Episode 13 – The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes
By Extinction Rebellion Podcast
Thursday, 9 July
In this week’s episode Jessica interviews two inspirational women: Helen Norberg-Hodge, the founder of Local Futures; and Jyoti Fernandes, from the Land Workers Alliance and La Via Campesina. We talk about why our futures need to be local rather than global and why that truth is more evident now than ever.
In particular we focus on food production and why small-scale, agro-ecological farming will help heal the planet and the biosphere, provide satisfying jobs, and make the country more resilient in times of crisis.
Jessica’s co-presenter this week is Mothiur Rahman, who is part of XR’s Political and Visioning Circle as well as XR Muslims.
Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Producers – Bill Leuty and Jessica Townsend
Presenters – Jessica Townsend and Mothiur Rahman
Editor – Bill Leuty
Additional Production Support – Michaela Herrmann and Alex Dopierala
Social Media Producers – Jessica Townsend and Michaela Herrmann