Coastal Connections: Sustainability Through Seaweed

Rural resilience researchers, Drs. Sodra Eger and Kelly Vodden co-host a new episode of Coastal Routes Radio, a radio program made up of an international collaboration of communities, scholars, activists, and others who are dedicated to supporting the health, resilience, and sustainability of coastal communities around the world. Coastal Connections is a volume of Coastal Routes Radio, produced in partnership with the University of Guelph and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For more information, visit their website:

On Episode 8, co-hosts are joined by Dr. Irené Novaczek to discuss sustainability, seaweed, and the importance of social enterprises and social capital in community resiliency:

“Throughout Coastal Connections, we’ve seen a number of examples of humans working together to restore and steward natural systems that have come out of balance. In this episode, we dive into a number of stories from a seaweed-inspired individual in PEI. Dr. Irené Novaczek is a benthic ecologist, gardener, professor, and entrepreneur, just to name a few of her titles. Dr. Novaczek discusses her diverse journey building community resiliency, through innovative entrepreneurship and maximizing socio-ecological relationships.”

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