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If you're passionate about people + planet, you're in the right place. Novel Hand is where activism meets impact. We believe that you can make an impact- in your career, in your relationships, and with your actions. We share sustainable and equitable solutions to humanitarian issues to help you do good. // On the full-length podcast, we talk with activists and leaders about how they create sustainable and equitable impact with new episodes every Monday morning. On Handful, our team tells you what we know about humanitarian issues in a condensed format-- each episode is shorter than a song, but long enough that you'll learn something new. Look for new episodes on Wednesdays and Fridays. // We're talking about everything social impact and humanitarian, from the environment to education to poverty, with a focus on sustainability and equity. Learn more at novelhand.com/novel-hand-podcast // Read our daily articles on the Journal at novelhand.com/the-journal

Activism, Meet Impact‪.‬ Novel Hand

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If you're passionate about people + planet, you're in the right place. Novel Hand is where activism meets impact. We believe that you can make an impact- in your career, in your relationships, and with your actions. We share sustainable and equitable solutions to humanitarian issues to help you do good. // On the full-length podcast, we talk with activists and leaders about how they create sustainable and equitable impact with new episodes every Monday morning. On Handful, our team tells you what we know about humanitarian issues in a condensed format-- each episode is shorter than a song, but long enough that you'll learn something new. Look for new episodes on Wednesdays and Fridays. // We're talking about everything social impact and humanitarian, from the environment to education to poverty, with a focus on sustainability and equity. Learn more at novelhand.com/novel-hand-podcast // Read our daily articles on the Journal at novelhand.com/the-journal

    You Can Help Climate Refugees. Here's How.

    You Can Help Climate Refugees. Here's How.

    Today on the podcast, Nonprofit Director Katherine and Refugees and Migration Editor Grace sit down to discuss our July Impactfull partner, Climate Refugees, and to wrap up an excellent month of learning and impact.

    Using a people-driven approach, founder and Executive Director Amali Tower and the team at Climate Refugees work to uplift the voices of vulnerable climate refugees to increase awareness and bring about policy change at local, regional, and international levels.

    Climate Refugees is our July Impactfull partner. Your Impactfull subscription supports Climate Refugees and their work to create policy change to help address climate-driven displacement.

    Learn more here: https://www.climate-refugees.org/

    Learn more and create impact at: https://www.impactfull.novelhand.com/

    • 9 min
    Displacement Trends, Policymaking, & Research in Climate Migration with Kayly Ober

    Displacement Trends, Policymaking, & Research in Climate Migration with Kayly Ober

    Natasha sits down with Kayly Ober, senior advocate and program manager of the Climate Displacement Program for Refugees International for the third episode of our Impactfull series on climate refugees. 
    Kayly has over a decade of experience researching and analyzing issues related to climate and migration, including her work with the TransRe project, World Resources Institute, and the Asian Development Bank. Kayly’s PhD dissertation at the University of Bonn focuses on analyzing the climate-migration-adaptation nexus in rural Thailand.  
    How important is it to have a cultural connection to the country you are researching? What kinds of vulnerabilities has COVID-19 exposed on internal migration? What can governments do to help alleviate this global problem? All of this and more are answered in today’s episode. 
    Check out Kayly’s work discussed in this episode here: 
    -https://www.refugeesinternational.org/reports/2021/2/10/at-a-climate-change-crossroads-how-a-biden-harris-administration-can-support-and-protect-communities-displaced-by-climate-change 
    -https://www.refugeesinternational.org/reports/2020/10/5/complex-road-to-recoverynbspcovid-19-cyclone-amphan-monsoon-flooding-collide-in-bangladesh-and-india 
    -http://www.transre.org/index.php/about/our-team/kayly-ober 
    Check out the introductory article from our Impactfull series on climate refugees here: https://novelhand.com/climate-refugees-impactfull-intro/ 
    Our article from last week focuses on some of the pressing challenges faced by climate refugees: https://novelhand.com/climate-refugees-impactfull-challenges/ 
    Learn more and create impact at: https://www.impactfull.novelhand.com/

    • 29 min
    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Migration with Prof. Jonathan Gilligan

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Migration with Prof. Jonathan Gilligan

    What does it mean to take an interdisciplinary approach to research and policy for an issue as complex as climate refugees and climate-driven migration?

    For Prof. Jonathan Gilligan, it looks like drawing on expertise across fields - ranging from environmental science and law to psychology and political science - and developing a multifaceted view of the relationship between humans, the environment, and the decision to migrate. 

    Today on the podcast, Grace sits down with Prof. Gilligan to talk about his interdisciplinary work and the types of solutions we should consider to mitigate climate change and respond to climate refugees and migrants.

    Check out the introductory article from our Impactfull series on climate refugees here: https://novelhand.com/climate-refugees-impactfull-intro/

    Our article from this week focuses on some of the pressing challenges faced by climate refugees: https://novelhand.com/climate-refugees-impactfull-challenges/

    Learn more and create impact at: https://www.impactfull.novelhand.com/

    • 59 min
    Climate Migration in Bangladesh with Kelsea Best

    Climate Migration in Bangladesh with Kelsea Best

    Grace introduces our newest Impactfull series on climate refugees by sitting down with Kelsea Best, a PhD candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science department at Vanderbilt University. 

    Kelsea studies environmental and climate migration in coastal Bangladesh, thinking about the relationship between humans and their natural environments as well as the complexity of decisions made about migration. 

    From the terminology we use, to the types of research we conduct, climate change and climate-driven migration requires interdisciplinary collaboration and a sense of our shared humanity as to develop equitable and just policy for climate refugees. 

    Read the introductory article to our climate refugees series here: https://novelhand.com/climate-refugees-impactfull-intro/ 

    Learn more and create impact at: http://www.impactfull.novelhand.com

    • 38 min
    Green America: Campaigning Corporations for Change in the Cocoa Industry

    Green America: Campaigning Corporations for Change in the Cocoa Industry

    Nonprofit Director Katherine interviews Todd Larsen of Green America about how they campaign large cocoa companies to change their business practices. They discuss the Chocolate Scorecard, why changing business models from the top down is so difficult, and the future of the cocoa industry.

    Green America is our June Impactfull partner. Your Impactfull subscription supports Green America and their work to create systemic change in the cocoa industry. Learn more here: www.impactfull.novelhand.com

    • 27 min
    Doc of Choc: Trade Justice and Chocolate with Dr. Kristy Leissle

    Doc of Choc: Trade Justice and Chocolate with Dr. Kristy Leissle

    Today I’m sharing my conversation with professor and cocoa scholar Dr. Kristy Leissle. She literally wrote the book when it comes to the cocoa and chocolate industry-- her book Cocoa explores the cocoa world from a variety of angles. 

    Dr. Leissle is unique because of the perspectives that she takes in learning about this issue. I really enjoyed getting to ask her a few lingering questions that I had after finishing her book. Here’s our conversation-- we discussed everything from trade justice to her work at the Cocoapreneurship Institute of Ghana. 

    This is our third podcast episode in this month's Impactfull series. Check out the articles and the rest of the series here: www.impactfull.novelhand.com

    • 37 min

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