For What It's Earth podcast

For What It's Earth

Emma Brisdion & Lloyd Hopkins

Environment, climate change and sustainability podcast making big issues bite-sized. We explain the science and explore the things that we can do to make a difference. By Emma Brisdion and Lloyd Hopkins.

63 Episodes

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    63: Light pollution! What’s up with bulbs, brightness and blinding nature?

    40:46

    We’re turning our attention today to a kind of pollution that you can’t just pick up and pop in the bin. Light pollution can occur in many forms and can, of course, have a great many impacts on all that it touches - including our plant and animal chums. Join us to find out how our artificial illuminations are impacting moths, bats, and trees, why we’re second-guessing switching street lights to energy-efficient LEDs, and why residents in California once freaked out when they saw the Milky Way.     Articles we mentioned: Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nights-are-getting-brighter-earth-paying-the-price-light-pollution-dark-skies   5 Ways To Reduce Light Pollution - Core Glow with the International Dark-Sky Association https://www.coreglow.ca/news/5-ways-to-reduce-light-pollution-core-glow-with-the-international-darksky-association    Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review!   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **
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    62: Soil: Essential and… Sexy?

    50:58

    Join us this week to get down and dirty in the world of SOIL, dirtiness, earthworms, and carbon being burped from our land when we don’t look after it. Soil is important for food production, for water storage and filtering, for improving both our own and our ecosystems’ resilience to climate change, AND HEALTHY SOILS STORE HEAPS OF CARBON. What can we do to a) make soil sexy and b) save our soils? Listen now to find out…   Documentaries/movies recommended in this episode:   Fantastic Fungi https://fantasticfungi.com/  Fantastic Fungi (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81183477  Kiss The Ground https://kissthegroundmovie.com/  Kiss The Ground (Netflix) https://www.netflix.com/title/81321999?s=i&trkid=13752289%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0  Biggest Little Farm https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com Biggest Little Farm (Amazon) https://www.amazon.com/Biggest-Little-Farm-John-Chester/dp/B07R4CFF3M      Also, check out The Soil Association for more great information about the importance of our soil: https://www.soilassociation.org/    Great Ted Talk about soil carbon and global desertification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI    Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review!   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **  
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    61: Eco(ish) Home Renovation & Redecoration

    48:54

    Helpful podcast about sprucing up your home while keeping the planet in mind, or therapy session for Emma and Lloyd in the middle of their own home renovation projects? You decide….   Some of the links that we mentioned: https://www.savewatersavemoney.co.uk/ https://localtools.org/ https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/grants  https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/home-garden/best-eco-paints-environmentally-friendly-b75193.html      Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review!   ** THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY WILD! Wild are a refillable, natural and low-waste deodorant company, which we both love and have been using ourselves for the last year. You, our lovely listeners, can get 20% OFF your purchase at wearewild.com using code 'EARTHWILD' AT wearewild.com!**   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **  
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    60: Slash Your Carbon Footprint with a Green Pension, with Make My Money Matter

    38:40

    Did you know that changing your pension provider is one of the biggest ways to slash your carbon footprint?   With over £2.6 trillion in the UK tied up in pension funds, which are often invested by banks in industries like fossil fuels or tobacco, Kenneth and Holly join us from Make Money Matter to explain the power you have by being able to switch your pension to one that invests in a sustainable future instead.   It’s simple. Why would you try to live a low-impact life, but leaving your growing retirement fund invested in practices which don’t align with your own values? Your pension is supposed to protect your future, but if it’s invested in fossil fuels, it undermines it. Switch to a pension provider which invests in renewables or has pledged to go carbon-free - something that Make My Money Matter are campaigning hard to ensure that the whole industry does.   Find out more about MMMM and their fantastic 21X campaign: https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/21x/    Watch the Dr Bronwyn King TED Talk mentioned in this episode: https://www.ted.com/talks/bronwyn_king_you_may_be_accidentally_investing_in_cigarette_companies?language=en   Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review!   ** THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY WILD! Wild are a refillable, natural and low-waste deodorant company, which we both love and have been using ourselves for the last year. You, our lovely listeners, can get 20% OFF your purchase at wearewild.com using code 'EARTHWILD' AT wearewild.com!**   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **  
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    59: Space tourism: bad news for terra firma?

