The Now or Never environmental challenge
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Since the United Nations released a shocking climate change report in October, 2018, a lot of people have been moved to take action.
The report is truly life-or-death — it says we have only 12 years to make drastic changes to limit global warming or face devastating consequence like droughts, floods, extreme heat, and poverty, just to name a few.
Hearing news like that can be paralyzing. What can any one person do to slow the destruction of the earth in just 12 years?
Well, on this Now or Never you will meet people who are refusing to sit on the sidelines. They’re taking on corporations, changing their lifestyles and trying to convince their friends and families to join the fight for our environment.
- Hear from a group of Toronto students who skipped school to protest climate change.
- Meet a woman who, in just one year, has picked up two tonnes of trash from the Bay of Fundy.
- Learn why one daughter is trying to convince her parents to go vegetarian, one recipe at a time.
- Stop by a “Library of Things” where people borrow instead of buy.
- Grocery stores are often full of wasted food and plastic packaging — visit a Vancouver store that is trying to do it differently.
- Meet a man on a mission to change corporate Canada and convince restaurants to stop selling single-use coffee cups.
- Hosts Trevor and Ify take on their own environmental challenges. Will they be able to go green?