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An Irish podcast where I interview business owners, activists and other everyday people, to learn how they contribute to living sustainably. By educating ourselves, we can then take a leaf from their book to add to our own way of eco-friendly living!
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Book of Leaves Ceara Carney

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

An Irish podcast where I interview business owners, activists and other everyday people, to learn how they contribute to living sustainably. By educating ourselves, we can then take a leaf from their book to add to our own way of eco-friendly living!
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    Urban Gardening, Foraging & Distilling - Connor Howlett

    Urban Gardening, Foraging & Distilling - Connor Howlett

    A film student turned gardener, Connor Howlett is now based in Inchicore where he works as a gardener for Stillgarden Distillery. Why and how would a distillery use various gardens and organise foraging adventures? Well you'll just have to listen to find out! You can stay up to date with Connor on Instagram @thegardenerder, but don't forget to also follow @stillgarden_socialbotanists and @stillgardendistillery to keep up with their innovations and community projects!

    [06:30] How Connor got into gardening. [10:20] The work he does for Stillgarden.[13:25] How Stillgarden approaches distilling differently. [16:45] Using by-products differently.[21:25] How the social botanist programme started.[25:30] The benefits Connor experienced of community gardening. [32:30] Ways in which people living in apartments can grow food.[37:00] Foraging tips & resources.[44:20] Final takeaway: peatfree compost & random questions!
    Also mentioned: 
    Rascals Brewery
    Pocket Forests
    Culture Near You
    Community Gardens Ireland
    Wildfooduk.com
    Quick Cuppa Herbal by Fiann Ó'Nualláin
    RTÉ Programme Faoi Bhláth
    The Imposter Documentary
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    • 52 min
    Internet Emissions: e-mail to Data Centres - Kindly JR

    Internet Emissions: e-mail to Data Centres - Kindly JR

    This interview is with website designer and ethical activist JR Doyle of Kindly JR. Not only is she a wonderful person to work with, but I have learned so much from her since we connected on social media, and even more so in this interview. Whether you subscribe to all the emails, or you have a website of your own, I'm sure there'll be a leaf or two you can take away from JR's book. Don't forget to follow her on Instagram @kindlyjr_ or Facebook, and make sure to check out her website for more tips!

    [03:55] What inspired her to become eco conscious.[10:00] How JR’s journey into tech came about[21:10] The environmental impact the internet has, and how.[24:30] What changes people can make to their own online habits for them to have a lower impact.[31:20] Reducing the carbon footprint of your website.[37:10] Data centres[43:10] Random Questions
    Also mentioned:
    Voice IrelandKildare Local Enterprise Office (LEO)
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    • 48 min
    Changing Food Systems as an Everyday Activist - Evelyn Suttle

    Changing Food Systems as an Everyday Activist - Evelyn Suttle

    Evelyn Suttle joins me for episode 70 to chat veganism, civil resistance, food security in Ireland, and Eco Feminism. With ties to so many groups that are striving to make the world a better place, Evelyn is a wonderful source of inspiration, whether you're a seasoned activist, or new to the movement. You can find all resources mentioned in below, but make sure to stay up to date with @Veghuns.
    [05:20] A little bit about Evelyn.
    [15:10] How Veghuns came about.
    [19:20] How activism manifests for Evelyn, & her favourite part of it.
    [25:05] Eco Farm Ireland.
    [32:50] Animal Rebellion Ireland.
    [35:35] Why we need civil disobedience.
    [40:20] Tips for people who have yet to dip their toe into civil resistance or activism.
    [45:40] Evelyn’s writing on Feminist Animal Studies Application (Votes Fur Women)
    Also mentioned:
    Vegmums
    Zac’s episode
    Animal Rebellion
    Extinction Rebellion
    Sli Eile
    Galway Feminist Collective
    NARA
    Vegfest
    Corey Lee Wren’s Animals In Irish Society Book or Podcast
    Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici
    Kildare Wildlife Rescue
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Broken Systems & Civil Resistance - Orla Murphy

