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A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'/ live life green.

Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Must we forgo flights to fight the big fight? Is being vegan the only way to save the planet? Are bananas bad? This is a lighthearted and digestible exploration into answering the modern world's Great Green Questions.

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A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'/ live life green.

Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life. Must we forgo flights to fight the big fight? Is being vegan the only way to save the planet? Are bananas bad? This is a lighthearted and digestible exploration into answering the modern world's Great Green Questions.

    Can we invest our cash today without threatening tomorrow?

    Can we invest our cash today without threatening tomorrow?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'.

    What we do with our money is of huge importance when it comes to climate change. Helping us dig into the complex and unifying question: "Can we invest our cash today without threatening tomorrow ?" is Huw Davies, senior adviser for the Make My Money Matter campaign, Huw is part of the national campaign to help people understand where their money is going, and to change the financial system for the better and Isabel Losada, modern day champion of everyday sustainability, who literally wrote the book on finding the joy in environmentalism Isabel’s most recent book "The Joyful Environmentalist takes" a look at the everyday areas of environmentalism and how we can inject some lightness and joy into them.

    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

    Topics covered:
    - What our money does when we aren't using it and why it's imperative that we find out!
    - What is ethical and sustainable banking?
    - Practical tips and directives as to what you can do today to green up your money.
    - What you can do on an individual level
    - What you can do from a business level
    - How we can get the younger members of our society involved who might not have even thought of a pension before
    - Why changing the default for pensions is important

    and much much more! Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 47 min
    Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?

    Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Media. Social media. News, TV, movies and documentaries or even, to an extent, word of mouth. The way we consume and absorb information is often sculpted by curated and tailored messages from the media. And these experiences shape our experience, and certainly our understanding, of the world around us - and climate change is no different. Helping us tackle the question: 'Why does the media cover cats more than climate change?' is Laura Tobin Broadcast meteorologist, climate communicator and weather presenter for Good Morning Britain, Carys Taylor, the newly appointed director of Albert, which is the TV and film sustainability or authority at BAFTA, Njambi McGrath, award winning comedian, political commentator and author of her critically acclaimed memoir Through The Leopards Gaze known as a compelling and rarely heard voice from the African perspective.

    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

    Topics covered:
    - How TV, media and humanising stories has been done before to tackle social issues like drink driving and smoking, and we get insights into how we can think creatively about imbedding messages of climate change in our content.
    - Neo colonialism
    - False balance
    - TV and Print and their part to play in the climate movement
    - In house training of production companies and press outlets to better understand the impacts of climate change and their reporting of it.
    - The challenges of climate representation in the media, but also lots of the solutions

    Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 52 min
    Must we stop flying to fight the big fight?

    Must we stop flying to fight the big fight?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't like a holiday, but what does this mean for our planet? This week’s episode examines the well known link between climate change, travel and holidays. The big question is “Must we stop flying to fight the big fight?” with return guest from our episode on food waste, Ed Gillespie, a veteran expert on low carbon travel having literally written the book on it, Only Planet, after an epic, 13 month, flight free trip around the world. Alongside Ed is Sacha Dench, a Global sustainability influencer and a UN ambassador, also known as ‘the human swan’ who this May will fly around Britain in a wind and green electricity-powered Paramotor, attempting two Guinness World Records documenting Britain from the air with striking visuals showing the effects of climate change.

    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

    Topics covered:
    Sacha's upcoming Round Britain Climate challenge and what its about
    Hearing first hand what it's like to fly with swans.
    We dip our toes into the carbon cost of flying
    And whether offsetting is enough?
    Before moving onto reframing what and where we can holiday.
    Re-wilding England
    The perspective change that slower travel can bring and the benefits of it.

    Together Ed and Sacha were a convincing advert for slow travel, whether it's sleeper train, paraglider or a milk float, this episode is poised to reignite your intrigue for .. not a staycation .. but perhaps a Loco-day?

    Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 55 min
    How can we fight racism whilst fighting climate change?

    How can we fight racism whilst fighting climate change?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. This week’s episode examines the link between climate change and race on a global scale. Helping us tackle the question “How can we fight racism and support equality whilst fighting climate change?” is Fourth year medical student, climate justice and antiracism activist, writer and host of the YIKES podcast, Mikaela Loach, and friend of the show, comedian, presenter, host of BBC radio 1 network, Eshaan Akbar.


    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.


    Topics covered:

    - Why effects of climate change are being most felt in the less wealthy countries of the global south.
    - Climate justice, and what it means.
    - The role of the media in accurately, or inaccurately representing the climate movement
    - The erasure and or tokenism of Indigenous, heritage or black and brown voices in the climate movement
    - Decolonizing conservation and what that means
    - Why dismantling capitalism and colonialist structures will benefit our climate
    - The importance of centring justice, and getting rid of this notion that any climate work is good work.

    Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 48 min
    Is being vegan the only way to save the planet?

    Is being vegan the only way to save the planet?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: "Is being vegan the only way to save the planet?" is Dr Tara Garnett, Director of Table, which sets out the evidence, assumptions, and values underpinning different viewpoints on food systems controversies, Marcus Brigstocke, comedian, actor and satirist, and Guy Singh-Watson, British farmer and founder of Riverford Organics.

    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

    Topics covered:
    - How livestock product production and consumption relate to issues around the environment, nutrition, and animal welfare
    - The impact of vegan alternatives
    - The ‘’tyranny of choice” and whether our click and collect culture is damaging us further
    - The effect our eating habits have in relation to global overconsumption and global health
    - Joining the dots between agro business and the environment
    - Where is our health in all this?
    - Can we even farm without animals?

    Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 59 min
    Can we shop our way out of the climate crisis?

    Can we shop our way out of the climate crisis?

    A lighthearted and witty exploration of some of the big questions that come up when trying to 'walk the green line'. Helping us tackle the question: ‘Can we shop our way out of the climate crisis?’, is founder of the pioneering industrialised textile recycling company Worn Again technologies, Cyndi Rhoades, co-founder of sustainable fashion brand and mechanical recycling company Tee Mill, Mart Drake-Knight and Sikisa our multi talented comedian for this episode who aswell as being hilarious, is a trained immigration lawyer and makes her own clothes!

    Hosted by Juliet Davenport, climate scientist, renewable pioneer, businesswoman, environmental activist and founder of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supplier, this podcast invites a panel of comedians and experts to tackle some of the common (and quirky!) questions that pop to mind when trying to live a greener life.

    Topics covered:
    - What is fast fashion
    - Is the bigger problem the scale that items are produced (and thrown away) or the materials and methods they are made with?
    - The importance of a circular system and why circularity is the future of sustainability
    - The cost of sustainable fabric at the moment compared to ‘normal’ fabrics.
    - The human cost of the fashion industry now and how this will be effected should sustainable clothing take off
    - We also spoke about the human cost of the fashion industry and whether sustainable, circular fashion could be part of the solution.

    Great Green Questions is powered by Good Energy and produced by Mags Creative, with curation from Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Great Green Questions

I have so far only listened to episode 6.

I found it an enjoyable way to learn about Green issues . A great panel, funny , knowledgable and entertaining.

Great banter and laughter . A big thank you to all involved in the making of this great podcast

Simon The Keeper ,

Great new podcast, give it a go

Really enjoyed this. Was not sure what to expect but found title interesting. Discussion was really informative and managed very well by the host who go lot of good questions answered smartly and amusingly by her guests. Have subscribed and will listen again.

Crashes and data wipe ,

So so good! Hilarious!

I am in shock at how much I enjoyed this podcast!! Absolutely hilarious first episode! Laughed throughout and really enjoyed the topic! The production of the episode was out of this world as well. What an amazing intro. Love love love

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