Sunday October 8th @6pm
This week on RadioActive I bring you the second interview from my tour stop in Waterloo, ON with Dr. Manuel Riemer. Manuel is an Associate Professor in the Community Psychology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University and is the Director of the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action and the Director of the Community, Environment and Justice Research Group.
During this interview Dr. Riemer explains the complexity of the concept of Sustainability and argues for the need for more social science in sustainability research – stating that “we need to breath air, but we also need to be in community”. Taking real life examples from his role in a court case in Chemical Valley in solidarity with the aamjiwnanng people, and his role as a social scientists in what will be the 1st net positive office building to open in North America he paints a picture of sustainability and environmental justice that has a welcome tinge of optimism.
Tune in for a great listen, and even a few laughs during this important conversation on shifting how we think about, act and react to environmental justice issues in our communities.
Keep it Locked.