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The Grass Ceiling
60 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Hyperthreats: Too big to fathom? (w/ Dr. Elizabeth Boulton)
To say climate change is a threat to humankind could be an understatement; it's a hyperthreat, and bigger and badder solutions are needed to respond to this potentially catastrophic phenomenon. In this episode of The Grass Ceiling, we chat with Dr. Elizabeth Boulton about thinking like a planet, the importance of artists in climate action, and what neuroscience can tell us about communication.
52 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Peter Piper picked a peck of ... climate change solutions?!
Nick gives us a treat in this episode, with a live reading and discussion of one of his essays! What does the Drawdown Project (www.drawdown.org) tell us about prioritising the massive range of approaches that could be taken to tackle existential risks of all sorts? This article and more at www.thegrassceiling.net
55 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
What's the point of it all?
To talk about the how, we have to discuss the why. What are some of the underlying assumptions we make in sustainability conversations? How do we make sense of what we know, and perhaps more importantly, what we don't know? The Grass Ceiling hosts Nick and Sumi get our philosopher hats on for this one!
56 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Parks, plastics, and problem-solving
Everything is interconnected! Nick and Sumi discuss interdisciplinary challenges, opportunities and solutions. Also, how to design your solution to a sustainability problem! | Interviews with: Brett McNamara (Senior Manager, ACT Parks), Cynthia Burton (Vice-President, National Parks Association of the ACT), and Kate Auty (ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment
27 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Sustainability: How did we get here?
In this first episode of The Grass Ceiling podcast, Nick and Sumi explore how we got to a conception of today's sustainability. How did we get from the environmentalism movement of the '60s to the more recent United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals? Who practises sustainability? What on earth are the "three pillars"?
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