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79 minutes | 8 days ago
Using Civil Disobedience in the Climate Justice Movement – Zac Lumley
Zac is an activist with a number of climate action groups. Most recently, he and another activist, Orla Murphy, were arrested and imprisoned for a protest at Iveagh House in Dublin. As Orla was still in prison at the time of this recording, I interviewed Zac to hear his story and the place of civil disobedience in the climate justice movement. Orla has since been released on the 22nd of April after spending over a month there. You can still write to Orla at firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully I'll have her on the podcast in future.If you're interested in getting involved with Extinction Rebellion Ireland, there's a new members meeting happening tomorrow (4th of May 2021, 7pm GMT) that you're welcome to come along to. Hosted by yours truly! Keep an eye out for upcoming events for XRI here, or on your local groups website. And if you son't have a local direct action group, you can set one up!More on www.bookofleavespodcast.com (don't forget to rate, review, subscribe & share!) xWe covered:[07:00] Getting to know Zac.[11:40] When Zac began getting more active in climate action.[14:05] When Zac went vegan.[15:20] What is Civil Disobediance?[20:30] Is destruction of property violent or non violent?[24:00] The first time Zac got arrested / Kepak protest.[29:00] Why do people put themselves in a position where they know thwy'll likely be arressted[34:20] The action on the 19th of March where Zac and Orla were arrested.[40:10] Zac's experience in prison.[42:00] Orla's words from prison.[49:30] Reactions to the protest.[56:30] How many people do we need partaking in civil disobedience to get the job done?[01:06:30] Random Questions!Recommended literature:Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan Stefan - Why Civil Resistance Works.Civil Resistance and Power Politics by Adam Roberts & Timothy Garton Ash.Gene Sharp (Author, here's a link to his books).References1-3 billion people are expected to be forced from homes within the next 50 years. 200+ indigenous land protectors are murdered every year trying to protect their land and water. We're headed for +4°C of global heating (some publications this year are suggesting +5° and +6°C ) — +4°C is "incompatible with an organised global community" and likely to be "beyond adaptation". Island nations call for "1.5 to stay alive" and in 2009 at G77 Lumumba Di-Aping said that the new climate draft trying to limit warming to +2°C was "certain death for Africa". When the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 (non-binding, remember), countries said they'd try to limit warming to +2°C. However, even if every country met their climate agreements that they set for themselves (NDCs), we're headed for more than +3°C.  Despite this, countries aren't even hitting their climate targets! We've currently warmed the planet somewhere between +1.1°C and +1.3°C.  We're currently at an extremely crucial point, as we're in the danger zone at which irreversible climate tipping points could be triggered: some may lie between +1°C and +2°C . Obviously because the risk is so great we have to follow the precautionary principle, meaning that we must absolutely everything we can to halt emissions immediately. Even if we halted greenhouse gas emissions today, heating will continue for decades or even centuries.  [https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350](https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350) [https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-200-environmental-activists-and-land-defenders-murdered-in-2019](https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-200-environmental-activists-and-land-defenders-murdered-in-2019) [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/new-climate-models-predict-warming-surge](https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/new-climate-models-predict-warming-surge) [https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/16/is-it-too-late-to-prevent-climate-change/](https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/16/is-it-too-late-to-prevent-climate-change/) [https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/climate-change-commitee-report-4c-warming-fossil-fuels-crisis-a9597511.html](https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/climate-change-commitee-report-4c-warming-fossil-fuels-crisis-a9597511.html) [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2017.1368013](https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2017.1368013) [https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/12/poor-countries-g77-suicide-pact-copenhagen/](https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/12/poor-countries-g77-suicide-pact-copenhagen/) [https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1052171](https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1052171) [https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions) [https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate](https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate) ****[https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0) Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. 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54 minutes | 22 days ago
It's a Fashion Revolution - Carrie Ann Moran
Season 3 is starting as I mean to go on - with a revolution! We hear Carrie Ann's story and take a moment to shine a light on the social issues behind the clothes we wear, and the power in numbers. Not to forget, Fashion Revolution week is one week a year, but the fashion revolution exists every time you get dressed or walk into a clothing store.Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [06:30] A bit about Carrie Ann & her journey to being eco-concious.[11:00] What made her switch careers.[15:30] What is Fashion Revolution?[21:00] What kind of events will be on & how can people take part?[27:00] The changes we are seeing in the fashion industry.[30:00] Transparency, what it means and what we're looking for.[33:30] The changes we've seen in Ireland and our issue with textile recycling.[36:00] Should we be boycotting?[39:00] Carrie Ann's general tips for a more sustainable and just wardrobe.[45:00] Random questions! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18 minutes | 24 days ago
Season . . . 3?!
