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No Place Green Enough is a storytelling podcast that strives to shed light on major global issues related to climate, gender, health, environment & development. We are a diverse team of scientists and artists endeavouring to spark systemic change through our thought-provoking tales.

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No Place Green Enough is a storytelling podcast that strives to shed light on major global issues related to climate, gender, health, environment & development. We are a diverse team of scientists and artists endeavouring to spark systemic change through our thought-provoking tales.

    #004 - Burning the Hand that Feeds

    #004 - Burning the Hand that Feeds

    “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another,” said Mahatma Gandhi nearly a century ago, whose words hold true even to this day. 
    Where does the food we eat come from? Does the cost justify the means? 
    In this episode, a little boy from an Amazonian village shares his tale of personal loss due to the grave injustices in our food supply chain. Does it move Hannah, a young American intern in the area, enough to make more conscious choices in the food she buys? 
    This episode highlights the need for awareness of the origins of our food and the loss of life and biodiversity that follows as a consequence of its unsustainable production. 
    If you want to lend a hand, look no further! Amazon Watch is a non-profit organisation that protects the rainforest. It also spreads awareness about the plight of the indigenous people who are caught in the conflict between illegal deforestation in the Amazon basin. Check out their website and support their work at amazonwatch.org. There are petitions to sign, apps to try and events to participate in! 


    CREDITS:
    Written by Thiviya Nair. Sound and direction by Thiviya Nair. Production by Thomas Riedinger. Research by Rita Meireles de Castro. Album art by Marie Plesse. Copywriting by Soham Datta. Partnerships by Simona Jastremskaite. 
    CAST:
    Ruthanna Reardon as Hannah. Gabriel Acuña as João. Thiviya Nair as Narrator, Mother, Ana, and shopkeepers. Aleksander Stepanovic as Father. Luis Alberto Martin as Villager 1. Guilherme P. Moraes as Villager 2. 
    No Place Green Enough is created by a team of scientists and artists collaborating to bring you impactful stories from across the globe. We are supported by ESAA, EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast, LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Drop us an email with your feedback and ideas at info@noplacegreenenough.com. 
    Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects obtained from zapsplat.com, freesound.org, thesoundpacktree.com, orangefreesounds.com.Music from freemusicarchive.org, orangefreesounds.com, zapsplat.com and motionarray.com. Thoughts by Polytunes. The Lost Hope by MusicLFiles. Tender Song for a Young Child by MusicLFiles. 

    • 22 min
    #003 - Flights of Fancy

    #003 - Flights of Fancy

    It is a modern marvel to be able to fly, but are we ready to pay the full price?

    In this episode, Maria, a PhD student, goes through a roller-coaster of emotions as her sustainable choices of travel to a conference are hindered by rigid university policies. She chances upon an app that provides emission analysis and sustainable solutions in academic life.

    Will she find the courage to convince scientists and experts of the novel ways to reduce air travel among researchers? Will she manage to drive home her point at the risk of being marginalised by the academic society at large?

    This episode highlights the plight of a lot of eco-conscious academics who are discouraged from using more sustainable modes of transport due to short-sighted policies within academic institutions. It sheds light on initiatives like ExPlane, which is tackling this issue with a multidisciplinary approach.

    Does your university practice what they preach? Do you want to address the problem of unnecessary air travel at your university? Check out the campaign toolkit at ExPlane (timetoexplane.com) that can help you raise awareness on the climate impact of flying and change your university’s travel policy. ExPlane aims to eliminate unnecessary travel and ensure that all decisions to travel by air are made consciously and with full awareness of the environmental impacts. It does this by asking universities to adopt fair and sustainable travel policies.

    CREDITS:
    Written by Kelsey DanksSound and direction by Thiviya NairProduction by Thomas RiedingerResearch by ExPlane and Claudia Moreno MenesesAlbum art by Marie PlesseCopywriting by Soham DattaPartnerships by Simona Jastremskaite
    CAST:
    Marta da Silva as MariaSarah Golding as EstherRuthanna Reardon as Scrybe App and NarratorLuis Alberto Martin as Speaker 1Aleksander Stepanovic as Speaker 2Amy Zhang representing ExPlaneKim von de Heide representing ExPlane
    No Place Green Enough is created by a team of scientists and artists collaborating to bring you interesting stories from across the globe. We are supported by ESAA, EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast, LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Drop us an email with your feedback and ideas at info@noplacegreenenough.com.

    Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects from freesound.org, zapsplat.com, orangefreesounds.com.Music from freemusicarchive.org, orangefreesounds.com, zapsplat.com and motionarray.com.Dawnage by KetsaEphemera by Scott BuckleyOh Radiant One by Siddhartha CorsusSnowfall by Scott Buckley

    • 25 min
    #002 - Finny Business

    #002 - Finny Business

    A wise man once said, "To the Dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage."
    Does the captain of a fishing fleet have what it takes to follow his conscience and listen to nature’s voice? Will he take a stand against the corrupt fisheries system by putting his livelihood on the line?
    Dive into 'Finny Business' as Thibaud Durand, captain of a French fishing vessel, and his men get caught in a thunderstorm in the Bay of Biscay and how the life-changing moments that follow spark his conscience to face up to his boss, stay firm against the corrupt system and put his money where his mouth is.
    This episode sheds light on the conflict between man and nature due to overfishing and looks forward to potentially sustainable solutions to safeguard the species diversity in exploited marine ecosystems.
    Help the dolphins in the Bay of Biscay! Thousands of them die over the winter season, as they are incidentally trapped in fishing nets. Join over 360,000 sea lovers and sign this petition to call for urgent measures to protect our dolphins. You can also check out Seas At Risk, an NGO working for the protection of our ocean and marine life.
    Sea Shepherd and Whale and Dolphin Conservation are also organisations that work towards protection for the dolphins on the Bay of Biscay.

    CREDITS:
    Written by Thiviya Nair and Thomas Riedinger. Sound and direction by Thiviya Nair. Research by Claudia Moreno Meneses. Album art by Marie Plesse. Copywriting by Soham Datta. Partnerships by Simona Jastremskaite. CAST:
    Matthew Vanston as Captain Thibaud Durand. Beatrice Armstrong as Ekko the Dolphin and Child. Aleksander Stepanovic as Maxime Marchand the Fishery Manager. Alain D’Regel as First Officer David. Rama Cruz as Deckhand 1, Loic. Gabriel Acuña as Deckhand 2, Damien. Myriam Lebon as Mother. Yina Perez as Tourist. Thiviya Nair as the Narrator. No Place Green Enough is created by a team of scientists and artists collaborating to bring you impactful stories from across the globe. We are supported by ESAA, EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast, LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Support us by dropping us an email at info@noplacegreenenough.com.


     Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects from zapsplat.com, freesound.org, thesoundpacktree.com, orangefreesounds.com. Music from freemusicarchive.org, orangefreesounds.com, zapsplat.com and motionarray.com. 

    • 27 min
    #001.3 - An Appetite for Change (Epilogue)

    #001.3 - An Appetite for Change (Epilogue)

    Where in the world is Lisa Wouters? An exhaustive world tour has finally brought Lisa face-to-face with her very own pile of food waste. Shocked at her past actions and ignorance, Lisa asks Labkost about what could be done to mitigate the problem. With her new lessons, Lisa must take one final step to take herself back home - can she make a change for the better deep within?

    Check out EnVie Atelier for soups made from surplus vegetables at your local Belgian Okay and Colruyt stores. Also, check out the Olio app to spread the love and lifespan of your food and even your belongings!

    CREDITS
    Written by Paule-Emilie Ruy. Screenplay by Thiviya Nair. Edited by Soham Datta.
    Research by Rita Meireles de Castro and Soham Datta.
    Mixed and produced by Thiviya Nair.

