News Release: Shake Up The Establishment Launches Podcast Series About the Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to support Shake Up The Establishment’s new podcast series that will enhance youth involvement in the Greenbelt. Podcast lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those wishing to learn more about the Greenbelt will enjoy listening to wide range of topics that delve into the features and benefits of the Greenbelt from a climate-action lens.

May 03, 2022   •   News , Featured

Shake Up The Establishment Launches Podcast Series About the Greenbelt

Topics range from history of the Greenbelt to Indigenous land stewardship and nature-based solutions

TORONTO, May 3, 2022—The Greenbelt Foundation is pleased to support Shake Up The Establishment’s new podcast series that will enhance youth involvement in the Greenbelt. Podcast lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those wishing to learn more about the Greenbelt will enjoy listening to wide range of topics that delve into the features and benefits of the Greenbelt from a climate-action lens.

The podcast series, titled “Voices of the Greenbelt”, will engage the public by sharing traditional knowledge of the land and centering Indigenous voices among conservation, ecology, and environmental stewardship experts."

The podcast series, titled “Voices of the Greenbelt”, will engage the public by sharing traditional knowledge of the land and centering Indigenous voices among conservation, ecology, and environmental stewardship experts. Shake Up The Establishment has created a program in which the vast topic of the Greenbelt is broken down into digestible episodes that appeal to youth and members of the public wishing to learn more about this essential Ontario resource.

"The Voices of the Greenbelt Project allows for the amplification of much-needed conversations to be had on land stewardship and Indigenous governance in what is currently Ontario,” says Atreyu Lewis, Project Manager of Voices of the Greenbelt. “This project is vital to amplifying Indigenous ecological knowledge, self determination and ancestral claims to land. Indigenous voices must be prioritized in conversations on the Greenbelt so climate resilience can be strengthened for all Ontarians."

Shake Up The Establishment is a non-partisan, youth-led organization that aims to make credible, evidence-informed information readily available to the Canadian population to promote informed voting, advocacy practices, and political accountability surrounding human and social justice issues that are exacerbated by the climate crisis.

“This exciting new project from Shake Up The Establishment will not only increase awareness of the wide range of natural solutions that the Greenbelt offers, but will reinforce Indigenous voices and shine a light on their environmental stewardship of the land,” says Shelley Petrie, Program Director of the Greenbelt Foundation. “This is a thoughtful and energetic series, and I can’t wait for the public, particularly youth interested in conservation and climate change mitigation, to engage with these podcasts.”

Over the course of the project, five podcast episodes will be produced on the following topics:

  1. An introduction to the history and current significance of the Greenbelt.
  2. Biodiversity as it relates to Indigenous stewardship.
  3. Case studies of Indigenous leadership and stewardship in the region.
  4. The Greenbelt’s nature-based solutions for a future of resilience.
  5. An outdoor guided experience describing the history, significance, risks, key characteristics of selected Greenbelt natural spaces to encourage public use and appreciation of both popular and lesser-known Greenbelt features.

Shake Up The Establishment will also host two virtual Indigenous-led workshops from Greenbelt community members and two networking opportunities for youth. These community activities will in turn increase engagement with and awareness of the podcast series.

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Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable organization, solely dedicated to ensuring the Greenbelt remains permanent, protected and prosperous. We make the right investments in its interconnected natural, agricultural, and economic systems, to ensure a working, thriving Greenbelt for all. Ontario's Greenbelt is the world's largest, with over two million acres of farmland, forests, wetlands and rivers working together to provide clean air, fresh water, and a reliable local food source.  

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