Holy moly it's April already?! It's time for season 3 of Book of Leaves. Here I share a bit about what I've been up to and a taste of what's to come. Are you ready to fill your book with more leaves??I've missed this loads. Get in touch with any news or stories, requests or suggestions by emailing me at email@example.com. Stay up to date by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or supporting me on Patreon.What I've been delving into:Me & White Supremacy by Layla F. SaadThe Covid Alarm Clock PodcastHow 2 Save A Planet PodcastThe Proof is in the Plants by Simon Hill of Plant ProofStuff Happens by Emma Gleeson Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
The Ripple Effect You Have
For the final episode of 2020 and the season finale of Book of Leaves, I asked people for stories of a ripple effect they witnessed. Times when people told you that you inspired them to ditch plastic toothbrushes or the other way around, when you were inspired by someone else!Thank you to Vasco, Mark, Conor, Mies, Gerda, Sophie, Elaine, Lucrezia, Katy and Cecilia for sharing your stories! If you have a ripple effect moment, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram or Facebook. I'll most likely do another one of these in the future, but for now, thank you for listening and I can't wait to bring you more leaves to add to your book in 2021. For more show notes in full, visit www.bookofleavespodcast.com. Stay safe, and happy new year. Ceara Xx Mentioned: Animal Rebellion Protest. Dairy Is Scary video. Eating Animals by Jonathon Safron Foer. Cork Crafts. Bare Necessities Ireland. Zero Waste Festival. The Story of Stuff. Uniting Communities. Regan Russell. Ed Winters (a.k.a. Earthling Ed). Living Lightly in Ireland blog. Street Feast
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Kentucky to Mayo, Pax Eco Store - McKinley
For episode 41 I chatted to McKinley, a co-founder of Pax Wholefoods & Eco Goods store in Westport, County Mayo. We cover her journey from Kentucky to Tequila to cloth nappies, all will be explained in the chat... Today, the 7th of December 2020, is also Pax's second birthday! So join me in wishing them all the best and here's to many more.Dear Green Santa is happening at the moment. Tag @dear_green_santa for more! Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ) or Buy Me a Coffee ( https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [04:25] Growing up in Kentucky. [11:45] Coming to Ireland. [14:05] Meeting Kirstin, the co-founder of Pax. [15:25] Setting up a business from scratch as the first local eco store. [18:55] Dublin vs Countryside in eco-consciousness. [21:45] How the pandemic affected business. [26:05] Tips for an eco Christmas this 2020! [29:55] McKinley's experience with cloth nappies (her kids that is, not herself...lol...). [32:25] The Edible Landscape Project. [35:35] How McKinley deals with eco anxiety (and the recent USA election anxiety!). [38:35] 2nd birthday plans?
