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Environment, climate and sustainability podcast. We make big green issues bite-sized and explore the things that we can do to help out. Hosted by Emma Brisdion and Lloyd Hopkins.

For What It's Earth Emma Brisdion & Lloyd Hopkins

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 96 Ratings

Environment, climate and sustainability podcast. We make big green issues bite-sized and explore the things that we can do to help out. Hosted by Emma Brisdion and Lloyd Hopkins.

    84: Air Pollution (Psst. We’re on a break!)

    84: Air Pollution (Psst. We’re on a break!)

    We are going to take a little break from podcasting for a while, so in a bid to stop our great podcast algorithm overlords from burying For What It’s Earth, we're going to share a few oldies but goodies with you over the coming weeks. Episodes that we enjoyed making for you at some point in the last few years, which perhaps you might enjoy again or if you’re new here, you might not have heard the first time around. 
    So, here you go, enjoy our adventures through the problems surrounding and solutions for, Air Pollution!
     
    What's going on with the air that we breathe? Well, quite a lot, it seems. We're chatting today about the causes of air pollution, the problems it can cause for our own health and things like farming and our food supply, and we explore some of the possible solutions.
    Enjoyed the episode? Got an idea for another topic? Just want to say Hi? We'd love to hear from you! Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or by email forwhatitsearthpod@gmail.com.
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    • 40 min
    83: Forget Me Not, with author Sophie Pavelle

    83: Forget Me Not, with author Sophie Pavelle

    Sophie's debut book, Forget Me Not, has landed on our shelves, chronicling her low-carbon journeys around the UK searching for 10 charismatic species that are being impacted by climate change. She joins Emma for a chat about her adventures, about the role of JOY when communicating climate science and nature connection, and also a little bit about the Kardashians (it makes sense if you've read the book).
     
    Purchase your copy of Forget Me Not: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/1647217193_forget-me-not-finding-the-forgotten-species-of-climate-change-britain/9781472986214
     
    Hear more from Sophie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiepavs/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sophiepavs 
     
    ** Today we are sponsored by WILD Deodorant, the all-natural, eco-friendly, and refillable deodorant that really works. Truly, we both use WILD every day and love it. Get 20% off your first purchase from www.wearewild.com with code 'EARTH20' **
     
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    • 53 min
    82. Sam Gandy on Nature Connection, plus Psychedelics and Beavers?

    82. Sam Gandy on Nature Connection, plus Psychedelics and Beavers?

    Nature connectedness; what is it, why is it important, and can we boost it? Researcher Sam Gandy joins us in this episode to explore the concept of nature connectedness, which is s key predictor of us taking actions that are good for the planet and is also of huge benefit for our mental health and wellbeing. His research takes us to some fascinating places, including the research looking at the role that psychedelics such as psilocybin (found in magic mushrooms) have in quickly and deeply enhancing our feelings of connectedness with nature. Plus, we also take a splash through the role of beaver wetlands in improving feelings of nature connectedness, too.
     
    Hear more from Sam: https://twitter.com/SamwiseGandy
    The potential synergistic effects between psychedelic administration and nature contact for the improvement of mental health (2020) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2055102920978123 
    Potential psychological benefits of nature enrichment through the reintroduction of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) to Britain: A narrative literature review (2021) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sam-Gandy-4/publication/356221528_Potential_psychological_benefits_of_nature_enrichment_through_the_reintroduction_of_the_Eurasian_beaver_Castor_fiber_to_Britain_A_narrative_literature_review/links/61929b7b07be5f31b7846897/Potential-psychological-benefits-of-nature-enrichment-through-the-reintroduction-of-the-Eurasian-beaver-Castor-fiber-to-Britain-A-narrative-literature-review.pdf 
     
    ** Today we are sponsored by WILD Deodorant, the all-natural, eco-friendly, and refillable deodorant that really works. Truly, we both use WILD every day and love it. Get 20% off your first purchase from www.wearewild.com with code 'EARTH20' **
     
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    • 47 min
    81: BOGS! (Again) Celebrating natural carbon sequestration for #WorldBogDay

    81: BOGS! (Again) Celebrating natural carbon sequestration for #WorldBogDay

    You might be wondering why we’ve popped an episode in your feed on a Sunday instead of a Wednesday, so I’m here to clear that up. Today is actually world bog day, a day in which we all celebrate the awesomeness of this underrated habitat, which is fantastic at quietly getting on with an immense amount of carbon sequestration as well as supporting its own army of specialist plants and animals. About a year and a half ago we recorded an episode on bogs, and today is the perfect time to resurface it and for you to find out exactly why I think bogs are super cool. So, if you missed it before, here’s For What It’s Earth, on BOGS!       
    Plus, we introduce a section called 'Listener Corner' where we discuss this paper https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcosc.2020.615419/full sent to us by one of our lovely listeners. Thanks, Jack!
     
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    ** Today we are sponsored by WILD Deodorant, the all-natural, eco-friendly and refillable deodorant that really works. Truly, we both use WILD every day and love it. Get 20% off your first purchase from www.wearewild.com with code 'EARTH20' **                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    • 35 min
    80: Eco-Anxiety. What is it, and how can we deal with it?

    80: Eco-Anxiety. What is it, and how can we deal with it?

    Many of us feel an existential sense of doom and dread when we think about the state of the environment. (Record-smashing temperatures of 40oC in the UK this week, anyone?) It can wreak havoc with our mental health, and be hard to deal with. In fact, feeling eco anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction to being told that we're in a climate crisis.
    In this episode we explore some of the causes of eco anxiety and some of the possible solutions, or tools that might help you when you're feeling stressed. We hope that it might help.
     
    This episode also features a clip sent over by our friend Suzy from the Casual Birder Podcast. Suzy has visited Antarctica and, after listening to our episode on the White Continent, was kind enough to share her experience of responsible tourism. You can hear more from Suzy over on her podcast, The Casual Birder: https://casualbirder.com/ 
     
    ** Today we are sponsored by WILD Deodorant, the all-natural, eco-friendly and refillable deodorant that really works. Truly, we both use WILD every day and love it. Get 20% off your first purchase from www.wearewild.com with code 'EARTH20' **
     
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    • 47 min
    79: Antarctica. Can we protect it, or survive without it? With Ryan Dalton

    79: Antarctica. Can we protect it, or survive without it? With Ryan Dalton

    The White Continent (and the southern seas around it) is an incredibly important place for wildlife, for the regulation of global ocean currents, and for reflecting a huge amount of the sun's heat back out of our atmosphere (known as the Albedo effect). But Antarctica faces plenty of threats, which we'll take a dive into. You're in for a treat, too, as this week Emma is joined by Ryan Dalton from Into The Wild Podcast.
     
    Get more from Ryan by heading over to his fab podcast, Into The Wild: https://intothewild.podbean.com/
     
    ** This episode is sponsored by WILD Deodorant, the all-natural, eco-friendly and refillable deodorant that really works. Truly, we both use WILD every day, and love it. Get 20% off your first purchase from www.wearewild.com with code 'EARTH20' **
     
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

SKLIV2 ,

It’s a shame no more episodes :(

Love this podcast!! Wish they had continued!

Skinzy363 ,

For what it’s essential listening!

Excellent knowledgeable but still very digestible conversation, love the one good thing, Attenborough would be proud!

rd202 ,

This show keeps me eco!

Living more sustainably really keeps my mood up but sometimes it can slip because of life & then make me feel crap! But with this show, I always manage to keep on top of things. Emma & Lloyd are brilliant together & pass on simple bits of advice to help you be more eco! 💚🌍 highly recommended!

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