Stefan Hostetter is a graduate of Environmental Studies and Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Stefan co-produces, along with Daryn Caister, the Green Majority radio program on CIUT 89.5 and is the co-founder and executive director of The Green Society Campaign.
The Green Majority started as a radio show on CIUT 89.5 FM back in 2006, and is today still going strong. The radio show (and podcast) is nationally syndicated on more than 18 campus and community stations across the country, reaching more than 50,000 weekly listeners and is Canada’s only environmental news hour on radio. The Green Majority seeks to reintroduce our inherent and inescapable connection with the natural world into our daily discourse so that we might live more sustainable and happy lives.
Stefan is also the co-founder and executive director of The Green Society Campaign, which works to bring environmentalism into mainstream culture and ingrain the tenants of sustainability into the fabric of our society. They envision a world that embraces sustainability as a core value and understands environmental problems as actual threats to human life rather than political issues that can be affirmed or denied. That is a society where environmentalism is not a peripheral moral obligation, but an avenue for interacting more effectively and efficiently with our physical world. Through video projects and blog discussion, they hope to provide tools for thinking seriously about environment and its relation to culture, politics and society today.
Paul sat down with Stefan at the Centre for Social Innovation and talked about radio, environmental issues and The Peoples Climate March happening this September in New York City. To learn more about this special event happening in September, please visit the website: toronto350.org.
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