56 minutes | 6 months ago
The Mercosur Deal, Chimps, & Activism - Laura Kehoe
For episode 40, I had the pleasure to interview Laura Kehoe, an activist, scientist, conservationist - all the ists! She has done, and continues to do, so much for the planet, it's quite mind-blowing. She is a true inspiration and I know I say this about all my episodes, but I really can't wait for you to listen to this one. We cover a lot, it's listed below and you'll find links to campaigns & resources too. I hope you get something out of this, because I sure did. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [04:50] Laura's path to conservation & activism. [10:35] What it was like to work with chimps & how they're doing now (check out the talk Laura gave!). [15:10] The main issues threatening chimps. [18:05] Ways in which we can help them. [18:30] The work of Trees.org and what 400 Trees is about. [22:20] What is the Mercosur deal? [30:40] Having effective conversations with people about climate change, and experiencing burnout. [45:30] Managing the stress of fighting for a better world. [47:10] What can WE do regarding the Mercosur deal? [52:35] Green Santa. Resources Mentioned: The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation. Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programme. 'Don't Tell Me What to Do' study. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible book by Charles Eisenstein (available free online!). Extinction Rebellion. Animal Rebellion (Irish page). Here's a video Laura sent on to me about the eco food labels we were talking about.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Eco Fashion, Food, & Craic! - Ger & Taz, The Useless Project
Episode 39 has none other than top gals Geraldine and Taz from The Useless Project (formerly Sustainable Fashion Dublin). I'm buzzing for you to hear this chat. Follow them on Instagram @theuselessproject or find them on Facebook to keep up to date with all their shenanigans and handy eco tips for life. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [04:40] Geraldine & Taz talk about their backgrounds. [13:00] Lockdown happens, what happened to SFD? [16:10] Where the name 'The Useless Project' came from. [18:55] A website you say? [24:40] Basic guide to food sustainability, how to cut down on food waste, seasonal buying & herbicides. [30:20] Sustainable fashion & home-ware. [32:00] Their favourite personal second hand finds for home-ware & fashion [33:40] How to deal when all that's going on gets a bit too much.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Foraging for the Planet & the Soul - Dermot Hughes, Forage Ireland
It's time to talk foraging with Dermot Hughes! I've wanted to learn about foraging for so long and I'm delighted to have Dermot here to talk us through it. Foraging has a few various benefits which we'll go into. You can keep up to date with Dermot's adventures on his Facebook page. In the meantime, get your hat and walking stick ready, and enjoy the ride! Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [05:45] Dermot's journey into setting up Forage Ireland. [11:40] The best place to start. [12:50] Sloe berries. [15:30] Wild garlic. [16:25] Edible flowers & garden plants. [17:35] Poisonous flower to avoid. [18:10] What's the point in faoraging when there isn't enough to feed everyone & we can get our food in supermarkets? [23:15] Cow Parsley. [26:15] How to keep an eye out for pollutants in forage areas. [29:15] The 3 types of foragers. [30:55] The guidelines (and code!) around how much you forage. [35:00] Foraging tools & books.] [45:10] Ways to store surplus food & prevent waste. [47:15] Closing thoughts. [50:00] A few Irish foragers! Mentioned: Wild and Free - book. Food for Free - book. Foraging Northern Ireland - Facebook group. Other Irish Foragers: Wicklow Wild Foods. Blackstairs Eco Trails. Hips and Haws Wildcrafts. Howth Foraging. Wild Food Mary. Clare McQuillan.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Affordable, Sustainable Fashion: Borrowing & Swapping - Aisling, Nuw
Episode 37 is with Aisling Byrne, the founder of Nuw, formally known as The Nu Wardrobe. Nuw is a clothes sharing and swapping app, set up to tackle fast fashion's problems like pollution and workers' rights, which we chat about in full in this interview! Follow Nuw on Instagram @wearenuw, Twitter or Facebook for sustainable fashion inspiration and info on worker's rights. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ (02:25) Aisling introduce's herself and her background. (09:20) When the idea behind Nuw sparked. (15:10) How the app works. (23:40) The difficulty of finding plus-sized clothes when thrifting, and how Nuw is working to overcome it. (27:05) Plans for bringing menswear on to the app. (29:45) Crowdfunding. (33:50) How to upload clothes to the app. (39:10) Where the line falls by supporting slow fashion and not causing a loss of jobs by boycotting certain companies. (47:20) Closing thoughts. Also Mentioned: Suas educational development volunteer programme. New Frontiers programme (run by enterprise Ireland). Dublin Simon Community. Love Your Clothes.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Reusing, Repairing & Reducing Waste - Pauline, MyWaste.ie
Pauline McDonogh is the Prevention Officer for the Southern Region Waste Management Office. She is an Environmental Scientist with over 25 years experience in environmental auditing and waste management. She also set up MyWaste.ie, an amazing online resource for finding out how to dispose of our waste in Ireland. This episode, I chat to her about their upcoming campaign: Reuse Month. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ (03:45) An introduction to Pauline's role and the Southern Waste Management Office. (05:20) A circular Vs linear economy. (08:50) The Irish figures of recycling, composting and how they can be improved. (11:00) The green economy: how jobs can be created. (12:20) Reuse Month, what it's all about. (15:40) What events will be happening. (18:35) Foodwaste in Ireland. (20:15) How their upcycle challenge will work. (23:45) What MyWaste.ie is (Hint: it's super great!). (27:05) Pauline's personal tips for people trying to tread lighter on the planet. Much love, Ceara X
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Opening a Vegan Café & Zero Waste Shop in Dublin - Sebastian, The Carrot's Tail
On the first day of lockdown I moved into a new house within 5km of The Carrot's Tail. The vegan café quickly became a fortnightly highlight for me and my housemates. In this episode, I talk to Sebastian, one of the founders of the business, about his personal journey to veganism to the running of the café. Give them a follow on Instagram @thecarrotstail or Facebook. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES).
