A Better Future's Podcast podcast

A Better Future's Podcast

ABetterFuture

If you want to live a more sustainable life without it impacting on your life, this podcast is for you.

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    Outdoors in the Spring

    1:24:17

    As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.Its SPRING at last, so Corrin, Dawn and Jason bring in the fab Dawn Rayment from New Forest National Park to talk all things outdoors. The discussion covers birds, accessing sites, good and bad feeding wildlife and Dawns 14 top 10 tips for enjoying National Parks. Connecting to Nature Researchhttps://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/conservation/projects/connection-to-nature/#:~:text=Research%20suggests%20that%20people%20with,critical%20for%20future%20nature%20conservation.Top actions to help people feel connected to wildlife.  - Planting Wildflowers (Small spaces, planters at work and home)- Wild seed bombs https://www.beebombs.com/- Feeding wildlife – Mainly birds Sense of Stewardship rather than a sense of OwnershipGround nesting Birds (Nightjar, Wooklark, skylark) Waders (Snipe, Curlue) Number of people asking about volunteering.Lots of new people on sites and hopefully wanting to be actively involved.Issues around people digging up or stealing plants from public spaces.Not brining Frogs spawn to nature reserves. Need for grazing animals to manage open spaces, particularly to help retain lowland heathland. Seeing kites earlier in the yearState of Nature Reporthttps://jncc.gov.uk/news/uk-state-of-nature-2019-report/ Convention on Biodiversity in May 2021https://www.unep.org/events/conference/un-biodiversity-conference-cop-15 Natures calander – Citizen science for when you see the first species https://naturescalendar.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ Plastic grass and how to help kids get excited about the environment and nature, including a need for green spaces, school grounds. Gearing up for people coming out after lockdown and preparing. Personal responsibility and how to deal with individuals, picking up poo.Wild Camping and Swimming. https://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/Joining Team Wilder and the rewilding movements Volunteers and volunteering.  Consultation on the Environmental Principleshttps://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-launched-on-environmental-principles Climate and Ecological Emergency Billhttps://www.ceebill.uk/ Our response to the Sustainabble Question – “what do you say to people who say there's no point taking individual action on climate change?”http://www.sustainababble.fish/ Dawn Rayments 14 top 10 tips for keen people to be the best in the New Forest 1.     Picking up litter and taking it home with you2.     Avoiding Honey Pot sites (Anderwood, Boulder Wood, Rhinefield) – Google where to go in the new forest and then don’t go to those sites as they will be overwhelmed on a busy day).3.     Avoid going to the forest on sunny days.4.     Don’t have BBQ’s, particularly disposable as you only need one out of hand to destroy habitats.5.     Don’t feed the Ponys, increases the likelihood of car incidents and could impact on the ecology long-term6.     Driving slow through the New Forest7.     Not Driving into the new forest (Train or even the open top bus).8.     Cyclists (walkers and horse riders) keeping to tracks, the network and roads.9.     Countryside Code - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code (Restraint, Responsibility and Respect)10.  Do not wild camp, only use https://www.campingintheforest.co.uk/11.  Don’t wash things in the waterways, even if you think you are using ecological soaps as they are very delicate. 12.  Keeping your dog on the lead around livestock to avoid causing stress on the other animals.13.  Join and support the National Trust, Lobby Councils or MPs to try and get more funding for National Parks14.  Volunteer your time to support your local nature areas. Join the New Forest Ambasidor scheme https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/communities/get-involved/what-you-can-do-the-new-forest-ambassador-scheme/
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    Welcome back..

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    Welcome back to A Better Future Podcast, its the first episode for over a year.. well apart from the lost unrecorded one and Corrin and Jason run through a range of things that helped get them through 2020.Run through highlights of 2020 and Goals for 2021. Moving to virtual meetings, food deliveries and trying out new things.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal unbias opinion.Subscribe to the podcast, or check out more viafacebook – @abetterfuturepodInstagram – @abetterfuture_podcastTwitter – @abetterpodHere are some links to things mentionedHope cast  - Jane Goodhallhttps://news.janegoodall.org/2020/12/16/the-hopecast-jane-goodalls-podcast/Louis Theroux - https://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts?q=louis+therouxVirtual Cycling - https://www.zwift.com/uk . https://www.genesisbikes.co.ukFelix the fox - https://video.nest.com/clip/89d8e772b78f4727966027f96c1a50d0.mp4Fareham Hammer  - https://www.facebook.com/groups/194404215143744 Virtual Taskmaster - https://www.taskmaster.tvI am Gretta Documentaryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p090xz9z/i-am-gretaOddbox - Save the planet from your doorstephttps://www.oddbox.co.uk/delivery  SMOL laundry capsules - https://smolproducts.comRe:Fill shop - https://allgoodthingseco.co.ukEV registrations - https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/norways-electric-car-drive-belies-national-reliance-on-fossil-fuels/ar-BB1cBfYx
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    Christmas Special

