25 episodes

This podcast series by Friends of the Earth brings you inspiring stories from the frontlines of the climate movement, frank discussion of the issues and solutions at play and takes a look at how anyone can have an impact.

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    • 3.5 • 13 Ratings

This podcast series by Friends of the Earth brings you inspiring stories from the frontlines of the climate movement, frank discussion of the issues and solutions at play and takes a look at how anyone can have an impact.

    How 17,000 people took Shell to court - and won

    How 17,000 people took Shell to court - and won

    This summer, in a ground-breaking ruling, a Dutch court ordered Shell to reduce its emissions. This is the first time a company has been made to take action to prevent climate breakdown.  

    The case was brought by Friends of the Earth Netherlands, alongside 17,000 co-plaintiffs and other organisations.

    In this episode Fran and Finn speak to Nine de Pater, from Friends of the Earth Netherlands, to hear more about the case and how these changes can have a wide impact on our planet. 

    This is the last episode in the current season, How to Save the Planet podcast will be taking a break until the new year. Thanks for listening! 
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    • 27 min
    Black Girls Hike

    Black Girls Hike

    As lockdowns ease and we're able to get out again we look at groups working to address the under-representation of black and brown people in the outdoors. Over a couple of future episodes, we speak to people who are challenging this. 

    Louisa and Danny speak to Rhiane Fatinikun. In 2019 Rhiane set up a small walking group Black Girls Hike, which today has thousands of members, providing a safe space for black women to explore the outdoors and reconnect with nature.

    Find Black Girls Hike here: https://www.bghuk.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/bgh_uk/ 
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    • 22 min
    What’s wrong with the Policing Bill?

    What’s wrong with the Policing Bill?

    We explore the governments controversial new Policing Bill, speaking to our Head of Political Affairs, Dave Timms about the risk to peaceful protest and Mattey Mitchell from Friends, Families and Travellers about its potential devastating effects on the rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.
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    • 40 min
    Do local elections matter?

    Do local elections matter?

    On 6th May polls open for local elections around England and Wales, for communities to vote for their next Mayor, Metro Mayor, local council and Senedd representatives. 
    But interest in local elections can be low, with the power of your local representatives to make big decisions for our planet often get overlooked. 

    This episode we spoke to Connie and Jackie, local campaigners in Friends of the Earth's network of grassroots groups. They talk to us about what they want to see as a priority for local candidates, how they got involved in local action and what gives them hope.


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    • 35 min
    Want a green job?

    Want a green job?

    A green, low carbon future means new jobs and industries that are good for the environment and the people in them. But what counts as a green job? Do people really want them? How do you get one? And what should government be doing to create more?

    We're joined today by Clare Linton from Urban Transport Group and Lola Fayokun from Teach The Future to talk all things green jobs.


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    • 45 min
    What's wrong with the economy anyway?

    What's wrong with the economy anyway?

    Part of our plan for building  a greener and fairer future as we recover from the pandemic is to fix the broken economy. But what's broken about it? What might a different approach look like? And what difference would that actually make to your life?

    Fran and Danny talk to Adrienne Buller from think tank Common Wealth who answers all of these burning questions. 

    Want to hear from us on a specific topic? Tweet us @friends_earth or email podcast@foe.co.uk and let us know.

    Find out more about Common Wealth at https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

***sciguy*** ,

The planet is fine

It is our environment that is in jeopardy. Otherwise, great podcast!

Klenarto ,

Great podcast and message

Love this podcast. I really appreciate the “How screwed are we?” Question and the action items at the end.

Ilovepidcast08 ,

Love it

Save the planet! Omg!!!! Animals matter more than humanity!

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