77 minutes | 8 months ago
Periods: Pads, Cups & Shame - Augustina, We Live Our Values
Augustina is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to menstruation. From the eco friendly reuseable products available, to how we should change the relationship we have with our periods, there is nothing we don't cover in this chat. Have a listen or watch on YouTube and make sure you follow We Live Our Values on Instagram (@liveourvalues) or Facebook to keep up to date with Augustina! Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). Check out http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ for more. Thank you friends X (03:30) An introduction to Augustina. (05:30) When her awareness of period product waste came about, (09:00) The pricing of reuseable products. (13:50) Reuseable pads with 'a heavy flow'. (17:15) Being discreet with our periods. (18:15) How to wash pads. (25:30) How long to wear them for. (29:50) Menstrual cups. (37:20) Menstrual discs. (39:15) Menstrual sponges & reuseable tampons. (41:25) How people are dying from embarrassment. (43:30) Observing your period for changes regarding health. (47:20) The sexualisation of women & period products. (49:00) The SHAME. (01:06:30) Free Bleeding. Mentioned: Thinx. Put A Cup In It. Lunette. The Vulva Gallery.
33 minutes | 9 months ago
Bringing 'Eco' into the Event Industry - Megan Best, Native Events
In episode 33 I chat to Megan from Native Events about, you guessed it, the events industry! You can stay in the loop on their insta @nativeevents_ or Twitter @NativeEventsIE. Don't forget to rate & share this episode, and if you can, support on our Patreon or Buy Me a Coffee platform would be much appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves (03:20) Introduction from Megan. (06:50) What are the sustainability issues in the events industry? (08:50) The solutions Native Events are practicing. (13:25) The eco solution to toilets. (16:00) Dealing with tents & sleeping bags left behind at festivals & Attention Attire. (21:35) What we as festival goers can do to influence events to be greener. (23:40) How Megan feels about the ongoing pandemic's effects. (26:20) Megan's personal advice on living a more sustainable life. (28:35) The process NE have when working with someone's event, big or small. Also Mentioned: Body & Soul. D-Light Studios.
