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One Act at a Time: Stories of Change

One Act at a Time: Stories of Change

By The OATHE Project
Plastic pollution, deforestation, global warming. Sometimes it seems like there is nothing we can do about our environmental crisis, but at the OATHE Project (One Act At a Time to Help the Earth), we believe that small acts, when done collectively, can have a massive impact. Join us bi-weekly on Thursdays to hear stories of how folks just like you are committing to one act at a time to help the earth.

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One Clean Car at a Time Ep. 20 Ft Damani Thomas with Carbon Neutral Initiative

One Act at a Time: Stories of Change

One Merge at a Time Ep. 24 Ft Rik Logtenberg from EarthNet and Tara Mathers & Shitangshu Roy from The OATHE Project
If you've been following us on social media @taketheoathe, you will have noticed that we were teasing a special announcement leading up to Earth Day. On Earth Day, we share this announcement through an Instagram Live episode - now available through our regular podcast. Take a listen to this week's episode to hear our special announcement, meet exciting new partners, and hear an important conversation about gaps in climate action and how we are working to close these gaps.  Visit EarthNet at and get involved in the climate movement!
April 28, 2022
One Tree at a Time Ep. 23 Ft Felix Finkbeiner with Plant-for-the-Planet
ONE TREE AT A TIME In episode 23 of One Act a Time, we were joined by Felix Finkbeiner a German environmentalist and the founder of @plantfortheplanet_official. Joins us in wishing a happy 15th birthday to Plant-for-the-Planet! Thank you for celebrating with us on our podcast and sharing more about your history and evolution as you sell carbon neutral chocolate and support local tree planting to restore one trillion trees across the planet. You can find them on:  Facebook: @plantfortheplanet Instagram : @plantfortheplanet_official Twitter: @trilliontrees LinkedIn: @plant-for-the-planet TikTok:
April 07, 2022
One Nature Lesson at a Time Ep. 22 Ft Erica Ellis with Environmental Youth Alliance
 🌳 📚 Environmental education welcomes nature itself as the teacher as people engage with the great outdoors, learn about the natural environment, and gain a broad range of health benefits. Tune in into this week's episode of One Act at a Time: Stories of Change and listen as Erica Ellis discusses nature education, decolonizing the education system, and breaking down barriers to nature education.If you're wanting to learn more about Erica's work, you can shoot her a quick email at erica@EYA.Ca or follow @enviroyouthalliance on insta and EnviroYA on Facebook and Twitter! .From all of us at the OATHE we hope you have an amazing day!🔗If you're wanting to learn more about Erica's work, you can shoot her a quick email at erica@EYA.Ca or follow @enviroyouthalliance on insta and EnviroYA on Facebook and Twitter! From all of us at the OATHE we hope you have an amazing day! 🔗If you're wanting to learn more about Erica's work, you can shoot her a quick email at erica@EYA.Ca or follow @enviroyouthalliance on insta and EnviroYA on Facebook and Twitter! 🌍 From all of us at the OATHE we hope you have an amazing day!
March 24, 2022
One Swimming Lesson at a Time Ep. 21 Ft Cyrielle Noel with Eau-Dacité
Swimming, our connection to water, equity, and environmental sustainability. Check out episode 21 of One Act at a Time: Stories of Change and listen to our intriguing conversation with Cyrielle Noel, founder of Eau-Dacité who is making waves in nature education.  Connect with Cyrielle on LinkedIn or on Instagram @eaudacite.
March 11, 2022
One Clean Car at a Time Ep. 20 Ft Damani Thomas with Carbon Neutral Initiative
Buckle up as we sit down with Damani Thomas to talk about intersectional environmentalism, cleaner passenger vehicle technology, and how he is taking matters into his own hands to benefit from the "second industrial revolution." Learn more about Damani's work with Carbon Neutral Initiative in Jamaica by checking out his website or connect with him on LinkedIn at Damani Thomas and Instagram @thomasdamani.
February 24, 2022
One BIPOC Leader At a Time Ep. 19 Ft Kareina D'Souza
This week we have a special guest: Kareina D'Souza  🎉  Tune in to this week's podcast (link in bio) as Kareina talks about the leadership program she created for BIPOC women and her experience and career as a sustainability manager at Dalhousie University.  🔗  If you're interested in learning more about Kareina, check out her LinkedIn:      Kareina suggests "Unfiltered The Outdoors" for BiPOC folks looking for outdoors micro-grants. Check out 🌳   From all of us at The OATHE Project, we hope you have an enlightening and positive Black History Month! 
February 10, 2022
One Climate Plan at a Time Ep. 18 Ft. Taylor Owen and Neil Lovitt on HalifACT
