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Envirominute Podcast


Listen to our short, one to two minute Envirominute podcasts.  We post a new one every week.  To listen to past podcasts, just click on one of the archive links on the right.  To listen here - click on the title of the podcast.

globeMarch 22, 2017 - World Water Day

Today is World Water Day! World Water Day began in 1992 when the United Nations declared an international day to celebrate freshwater. The UN created this day to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater resources and how we can go about sustaining them. Find out more in this week's podcast.

spring iceMarch 15, 2017 - Spring Water Safety

Make sure your children play safely this spring – well away from local waterways. Children and those caring for them must take care near streams, lakes and rivers especially now that the days are longer and warmer and children are spending more time outside. Find out more tips in this week's podcast.

Home heating oilMarch 8, 2017 - Keeping Fuel Out of Water Sources

Small amounts of fuel can contaminate vast quantities of water, so great care must be taken with its handling and storage. Find out more about protecting our water sources from fuel spills in this week's podcast.

LandscapeMarch 1, 2017 - What is a watershed?

At Quinte Conservation we focus on watersheds – our area of jurisdiction includes the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers along with all of Prince Edward County. But what is a watershed? Find out in this week's podcast.

ForestFebruary 22, 2017 - The Benefits of Planting Trees

Trees are essential for life. They provide us with oxygen so that we can breathe. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. Find out more benefits of planting trees in this week's podcast.

DeerFebruary 15, 2017 - Consequences of Feeding Wildlife

Feeding wild birds in your backyard can be an enjoyable past-time. Feeding other wildlife may not be such a good idea and may do more harm than good. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Drinking Water Protection Zone SignFeberuary 8, 2017 - Drinking Water Protection Zone Signs

Keep your eyes open for the new Drinking Water Protection Zone road signs now up in the Quinte Region! The new signs are appearing all across Ontario to raise awareness about protecting drinking water sources and public health. Find out more in this week's podcast.


Mason Jar with GranolaFebruary 1, 2017 - Tips for a Zero Waste Kitchen
Believe it or not we produce a lot of waste in our kitchens. We can be guilty of buying products that we’ll never end up using, not finishing the food on our plates, and using unnecessary packaging for food storage. Get tips for a zero waste kitchen in this week's podcast.

Winter familyJanuary 25, 2017 - Become a Citizen Scientist

Do you want to help scientists better understand the effects of global warming? If so, Nature Watch has developed an easy way everyone can become a citizen scientist and help scientists with understanding global warming. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Lott Dam in BellevilleJanuary 18, 2017 - Belleville's Ice Control Dams

Belleville is home to six ice control dams. The dams hold back water and create a still surface that allows sheet ice to form and prevents frazil ice from developing.  Find out more in this week's podcast.

Sidewalk with ice and saltJanuary 11, 2017 - Keeping Road Salt Out of Water Sources

In our climate road salt is used to keep our roads, walkways and parking lots, safe and passable. Even though it helps to keep us safe, road salt can get into our drinking water sources and contaminate them. Find out more in this week's podcast.

Reusable Water BottleJanuary 4, 2017 - Green New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year from Quinte Conservation! In spirit of the new year, let’s talk about new year’s resolutions you can make that will help improve our environment.  Find out what you can do in this week's podcast.


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