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At Animalia we aim to share important stories and information related to protecting this planet and positively impacting the public discussion around climate, biodiversity, and the natural world.

    S2:E33 (Full Version) - THE CRITICAL ROLE OF CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

    S2:E33 (Full Version) - THE CRITICAL ROLE OF CLIMATE ACTIVISTS

    Today we are bringing you a very special and valuable discussion with two incredible young climate activists:


    Raeesah Nor Mohamed from South Africa
    Hussein Ali Ghandour from Lebanon

    Over the past few years, you've seen an uptick in protests, marches, and demonstrations from incredible people like Raeesah and Hussein from all over the world.  At COP26 in Glasgow, over 100,000 activists made their way outside the event to demonstrate and push for more decisive action from world leaders.

    But have you had the chance to actually talk to them?  To understand what motivates them to give everything they have to this issue? To sacrifice so much?  To listen to their message?  To step into their shoes even for a moment?  Well today you do. Because Raeesah and Hussein have been kind enough to join us.

    I encourage you to share this episode with friends and family so they too can hear the perspectives they probably don't often get to hear, especially from uniquely challenging places in the world such as South Africa & Lebanon.

    And please go and follow and support them both online if you can!
    Raeesah on Instagram is @pure.rae.of.sunshinee and on Twitter she is @raeesahnm
    Hussein on Twitter is @ghandour567

    Raeesah also wanted us to share a link to the Climate Justice Charter, so I encourage you all to check it out.

    https://www.safsc.org.za/climate-justice-charter/

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    S2:E32 (5-minute Summary)- USING BEER TO PUSH THE CLIMATE AGENDA FORWARD

    S2:E32 (5-minute Summary)- USING BEER TO PUSH THE CLIMATE AGENDA FORWARD

    This is the 5-minute summary version of our episode sitting down with New Belgium's Katie Wallace and how the company is pioneering ways to help save this planet, including making a rather horrible version of their flagship beer, Fat Tire, to resemble what beer may taste like if we don't get our act together.

    If you are interested in this short summary version, please go and check out the full episode!

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    • 7 min
    S2:E32 (Full Version) - USING BEER TO PUSH THE CLIMATE AGENDA FORWARD

    S2:E32 (Full Version) - USING BEER TO PUSH THE CLIMATE AGENDA FORWARD

    Who knew beer could be one of our best levers in climate communications? 
    This week on Animalia, we sit down with Katie Wallace, New Belgium's Director of Social & Environmental Impact, to discuss some of their pioneering approaches to advancing climate action, including making a rather horrible future version of what beer may taste like if we continue to destroy this planet.
    You probably know New Belgium from their flagship craft beer, Fat Tire.  What you might not know is that the company was founded by a former social worker and all the way back in 1999, yes while we were all worried about Y2K, New Belgium was converting their electricity from fossil fuel sourced to wind. So taking action on environmental initiatives is nothing new for them.
    But seriously...the climate crisis beer....you'll have to hear the episode to find out more.
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    Here are links to a couple of the references Katie made in our chat:

    https://www.amazon.com/Righteous-Mind-Divided-Politics-Religion/dp/0307455777
    https://www.amazon.com/Social-Conquest-Earth-Edward-Wilson/dp/0871403633

    • 50 min
    S2:E31 (5-Minute Summary) BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE & AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WALK INTO A BAR...

    S2:E31 (5-Minute Summary) BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE & AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WALK INTO A BAR...

    This is the 5-minute(ish) summary version of our episode about the biodiversity crisis and it's links to climate justice with anthropologist Eduardo Brondizio.

    Eduardo is a professor at Indiana University. He's also Co-Chair of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. An organization dedicated to the furthering of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for long term human well being and ecosystem health.

    If you are interested in this shortened summary version, please go ahead and check out the full episode!



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    Speaking of biodiversity, we are launched a special edition collection of sustainably made hoodie and sweats (100% certified green cotton from Groceries Apparel) to help raise funds and awareness for Polymita snails. A snail endemic to Cuba that is under serious threat and with it, the Cuban forests.  Learn more about that project and the team in Cuba fighting to protect these snails here.

    • 7 min
    S2:E31 (Full Version) BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE & AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WALK INTO A BAR.....

    S2:E31 (Full Version) BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE & AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WALK INTO A BAR.....

    We've long been exploring ways to help people understand the relationship between our climate and biodiversity crises.

    Well, who better to do this than an Environmental Anthropologist?  After all, theses crises are results of human behavior and systems, and anthropology is the study of that those behaviors and systems.

    Eduardo Brondizio is an anthropologist at Indiana University.  He's also Co-Chair of the IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. An organization dedicated to the furthering of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for long term human well being and ecosystem health.

    This episode should help clarify just how interlinked the issues of biodiversity, climate, and social justice are.  As well as why biodiversity has had a bit of a public communications challenge and how to address it.

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    Speaking of biodiversity, we are launched a special edition collection of sustainably made hoodie and sweats (100% certified green cotton from Groceries Apparel) to help raise funds and awareness for Polymita snails. A snail endemic to Cuba that is under serious threat and with it, the Cuban forests.  Learn more about that project and the team in Cuba fighting to protect these snails here.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S2:E30 (5-Minute Summary) DECARBONIZING OUR ELECTRICITY GRID

    S2:E30 (5-Minute Summary) DECARBONIZING OUR ELECTRICITY GRID

    This is the abbreviated, 5-minute teaser version of our episode with Dylan Leazes, who works in Congress, on the need to decarbonize our electricity grid and some of the policy work it will take to get there.  If you are interested in hearing more based on this discussion, be sure to check out the Full Episode published just before this.

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    • 6 min

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