Environmental Movement


Nature’s Past Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario

  Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario [50:31] Download Audio Environmental activism has a long history in Canada. Like others around the world, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Canadians became involved in a number of environmental non-governmental organizations. Picking up on a prevailing […]


Parks and Ecology: Stanley Park Nature and History Walk Guides, 1990

For most of its history, ecology has not been a guiding principle for the management of Stanley Park. This is one of the observations that I made in my book Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Throughout the twentieth century, Park Board officials and Vancouver residents struggled over how to manage the […]


Ten Books to Contextualize the Environmental Movement in Canada

By Andrew Watson, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. Following up […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 34 Available

Episode 34 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 4 – The Canadian Environmental Movement II: 21 January 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past34.mp3][01:02:16] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 33 Available

Episode 33 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 3 – The Canadian Environmental Movement I: 27 November 2012 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past33.mp3][01:02:39] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]