    1:27:37

    As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.Update on what we have been up to over the last few months, but the main focus on Christmas, including sustainable presents, trees, Crackers, wrapping and Christmas Jumpers.IntroEastleigh Climate and Environmental Emergency Strategy and Interim action plan 11000 Scientistshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/05/climate-crisis-11000-scientists-warn-of-untold-sufferingYouGov Voter intentionhttps://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2019/11/07/which-issues-will-decide-general-electionBeyond Ecophobia by David Sobelhttps://www.davidsobelauthor.com/beyond-ecophobia We are all Greta, be inspired to change the world by https://www.laurenceking.com/product/we-are-all-greta/ Tesco Vegan Adverthttps://youtu.be/_3PW8BlNDl4Christmas Easy SwapsPresentsWorld of Bookshttps://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gbChristmas TreesPlastic v Real Tree?How far travelled and what type of treeWrapping PresentsChristmas at Weald & Downland Museumhttps://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/christmas-at-the-museum/Christmas DinnerShopping list: https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/sustainable-palm-oil-shopping-list/RSPB Christmas Crackershttps://shopping.rspb.org.uk/christmas-crackers/wildlife-racing-crackers.html?ClickType=Text&ListType=&ListName=&Position=10 Furoshiki Japanese fabric wrapping https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/how-furoshiki-japanese-fabric-wrapping/Sustainable Palm Oil stuff from Chester Zoo: https://www.chesterzoo.org/what-you-can-do/campaigns/sustainable-palm-oil/Final Straw https://finalstrawsolent.org/2019/10/15/the-big-christmas-jumper-swap/Guppy Bagshttp://guppyfriend.com/en/
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    Refugee Crisis and more

    51:04

    Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion. Concern UK https://www.concern.org.uk/Dawns Page: https://my.rationchallenge.org.uk/dawnpreston?fbclid=IwAR1CEO_YDBWUjNfIGB5l55-WY6Dm_7cfLE4zOWD5Xgw72vo9Im-i5ZK-L0IRation ChallengeDrinking hot waterLiving on the following for the week: 2k Rice 400kg Flour 170g (fish) swapped for Almonds 85g dried chickpeas 1 can Kidney Beans 330m veg oil Plus the following earned 7 earned tea bags, 1 spice (Cumin), some salt, 170g veg (Spinach), 120g extra protean (Chickpeas to make some falafel). Why she felt the need to do it Don’t see enough about in the news about the plight of refugees. Over 5.6m fled Syria 6.6m internally displaced, 650k living in Jordan. Good to realise how privileged we are to live in a democracy and the friends and family are well, can cook and have safe water and freedom and choice. Important to recognition that people are displaced due to climate change Spending time with young adults and know that some of those people would have been in food poverty and wanted to see what it’s like for them. Recognition that people are displaced due to climate change BooksWelcome to nowhere – Elizabeth Laird https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/elizabeth-laird/welcome-to-nowhere/9781509840472Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini (Writer of the Kite Runner)https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/595087/sea-prayer-by-khaled-hosseini/9780525539094/Challenge Me – Screen TimeMoment on the Android Phone(similar to the Screen Time app on the iPhone)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kevinholesh.moment&hl=en30 Days of Wildhttps://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild/AppSeed Bombs https://kabloom.co.uk/product/pollinator-beebom/?gclid=CjwKCAjw0tHoBRBhEiwAvP1GFQPYXA4041oJr907ZwtSRbBYx9C1c4Jw0tXN1UeaAK4USwSOHzuUNhoCBn8QAvD_BwE
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    The importance of Nature to Humans- Forest Schools and more with Dawn

    45:49

    Now available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion. Forest SchoolsTeaching young people, parents and working with NHS and Councils to support young people with mental health issues.Covering a wide range of issues: Perception of Risk Children Getting outside Their first time under a tree or on grass non-Adult supervised play Insect Population declinehttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-natureHuman ingestion of plastichttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/24/seafood-eaters-ingest-11000-tiny-pieces-plastic-every-year-study/Bob Hughes – Playhttps://www.playscotland.org/playful-learning/play-types/Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
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    Mindfulness (Part 2) focusing on work life balance featuring Matthew from Trigg Life Mapper

