Ecolibrium Collective Show January 22nd

The Ecolibrium Collective is made up of McGill students and community members who are fascinated by the natural world and concerned about the future of the earth!

The Ecolibrium Collective is made up of McGill students and community members who are fascinated by the natural world and concerned about the future of the earth!

Missed the live episode on January 22nd? Tune in Here!  


Earlier in the month Climate Justice Montreal organized a full day of workshops, panels and collective strategizing to discuss how to build resistance and alternatives to a pipeline that would transport dirty Alberta tar sand oil through Quebec. We will bring you sound clips from this Day of Action and an interview from Cam Fenton, National Director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition.

An inter-faculty debate was organized by the Green Business Awards Project, EnActUs McGill and the David Suzuki Foundation. Listen to Part 2 of the debate when the participants respond to the question:

“What are the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms in agriculture in terms of policy, health or environmental effects?”

Of those responding you will hear Caroline Begg, a researcher in plate science at McGill University. The other debater present was Holly Dressel, co-author of many books with David Suzuki and and adjunct professor at the McGill Environment School finally the last voice present is Jonathan Glen Cross, a McGill Alumni who founded the Office of Sustainability at McGill University.

Finally, we finish the show off with a live in-studio interview with David Summerhays, a representative from the ongoing Divest McGill Campaign.

We hope you enjoy listening to local environmental news here on Ecolibrium!

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Debaters: Holly Dressel, Michelle Holiday, Jonathan Glen Cross, Caroline Begg

Show credits: Tim Boucher, Isabel Carey, Irene Dambriunas, Melissa Fundira, Nadia Kanji and Elizabeth Shebell

Bird & Radio Image credits: Roman H. & Cecilia M.

Music: Philip Glass

Ecolibrium Collective Show December 11th

It was the last chance of the year 2012 for members of the McGill and Montreal Community to come together on Ecolibrium and host an environmental news show!

It was the last chance of the year 2012 for members of the McGill and Montreal Community to come together on Ecolibrium and host an environmental news show. Join us again on January 22nd, 2013!

Missed the live episode? Tune in Here!  


We aired Part 2 of the Canadian Youth Delegations first podcast, which is composed of recordings gathered at the Power Shift Conference in late October. This piece features activist Naomi Klein, and reflections with delegate member Alanna Westwood.

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An inter-faculty debate was organized by the Green Business Awards Project, EnActUs McGill and the David Suzuki Foundation. Listen to Part 1 of the debate when the participants respond to the question:

Do you think government, societal movements or businesses will be most effective in implementing sustainability in the future?

Finally, throughout the show we air some of the new songs produce by local Montreal reggae artists Auresia. Some of our collective members had an opportunity to sit down with her and discuss how environment issues play a role in her music.

Auresia will be playing a show at Les Bobards on Thursday, December 13th!

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Debaters: Holly Dressel, Michelle Holiday, Jonathan Glen Cross, Caroline Begg

Show credits: Irene Dambriunas, Melissa Fundira, Nadia Kanji, Isabel Carey and Elizabeth Shebell

Music: Yo La Tengo
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Ecolibrium Collective Show November 20th

Listen to the voices of McGill and Montreal Community members who fascinated by the Natural World and concerned about the future of the Earth!

Missed the live episode? Tune in Here!  


The Midnight Kitchen held an Anti-Capitalism and Environmental Justice Organizing workshop. Hear clips from some of the insightful and inspirational speakers who led the workshop.

We were joined in the studio with McGill Alumni David Summerhays. He speaks about McGill’s involvement with the Tar Sands and the ongoing campaign to stop McGill University from investing in Fossil Fuels and Plan Nord. Sign the PETITION!

Finally, we aired Part 1 of the Canadian Youth Delegations first podcast, which is composed of recordings gathered at the Power Shift Conference in late October. With enough persistence, Nadia managed to score an interview and attend press conferences with former CLASSE spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, and leading environmentalist, Bill McKibben.

In just a few days Nadia will be attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar with the Canadian Youth Delegation. Hear part 2 of the CYD podcast on our next collective episode December 11th!