    40:18

    With billionaires blasting off to spend a few minutes on the edge of space, some of us who are destined never to leave earth are asking 'Hey, do you really need to do that? Can't we fix some of the problems down here first?' We're exploring the environmental issues of commercial space tourism, and of scientific space travel, and looking at some of the options for making the industry slightly less bad for the planet. And for space. Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us reach new listeners and spreads the FWIE love!   ** THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY WILD! Wild are a refillable, natural and low-waste deodorant company, which we both love and have been using ourselves for the last year. You, our lovely listeners, can get 20% OFF your purchase at wearewild.com using code 'EARTHWILD' AT wearewild.com!**   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful specialty, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **
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    58: Cryptocurrency! Is Bitcoin burning the planet?

    41:44

    What does bitcoin have to do with climate change? Can anyone mine this made-up-seeming digital money? What even IS cryptocurrency? We're tackling the big questions today after lovey listener McKenna from Ohio sent us in a request to explore the environmental impact of cryptocurrency.  Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us reach new listeners and spreads the FWIE love!
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    57: Trees! With Joe Middleton from Woodland Trust

    53:29

    Can we plant our way out of trouble? What’s the best way to plant trees in our gardens or get involved in planting projects? And, more simply, why are trees COOL? Joe joins us to answer all our burning questions about trees, and about their role in the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis solutions    Things we mentioned:   Emma and Joe exploring an ancient woodland and new tree plantation with Woodland Trust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGrBBmRrx4o    Lloyd’s One Good Thing: wonky bread products from Earth and Wheat: https://www.earthandwheat.com/    Find out more about Woodland Trust: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/    ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful speciality, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **   Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com.   Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us get noticed and spreads the FWIE love!
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    56: Carbon Storage

    46:51

    What is it? How does it work? Can we sequester ourselves out of the climate crisis? All this and plenty more in this episode of For What It's Earth, including a celebration of wonderful listener 'one good thing for the planet' submissions and a bit of a general life catch up with Emma and Lloyd.   ** This episode is sponsored by Animall Tea, the wonderful speciality, organic tea company which uses its profits to support conservation projects. Get, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little original piece of artwork with your order. **   Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com.   Oh, and please subscribe and leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us get noticed and spreads the FWIE love!  
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    55: Renewables with Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy

    43:22

    How can we make sure that the 'green' energy we think we're buying isn't actually 'brown'? What the heck is a smart home? How can kids shape the future of green electricity in the UK? All this and a good deal more in this episode, where. we speak to the wonderful Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy and host of Great Green Questions podcast.   Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com.   * THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY WILD! * Wild are a refillable, natural and low-waste deodorant company, which we both love and have been using ourselves for the last year. You, our lovely listeners, can get 20% OFF your purchase at wearewild.com using code 'EARTH' at checkout. That's 20% off your Wild purchase using code 'Earth' at wearewild.com!   Oh, and please leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us get noticed and spreads the FWIE love!  
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    54: Starting a Sustainable and Ethical Business, with James from Animall Tea

    46:19

    Have you had a neat eco-business idea recently? We're joined by James Thirwall from Animall Tea, a speciality tea company that source all their produce from organically and sustainable growers, and who spend their profits supporting conservation charities, about starting a business which is good for the planet, not just for investor's pockets. James has also offered YOU, our lovely, wonderful listners, 15% off your first order of Animall Tea (which, by the way, is totally delicious) if you visit www.animalltea.com and use code EARTH at checkout. You'll also get a neat little illustration of the species that your purchase is helping to protect.  Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com. Oh, and please leave us a lovely 5- star review. It helps us get noticed and spreads the FWIE love!

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