32 episodes

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.

Eco Insights Eco Circle International

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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.

    Utilizing Technology to Combat Air Pollution (Darren Riley)

    Utilizing Technology to Combat Air Pollution (Darren Riley)

    Today, Chloe and Georgia spoke with Darren Riley, Co-Founder and CEO of JustAir. After earning his B.S. in Information Systems, Darren decided to use his love of data and technology to mitigate the issue of air pollution, specifically in BIPOC communities, by starting JustAir. JustAir aims to collect data and make it accessible to all so that air quality disparities can be identified and solved in order to ensure everyone has access to clean air, regardless of what community they were born into. We spoke to Darren about the general issue of air pollution, his experience with JustAir, and the importance of communicating science effectively. 

    After listening, be sure to check out JustAir by visiting their website.

    • 17 min
    The Nexus of Judaism & Environmentalism (Penelope Kopp)

    The Nexus of Judaism & Environmentalism (Penelope Kopp)

    In this episode we welcomed Penelope Kopp, a Co-Founding National Leadership Board Member and current Actions Director of the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM). JYCM is a Gen-Z led movement dedicated to combating climate change and environmental injustice from a Jewish lens. We spoke to Penelope about the intersection of Judaism and environmentalism, JYCM’s works and her own experiences with this work, and how faith-based environmentalism can shape political and cultural perspectives.

    Be sure to check out JYCM’s work here: https://www.jewishyouthclimatemovement.org

    • 23 min
    Urban Planning, Community Engagement & Walkable Cities (Jamie Simone)

    Urban Planning, Community Engagement & Walkable Cities (Jamie Simone)

    In this episode of Eco Insights, our hosts interview Jamie Simone, a social worker turned urban planner who designed the iconic 606 Trail in Chicago. We discuss the importance of active listening, community engagement, and sustainable urban design. Have you ever thought about all the planning and effort that goes into the structures, transport, sidewalks and roads we use every day? Listen to this episode to learn more?

    • 17 min
    The New Ecological Paradigm (Kelly Tzoumis)

    The New Ecological Paradigm (Kelly Tzoumis)

    We are excited to welcome Dr. Kelly Tzoumis, a professor of Environmental Public Policy and Public Administration at Depaul University, to the podcast. The focus of the episode was a specific aspect of her work: The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP). The NEP is a survey consisting of 15 questions used to measure environmental concern among a group of people. Our insightful conversation with Dr. Tzoumis consisted of discussing the survey itself, the importance of understanding how factors like race and socio-economic status influence environmental worldview, the applications of the NEP in environmental policy, and more. How do you think your background influences your environmental worldview?

    • 22 min
    Science Policy (Kavitha Chintam)

    Science Policy (Kavitha Chintam)

    On today’s episode we interview Kavi Chintam, a PhD candidate for Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University working in the intersection between science and policy. We discuss the importance of the inclusion of science in policy making and reducing controversy in politics, as well as the role science policy plays in reducing environmental injustice. Have you heard of science policy? Do you think science should play a larger role in politics today?

    • 17 min
    Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Youthtopia (Melati Wijsen)

    Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Youthtopia (Melati Wijsen)

    Today we welcomed Melati Wijsen, the Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags (an NGO which focuses on eliminating plastic bags from communities around the world) and Youthtopia (a platform that aims to provide a space for young people to become change makers) to the podcast. Melati is committed to mobilizing young people across the globe to take action on the climate crisis, and in this episode, we discuss her work with both organizations, gaining public respect as youth, the importance of collaboration in environmentalism, and how to act local while still thinking global. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Stephen.123 ,

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.

Mom and C ,

Love this podcast!!!

The youth perspective is so unique and I am so excited for future episodes!

Podcast Enthusiast :)) ,

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!

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