Climate Champions leverages the public's adoration of sport to delve into conversations about climate change, zero waste, carbon neutrality, energy conservation, climate adaptation, disaster recovery, ocean plastics, and more. The first season was an 11-episode series launched in June 2019. It's followed by a Season 2 and Season 3 dual-release in Summer 2020.
Bonus episode - Dr. Tom Carter
Dr. Thomas Carter is a Reader in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton and the Executive Director of Football for Peace. Dr. Carter is a sport anthropologist and specialist in sport migration, and joins the podcast to discuss his career, the unique opportunities that lie in sport-for-development work, and the added pressures that climate change will add to migration systems.
Bonus episode - Stephania Ergemlidze
Stephania Ergemlidze started a one-woman movement in the summer of 2020 when she took her basketball hoop to protest sites around the U.S. to facilitate positive interactions between groups. She joins the podcast to discuss her personal trajectory, the role of sports in strengthening communities and addressing inequities.
SSN 3, EP 16. COFFEY on using running and sport as a venue for protest
In this last 4-episode segment of The Listening Sessions, we get into the solutions. How to fix environmental and social issues in sport? The fourth answer comes from COFFEY, a NYC-based filmmaker, runner, and community organizer who uses running as his platform for protest and community-building. He sheds light on the possibility and potential that lies in using our favorite sports or activities as sites for resistance and healing.
SSN 3 - EP 15. Charles T. Brown on designing safe and inclusive public spaces for sport
In this last 4-episode segment of The Listening Sessions, we get into the solutions. How to fix environmental and social issues in sport? The third answer is brought forth by Charles T. Brown, a researcher and adjunct professor at Rutgers University, who highlights the inequities in the ways our communities, streets, and public spaces are designed and proposes that prioritizing those people closest to pain (especially Black, Brown, and low income communities) and inviting them to join decision-makers at the table is central to finding solutions.
SSN 3, EP 14. The Sport Sustainability Research Collective on partnerships and collaboration
In this last 4-episode segment of The Listening Sessions, we get into the solutions. How to fix environmental and social issues in sport? The second answer comes from Aileen McManamon, Kristen Fulmer, and Monica Rowand, who together with Dr. Maddy Orr form the Sport Sustainability Research Collective. These sustainability specialists highlight the enormous potential that lies in partnerships and collaboration for addressing major challenges in sport.
SSN 3, EP 13. Dr. Ann Pegoraro and Dr. Lindsey Darvin on putting women and POC into positions of power
In this last 4-episode segment of The Listening Sessions, we get into the solutions. How to fix environmental and social issues in sport? The first answer comes from Drs. Ann Pegoraro and Lindsey Darvin, experts on gender issues in sport, who highlight the potential and benefits of putting women and POC into positions of power.
It is so great to hear from these different leaders and how they’re influencing the sport and environmental sector