Office of Research Services December podcast Sustainability

BrockUResearch: Consider This is a monthly podcast series launched Sept. 25 by the Office of Research Services and co-produced with Brock University’s radio station, CFBU.Each month, our researchers tackle an issue of interest to the community. They draw upon their findings, insights and experiences to broaden and deepen understanding in a particular area.Hosted by Mike Saunders, the podcast departs from the traditional question-and-answer approach. Our researchers – typically from different departments and disciplines – sit at the table and discuss and debate the issue with one another, each adding their unique piece of the puzzle.December’s podcast is: How can we build a “sustainable” society?Our planet is in trouble. Plant and animal species becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reaching a record high in 2013 and mercury levels in much of the world’s oceans being double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution.There are more and more calls for us to lead “sustainable” lives. But what does that mean?The podcast is chock full of insights and advice on how we can lead more sustainable lives and why it is important to consider the impact we have on the environment. Guests are Liette Vasseur, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences; Ian Brindle, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Diane Dupont, professor in the Department of Economics.

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