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Engage and tune-in to climate-related content throughout the day from diverse voices that are free to stream online.  

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Know whose lands you are on at UBC Vancouver xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)

Why UBC acknowledges Musqueam Territory

Animation of the Fraser River Delta

Musqueam Through Time

Learn More Ways to Live Lawfully on Unceded Territory

UBC Recorded Events

UBC Climate Justice Series

UBC Climate Emergency Week

UBC EOAS, Climate Crisis Colloquia Series

Internationally-renowned scientists gather in a series of talks exploring the intersections between earth science and society-spanning response to the climate crisis.

UBC Climate Change Research Symposium

UBC researchers across diverse faculties gather to share their climate change research and innovations on topics like net-zero systems and food security.

UBC Trek, Getting Serious About Climate Change: How Businesses Must Step Up

What is the role of business and the private sector in fighting climate change, and how can (and why must) businesses step up to address this challenge now?

Talks

The disarming case to act right now on climate change

11 min

Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world’s attention.

Climate change will displace millions. Here’s how we prepare.

12 min

Colette Pichon Battle urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes, and advance human rights for all.

Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans

13 min

Kelsey Leonard shows why granting lakes and rivers legal “personhood” – giving them the same legal rights as humans – is the first step to protecting our bodies of water and fundamentally transforming how we value this vital resource.

Decolonization is for everyone

13 min

Nikki Sanchez discusses what colonization looks like and how it can be addressed through decolonization, suggesting that an equitable and just future depends on the courage we show today.

Films

Ha Nii Tokxw: Our Food Table

2010 | 39 min

The story of the indigenous Gitanyow people and their struggle to protect their traditional lands and “food table” in the face of climate change, industrialization and colonization in Northern British Columbia.

Feature Length

Climate Refugees

2010 | 1 hr 23 min

Michael P. Nash examines the human plight of climate change with a focus on the intersection of overpopulation and lack of resources.

Disobedience

2016 | 41 min

A film about courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World

2015 | 1 hr 14 min

Explore the breathtakingly beautiful archipelago off BC’s northwest coast – home to a dedicated community uniting to protect land and sea for the next generation.

Just Eat It

2014 | 1 hr 15 min

Follow a Vancouver couple as they decide to eat only rescued food for six months and find truckloads of perfectly edible food destined for the landfill.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

1993 | 1 h 59 min

Director Alanis Obomsawin captures the historic confrontation between protestors, the Quebec police, and the Canadian army over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec.

Schooling the World

2010 | 1 hr 5 min

Examine the assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children “escape” to a “better life” – despite mounting evidence of the environmental, social, and mental health costs of our own modern consumer lifestyles.

Short

Sundarbans: The Next Climate Refugees

2019 | 9 min

Journalists Lisa Hornak and Erin Stone travel to Mousuni Island to see what life is like for the island’s remaining inhabitants and hear from those who fear they will become the next wave of climate refugees, as well as some who already have.

Nuhe nenë boghílníh: Protecting our Homeland

2017 | 3 min

Denesuline Ashton Janvier raises awareness about uranium mining exploration in Patterson Lake on the territory of the Clearwater River Dene Nation to encourage viewers to consider how this mining exploration destroys natural resources, harms wild life, and ruins the land.

Writing the Land

2007 | 7 min

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) elder Larry Grant shares his experience rediscovering his language and traditions on territory where the Musqueam people have lived for thousands of years.

Series

Climate Change: Ade On the Frontline

Follow Ade Adepitan to the frontline of climate change as he discovers how life is now being affected and what potential solutions there are around the globe.

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Shows

Indigenous Climate Action Pod

Part of Amplifying Voices led by Indigenous Climate Action, episodes build on the Indigenous rights movement and create a space for connection between Indigenous Peoples.

Y Talk Climate

An expert podcast series on mobilizing youth for climate action by BCCIC Climate Change, the BC Council for International Cooperation’s youth-led climate change initiative.

Mothers of Invention

Stories about the role of women around the world fostering change to environmental policies within their communities, as well as how these women navigate resistance.

Climate Change in the Multiverse

At the intersection of activism, esoterics, and systems change, conversations about our evolving world. 

Climate Conversations

A weekly climate change podcast from two MIT alumni and MIT Open Learning, as a part of their ClimateX project, an online platform that facilitates climate change learning, connection, and action.

Anthropause

Hosts Simone and Sitashma share perspectives, experiences, and stories from the Global South about the climate crisis.

Emergence Magazine Podcast

Centering Indigenous perspectives through interviews by Emergence Magazine‘s editor-in-chief and essays read by activists, authors, philosophers, and scientists. 

Islands on Alert

Stories about the realities of climate change from an islander perspective, including work being done by island communities as they lead the global charge in addressing the climate emergency.

How to Save a Planet

Journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson look into what we need to do to solve the climate crisis and how we get it done.

Hot and Bothered

Dissent Magazine explores topics including climate migration, just transition, and racial justice in what’s billed as ‘a climate politics podcast for the 99%’.

Episodes

Part I: All of US or None of US

Activists share their experiences and insights on environmentalism within the Black population in Vancouver.

S2 E6: Seeds, Grief, and Memory with Rowen White

Farmer, seedkeeper, and Indigenous seed and food sovereignty activist, Rowen White shares how seeds operate as gateways to our lineage and how our current disconnection manifests as grief.