On this week's podcast, we discuss Halifax's climate plan, HalifACT, with Taylor Owen and Neil Lovitt. Listen to us review the plan, discuss why it's important, and learn about the financial implications of funding it. You can find Taylor and Neil on twitter @TayCudOwen, @HCi3_Fund, and @neil_lovitt.  From all of us at The OATHE Project, we wish you a great day For more information on HalifACT, visit 
January 27, 2022
One Summit at a Time Ep. 17 Ft. Coco with GreenPAC
Have you ever wondered what YOU can do to start breaking the political barriers for environmental progress? We got you covered 🎉  Tune in to this week's podcast (link in bio) as Coco Wang from GreenPAC talks about Flip 2.0: a summit for future leaders in politics on January 22, 2022. Listen closely as Coco will also share a special discount code for the summit  If you're interested in attending, find registration info on GreenPAC's social media: Website: Email: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: From all of us at The OATHE Project, we can't wait to see you there!
January 13, 2022
One Farm Guest at a Time Ep. 16 Ft. Kate with Stony Creek Farmstead
Let's get 'regenerated' with Kate from Stony Creek Farmstead as she talks about food systems from a cyclical and wholesome perspective. Ever wonder why poop is so important to a healthy and regenerative food system? Wonder no further, as we learn all of this - and more - on this episode of One Act at a Time: Stories of Change. 
November 25, 2021
One Rescued Meal at a Time Ep. 15 Ft. Sam Kashani with Too Good To Go Canada
Tune in to this episode as Sam Kashani, Country Manager for Too Good To Go Canada, tells us about food waste: what it is, why we should take it seriously, and how we can take it seriously through personal acts and through rescuing one meal at a time. 
November 11, 2021
One Project at a Time Ep. 14 Ft Halifax Climate Hub & The OATHE Project
Introducing the beta of our climate action database: a networking tool to where climate champions of all kinds can share their projects, connect, and collaborate with each other. To help pilot this platform, we're looking for beta testers to try the platform and share their feedback. If you're interested, connect with us at  While we initially launch in Halifax, Nova Scotia, reach out if you're interested - no matter where you're from - to stay in the loop and get invvolved. See you in our inbox!
October 28, 2021
One App at a Time Ep. 13 Ft. Mirella Leis
Meet the winner of St. John’s Food System Kickstarter Competition and developer of the Fish Market app: Mirella Leis! Mirella's Fish Market app aims to bring fish harvesters and consumers closer together in business and community. Give the podcast a listen to hear more from our tech-savvy friend including philosophical chats around the environment and intersectionalities with culture, economics, and more.  Learn more at 
October 15, 2021
One Strike at a Time Ep. 12 Ft. Kevin Mtai
Kevin Mtai is a climate justice activist and environmental defender. Kevin has devoted his life to climate activism and, at age 25, Kevin has already achieved incredible accomplishments. As a champion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals for more than five years, Kevin: -Volunteers to protect nature #AfricaIsNotADumpster, #SaveNNP -Advocated for climate friendly plant-based foods at COP (Conference of the Parties) -Co-founded Kenya Environmental Action Network (KEAN) -Serves as Africa Coordinator for Earth Uprising, the Kenya Coordinator for Climate Live, and Organizer for FridaysforFuture MAPA.
October 01, 2021
One Line at a Time: Ep. 11 ft. Aniya Butler
In this episode, Shitangshu & Alex talk to Aniya Butler! Aged just fifteen, Aniya is changing the world in a multitude of ways. In particular, among many other hats, Aniya serves as one of the lead organizers for Youth Versus Apocalypse, a climate activism group based in the Bay area in California that brings together young people to uplift the voices of people of color and stand up for environmental justice. The organization has advocated to government, mobilized peers & organized climate strikes, including one last year that involved an estimated 20-40K youth in the Bay area. Beyond this work, Aniya is also a spoken word poet & credits poetry for being an important tool of activism & expression, especially to share the lived experience of black & brown youth in the USA. She sees poetry as an important tool for change, which inspires us to call our episode "one line at a time." Be sure to check out this episode & follow the incredible work of Aniya + YVA @!
September 17, 2021
One Debate at a Time: Ep. 10 ft. Sarah Van Exan & Eseohe Ojo
