The EcoCentric

Hosts: Keith Wiley, Rachel Mackenzie
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

Sep 21 2010 - Ecocentric Sept 21 2010

From David Suzuki to the grizzlies in uphill Nelson. Hosts Suzy Hamilton and John Alton hear from David Suzuki on his new book "The Legacy" and conservation officer Len Butler on the grizzly bear problem in Nelson. (Click here for More)

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Sep 14 2010 - Ecocentric Sept 14 2010

Suzy Hamilton talks to a Forest Ethics campaigner about their successful efforts to influence the US corporate retail world to give up the use of oil from the Alberta Tar Sands. And when standing trees have legal standing- Western Canada Wilderness Committee launches a program to protect the remaining old… (Click here for More)

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Sep 07 2010 - Ecocentric - Sept 7 2010

Don't smoke this car. Suzy Hamilton interviews Motive Industries president Nathan Armstrong on the upcoming Kestral, an all Canadian hemp-bodied electric car produced in Calgary. Co-hosts John Alton, Kimberly Klassen and Suzy Hamilton also come together for a special edition to discuss upcoming shows, green books, and introduce the EcoSociety's… (Click here for More)

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Aug 10 2010 - Ecocentric August 10 2010

Suzy Hamilton talks with bear biologist Michael Procter to find out more about declining Kootenay grizzly bear numbers and the importance of keeping the core of remaining bears in the Jumbo Valley. She gets a Jumbo Glacier Resort update from Wildsight's Dave Quinn. In the second half she talks to… (Click here for More)

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Jul 27 2010 - Ecocentric - July 27, 2010

Suzy Hamilton heads back to the Chilcotin to talk with Xeni Gwet'in chief Marilyn Baptiste about Taseko's Prosperity Mine proposal and the negative affects of the open pit copper/gold mine and the proposal to fill in Fish Lake for their waste. In the second half she talks to biologist (Click here for More)

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Jul 13 2010 - Ethical Food in my Belly

Listen up to the sound of hands digging in the dirt, chickens scratching, and friends sharing a healthy conscious meal when we talk with Greg Lamoureaux from the Kootenay Permaculture Institute and Berlin Reed, The Ethical Butcher from Portland Oregon. (Click here for More)

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Jun 29 2010 - Ecocentric - June 29, 2010

Suzy Hamilton talks to Casey Brennan of Wildsight to find out more about BP's coal bed methane plans in the East Kootenays. Later she talks to counsillor Jack Weiss in Bellingham about the council's decision to ban Alberta Tar Sands products from the city fleet. Then off to federal court… (Click here for More)

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Jun 22 2010 - Speaking of Garbage

Speaking of garbage…Nelson’s Resource Recovery Manager at the RDCK, Mike Morrison talks about our current systems Zero Waste and Zero Pollution philosophies along with Extended Producer Responsibility. Jenny and Grant from the Clean Bin Project/Movie talk about their experience not buying stuff or creating any garbage for a year. Greg… (Click here for More)

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Jun 08 2010 - Ecocentric - June 8 2010

Suzy Hamilton talks to National Wildlife Federation Senior Scientist Doug Oakley in Washington DC about the BP oil spill and his scientific assessment after being on site late May. In the second half she explores the Taseko Ltd's Prosperity Gold and Copper Mine proposal that is waiting for federal approval.… (Click here for More)

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Jun 01 2010 - Transition Towns

Exploring Transition Towns as a concept, here in Nelson and across the water in Victoria BC. Speaking with David Reid, one of many organizers in Nelson along with Alon Gelcer a participant in the 2010 Expo and Gathering. Michelle Colussi from Victoria tells of her experiences in getting Transition Victoria… (Click here for More)

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