59 minutes | 9 months ago
Climate Change & Over Fishing in Coastal Communities - Ruth Leeney
Ruth Leeney is a conservationist, fellow activist with Extinction Rebellion, and vegan, working hard to preserve our under water world. We covered so much in this chat and still didn't get to talk about everything, so I know for sure, there'll be a second interview with Ruth sometime in the future! In the meantime, you can support Ruth's work through Women4Oceans on their website. Check out http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ for more detailed links & if you can, please support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES We covered: (05:40) Ruth's background and when she became eco consious. (08:34) Scuda diving in U.K. Vs Australian waters. (13:44) How the community Ruth works with in Mozambique are being affected by over fishing. (17:40) How the locals have been impacted by Climate Change. (23:44) What, if any work is being done by NGOs or governments to aid and educate in this crisis. (28:40) What is Blue Justice? Read this link for more. (32:35) How we in the first world countries can help. (37:28) Why Ruth first became vegan and how she manages working in coastal fishery communities considering that. (45:15) How to know if the fish you do buy is sustainably sourced. (48:20) How to avoid trawled fish. (49:40) Dynamite fishing. (50:40) The plastic Ruth has seen on her dive adventures around the world. Also Mentioned: Climate Justice by Mary Robinson. Mothers of Invention Podcast. Climate Queens Podcast. Jaque Custo documentaries. The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts. Cyclone Idai. in Mozambique, 2019. Down To Earth Wholefoods shop (as the best stocked wholefoods store in Dublin when Ruth first went vegan!). UK Marine conservation society sustainable fishing list. Vita as an Irish charity assisting local communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea fight against climate change. Women4Oceans, a network of women working on conservation and research that Ruth is involved with. ParCo, a charity that does beach clean ups around Vilankulo in Mozambique. Protect Africa's Sawfishes, Ruth's own research project she works on. Don't forget to please rate, review & subscribe! X
47 minutes | 10 months ago
Upcycling Wetsuits & Re-imagining "Waste" - Lynn Haughton
Episode 31 is with Lynn Haughton from The Upcycle Movement. The ability she has to re-imagine 'waste' and her drive for sharing the knowledge she's learned is nothing short of amazing! Make sure to follow her on instagram @the_upcycle_movement, Twitter @upcycle_ireland and Facebook. If you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or rate, review & share. X For all shownotes, check out: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ep-31-upcycling-wetsuits-re-imagining-waste-lynn-haughton/ (04:20) The difference between UPcycling and REcycling. (06:15) What inspired Lynn's eco journey & the start of The Upcycle Movement. (13:40) Why wetsuits? (19:35) How Lynn gets the wetsuits. (21:40) The process from receiving the wetsuit to shipping out a new product. (26:20) Seal Rescue Ireland. (31:10) The strangest things Lynn has upcycled and other upcycling companies. (36:15) Lynn's bird box family (the bird-box is called 'Wireless CCD Bird Box Camera Kit' from UK Wildlife Cameras.
39 minutes | 10 months ago
The Impact of a Toothbrush - Joe & Niamh, Bambooth
It's finally time to talk toothbrushes! In this episode, as part of Plastic Free July, I chat to Joe & Niamh about what inspired them to set up Bambooth, an Irish bamboo toothbrush company. "Every year, 3.5 billion toothbrushes are used, at least. And every toothbrush that's ever been used, still exists today."Check out www.bookofleavespodcast.com for more links and if you can, please support this podcast at www.patreon.com/bookofleaves or share it with a friend! We cover: (06:15) An introduction to Niamh & Joe. (10:00) What is was like becoming entrepreneurs all of a sudden. (11:40) How toothbrushes have been bad for the planet. (12:50) The moso bamboo that's used. (14:05) The nylon bristles & how to recycle them. (19:10) How often you should be changing your toothbrush! (20:05) Why the toothbrushes are colourful! (24:00) How hard it is to get stock into bigger shops & chain supermarkets. (27:20) How they find the time and energy to run Bambooth with their other jobs & courses. (30:10) What Joe & Niamh do outside of Bambooth to live more eco friendly. Resources mentioned: Dirty Business documentary on plastic being sent abroad. Blue Planet. Drowning in Plastic documentary. Jane Goodall Institute. Coral Reef Alliance. Marine Conservation Society. Plastic Oceans.
