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

Mar 17 2009 - EcoCentric, March 17 2009

Host John Alton, speaks with Hugette Allen from Lumby about the situation with farmers now that can not longer market their meat directly to comsumers. Later in the hour John interviews Ken Wu from the western canada wilderness committee on their campaign to end the logging of old growth trees… (Click here for More)

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Dec 09 2008 - Ecocentric - Dec 9 2008

Dawn Dayday of Wildsight enviro org. tells us about many exciting and innovative sustainability projects in Fernie BC.Local, Jenifer Stevenson of Jenergy Tech tells us all about Solar hot water and electric for your home. (Click here for More)

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Nov 11 2008 - Revelstoke sustainability projects/ enviro all-candidates

Sarah Newton of Revelstoke is central to the Sustainability work of that town and area. Sarah tells about how the city and local industry are working with her on many positive projects. The second half is a taped recording of the Environmental All-Candidates meeting held in Nelson last week. (Click here for More)

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Nov 04 2008 - Ecocentric - November 4 08 - Species At Risk

Every year more and more names are added to the endangered species list in BC. In this episode EcoCentric host, Lee-Ann Unger speaks with Gwen Barlee, Policy Director with the Western Canada Wilderness Committee who explains the need for legislation to protect endangered species in BC and the launch of… (Click here for More)

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Oct 21 2008 - Ecocentric - October 21 08 - More Power To You

In this episode of the EcoCentric host, Lee-Ann Unger explores the topic of energy privatization in BC with an emphasis on private "run-of-river" hydro projects and work various groups from around BC are doing to challenge this policy shift and various private power projects. She speaks with John Calvert, Associate… (Click here for More)

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Aug 12 2008 - Ecocentric - August 12 2008

Host Matt Lowe interviews local activist and longtime Jumbo Pass protector,KLinda Kivi, about her involvement in the recently erected blockade to prevent development in the Jumbo Pass area. KLinda talks about life on the blockade. Matt interviews Gregory Hemming from Nelson who is leading a sailing voyage around the Americas… (Click here for More)

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Jun 17 2008 - Ecocentric - june 17 2008

Host Matt Lowe does what all the mainstream media should be doing and announces to the public the new Canadian climate change bill 377 that just received majority support in the House of Commons. This gives Canada the toughest legislation on the planet, but will the Conservative government refuse to… (Click here for More)

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Apr 15 2008 - Environmental Awards

A review of the nominees for the EcoSociety Environmental Awards which take place Saturday, April 19 in Nelson. Also, a summary of upcoming events before, during and after Earth Day, including the Wild Rivers protest to greet Gordon Campbell in Nelson. (Click here for More)

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Apr 08 2008 - EcoCentric for April 8 2008

Putting low speed electric vehicles on the road in Canada. We interview Brian Masse Fed critic for the NDP, Al Cornier with Electric Mobility Canada and Ian Clifford CEO with Zenn Cars in order to get many angles on this critical issue. Find out about the unbelievable EESTOR solid state… (Click here for More)

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Apr 01 2008 - The Electric Car and Gregory Hemming on Global Circumnavigation

Matt Lowe interviews representatives from two Canadian electric car companies about the government impediments to putting their cars on Canadian roads. From cars to sail boats, Nelson resident, Gregory Hemming, talks about his inspiring circumnavigation of North America to raise awareness about responding to climate change. (Click here for More)

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