Show credits: Irene Dambriunas, Melissa Fundira, Nadia Kanji, Isabel Carey and Shon Wei Jin
Music: Kid Koala
Toots & the Maytals

The Plate Club

Sabina, Michelle and Alessandra on the microphones, live on the air in CKUT’s broadcast studio!

Members of The Plate Club, a reusable dishware provider service of the Students Society of McGill University, took over Ecolibrium on November 6th. They produced and hosted a full show that covered a wide range of topics.

The show featured an interview from a local student run-organization, Reboot McGill, to discuss how their actions respond to the problem of electronic waste on a micro-level scale.

Throughout the show, the birth, life and death of a Styrofoam plate is explained. Programmers also had the chance to speak with fellow McGill students and explored some of their conceptions of styrofoam.

The show includes a clip about the waste management system on McGill campus and in Canada from a conference and interview with Canadian Researcher Myra Hird.

Finally, a local Montreal musician and Plate Club Member Jess Roz does an amazing live in-studio performance!

Listen to the show here! 


Show credits:

Maggie Cascadden
Helen Lan Gao
Sabina Roan
Michelle Paspe
Alessandra Hechanova

Music:

Jess Roz, Plate Club Theme Song
Joanna Newsom, Sprout and the Pea

Ecolibrium Collective Show, October 23rd

The Ecolibrium Collective put together a show for October 23rd!

Listen to the show here! 


The show featured an interview with the Business and Human Rights Coordinator, Ian Heide, from Amnesty International Canada. Ian spoke with Shon about Amnesty International’s ongoing campaign to promote ethical business practices within an international corporate environment.

Melissa and Shon had the opportunity to attend the End of Growth Tour talk given by environmentalist David Suzuki and economic Jeff Rubin on October 15th 2012. Shon gives a detailed report on some of the important points that were brought up during the evening.

Members of the Montreal Raging Grannies joined us live in the studio for an on-air performance of their songs about the environment. They also spoke to us about their Old, Bold and Beautiful Calendar for the year 2013!

Finally, we aired the second part of Will Allen’s lecture on Growing Power and the urban agriculture movement that is providing local and sustainable food to a wide network of town and cities across the United States

Nancy, Helen and Sheila of the Montreal Raging Grannies who performed live during the show and talked about their work and life as full-time activists and grand-mothers!

Show credits: Shon Wei Jein, Melissa Fundira
Bird and Radio Image: Cecilia M. and Romain H.

Plate Club Teaser!

Mcgill`s Plate Club will be taking over the CKUT Air Waves!

Hear what they have in store for Ecolibrium:


Special Harvest show on October 9th, produced by the McGill Farmers Market.

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During the Special Harvest show of Ecolibrium, Isabel, Zoe, Shon and Lily talked about the local farmers market that takes place on McGill campus throughout the fall. 

There was a live in-studio acoustic performance by Rebecca Babcock. 

The show also featured an interview with Noe Arteaga, a former temporary foreign worker from Guatemala. 

Finally, two McGill Graduate students talked about their Sustainable Eating Booth

If you missed the live episode, you can still tune in here! 


McGill Farmers Market has a very fresh and local episode to share with you!

A handful of enthusiastic members of the McGill Farmers Markets have been busy as bees preparing a special Harvest Season show.

Listen to what they have in store for the Thanksgiving episode of Ecolibrium on Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00am!


Ecolibrium Collective September 25, 2012 Show!

One early morning at the radio station, a small group of new volunteers and Montreal community members prepared to go on-air live for their first Ecolibrium show!

Radio Live!

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The episode features an interview with Young Explorer Andrea Jane Reid, and her work made possible from a National Geographic Young Explorer Grant!

Will Allen, who has been named one of TIME Magazine’s top 100 people of 2012, he is the CEO of Growing Power and visited Montreal in August to speak on the urban agriculture Green Revolution and people-powered food security movement.

Finally, there is a series of interviews taken at the McGill Sustainability Fair!

Calling all students! A message from Sustainable Thompson House



More info about Sustainable Thompson House here.