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The new podcast from the environmental charity Hubbub presented by Sarah Divall. This series passes the mic to grassroots activists, communities and people who are working hard and making big changes for their neighbours and for the planet.

Down To Earth - The Hubbub Podcast Hubbub

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The new podcast from the environmental charity Hubbub presented by Sarah Divall. This series passes the mic to grassroots activists, communities and people who are working hard and making big changes for their neighbours and for the planet.

    Through the wardrobe: How community, skills and sustainability can build a fairer fashion industry

    Through the wardrobe: How community, skills and sustainability can build a fairer fashion industry

     Why is what we wear important for the planet?
     
     Fashion has a big price tag for the planet and for the people who make our clothes, in the latest #DownToEarth podcast find out how community, skills and sustainability could build a fairer fashion industry that keeps us in style. 
     
     Meet Malika and Fatheha, two of the makers at FabricWorks, an organisation that supports unemployed, marginalised women into living wage work in the fashion industry and Emma Slade Edmonson discussing how brands can build socially and environmentally conscious businesses. 

    More from Hubbub here:  https://www.hubbub.org.uk

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 29 min
    Bees and Beyond: How Biodiversity Keeps The World Turning

    Bees and Beyond: How Biodiversity Keeps The World Turning

    Biodiversity, it's about more than just bees  🐝

    In the latest episode of Down To Earth we're celebrating all the amazing plants, animals, bacteria and fungi evolved over millions of years which help to keep rivers clean and our soil healthy.

    Big thanks to the Agemmenon Otero, the brains behind Energy Garden and Ed Scott the Harvest Manager at Riverford farms for speaking to us in this episode.

    Energy Garden - https://www.energygarden.org.uk/

    Riverford Farms - https://www.riverford.co.uk/
     
    More from Hubbub here:

    https://www.hubbub.org.uk

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 29 min
    No Roof Unused: Turning skylines from grey to green

    No Roof Unused: Turning skylines from grey to green

    How can we make the most of unused space in cities? 

    As 68% of us are predicted to be living in urban areas by 2050, finding innovative ways to green cities is more important than ever. In this episode host Sarah Divall investigates the rise of green roofs in urban areas and how they're helping to reduce temperatures and flooding, as well as providing an oasis in the city skyline for people and wildlife.
    Thanks to Dave Richards at RISC and Dusty Gedge for speaking to us, find out more about what they do below! 
    https://www.risc.org.uk/main
    https://dustygedge.co.uk/

    More from Hubbub here:

    https://www.hubbub.org.uk

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 28 min
    A neighbourhood fridge: Why sharing food is knitting communities together

    A neighbourhood fridge: Why sharing food is knitting communities together

    How can we make the most of our food?
    In this episode Sarah explores how we can reduce the 300,000 tonnes of food waste that's thrown away every year in the UK and support local communities at the same time. One answer is community fridges.
    She meets Shanthi Priyalatha, who runs the High Wycombe community fridge which redistributes surplus food to their neighbours.  We also hear from Catherine Dishington, Food Policy officer at the Co-op. 
    The High Wycombe community fridge is supported with funding from the Rothschild Foundation.
    Find out more about community fridges: https://www.hubbub.org.uk/the-community-fridge

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 25 min
    Chain Reaction: Breaking taboos and inspiring more cyclists

    Chain Reaction: Breaking taboos and inspiring more cyclists

     Did you know that 4/5ths of people in the UK rarely, if ever, get on a bike?
     As well as reducing air pollution and traffic on roads, cycling is great for people, improving health and strengthening communities. 

    In the second episode of Down To Earth: The Hubbub Podcast, host Sarah Divall catches up with Sabeha Miah, a community worker in Tower Hamlets breaking down barriers and encouraging more Muslim women to get cycling. She also meets Morten Kaball, the former Mayor of Copenhagen, who explains how they became one of the world's most popular cycling cities. 
     To find out more about Cycle Sisters head to https://www.cyclesisters.org.uk/tower-hamlets
    To find our more about Hubbub's work visit https://www.hubbub.org.uk

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 26 min
    Old Phones, New Friends: How second hand phones are transforming lives

    Old Phones, New Friends: How second hand phones are transforming lives

    Did you know there are 7 million people in the UK who don't have access to the internet? 
    In the  first episode of Down To Earth: The Hubbub Podcast, Sarah Divall investigates the issue of e-waste, which is the fastest growing waste stream in the world - generating fifty million metric tonnes a year, and discovers how we can protect the environment by donating our secondhand tech to get communities connected.

    Community Calling is run in partnership with O2 to find out more about the project and how you can get involved visit: https://www.hubbub.org.uk/communitycalling

    A Boom Shakalaka Production for Hubbub
    Produced by Eva Krysiak
    Podcast theme by Chris Warrington
    Mixed by Alexis Adimora

    • 26 min

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