Have you ever made your own toothpaste? Have you been meaning to start eating more locally? Now's your chance, as Earth Day Canada is challenging Canadians to Act for the Planet this April. Emily Slofstra interviewed Jed Goldberg, President of Earth Day Canada, to learn more about the challenge, how to take part and win prizes while making a positive impact on the world (4:39). Follow along on Facebook to complete the 30-day checklist and be sure to check out A\J's blogs throughout the month to see how A\J staff are faring with the challenges.
The second interview in this podcast was a follow-up with Katerina Cizek, director of the interactive documentary series Highrise (18:16). A\J published an interview with Cizek in the Greenbelts issue of the magazine, on the Highrise project and the doc Out My Window. Listen in to hear Cizek explain the latest part of the project, a peoples' history of the highrise, and explore the environmental and social footprints of vertical living.
This podcast features songs from Toronto's The Blackwood Two and Kitchener-Waterloo's Janice Lee. Janice also performs a spoken word piece "on commitment and community" between the two interviews. (14:45) Catch her on tour from Saskatchewan to British Columbia this April and May 2013.