    1:11:14

    Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion. Interview with Matthew Bennett  Co-creator of the Trigg Life MapperThings talked about:https://burningman.org/https://mindfulnessintheworkplace.org/Moment of the WeekJay talks about driving the Electric Van to Wales, including Ricky Wilson fromKaiser Chiefs shout out, work being awarded Air Quality funding and helping a colleague get a Fellowship.Corrin talks about her trip to wales, relaxing, listening to the birds and seeing the stars.Sacha talks about her Plastics event at the House of Commons with David Attenborough thanking Jo Ruxton from Plastic’s Ocean UK for leading the current movement.Work Life balanceChallenges of swapping between your work and your personal life.Challenge Me – Not being glued to our phonesApp for Androidhttps://inthemoment.io/Instructions for iPhone Users https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208982
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    Climate Change with a focus on Extinction Rebellion and an interview from James Dyke

    1:23:50

    Now available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion. Extinction Rebellionhttps://rebellion.earth/Google results on climate change uphttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/climate-change-protests-extinction-rebellion-london-google-search-a8886171.htmlHampshire Police Chief at protestshttps://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/former-hampshire-police-officer-joins-protesters-at-extinction-rebellion-march-in-london-1-8900830Sky news interviewhttps://www.newstatesman.com/politics/energy/2019/04/sky-news-anchor-attacks-extinction-rebellion-incompetent-middle-class-selfInterview with JamesIPCC –Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°Chttps://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/Paris Conference in 2015https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/past-conferences/paris-climate-change-conference-november-2015/paris-climate-change-conference-november-2015The Race is on Documentaryhttps://climateconversations.org.uk/2017/11/06/the-race-is-on/Extinction Rebellion pt 2Limits to Growthhttps://www.clubofrome.org/report/the-limits-to-growth/Johnathan Pie https://www.facebook.com/JonathanPieReporter/videos/the-extinction-rebellion/598929320611854/ Climate Change the Factshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-factsProject Drawdownhttps://www.drawdown.org/
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    Mindfulness (Part 1) featuring Lauren the Yoga Teacher

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    Now Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.Interview with Lauren GrayDiscussion with Lauren about Yoga, meditation, why you should try and fit it into your life and how to go about it.The team then discuss how they’ve used Yoga and other forms of exercise, such as Tai Chi to improve their mental health.Check out Lauren’s website at https://www.lg-yoga.com/Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadrieneHeal Documentary http://www.healdocumentary.com/Easy SwapsHeadspace App https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app ManFlow Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjUb0pALtzJwPDu67lkqHdAChallenge MeJay discusses his two weeks without eating crisps and drinking fizzy drinks as part of an effort to live more healthily.
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    Plastic Free with Dawn

    1:09:34

    Now Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.Tips from Dawn Re-useable Bread Bag Plastic Free Lip Balm Bamboo Toothbrush Paper Towels – Don’t need them Bread from a local bakery Reuse Zip top bags from wraps Salon providing hair product top-ups Easy SwapsMarine Conservation Society – Plastic Free Julyhttps://www.mcsuk.org/plastic-challenge/Jo – Valley Mist Lip Balmhttp://www.valleymist.co.uk/ Humble Brushhttps://thehumble.co/Walker Crisps https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/walkers-recycle-crisp-packets-postal-protest Zero Waste Jarhttps://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/04/us/lauren-singer-zero-waste-blogger-plastic/index.html eClothhttps://www.e-cloth.com/household-range/washing-up-pad Plant based loofahhttp://twistclean.com/ Challenge MeJason – No crisps or fizzy drinksMoment of the WeekYouth School Strike 
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    Travel with Natalie the Electric White Van Driver

    49:51

    As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.Special Episode focusing on travel, including cycling, electric vehicles, trains, planes, offsetting and remote working to avoid travelling.Subscribe to the podcast, or check out more viahttps://abetterfuturepodcast.com/facebook – @abetterfuturepodInstagram – @abetterfuture_podcastTwitter – @abetterpodGuest featuring Natalie Light from Natdogs.com speaking about her experience over two years of running a business with only an electric van.CyclingBike-it Ray Cycle Adult Bike Traininghttp://www.pedalplanet.co.uk/Sustrans https://www.sustrans.org.uk/Breeze Rides – British CyclingCycle training for womenhttps://www.letsride.co.uk/breezeElectric VehiclesNissan env200https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/e-nv200.htmlZapmapwww.zap-map.comChargeMaster Homehttps://chargemasterplc.com/for-home/TravelUK HolidaysInterRailhttps://www.interrail.euHampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Eventshttps://www.hiwwt.org.uk/eventsGood NewsElectric Bus Pilotshttp://www.cbi.org.uk/insight-and-analysis/milton-keynes-wirelessly-charged-electric-buses/Luxembourg to make all public transport freehttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/05/luxembourg-to-become-first-country-to-make-all-public-transport-freePlastic Fuelhttps://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/richard-bransons-virgin-atlantic-will-fly-with-fuel-from-pollution.htmlMusic: Royalty Free Music from Bensound.com 

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