Hunter Madsen on Saving Bert Flinn Park

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Hunter Madsen become know  through his work to organize the Save Bert Flinn Park initiative (SaveBertFlinnPark.ca), an expansive movement of residents and outdoors enthusiasts that has sought to keep the city’s largest park intact as a sublime natural getaway (without a traffic corridor transecting it) and that works to preserve the tranquil quality that has drawn so many to Port Moody’s north shore.

He has also been active locally in both provincial and federal politics, with a strong longstanding commitment to green values and sustainability economics.

Host Stuart Richardson speaks to Hunter about his quest to Save Bert Flinn and how we should go about developing while protecting our green spaces that are so vital to our well being and how to organize to protect was is sacred in your communities.

Hot Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth

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For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and the Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived?a century earlier than forecast?with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard’s daughter Chiara, now five years old, is part of what he has dubbed “Generation Hot”-the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption. (Order Book)

Mark talks about his newest book “Hot Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth”, he speaks about the dire consequences of inaction and what we need to do as citizens to take ownership of this role.