    Broken Systems & Civil Resistance - Orla Murphy

    You may have come across Orla Murphy’s story if you follow Irish climate activist groups, as they spent 5 weeks in prison last year for a direct action at Iveagh House that sparked some controversy. Here, Orla tells of their two actions that resulted in arrest here in Ireland, the ‘justice’ that was served, as well the broken prison system. We end with practical advice and tips that anyone can take. You can reach out to Orla directly on Instagram @orlamurphy_01 or Twitter @orlamurphy_k
    [03:00] What inspired Orla to take action over injustices
    [06:30] What is Civil Resistance & Civil Disobedience
    [08:20] The freedom riders.
    [13:15] Orla’s first action where they were arrested.
    [20:00] Their Iveagh House action & second arrest.
    [29:00] Prison
    [38:00] The courtcase & outcome.
    [44:40] Why have civil disobedience if our justice system is failing.
    Mentioned:
    Zac’s Podcast episode
    Just Stop Oil
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bringing Comedy to the Movement -Diane O'Connor

    Bringing Comedy to the Movement -Diane O'Connor

    Diane is a wonderful beacon of joy in the climate movement in Ireland. She weaves activism into all aspects of her life from parenting & running The Sustainable Life School to her stand-up comedy shows. Full of practical tips and many laughs, I hope you enjoy this chat! Don't forget to check out their website and follow @SustainableLifeSchool and @DianeOConnor9 on Instagram for more tips and laughs.

    [04:25] Her inspiration for caring for the earth, and getting into comedy.[08:55] Getting back into activism.[13:50] How the Sustainable Life School started.[22:10] Cloth nappies & other eco-parenting tips.[28:50] Final thoughts & random questions!
    Also mentioned:
    The Climate Ambassador ProgrammeBright Club Ireland - Science Based Comedy ClubSmall Changes.Swedish Stockings.
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    • 36 min
    Climate Anxiety, Reconnection, & Being a Good Ancestor - Rachel Dempsey

    Climate Anxiety, Reconnection, & Being a Good Ancestor - Rachel Dempsey

    Rachel Dempsey has been clued into the environmental crisis since way before it was ‘cool’. She has a fascinating wealth of knowledge she has picked up and shared all across the world and I’m honoured to have been given her time for this interview. She was also the original creator of the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group that has been mentioned on the podcast so many times before thanks to its helpfulness! Be sure to check out her website and give a follow on Instagram @full_circle_change or Facebook.
    [04:30] What it means to be a good ancestor.[06:35] The Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group[08:00] The work Rachel does[11:00] How singing helps with healing.[15:05] What climate anxiety looks like.[17:00] How our health system is set up to deal with climate anxiety in people.[23:30] Tips on becoming resilient.[28:00] How change happens? Positive stories.[32:00] Watching for climate anxiety warning signs[35:20] What workshops & services Rachel provides now[38:20] A song from Rachel
    Mentioned:
    The Good Ancestor PodcastTimi’s interview / Sorcha's interviewZero Waste Ireland Facebook GroupCapacitar https://capacitar.org/Climate cafèsBritt Wray: Ted Talk / Generation Dread bookLaura Hartley for workshops on burnoutSongs for the Great TurningActive Hope book by Joanna MacyA Field Guide To Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jaquette Ray
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

laura joan k ,

A podcast to change the world

I love this podcast, Cearas latest episode with Zac on civil disobedience is the best introduction I’ve heard on why peaceful protest is soooo important for tackling the climate crisis - so accesible and lovely to listen to - thank you Ceara!

BeccaLouiseF ,

Green Goddess!

Such an informative and vibrant look into an eco friendly lifestyle, ceara makes it all seem so easy! A go to for anyone looking to make a change, no matter how small!

AoifeRyan93 ,

Eye opening

Amazing to hear down to earth conversations about topics that seriously concern us and our world.

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