47 minutes | a year ago
Food Security in Ireland - Aisling Wheeler
Despite what we hear about Ireland doing well in terms of food security, it's far more treacherous than we think. Aisling Wheeler talks me through the problems Ireland faces, how it all changed and what we can do to make it better. Check out www.bookofleavespodcast.com for more show notes and don't forget to rate and review! You can also support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves. (05:35) The definitions of food security & food sovereignty, and how we fare in Ireland in regards to that. (10:35) Organic farming in Ireland. (11:45) The knock-on effects of relying on imported goods. (15:45) What changed in recent decades to make our food system insecure. (18:30) What has been done, if anything, in policy or government to help with food security. (22:20) Soil health in Ireland - fertility and drainage. (28:30) The difference between monoculture & permaculture. (32:45) Growing your own food at home, encouraging farmers to diversify & CSA. (37:35) Buying food in season & our relationship with food. Also Mentioned: Teagasc. River basin management plan. Aisling's article on food security. Thanks for listening!Ceara X
50 minutes | a year ago
We're going to the Supreme Court! - Climate Case Ireland
In this episode I chat to Edwin Alblas on behalf of Climate Case Ireland about their upcoming case in the Supreme Court on the 22nd of June. Don't forget to sign their petition: https://www.climatecaseireland.ie/become-a-supporter/#in-my-nameCheck out www.bookofleavespodcast.com for more links. If you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves). Ceara x (04:45) An introduction of Edwin. (08:30) Who Friends of the Irish Environment are. (10:20) What the Climate Case is about. (14:05) How the previous hearings went. (18:20) Examples of other success stories around climate change cases (Urgenda Case). (23:15) The financial cost of Ireland not meeting EU targets. (25:55) How FIE are raising funds to do this case. (Donate here) (27:55) What happens if we lose the case. (32:50) How Edwin deals with constant knockbacks, being an activist. (38:00) Why FIE also hold talks and workshops. (43:00) The positive results for tackling climate change. Also Mentioned: Ireland's Mitigation plan.The Fumbally Stables.Jenny McNally (McNally Family Farm Dublin).
49 minutes | a year ago
Creating an A.r.k. for Nature - Mary Reynolds
Episode 27 is with Mary Reynolds who chats about We Are the Ark, an initiative to encourage people to give back some land to nature. Check out their website (www.wearetheark.org) and join the Facebook group for more information and support!Please rate & review this podcast and if you'd like to support this podcast you can do so on www.patreon.com/bookofleaves or www.buymeacoffee.com/bookofleaves x More on www.bookofleavespodcast.comNotes: (04:50) What inspired We Are The Ark. (08:05) Where the name came from. (09:00) The importance of putting a sign on your ark. (11:25) How much land is 'enough' for an ark. (13:30) What it means to be a guardian of the earth as opposed to gardener. (16:00) Is an ark compatible with pets and children? (19:00) Getting an ark started. (22:40) Giving sovereignty back to the land. (25:00) Growing food in a wild garden. Learn more about forest gardening here! (30:35) Restoring your land to what it was before. (34:20) How to go about turning public or government land into arks. (36:30) How we can make sure our artificial outside lights stop damaging wildlife. (38:45) Closing thoughts from Mary. (43:20) What we need going forward to get systematic change. Resources mentioned: The Garden Awakenin book; Mary's TEDx Talk. From What Is to What If by Rob Hopkins. Extinction Rebellion. If you like this episode, you'll also like: Episode 12 Why it’s time to join the Rebellion- Cormac Nugent, Extinction Rebellion. Episode 15 Bringing Biodiversity Back into your Garden or Balcony- Collie Ennis. Episode 25 Bia Hero & Grow Your Own Food – Sinéad, XR.
34 minutes | a year ago
Saving Clothes from Landfill - Fiona Lily
For episode 26, I chat to Fiona from All Things Fiona Lily about re-imagining clothes destined for landfill and setting up her own zero waste coffee shop in Donegal. Follow Fiona on instagram @allthingsfionalily to keep up to date with orders and get some positive content in your feed! If you'd like to support this podcast, you can buy me a coffee or check out my patreon. Don't forget to rate and review. X We chat about: [4:43] When Fiona became more eco-aware. [07:55] The journey from working in fast to slow fashion. [10:20] How much unsold clothes are sent to landfill. [11:30] How Fiona finds her stock. [16:05] How the 'faulty' jumpers are repaired. [16:55] The conflicting worry that stock might dry up. [18:30] Where the positive designs come from. [21:00] The setting up of her café Simply Green. [33:30] Quick guide to washing clothes with polyester in them. Also Mentioned: Organic centre training courses. Ninecrows. Whitehill eco farm. GuppyFriend. Cora Ball.
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