In this episode, Sam & Shitangshu talk to Sarah Van Exan & Eseohe Ojo from GreenPac, a Canadian non-profit environmental organization. whose goal is to help recruit, elect, and support environmental leadership in Canadian politics, across the political spectrum. With Canada's federal elections coming up this September, GreenPac has been coordinating the "100 Debates for the Environment" intiaitive. This project has helped support local leaders in organizing 104 federal riding debates across Canada in 2019, with a goal of putting environmental issues at the top of politicians' agendas. The organization has a similar goal for 2021, with most debates happening on September 8-9, 2021. Learn more about the initiative here: :)
September 02, 2021
One Sensor at a Time with Keenan Johnson: Ep. 9 ft. Anita Lee
In this episode, Sam co-hosted with Anita Lee, a mom and mentor to the I Forgot! team that was featured at the OATHE Project's 2021 Climate Changemakers Hackathon. We interviewed Keenan Johnson in this episode! Keenan is an engineer who has worked on an incredibly diverse set of projects - most recently starting the Ribbit Network. The Ribbit Network is a low-cost, open-source greenhouse gas emissions sensor, intended to provide more data on greenhouse gas levels across the world to help climate action efforts. Check out the Network here:
August 19, 2021
One Eco-Product at a Time with Zoe Prinsloo: Ep. 8
In this episode, Nwabisa and Sam interview Zoe Prinsloo - a 19 year old from South Africa who turned her beach clean-up passion into an eco-friendly business! Listen to learn more about her and her business, Save a Fishie. Save a Fishie can be found on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and on their website. - Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
August 05, 2021
One Butt at a Time with Lisa Chen: Ep. 7 ft. Anita Lee
In this episode, Sam co-hosted with Anita Lee, a Mom and Chaperone Mentor to the I Forgot! Team that was featured at The Oathe Project's 2021 Climate Changemaker Hackathon.  We interviewed Lisa Chen in this episode! Lisa is a marine biologist with a passion for the environment and for education, learn more about her Let's Talk Butts Campaign - an educational campaign to encourage folks to pick up cigarette butt litter! Find out more and get involved at the Let's Talk Butts Website, Facebook, and Instagram!
July 22, 2021
One Straw At A Time with Pat Smith / Action Nan: Ep. 6
In this episode, Shitangshu and Sam interviewed Pat Smith, otherwise known as Action Nan! Pat has always picked up litter, but in the past few years she has gotten so many people to join her, and founded a non-profit that has helped to ban plastic straws in Cornwall, UK. Learn more about her and how she's made such a huge impact to help the Earth! Check out her Action Nan Instagram account, as well as her non-profit, Final Straw Cornwall. Music:  Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
July 08, 2021
One Beach at a Time with Angela Riley: Ep. 5 ft. PlastiCanada
In this episode, Sam co-hosted with Cordelia from PlastiCanada, interviewing Angela Riley from Scotia Shores! Angela's business turns plastic waste from Beach Clean-Ups into beautiful items. Learn more about her and how she has lead a team of Ocean Warriors to pick up thousands of pounds of waste!  To learn more, visit: Angela at or on Instagram @scotianshores or Facebook For resources mentioned in this episode, click the links below: Friends of the Scots Bay Salt Marsh Clean Up Project Tidy Beaches Great Nova Scotia Pick Me Up NS Adopt a Highway Cape Breton Environmental Association Clean Annapolis River Project Sea Shepherd Halifax Friends of McNabs Island Music:  Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
June 24, 2021
One Whale at a Time with Sarah Fortune: Ep. 4
In this episode, Paris and Sam spoke with Sarah Fortune about her whale research! To learn more, visit Sarah's Canadian resources here: West: Central: East: ---- Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
June 10, 2021
One Ecosystem at a Time with Nikolai Karpun: Ep. 3
In this episode, Alex and Sam spoke with Nikolai Karpun to learn about his work with the Burns Bog and the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers. This episode also celebrates Biodiversity Day!  To learn more or get involved with the initiatives discussed in this podcast: visit and Music:  Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
May 27, 2021
One Bird at a Time with Roger LeBlanc: Ep. 2
In this episode, we spoke with Roger LeBlanc to learn about bird watching and its importance. Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License: 
May 13, 2021
One Podcast at a Time: Ep. 1
In this first episode of One Act at a Time: Stories of Change, we discuss the story of the OATHE Project, including the recent Climate Change-Makers Challenge, the motivation behind this podcast, and why small acts of change and celebrating individual eco-action is so important. Music:  Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
April 23, 2021