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In a time of ecological and climate crises, of rising inequality, social justice and global instability, it can all seem just a little bit overwhelming.
That's why The Common Ground Podcast brings you the stories of those in the social and environmental sector who, driven by passion, are striving fiercely to make our common home better for all those who live here. 
Each week we'll hear from a new guest, who'll tell us the issue that spurred them to take action and how they got started, to help inspire you to create positive change in the world.
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In a time of ecological and climate crises, of rising inequality, social justice and global instability, it can all seem just a little bit overwhelming.
That's why The Common Ground Podcast brings you the stories of those in the social and environmental sector who, driven by passion, are striving fiercely to make our common home better for all those who live here. 
Each week we'll hear from a new guest, who'll tell us the issue that spurred them to take action and how they got started, to help inspire you to create positive change in the world.
#CommonGroundPod

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    Episode #5 Freia Catana Aasdalen

    Episode #5 Freia Catana Aasdalen

    The Artic Angel joining me on this week's episode of the Common Ground Podcast is Freia Catana Aasdalen from Norway.
    Freia is a Human Geography student and also a member of the Central Board of Nature and Youth (Natur og Ungdom) a youth organisation of over 9000 members. The group is the biggest environmental organisation for youth in Norway.
    Most recently, Freia was involved in the People vs. Arctic Oil lawsuit, where they took the Norwegian government to court to protest their decision to open up new oil frontiers in a particularly sensitive area, the Barents Sea.
    Please do follow Freia and Nature for Youth on Instagram to keep up with all of their incredible work.
    Follow the Artic Angels on Instagram @gcarcticangels and Twitter @gcarcticangels

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    • 22 min
    Episode #4 Mitzi Jonelle Tan

    Episode #4 Mitzi Jonelle Tan

    Joining me on Episode 4 of our special collaborative season is Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a climate justice activist from Manila, the Philippines.
    Mitizi is the convenor of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) - a multi disciplinary team formed of activists, engineers, artists and many others. She's also a key organiser with Fridays For Future International.
    A core foundation of Mitzi's activism is her advocacy for the voices of those Most Affected Peoples and Areas (MAPA) ensuring they are heard, amplified and given space.
    To find out more about the campaign to Clean Up Standard Chartered Bank, take a look at the Fridays For Future website.
    Follow Mitzi, YACAP and Fridays for Future on Instagram.
    We can be found @commongroundco_ and the Arctic Angels network can be followed here - @gcarcticangels
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    • 29 min
    Episode #3 Beth Doherty

    Episode #3 Beth Doherty

    The Arctic Angel and climate activist joining me this week is the wonderful Beth Doherty from Dublin!
    Beth first got involved in the climate movement as an organiser for Fridays For Future, helping to organise the first major global strike on March 15th 2019.
    Since then, Beth's been a delegate to the RTE Youth Assembly on Climate in the Irish parliament, where she wrote one of the final 10 proposals which were presented to the Irish government and the President of the UN General Assembly and has been active in policy and education surrounding climate action, working on the Advisory Group for a Climate Action course in the Irish curriculum, and with various organisations such as the National Youth Council.
    In 2020, she was elected as the national sustainability representative for young people in Ireland, where she is working on furthering youth voice around all areas of sustainability, and engaging students with decision-makers and the issues that matter most to them.
    Follow Beth on Instagram here (@bethdohertyc). We can be found @commongroundco_ and the Arctic Angels network can be followed here - @gcarcticangels
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    • 25 min
    Episode #2 Evelyn Acham

    Episode #2 Evelyn Acham

    Joining me this week is Arctic Angel Evelyn Acham from Uganda!
    She's an incredible climate justice activist, Land Management graduate, the national coordinator for the Rise Up Movement and an active member of the Youth for Africa and Fridays for Future groups.
    Eve was recently arrested, along with two of her colleagues, for protesting outside the Parliament Building in Uganda. They were held and released with the caution that they could never again hold a strike in a public place.
    As many of you will be aware, a day after our episode is released on the 18th March 2021, Fridays for Future will be holding their global protest, demanding bolder action on the climate crisis. Sadly, Eve will be unable to join those strikes in public because of the risk to her safety and the potential for her future arrest.
    We know Eve and her colleagues had been working hard in preparation for the 19th and so we wanted to take this opportunity to let Eve tell you her story and to encourage you to stand with her in the actions she'll be taking.
    I really hope you enjoy our conversation as Eve so honestly and urgently lays down the realities of what it's like to be facing and fighting the climate crisis in Uganda.
    Follow her on Instagram @evechantelle and Twitter @eve_chantel
    Follow the Artic Angels on Instagram @gcarcticangels and Twitter @gcarcticangels

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    • 25 min
    Episode #1 Emma Grace Wilkinson

    Episode #1 Emma Grace Wilkinson

    I'm thrilled to be bringing you Season 2 of The Common Ground Podcast in collaboration with Arctic Angels, a global youth-led network fighting for the protection of the global commons and in particular, raising awareness of the polar ice crisis.
    In this series, "Activism Across the World" we'll be hearing from incredible female climate and climate justice activists from all over including Uganda, Norway, India, the UK, the Philippines and Costa Rica. In each episode, we'll hear from an Angel who'll be telling us all about their work, what it's like to be an activist in their country, how the climate crisis is affecting them and their thoughts on what we can be doing to fight for our planet and our global commons.
    We'll be dropping a new episode every Thursday in the run up to earth day 2021 which is on the 22nd April, starting with this episode with Emma Grace Wilkinson which we've launched in the week that also appropriately hosts International Women's Day. By the time of Earth Day, you'll be able to hear the full series.
    I really hope you enjoy the episodes and the season to come. It was a huge honour to be able to speak to these incredibly inspiring women, many of whom carried out their interviews in English, which is not their first language. I'm hugely grateful to them for sharing their stories with you. Please do support them by joining their campaigns and standing in solidarity with them.
    Find out more about the Arctic Angels at www.globalchoices.org or by following them on Instagram @gcarcticangels
    To follow Emma and her work, find her on Instagram @emmagracewilkinson

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    • 25 min
    Episode #9 Bella Lack

    Episode #9 Bella Lack

    As many of you know, we are currently experiencing the 6th mass extinction - specialists estimate this could be at a loss of at 200 to 2000 extinctions per year, at conservative estimates. My guest this week, the wonderful Bella Lack knows this all too well. Bella is a renowned animal conservationist, writer, presenter of a very exciting new documentary "Animal", as well as Youth Ambassador for organisations such as the Born Free Foundation, The Jane Goodall Institute and the RSPCA to name a few. These are roles that have seen her cross the world and the TedX stage. What makes this even more impressive is that she’s only 17 years old.
    Join us as we discuss activism, starting your own environmental campaigns as well as what it’s like to present your very own documentaries. 

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    • 26 min

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