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1. To divest or not to divest? [min 1:02]
The fossil fuel divestment movement is gaining momentum around the world. But is taking pension and personal investment money out of the oil and gas sector having the desired effect?

  • Adam Scott – Director, Shift
  • Dr. Tessa Hebb – Director, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation at Carleton University

- BNN Bloomberg: “Three NYC Pension Funds to Divest $4 Billion From Fossil Fuels”
- CBC: “McMaster president looks to speed up fossil-fuel divestment”
- Financial Post: “Why CPPIB's new chief says fossil fuel divestment is off the table”
- New Yorker Magazine: “The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment”
- Dr. Tessa Hebb’s Report: “Fossil Free Campaign Orientation Paper for University of Ottawa”

2. The second-hand clothing economy [min 13:07]
Look out, this isn’t your mom and dad’s neighbourhood thrift store. The second-hand clothing market is set to hit $64 billion by 2024. And it’s a critical foil for the massive environmental impacts of fast fashion.

“The Secret Life Of Second-Hand Clothing”
McKinsey Report (2019): “The State of Fashion: 2019”
- ThredUp: “2020 Resale Report”
- GoodOnYou: “20 Hard Facts and Statistics About Fast Fashion”

3. 60-Second Report: “Canadian Corporate Performance on GHG Emissions, Disclosures and Target Setting” [min 20:30]

  • Sean Cleary – Chair, Institute for Sustainable Finance at Queens University

- Check out the Report

4. “Five Other Things Happening in the Green Economy This Week” [min 22:17]

  • Mike Moffatt – Senior Director of Policy, Smart Prosperity Institute

- Read the blog on the “5 Other Things Happening in the Green Economy This Week”

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Episode 13 includes music and clips from Eric Campbell, Audio Jungle and Zapsplat

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