    CAST
    Lisa Wouters: Cyrielle Delvenne
    Labkost Galdearth: Jovan Perić
    Katic MacLerie: Jenny Pearson
    Yasmina de Vos: Eva Lambert
    Thomas Vermeulen: Stefan Gevaert
    Banque Alimantaire workers: Nicholas Theux-Lowen
    Mother Nature / Narrator: Thiviya Nair

    No Place Green Enough is a volunteer team of scientists and creatives collaborating to bring you multidimensional audio dramas. We are supported by EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast, LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Support us by dropping us an email at info@noplacegreenenough.com.

    Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects obtained from zapsplat.com, freesound.org, thesoundpacktree.com.
    Music from freemusicarchive.org and zapsplat.com.
    Soularflaire - Cue 5 is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Blear Moon - Jaeger's Cape is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Ketsa - Astral-Travel is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    The Rosen Sisters - Gravel Walk (Irish) is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND.)
    Crowander - Slow Smoke II is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)

    • 15 min
    #001.2 - An Appetite for Change - Adventures in Food Waste

    #001.2 - An Appetite for Change - Adventures in Food Waste

    After unexpectedly falling into a mysterious cave, Lisa Wouters is brought around the world by a frustrated EcoGnome named Labkost. Together, they see first-hand the consequences of her wasteful actions. Will Lisa connect the dots and accept her role in the food waste conundrum? Stay tuned for Part 3 of An Appetite for Change in the coming weeks!

    If you're in the mood to save your food, check out FoodWIN.org. FoodWIN is a team of food waste experts that collaborates with motivated actors to mitigate such losses. Check out their research in food waste management for your home and businesses, and make an estimate of your waste output with their food waste calculator.

    CREDITS
    Written by Paule-Emilie Ruy. Screenplay by Thiviya Nair. Edited by Soham Datta.
    Research by Rita Meireles de Castro and Soham Datta.
    Mixed and produced by Thiviya Nair.

    CAST
    Lisa Wouters: Cyrielle Delvenne
    Labkost Galdearth: Jovan Perić
    Mother Nature / Narrator: Thiviya Nair

    No Place Green Enough is a volunteer team of scientists and creatives collaborating to bring you multidimensional audio dramas. We are supported by EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast; LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Support us by dropping us an email at info@noplacegreenenough.com.

    Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects obtained from zapsplat.com, freesound.org, thesoundpacktree.com, orangefreesounds.com.
    Music from freemusicarchive.org.
    Siddhartha Corsus - Prasad is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Kai Engel - Crying Earth is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Soularflaire - Cue 5 is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Daniel Birch - The Shapes That Shadows Make is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)
    Ketsa - Astral-Travel is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-4.0.)

    • 21 min
    #001.1 - An Appetite for Change (Prologue)

    #001.1 - An Appetite for Change (Prologue)

    Lisa Wouters forgoes her fridge leftovers to enjoy a wintery night out with her friends in Ghent city, only to find herself yanked into an unexpected and unfamiliar place. Why has she been brought there, and where will this journey take her? Stay tuned for Part 2 of An Appetite for Change in the coming weeks!

    CREDITS
    Written by Paule-Emilie Ruy. Screenplay by Thiviya Nair. Edited by Soham Datta.Research by Rita Meireles de Castro and Soham Datta.Mixed and produced by Thiviya Nair.
    CAST
    Lisa Wouters: Cyrielle DelvenneThomas Vermeulen: Stefan GevaertYasmina de Vos: Eva LambertLydia Dubois: Vé De Koninck; Check out her work at instagram.com/seaorama!Labkost Galdearth: Jovan PerićMother Nature / Narrator: Thiviya Nair
    No Place Green Enough is a volunteer team of scientists and creatives collaborating to bring you multidimensional audio dramas. We are supported by EIT Climate-KIC and 350.org. Follow us on Twitter @NPGEpodcast, LinkedIn and Instagram at No Place Green Enough. Support us by dropping us an email at info@noplacegreenenough.com.

    Attribution Licenses:
    Sound effects obtained from zapsplat.com, freesound.org, thesoundpacktree.com.Music from freemusicarchive.org and zapsplat.com."The Underscore Orkestra - Irish Fairy (Remember the Oscar Wilde)" is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA.)"The Rosen Sisters - Gravel Walk (Irish)" is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND.)

    • 14 min

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