Great Green Questions

Great Green Questions

By Good Energy

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'/ live life green. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Must we forgo flights to fight the big fight? Is being vegan the only way to save the planet? Are bananas bad? This is a lighthearted and digestible exploration into answering the modern world's Great Green Questions.

Episodes

Can we invest our cash today without threatening tomorrow?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'.What we do with our money is of huge importance when it comes to climate change. Helping us dig into the complex and unifying question: "Can we invest our cash today without threatening tomorrow ?" is Huw Davies, senior adviser for the Make My Money Matter campaign, Huw is part of the national campaign to help people understand where their money is going, and to change the financial system for the better and Isabel Losada, modern day champion of everyday sustainability, who literally wrote the book on finding the joy in environmentalism Isabel’s most recent book "The Joyful Environmentalist takes" a look at the everyday areas of environmentalism and how we can inject some lightness and joy into them.Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.Topics covered:- What our money does when we aren't using it and why it's imperative that we find out!- What is ethical and sustainable banking?- Practical tips and directives as to what you can do today to green up your money.- What you can do on an individual level- What you can do from a business level- How we can get the younger members of our society involved who might not have even thought of a pension before- Why changing the default for pensions is importantand much much more! Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
27/05/2147m 4s

Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Media. Social media. News, TV, movies and documentaries or even, to an extent, word of mouth. The way we consume and absorb information is often sculpted by curated and tailored messages from the media. And these experiences shape our experience, and certainly our understanding, of the world around us -  and climate change is no different. Helping us tackle the question: 'Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?' is Laura Tobin Broadcast meteorologist, climate communicator and weather presenter for Good Morning Britain, Carys Taylor, the newly appointed director of Albert, which is the TV and film sustainability or authority at BAFTA, Njambi McGrath, award winning comedian, political commentator and author of her critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze known as a compelling and rarely heard voice from the African perspective.Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.Topics covered:- How TV, media and humanising stories has been done before to tackle social issues like drink driving and smoking, and we get insights into how we can think creatively about imbedding messages of climate change in our content- Neo colonialism- False balance- TV and Print and their part to play in the climate movement- In house training of production companies and press outlets to better understand the impacts of climate change and their reporting of it- The challenges of climate representation in the media, but also lots of the solutionsGreat Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
20/05/2152m 51s

Must we stop flying to fight the big fight?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like a holiday, but what does this mean for our planet? This week’s episode examines the well known link between climate change, travel and holidays. The big question is “Must we stop flying to fight the big fight?” with return guest from our episode on food waste, Ed Gillespie, a veteran expert on low carbon travel having literally written the book on it, Only Planet, after an epic, 13 month, flight free trip around the world. Alongside Ed is Sacha Dench, a Global sustainability influencer and a UN ambassador, also known as ‘the human swan’ who this May will fly around Britain in a wind and green electricity-powered Paramotor, attempting two Guinness World Records documenting Britain from the air with striking visuals showing the effects of climate change.Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.Topics covered:Sacha's upcoming Round Britain Climate challenge and what its aboutHearing first hand what it's like to fly with swans.We dip our toes into the carbon cost of flyingAnd whether offsetting is enough?Before moving onto reframing what and where we can holiday.Re-wilding EnglandThe perspective change that slower travel can bring and the benefits of it.Together Ed and Sacha were a convincing advert for slow travel, whether it's sleeper train, paraglider or a milk float, this episode is poised to reignite your intrigue for  .. not a staycation .. but perhaps a Loco-day?Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
13/05/2155m 38s

How can we fight racism whilst fighting climate change?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. This week’s episode examines the link between climate change and race on a global scale. Helping us tackle the question “How can we fight racism and support equality whilst fighting climate change?” is Fourth year medical student, climate justice and antiracism activist, writer and host of the YIKES podcast, Mikaela Loach, and friend of the show, comedian, presenter, host of BBC radio 1 network, Eshaan Akbar.Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.Topics covered:- Why effects of climate change are being most felt in the less wealthy countries of the global south.- Climate justice, and what it means. - The role of the media in accurately, or inaccurately representing the climate movement- The erasure and or tokenism of Indigenous, heritage or black and brown voices in the climate movement- Decolonizing conservation and what that means- Why dismantling capitalism and colonialist structures will benefit our climate- The importance of centring justice, and getting rid of this notion that any climate work is good work.Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
05/05/2148m 15s

