Official Podcast of Eco Circle International
Today we are faced with the daunting reality of the environmental crises. But together, we can solve it. One action, one conversation, one insight, at a time. Join Chloe Young and Georgia Scarr, environmentalists from the youth led non-profit Eco Circle International, along with other globally influential figures, as they unpack the intersections of climate change, human rights, economics, and more. Stay tuned for new episodes every week!
Waste and Pollution in Africa (Kevin Mtai)
Kevin Mtai is an environmental activist from Kenya who has done significant work with various organizations and campaigns, such as ‘Mock COP26’ and ‘Africa Is Not A Dumpster’. With a medical background and vast experience in the environmental crises, he told us about the various negative impacts of landfill, in addition to corporate, government and individual responsibility in reducing waste, specifically in the case of Africa.
Sustainability Within The Electricity Industry (Neena Hemmady)
In this episode, we met with environmental engineer, Neena Hemmady, and discussed the pushes for sustainability that she’s been able to achieve whilst working at an electricity utility. We spoke about the importance of working from the inside of a major fossil fuel emitting industry and about having hope for the future of energy.
Vertical Farming: A Sustainable Way to Combat Food Insecurity (Eddy Badrina)
In today’s episode, our hosts spoke with Eddy Badrina, CEO of Eden Green. Eden Green uses vertical farming technology to help the world sustainably grow large amounts of food to create a healthier and happier existence for all. Urban farming is expanding rapidly, and with good reason. Our guest explains how vertical farming actually works, the advantages and disadvantages to it, and how it can be scaled globally.
Environmentalism in the Middle East and Local Food Systems (Rayan Kassem)
Mainstream media often only focuses on the environmental movement in the West, however, the environmental crises varies widely around the world. Rayan Kassem, who has lived in Lebanon, Austria and Denmark, provides us insight into these differences, and their significance. Such discrepancies also occur in food systems, and we discuss the significance of sustainable food and how it differs depending on the surrounding ecosystem and local conditions.
COP 25 and Environmental Organizing (Roz Beile)
In this episode, we spoke with Roz Beile - a youth environmental activist who attended the COP 25 summit in Madrid and has experience working with various non-profits focused on the environmental crises. We discussed how international conferences are often just “political photo opportunities” and the significance of youth voices in actively using various platforms to create sustainable change.
Nisreen Elsaim: Effect of Climate Change on Sudan, Gender Inequalities and Youth Voices
Nisreen Elsaim is a Sudanese leader in the climate movement, as well as the Chairperson of the UN Secretary-General's Youth Advisory on Climate Change. After receiving her degree in Physics and Renewable energy, in addition to gaining experience through being an International Junior Negotiator and involvement with various African climate groups, she is well versed in the impacts of the environmental crises (specifically on Sudan). Today, we spoke about her experiences, the effect of climate change on low-income countries, gender inequalities, and the link between climate and conflict.
In the interview, she mentioned a video about the impacts of recent flooding on Sudan which you can see here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10222246733810679&id=1035339508
Eye opening and inspiring
Wow! Really makes me reflect on all the intersections of environmentalism in my own life. I particularly enjoyed the episode with Ashley Przedwiecki - I am going to start seeing myself as a fashion “citizen” and reconsider my own shopping habits.
Love this podcast!!!
The youth perspective is so unique and I am so excited for future episodes!
Interesting and inspirational
So proud of these youth activists and am excited for more episodes for me to continue to learn about how to combat the environmental crises!