Podcast

Facing climate change with Lor and Jamie Bird

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Facing climate change with Lor and Jamie Bird
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Jamie Bird is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Derby, and Lor Bird is a freelance artist. Together they share their experiences of addressing the realities of climate change through joining community groups and developing art therapy workshops. Click on the title for the show notes.

Young People’s Forest with Sabaha Hussein

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Young People’s Forest with Sabaha Hussein
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In a gap year following her science A-levels, Sabaha Hussein took up an NCS Year of Service placement with the Woodland Trust. She shares her experiences at the Young People’s Forest at Mead in Derbyshire, where local people helped plant ~250,000 trees benefiting both people and the planet. Click on the title for the show notes.

Food and climate change with Sarah Bridle

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Food and climate change with Sarah Bridle
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Sarah Bridle is a Professor of Food, Climate and Society at the University of York. Once an astrophysicist, she explains why she switched focus to food and climate change and shares her findings on the impacts of different foods and the associated factors involved, such as transportation, freezing and food waste. Click on the title for the show notes.

Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola

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Community composting with Minna Alanko-Falola
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Minna Alanko-Falola is the CEO and founder of Compost Works, a social enterprise facilitating community composting. Minna tells her story of building a business from her vision to divert food waste from the waste stream through composting, outlining its importance and successful implementation. Click on the title for the show notes.

Electric vehicle batteries with Euan McTurk

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Electric vehicle batteries with Euan McTurk
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Euan McTurk is a consultant battery electrochemist and creator of Plug Life Television, a YouTube channel busting myths and disseminating knowledge. A fact-packed, entertaining episode exploring the advances in battery technology, performance, ethical production and energy efficiency in manufacture and charging. Click on the title for the show notes.

Carbon Copy and sharing community actions with Ric Casale

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Carbon Copy and sharing community actions with Ric Casale
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Ric Casale is the co-founder of Carbon Copy, a UK climate action charity. Ric talks about how his involvement in local community action catalysed his desire to share the stories of big-thinking local community action and provide successful blueprints for others. Click on the title for the show notes.

Project Seagrass with Richard Lilley

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Project Seagrass with Richard Lilley
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Richard Lilley (RJ) is the co-founder and CEO of Project Seagrass – an NGO focused on raising the profile of seagrass whilst being involved in its monitoring and restoration. RJ talks about this less well-known environmental powerhouse and outlines why seagrass needs a helping hand across the globe. Click on the title for the show notes.

Local government climate action with Rachel Coxcoon

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Local government climate action with Rachel Coxcoon
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Rachel Coxcoon is the Founder and Director of ClimateGuide, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning at Cotswold District Council and a PhD student. She talks about the power of local governance within the climate emergency, constructing a robust local plan and challenges such as budgets and politics. Click on the title for the show notes.

Kids Against Plastic with Amy and Ella Meek

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Kids Against Plastic with Amy and Ella Meek
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Amy and Ella Meek founded the charity, Kids Against Plastic in 2016 when they were 12 and 10. They felt compelled to address plastic pollution upon researching the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Hear about their story, motivations, the Plastic Clever Schools initiative and ambitions in this inspiring conversation. Click on the title for the show notes.

Environmental activism with John Grant

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Environmental activism with John Grant
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John Grant is a senior lecturer in Sustainable Construction and Climate Change at Sheffield Hallam University. John has been involved with environmental activism for many years to sound the alarm on the climate emergency and shares his thoughts and experiences of protesting. Click on the title for the show notes.