The EcoCentric

Hosts: Rachel Mackenzie, Keith Wiley, Bruce Edson, David Reid
Airs: Tuesday at 12 Noon and Sunday at 9 am
The EcoCentric

The EcoCentric is a weekly radio talk show focused on current environmental issues from the West Kootenay region of BC and beyond. The show features interviews with activists, experts, government and industry providing information and a variety of perspectives on environmental topics.The program’s scope includes environmental news, politics and science as well as conservation, climate change, food security, social issues, and more.

The EcoCentric is run by a team of four people who work with the West Kootenay EcoSociety, a non-profit environmental organization based in Nelson, BC.

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Episodes

May 30 2017 - Garliq on wild herbology, kids cheer for Bikes Not Pipes, LVR students & sustainable jobs

Host Keith Wiley talks to local wildcrafting herbalist Garliq on the spirituality of finding herbs. Tanya Coad when to a sustainable jobs fair put on by students at LV Rogers High School and caught several students talking about it. A short report from the Bikes Not Pipes tour and we… (Click here for More)

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May 23 2017 - Heat pumps showcase, electric car energy needs, filmmaker Neal Livingston

Host Keith Wiley talks with Nelson's EcoSave coordinator Carmen Proctor about the free info event on installing energy saving heat pumps. Mitchell Beer from the Energy Mix talks about demand for electricity with the coming switch to electric vehicles. Nova Scotia filmmaker Neal Livingston is bringing his new documentary to… (Click here for More)

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May 16 2017 - Volunteering at the EcoSociety, logging the Glade watershed, political dealing in BC

Host Rachel Mackenzie learns more about volunteering at the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Bruce Edson goes on the tour of the logging site in the Glade Watershed, and hears the discussion. Greg Powell was the Green candidate in Richmond South Centre and he talks with Keith Wiley about the minority government… (Click here for More)

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Apr 25 2017 - Green Candidate Kim Charlesworth, Peacemaker course and Electric cars in the Kootenay

Host Amanda Patt talks about Earth Day events, Kim Charlesworth and Madelyn MacKay is on to talk about training peacemakers in Nelson and more about electric cars in the Kootenays. (Click here for More)

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Apr 19 2017 - Kootenay Coops new store and True Local, Earth Day 2017!

Guest host John Alton is back behind the mike to speak with Russell Precious and Alyssa Nebel about Kootenay Co-op’s new building. Alyssa also talked about the Co-op's True Local program that promotes local food growers and suppliers. Rory Gallagher of the West Kootenay EcoSociety is on to talk about… (Click here for More)

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Apr 04 2017 - Election candidate Tom Prior and Eden Yeah on the Creston Community Investment Coop

Host Rachel Mackenzie talks with election independent candidate Tom Prior, and Keith Wiley talks with Eden Yeah about the remarkable Creston Community Investment Coop. (Click here for More)

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Mar 28 2017 - Sinixt win hunting case, Andrew Weaver, Kootenay Native Plant

Host Rachel Mackenzie finds out more about Nelson's EcoSave program from Carmen Proctor. She also learns about Kootenay plants from the Kootenay Native Plant society and we hear from Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver. (Click here for More)

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Mar 21 2017 - BC political donations, community energy initiatives

Host Keith Wiley speaks with organizer Madelyn MacKay about the upcoming forum on community investing in clean energy. The Corporate Mapping Project has come out with a new report on the millions of dollars the fossil fuel corporations have donated to the Liberal Party in BC. Bill Carroll from the… (Click here for More)

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Mar 14 2017 - Plastic shopping bags, Seedy Saturday and starting your seeds, Camas Lily

Host Rachel MacKenzie talks with Ann Remnant about Nelson retailers charging for plastic shopping bags... and they hear from Clair Hitchman about her campaign to rid the community of the bags. Rachels talks with Bruce Edson about soil blocks and easy way to start seed. Guest Brenda Beckwith a botanist… (Click here for More)

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Mar 07 2017 - BC NDP climate policy, banning neonics, protesting Trudeau

Nelson Creston MLA talks about the BC NDPs climate policy, which includes a NON revenue neutral carbon tax rises, and rebates. Hearings in Parliament this week talk about banning one of the neonicitioid pesticides. Muhannad Malas is the Toxics Program Manager with environmentaldefence.ca in Toronto. He comes on to talk… (Click here for More)

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