A Warwickshire County Council podcast about all things climate change and sustainability across the county of Warwickshire.
Planting Trees in Warwickshire
How will Warwickshire County Council achieve the ambition to plant a tree for every Warwickshire resident by 2030? Listen to two of the Council's landscape and environment team discuss the Council's new tree nursery and learn more about the advice, support and funding available to community groups, partners and local councils to make sure we're successful in planting the right trees in the right place across the county.
Developing Future Skills in Warwickshire
It’s estimated that by 2050, four out of five jobs in the UK will be supporting the transition to net zero. Our guests include Dr Ben Silverstone, Associate Professor and Head of the WMG Skills Unit at the University of Warwick, and Louise Stolz, Business Skills Support Officer in Warwickshire County Council's Economy and Skills team. Together, they discuss the change needed to develop a workforce with the future skills to deliver on net zero ambitions, the opportunities for individuals and the economy and what support is already available for businesses in Warwickshire.
Healthcare and the Climate Crisis
How big is the carbon footprint of healthcare in Warwickshire and what is the NHS doing to lessen its impact on the environment? Listen to local GP Dr Kirsty Beckett and South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Sustainability Manager Cris Calleja discuss the importance of reducing healthcare carbon emissions in the county, and the actions they are taking to do so.
In this episode, we talk about energy in Warwickshire - where it comes from, how we use it and what the future might look like.
Joining our host Steve Smith is Rachel Jones, CEO of Act on Energy, and Dave Barber, Programme Director for Climate Change at Warwick District Council.
Climate Change Adaptation
Warwickshire Fire & Rescue's Chief Fire Officer Ben Brook and Alan Carr from Sustainable West Midlands talk about how the effects of climate change are being felt across Warwickshire, and share some of the steps being taken to respond, react and adapt so that our communities are protected and we are better prepared for the future.
Engaging Children with Nature, the Environment and Climate Change
Our children and young people will be amongst those most affected by climate change, so giving them opportunities to get involved with nature and the environment from an early age is critical. In this episode, we hear from Kristie Naimo from ARC CIC and two teachers from Michael Drayton School in Nuneaton, who all share the work they are each doing with children to enable them to connect with, and protect, our environment.