d like to learn more about other cities working towards 50×30, consider the work of C40 Cities, including Vancouver, and Halifax.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on radiowaterloo.ca/news., and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at canada-info.ca.

You can  follow us on twitter @RadioWaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at news@radiowaterloo.ca.

Music for this episode was courtesy of Dylan Prowse.

CKMS Community Connections for 13 January 2020 with Caterina Lindman

Show Notes

Caterina Lindman at the microphone
Caterina Lindman

Bob Jonkman chats with Caterina Lindman from Rise4ClimateWR. We discuss local climate action, Indigenous climate action on unceded Wet’suwet’en lands in British Columbia, and upcoming climate events in Waterloo Region.

The interview starts at 4m40s.

Alan and Cari have transcribed the interview! You can read it on the Climate Strike Waterloo Region blog.

Online:

Upcoming Events:

  • What: Film and Potluck about the Wet’suwet’en struggle in British Columbia
    When: Tonight, Monday 13 January 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Where: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, St. Paul’s Unversity College
    Location: 190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario
    Facebook: Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Event: Filmscreening and Potluck
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  • What: ALERT Climate Strike in support of Wet’suwet’en
    When: Friday, 17 January 2020 from 12 Noon to 1:00pm
    Where: In front of THEMUSEUM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Facebook: ALARM Climate Strike in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
  •  
  • What: ALARM exhibit
    When: From 18 Jan 2020 to ???
    Where: THEMUSUEM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Website: Upcoming exhibitions – ALARM
  •  
  • What: Angela Carter lecture — “Hope amidst the Climate Crisis : Our role in Waterloo Region”
    When: Thursday, 23 January 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Where: THEMUSEUM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Website: 55 & Better: Hope Amidst Climate Crisis: Our Role in Waterloo Region
    Note: Free admission for seniors 55+

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-01-13.mp3 (77.1 MiBytes, 56m01s, episode 35)

Podcast Index

  • 00m24s: The Respectables | The Power of Rock'n'Roll (album cover)The RespectablesThe Power of Rock & Roll
  • 4m39s: Caterina and Bob talk about the climate crisis and what people can do to minimize their carbon footprints.
  • 21m54s: Brandon Solomon (photo)Brandon SolomonReservation Line
  • 25m16s: Talking about the Wet’suwet’en blockade, film and potluck at St. Paul’s University College, Fridays4Future climate strike at THEMUSEUM, the ALARM exhibit, Angela Carter’s lecture. Caterina’s involvement many organizations, finding plant-based foods.
  • 35m07s: The Price of Vigilence | The Soviet Influence (album cover)The Soviet InfluenceSecret Space from the album The Price of Vigilence
  • 38m22s: Still other climate organizations; the solar furnace; carbon taxes, fees and dividends; changing corporate business models; recap of upcoming events.
  • 51m47s: Joseph Martone | Honeybirds (album cover)Joseph MartoneThe Deal from the album Honeybirds
  • 54m53s: End credits.

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 13 January 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019 with Sophia Kudriavtsev, Kaiha, and Mo Markham

On Canada Day we talk about colonialism and settlement in Turtle Island, the students’ School Strike for Climate, and Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest. Our guests are Sophia Kudriavtsev, who’s been leading the School Strikes, Kaiha, an 11-year-old student who’s been speaking at the School Strike rallies in Toronto and the Nation Rising rally in Ottawa, and Mo Markham, organizer of KW Vegfest.

Sophia Kudriavtsev at the microphone
Sophia Kudriavtsev
Kaiha at the microphone
Kaiha
Mo Markham in the studio
Mo Markham

Show Notes

Fridays For Future

Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest

  • Where: Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall Map 2
  • When: 11:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday, 6 July 2019
  • Web: KW Vegfest
  • Facebook: KW VegFest – Home
  • Other groups:
    • Extinction Rebellion
    • Ontario Plant-based Student’s Association

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-01.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m57s, episode 14)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019

Video of radio works when there are interesting guests

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.