For What It’s Earth
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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** 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. **

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/ 

 

** 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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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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55: Renewables with Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy

55: Renewables with Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy

May 12, 2021

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.

 

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54: Starting a Sustainable and Ethical Business, with James from Animall Tea

54: Starting a Sustainable and Ethical Business, with James from Animall Tea

April 28, 2021

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. 

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53: Chris Jones from Cornwall Beaver Project

53: Chris Jones from Cornwall Beaver Project

April 14, 2021

A few years ago, one breeding pair of beavers were released into an enclosure in Cornwall. Now an entire family of beavers thrives in a biodiverse wetland that they have created, supporting insect and birdlife, mitigating flooding and drought events, and even storing carbon! Join Emma as she tours the wetland, site of the Cornwall Beaver Project, and sits down on a fallen tree trunk with the proprietor (and beaver legend), Chris Jones.

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52: How to grow your own food

52: How to grow your own food

March 31, 2021

Have you ever wanted to grow your own grub? Even with only a small space, growing food is a fantastic thing to do for you, and for the planet. This episode is all about getting the most out of the space you have in terms of yield, because growing your own food is a great potentially eco-friendly thing to do, AND is also about doing so in the best way for the environment that you can.

 

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51: PETS! Can they be sustainable? Feat. Ryan Dalton

51: PETS! Can they be sustainable? Feat. Ryan Dalton

March 17, 2021

Here’s your daily paws for thought... This week we’re discussing PETS. Our furry little sidekicks hold special places in our hearts, so it’s not easy to face up to their collective environmental pawprint. Don’t get your backs up though, because we’re here to offer some helpful tips to do right by the planet without making your dog eat tofu. Warning: we say the word ‘poo’ a lot.

PLUS we talk to Ryan Dalton from ‘Into the Wild Podcast’ about dog control within nature and wildlife reserves. 

 

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Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/15/dog-poop-bags-plastic-alternatives

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/actions/how-be-eco-friendly-pet-owner

https://www.rspca.org.uk/-/blog-nine-ways-to-be-a-sustainable-pet-owner

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/opinion/pets-uk-ownership-cats-dogs-carbon-environmental-impact-b1249610.html

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/animal-deterrents/cats-and-garden-birds/are-cats-causing-bird-declines/

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/11/meaty-meals-and-play-stop-cats-killing-wildlife-study-finds

 

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