For What It’s Earth
65: Cambo: Oil, Gas and Cheesy Bottom Sponges

65: Cambo: Oil, Gas and Cheesy Bottom Sponges

November 17, 2021

What's up with the proposed new oil and gas field exploration off the coast of Scotland? Here's our hot take.

 

Write to your MP:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-your-mp-to-stop-cambo

Friends of the Earth letter to parliament:

https://act.friendsoftheearth.uk/petition/tell-government-reject-plans-oil-extraction-cambo-field

Joe Lycett Vs the Oil Giant:

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/joe-lycett-vs-the-oil-giant 

 

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64: Bobbing for Truth: Halloween‘s Environmental Footprint

64: Bobbing for Truth: Halloween‘s Environmental Footprint

October 27, 2021

PUMPKINS! Costumes! Party decorations! Trick or treating snacks! One of the scariest things about All Hallow's Eve is how wasteful the haunting holiday is, so we're diving into some of the classic components of Halloween to try and make them a bit kinder to the planet.

 

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

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

October 13, 2021

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.

 

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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 

 

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62: Soil: Essential and… Sexy?

62: Soil: Essential and… Sexy?

September 21, 2021

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 

 

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61: Eco(ish) Home Renovation & Redecoration

61: Eco(ish) Home Renovation & Redecoration

September 8, 2021

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 

 

 

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60: Slash Your Carbon Footprint with a Green Pension, with Make My Money Matter

60: Slash Your Carbon Footprint with a Green Pension, with Make My Money Matter

August 18, 2021

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

 

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59: Space tourism: bad news for terra firma?

59: Space tourism: bad news for terra firma?

August 4, 2021

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.

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58: Cryptocurrency! Is Bitcoin burning the planet?

58: Cryptocurrency! Is Bitcoin burning the planet?

July 21, 2021

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. 

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57: Trees! With Joe Middleton from Woodland Trust

57: Trees! With Joe Middleton from Woodland Trust

July 7, 2021

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/ 

 

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56: Carbon Storage

56: Carbon Storage

May 27, 2021

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. **

 

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