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This is an audio version of my website – adamstoner.com – featuring on-the-spot dispatches from wherever I may be.


About Adam Ayrton Stoner


I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since.


I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. 


I write (and talk on this podcast) about a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential.


You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by subscribing to this podcast and to my monthly email newsletter, Recently at adamstoner.com.

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    • Personal Journals

This is an audio version of my website – adamstoner.com – featuring on-the-spot dispatches from wherever I may be.


About Adam Ayrton Stoner


I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since.


I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. 


I write (and talk on this podcast) about a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential.


You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by subscribing to this podcast and to my monthly email newsletter, Recently at adamstoner.com.

    All emails answered

    All emails answered

    This post was originally published on adamstoner.com. It's called "All emails answered" and you can read it at adamstoner.com/emails and below...


    Since mid-January, I’ve been replying to 100% of my emails. Every single one. It’s something I gleamed from Derek Sivers who over the past ten years has replied to 200,000 emails from 86,000 people – including ones from me. Thanks, Derek.


    I used to hate email. It used to scare me. Far too formal. Far too pressing. Then, out of nowhere, I decided I was going to reply to every single email I received.


    Yes, every email.


    Even the spam emails. Even the mailing list emails. Even the ‘I filmed you jerking off through your computer webcam send me $12,000 in Bitcoin or I’ll send it to your contact list’ emails. (I wouldn’t pay even if it were true. My contact list might though, just so they don’t have to see that.)


    All emails answered.


    Email became fun. It became cheeky and chatty and casual. It became less about being a to-do list organised by other people and more about being a water cooler moment in the middle of my day. I began to like email and I think you can too.


    Email me.


    I'm me@adamstoner.com.


    Sometimes I'll fire back a 'Thanks!', sometimes I'll fire back something more in-depth and personal. Become a member by signing up for free at the bottom of any page on adamstoner.com and you'll get a VIP priority email address so I'll reply to you even faster.

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    How to become a climate activist

    How to become a climate activist

    This post was originally published on adamstoner.com. It's called "How to become a climate activist" and you can read it at adamstoner.com/climate and below...


    Understand the problem


    Watch Climate 101 with Bill NyeWatch Al Gore's 2006 documentary An Inconvenient TruthRead This Changes Everything by Naomi KleinKeep an eye on respectable news outlets and recognise and accept that extreme weather events and climate change are inextricably linkedFind out more about global carbon budgets and what happens if we exceed them by reading Global Carbon Budget 2019Read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on what happens at a global warming of just 1.5ºC

    Understand the solutions


    Accept there is consensus. 97% of peer-reviewed climate scientists agree climate change is human-caused.Watch Al Gore's 2017 documentary An Inconvenient SequelRead Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global WarmingRead How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything by Mike Berners-LeeResearch zero-waste living. Research plastic-free lifestyles. Research recycling schemes in your area and fossil fuel free sources of power (I use use Bulb)

    Act


    Swap to products and companies that share your newfound valuesWeigh your options and cut your own carbon footprintRead This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion HandbookRead No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference or watch a speech by Greta ThunbergRead On Fire by Naomi KleinDonate to an environmental not-for-profitPlant trees (US: One Tree Planted / UK: Offset Earth)Write to your local elected representatives and ask what they're doing to address the climate crisis. Press them. Keep pressing them. Fire them if they don't act.Write to your local business leaders and ask what they're doing to address the climate crisis. Press them. Keep pressing them. Boycott their companies if they don't act.Refuse to debate the science. The climate crisis is fact and we have no time for liars or self-preservationists.Go on a climate marchGo on climate strikeTell others about the climate crisis (and feel free to share this page to help inform them)

    Contact


    I love hearing from people. Introduce yourself via email and say hello – I reply to all.


    Email: me@adamstoner.com


    Social: @admstnr on Twitter

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    Who is Adam Ayrton Stoner?

    Who is Adam Ayrton Stoner?

    Hello, my name is Adam!


    I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since.


    I also freelance as a brand and experience designer, working with clients such as RadioDNS, Digital Radio UK, and Clearwater Hampers. If you'd like to hire me to work on your project, get in touch using the contact details below.


    I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I'm discovering more about the things that help make life more simple, safe, and private. When I need to deepen my understanding of something, I tend to break it down to a single problem and design either a product or a digital tool to investigate that problem. In the past, I’ve made both a physical and digital clock with a single hand that takes 365 days to complete a revolution, a tool that destroys tweets on a rolling basis, and more.


    Ethics and integrity are a couple of my core principles. I find the ongoing assault against privacy an affront which is why I financially and morally support tools that help grant individuals more privacy including zero-knowledge cloud storage and end-to-end encrypted messaging.


    I've run social enterprise initiatives with these same values in mind, including a multi-award-winning cider co-operative. Profits went to support local projects including the University of Gloucestershire's Tone Radio – where I spent two years as Head of News and Head of Technical during university – and the All Golds rugby league team. As a member of 1% For The Planet, I continue to support organisations that do good by donating 1% of my income to charities including Greenpeace, Cool Earth, ClientEarth, and more.


    On my website and in this podcast I write and talk about a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential.


    You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by becoming a member of my website and subscribing to my monthly email newsletter, Recently.


    To stay up to date with my work, follow me on Twitter, subscribe to this podcast, or to my website via RSS.


    You can also visit by Now page at /now, where you'll find out what my priorities are as of this very moment.


    Contact


    I love hearing from people. Introduce yourself via email and say hello – I reply to all courteous people.


    Email: me@adamstoner.com


    Social: @admstnr on Twitter

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