Earth Beat, Spring Show
About: Earth Beat
Earth Beat, 2 March 2012. This week, we’re doing a big spring clean. From what garbage tells us about ourselves, to why a winter thaw might not be a good thing in some parts of the world, we emerge from the long, dark winter with some of the sounds and rituals of spring.
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With our consumption ever-increasing and landfill space ever-decreasing, it’s good to ask exactly what trash is to us. What does it mean?
And if anyone knows the consequences of that big spring clean or waste in general, it’s her.
Eco-spring break - listen in new player
But for students who fancy something a bit more meaningful from their holiday there’s an alternative – eco-spring breaks.
Chad Pregracke from Living Lands and Waters organises clean-up missions on the Mississippi.
Pre-Easter egg hunt - listen in new player
According to Dutch tradition, this season officially starts when someone finds the first egg laid by a lapwing.
Although the custom has changed over the years, bird-watchers still take the search extremely seriously.
Spring Yawp - listen in new player
It regularly reaches -30 Celsius in southern Canada during the winter.
But spring also comes fast. Earth Beat producer Anik See knows all about that.
She’s written an essay about it – and she’s called it 'Spring Yawp'. View photos.
86 Centimetres - listen in new player
Glaciers in the Himalayas are melting more quickly than normal.
The mountain lakes are filling up and threatening to burst.
It was backbreaking work.
The project was captured on camera and the subsequent documentary film is called 86 Centimetres which is the amount the level dropped.
Two of the film’s makers tell Marnie about the experience. View photos.