The Current

What We Can Do: A special show on fighting climate change in your home, work and finances

The Current for Dec. 8, 2021: We bring you a special show, What We Can Do, about climate change and how to fight it at home, at work, and in your finances. We hear from experts, and ordinary Canadians who are already making the change.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current

We bring you a special show, What We Can Do, about climate change and how to fight it at home, at work, and in your finances. We hear from experts, and ordinary Canadians who are already making the change.

What changes can you make at home and in your daily life, to help fight climate change? Lloyd Alter teaches sustainable design at Ryerson University, he tells Matt Galloway about ways to live within a carbon budget — and visits a Toronto home to offer practical advice about how its owners, Corrigan Hammond and Mia Macdonald, could reduce their daily emissions. 

Then, at his B.C. business, Jamie Madill has reduced emissions significantly in recent years. He tells us how, and we discuss how workplaces can be the perfect place for making collective change with Elizabeth Sheehan, director of strategic engagement at Climate Smart Business; and Katharine Wilkinson, co-author of several books on climate solutions, including All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.

And could your savings help to save the planet? We talk to Aishwarya Puttar, a 16-year-old activist who has been teaching Canadians about the link between personal finances and climate change; and discuss the path to greener banking with Tom Rand, a managing partner at ArcTern Venture Capital and author of The Case for Climate Capitalism; and Christine Bergeron, president and CEO of the credit union Vancity.

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