Is being vegan the only way to save the planet?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: "Is being vegan the only way to save the planet?" is Dr Tara Garnett, Director of Table, which sets out the evidence, assumptions, and values underpinning different viewpoints on food systems controversies, Marcus Brigstocke, comedian, actor and satirist, and Guy Singh-Watson, British farmer and founder of Riverford Organics. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: - How livestock product production and consumption relate to issues around the environment, nutrition, and animal welfare - The impact of vegan alternatives - The ‘’tyranny of choice” and whether our click and collect culture is damaging us further - The effect our eating habits have in relation to global overconsumption and global health - Joining the dots between agro business and the environment - Where is our health in all this? - Can we even farm without animals? Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
29/04/2159m 21s

Can we shop our way out of the climate crisis?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: ‘Can we shop our way out of the climate crisis?’, is founder of the pioneering industrialised textile recycling company Worn Again technologies, Cyndi Rhoades, co-founder of sustainable fashion brand and mechanical recycling company Tee Mill, Mart Drake-Knight and Sikisa our multi talented comedian for this episode who aswell as being hilarious, is a trained immigration lawyer and makes her own clothes! Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: - What is fast fashion - Is the bigger problem the scale that items are produced (and thrown away) or the materials and methods they are made with? - The importance of a circular system and why circularity is the future of sustainability - The cost of sustainable fabric at the moment compared to ‘normal’ fabrics. - The human cost of the fashion industry now and how this will be effected should sustainable clothing take off - We also spoke about the human cost of the fashion industry and whether sustainable, circular fashion could be part of the solution. Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
22/04/2149m 1s

Kim didn't break the internet, but is the internet breaking the planet?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: 'Kim didn't Break the Internet, but is the Internet Breaking us?', is standup comedian and online poker star, Ken Cheng, and author and researcher and writer on carbon footprinting, Mike Berners-lee. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: The carbon footprint of an email vs Netflix The role and responsibilities of tech companies Corporate greenwashing Amazon and what it's up to Quantum computing - is it our future? The internet as a force for good Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
15/04/2143m 37s

Are we throwing away our future with our food?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: 'Are we throwing away our future with our food?', is waste warrior and champion for Fairtrade and food sustainability, Melissa Hemsley, Author and Architect, & TED Talk Star, Carolyn Steel, and Ed Gillespie. Environmental entrepreneur, speaker, writer and futurist. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: - What are the potential threats of not addressing food waste? - Corporate sustainability - and should it really be down to the individual - How cities and infrastructure influence how and what we eat - Food literacy, and the fact that so much of what we are talking about relies on people knowing their way around a well stocked, or indeed understocked, kitchen. Can we really crack food waste without cracking cooking skills? - Practical tips for reducing food waste at home including some of Melissa's recipes and tips of where to start - A surprising turn of events for the humble and ever binned banana peel.. and then many, many uses of a cauliflower stem Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
08/04/2155m 13s

Do we need to be frank when talking to children about climate change?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: Do we need to be frank when talking to children about climate change?, is comedian Andy Field, Teacher, presenter and star of University challenge Bobby Seagull, and naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, race activist, writer, speaker and broadcaster Dr Mya-Rose Craig. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: The increasing awareness of climate change School Strikes of summer 2020 Eco Anxiety - And how do we help children to manage their anxieties? The role of teachers and parents in the movement. How do we walk the line between empowering and overwhelming children about climate change? How do we provide solutions rather than problems? Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
01/04/2149m 38s

Can you be an environmentalist and still love cars?

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: Can you be an environmentalist and still love cars?, is comedian Eshaan Akbar and actor, comedian and presenter Robert Llewellyn. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Topics covered: - Whether buying a new EV is actually better than running a diesel car into the ground - Whether or not we even need to own cars - The highs and lows of owning and charging an electric vehicle - Cobalt - Is there a risk that by solving one problem with electrifying transport, we are creating another environmental and social problem? - Formula One racing with EVs Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.
25/03/2141m 59s

Introducing Great Green Questions

A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'/ live life green. Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Must we forgo flights to fight the big fight? Is being vegan the only way to save the planet? Are bananas bad? This is a lighthearted and digestible exploration into answering the modern world's Great Green Questions.
11/03/212m 13s
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