This podcast series by Friends of the Earth brings you inspiring stories from the frontlines of the climate movement, frank discussion of the issues and solutions at play and takes a look at how anyone can have an impact.
How 17,000 people took Shell to court - and won
27:01This summer, in a ground-breaking ruling, a Dutch court ordered Shell to reduce its emissions. This is the first time a company has been made to take action to prevent climate breakdown. The case was brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, alongside 17,000 co-plaintiffs and other organisations.In this episode Fran and Finn speak to Nine de Pater, from Friends of the Earth Netherlands, to hear more about the case and how these changes can have a wide impact on our planet. This is the last episode in the current season, How to Save the Planet podcast will be taking a break until the new year. Thanks for listening! Support the show
Black Girls Hike
22:53As lockdowns ease and we're able to get out again we look at groups working to address the under-representation of black and brown people in the outdoors. Over a couple of future episodes, we speak to people who are challenging this. Louisa and Danny speak to Rhiane Fatinikun. In 2019 Rhiane set up a small walking group Black Girls Hike, which today has thousands of members, providing a safe space for black women to explore the outdoors and reconnect with nature. Find Black Girls Hike here: https://www.bghuk.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bgh_uk/ Support the show
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What’s wrong with the Policing Bill?
40:14We explore the governments controversial new Policing Bill, speaking to our Head of Political Affairs, Dave Timms about the risk to peaceful protest and Mattey Mitchell from Friends, Families and Travellers about its potential devastating effects on the rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.Support the show
Do local elections matter?
35:08On 6th May polls open for local elections around England and Wales, for communities to vote for their next Mayor, Metro Mayor, local council and Senedd representatives. But interest in local elections can be low, with the power of your local representatives to make big decisions for our planet often get overlooked. This episode we spoke to Connie and Jackie, local campaigners in Friends of the Earth's network of grassroots groups. They talk to us about what they want to see as a priority for local candidates, how they got involved in local action and what gives them hope.-----Support the show
Want a green job?
45:11A green, low carbon future means new jobs and industries that are good for the environment and the people in them. But what counts as a green job? Do people really want them? How do you get one? And what should government be doing to create more?We're joined today by Clare Linton from Urban Transport Group and Lola Fayokun from Teach The Future to talk all things green jobs.----Support the show
What's wrong with the economy anyway?
33:38Part of our plan for building a greener and fairer future as we recover from the pandemic is to fix the broken economy. But what's broken about it? What might a different approach look like? And what difference would that actually make to your life?Fran and Danny talk to Adrienne Buller from think tank Common Wealth who answers all of these burning questions. Want to hear from us on a specific topic? Tweet us @friends_earth or email [email protected] and let us know.Find out more about Common Wealth at https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/------Support the show
What does a green future look like?
20:03As we make our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of talk of building back better and a new normal. We have heard campaigners and politicians talking about a green and fair recovery or a green new deal. But what do any of these things really mean? What parts of our society need to change? What would that look like in your life? This episode kicks off the new year with a new series and a new presenter. Joing Danny and Isobel as they talk to Connor, a Friends of the Earth climate lead, about what a "Green and Fair Recovery" actually is and outline the topics we'll be diving into over the coming months.----Support the show
A green and stress free Christmas with Tori Tsui
34:44The holiday season is barrelling towards us, and it can be a high stress time of year, even as we try to relax.So, Muna and Louisa spoke to Tori Tsui, a climate and mental health activist. Tori came loaded with tips on how we can look after ourselves, each other and the planet as we make it through the final hurdle of 2020.Head to Instagram to follow Tori @toritsui_If you'd like to give the gift of a donation to Friends of the Earth this year, head to https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/donate/christmas-gift-to-the-planet ----Support the show
Can you make a difference to climate breakdown?
28:02You've signed petitions and shared posts, but what next? How can you make an actual difference to the climate?It’s easier than you think: start in your backyard!We speak to local campaigner Ian Bowler and Wigan Council's Climate Change Manager Kerrell Walley, to find out how working with your local council can have a massive impact. Support the show
How do climate and racism connect?
27:54What is environmental justice?How are black and brown communities impacted by climate breakdown differently?Why do equality and anti-racism need to be central to the environmental movement?To mark Black History Month, campaigner Muna Suleiman chats to MP David Lammy, MEP Magid Magid and activist Mikaela Loach about how climate and race are connected, and what we can do to make the environment movement more inclusive.----------Support the show