Earthgauge Radio – award-winning environmental news, commentary and interviews on stories in Ottawa, across Canada and around the world.

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Broadcast on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa with podcasts on iTunes and streamed or downloaded right here on http://www.earthgauge.ca. Hosted and produced by Mark Brooks, an environmental journalist and broadcaster, Earthgauge was the winner of a National Community Radio Association award in the Best Magazine/Current Affairs category in 2013.

On Earthgauge Radio, we bring you the best in local, national and international environmental coverage, with a specific focus on Canadian stories and initiatives or organizations working in the Ottawa area.

Despite these anxious times, increasing numbers of people are recognizing the threats and not waiting for political or corporate leaders to act. Many incredibly dedicated, ambitious and inspiring individuals are forging ahead with progressive ideas and innovative solutions…and having a damn good time doing it! Entrepreneurs, activists, community organizers, big thinkers… people who understand what is at stake and want to do something about it. It’s all hands on deck.

Of course, I live in Ottawa and am particularly interested in local initiatives and organizations. I try to find their stories and bring them to you.

Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions. I welcome input and ideas. If we are to shape a better future and try to resolve some of the extremely serious problems that confront human civilization and the planet, this is a dialogue in which we all must take part.

About me

I am a broadcaster, writer and educator based in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to hosting and producing Earthgauge Radio, I have produced podcasts for Alternatives Journal and I have written for many publications including the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, the Tyee, Alternatives Journal, Briarpatch Magazine, the Common Sense Canadian, Carbon Markets North America, the Journal of Sustainability and others.  Some of the interviews archived on this site were first broadcast on CKUT radio in Montreal.

You can contact me at earthgaugeradio ‘at’ gmail.com.


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  1. Mark Brooks
    April 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I note that your list of categories doesn’t include Soil ! Yet this is such a serious environmental issue. Last year the FAO launched their Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation http://www.fao.org/nr/water/landandwater_gsp.html

    • April 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Great suggestion. I’ll be sure to add this category and post related stories on this important issue. Thanks.

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