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We are pals who met in college and love discussing science. We are passionate about environmental inequality and innovative solutions. This podcast is our chance to learn about the policies around the world that shape our environment and we want you to join us!

Planet Policy Pals Podcast Ajwah Zahid and Alayibo Semenitari

    • Science

We are pals who met in college and love discussing science. We are passionate about environmental inequality and innovative solutions. This podcast is our chance to learn about the policies around the world that shape our environment and we want you to join us!

    EP 11: Let's Talk Tourism and the Environment

    EP 11: Let's Talk Tourism and the Environment

    45 people arrive on average at tourist locations every minute and there have already been over 740,000 tourist visits this year alone. While tourism creates jobs and is a great way to appreciate the diversity of the human experience, mass tourism also takes a toll on the environment. In this episode, we look at the positives versus negatives of different forms of tourism and discuss how ecotourism could be the solution to a growing crisis. Wanna start planning your next sustainable vacation? Listen and get started!
    Show notes and references available on our website.

    • 32 min
    EP 10: Let's Talk Meat and Environment (PT 2)

    EP 10: Let's Talk Meat and Environment (PT 2)

    In 2020, the United States, Brazil and the European Union accounted for roughly 50% of the world's beef production. In Episode 10, we continue the conversation on the impact of meat on our environment by focusing on some of the biggest producers and consumers, as well as the regulations and cultural paradigms that guide production and consumption in these countries. We will also look at some best practices, meat alternatives and recommend some creators to check out if you are interested in vegetarian recipes to eat less meat. Show notes and references available on our website. YouTube videos contain closed captions.

    • 31 min
    EP 9: Let's Talk Meat and Environment (Pt 1)

    EP 9: Let's Talk Meat and Environment (Pt 1)

    Worldwatch Institute data notes that people in industrial countries eat an average of 176 pounds of meat per person. This rising consumption of meat makes the industry one of the greatest contributing factors to global warming and environmental degradation in general. In this week’s episode, the pals are diving into the habits that drive our meat consumption, what meat sources are most sustainable and comparing the environmental benefits of small versus large scale farming. Check out our website for show notes and references. Closed caption of transcript available on podcast YouTube channel.

    • 29 min
    Ep 8: Let's talk Textiles and Environment (Pt 2)

    Ep 8: Let's talk Textiles and Environment (Pt 2)

    Last episode, we talked about the problem that the textile industry poses towards the environment and what some companies are doing to change that. The European Union is enacting regulation that will change how manufacturers market clothing and in places like the UK, waste programs are undergoing to meet the fashion waste problem. In this episode, we discuss a UN effort to tackle the textile industry's environmental impact, some of the biggest offender countries and the policies that some countries are using to address the problem of pollution in fashion.

    Check out our website for show notes and references. Closed caption of transcript available on podcast YouTube channel.

    • 30 min
    Ep 7: Let's Talk Textiles and Environment (Pt 1)

    Ep 7: Let's Talk Textiles and Environment (Pt 1)

    We begin our series investigating the connection between large industries and the environment with textiles. According to the UN, the total carbon emissions of the fashion industry account for 10% of global carbon emissions, making it the second most polluting industry after the oil industry. Prepare to explore the history of the textile industry boom, how fast fashion became so popular, the environmental as well as how this affects human health. We also discuss companies that are trying to make a difference, so we can shop better. Check out our website for show notes and references. Closed caption of transcript available on podcast YouTube channel.

    • 38 min
    EXTRA POLICY- China's Environmental Crackdown

    EXTRA POLICY- China's Environmental Crackdown

    Following their economic boom, China has begun an intense environmental movement spearheaded by its government to clamp down on offenders in business, imports and even officials that cause harm to the environment. Basically, they’re coming for everybody and we were not ready AT ALL.

    • 14 min

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