Earth Shakers is a brand new podcast hosted by Lizzie Carr, an eco-adventurer, campaigner, author and founder of the environmental movement, Planet Patrol.
Lizzie has spent the last five years bringing attention to some of the most pressing issues affecting our planet. And with so much happening in the world right now - all at lightening speed - it can feel like a pretty daunting place.
Earth Shakers is her brand new podcast designed to help us feel equipped and empowered to make a positive difference in the world. This podcast delves into the minds of leading scientists, social innovators, activists, storytellers, adventurers and thinkers who are shaking up the planet, and making sense of the chaos. These individuals are pushing boundaries to forge a better world and we discuss everything from the challenges faced, sacrifices made and visions for the future, as well as the motivators that keep them going.
We’ll be able to learn something from every single one of them and, importantly, they will be providing us with the knowledge and tools to show up and take action in our daily lives - bringing out the earth shaker that exists in us all.
Stay tuned in with the conversation on my Instagram @lizzie_outside and #earthshakers
"Carving out a Career in Nature + Why Birds Matter" ft. David Lindo aka The Urban Birder
For the final episode of this season of Earth Shakers, your host, eco-campaigner and non-profit CEO Lizzie Carr sits down virtually with David Lindo, also known as The Urban Birder. David is a broadcaster, writer, naturalist, photographer, urban tour leader and of course, a birder. David spends a large amount of his time promoting bird conservation and seeks to bring awareness and education to global citizens alike, encouraging everyone to step outside, wherever they are in the world to enjoy some urban birding and connect with nature.
During the pandemic lockdown, record numbers of people around the UK have taken up birding, the RSPB has seen a 69% increase in its website traffic and we have recently seen the Big Garden Birdwatch, the largest citizen science project in the UK. Birding is suddenly cool and long time birder David Lindo is here to tell us more...
In this episode Lizzie and David discuss how he has made a career out of birding and conservation, dispelling the myths of the stereotypical ‘anorak’ birders, the challenges facing the bird populations and David passes on some tips for first time urban birders!
"Looking Back on 2020 + Looking Forward to 2021" ft. Lizzie Carr
This week Earth Shakers host, Lizzie Carr, is in the hot seat while producer Stevie takes over host duties asking Lizzie about her world as you may not see it through the lens of her non-profit and social media channels.
Get to know Lizzie as she discusses the challenges that she has faced in the last year as a result of the pandemic; how she has shifted her business, her climate change campaigning, her community engagement on plastic, while also being pregnant, giving birth and managing health anxiety. We pack a LOT into this episode as Lizzie lets us behind the scenes of her life as an intersectional campaigner, podcaster and of course, new mum.
As a special bonus for this episode, Lizzie has asked 3 campaigners for their top tips especially for you for 2021, thinking about ways that you too can be an Earth Shaker!
"The Problem with Biodegradables + Microplastics in the Food Chain" ft. Professor Richard Thompson
In this fascinating episode, activism and science come together as Lizzie and Richard get to grips with some of the big questions around the way we produce, use and dispose of plastic; why there are huge benefits to using plastic and in manufacturing, some disadvantages of living plastic-free that would in fact have equally negative effects on the environment, the impact of the inevitable and current consumption of plastic via the food chain, and what should we expect when something says “biodegradable” in its marketing.
"Building Mental Strength + Finding Yourself Through Adventure" ft. Justine Gosling
Have you ever considered leaving the 9 to 5 for something a little different? Then this episode is for you!
In this episode Lizzie talks to Justine Gosling. Justine is a professional explorer and Respiratory Health specialist for the World Health Organisation. Normally based in Denmark, Justine returned to the UK to work on the front-lines in the NHS to support the effort against COVID.
"Eco-Anxiety, Gratitude + The Power Of Healthy Soil" ft. Ryland Engelhart (Netflix's Kiss The Ground)
Ryland Engelhart is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit called Kiss the Ground, and is the producer of ‘Kiss The Ground’ the Movie on Netflix which aims to spread the message of the importance of soil regeneration in the fight against climate change. He has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur, building a family business of sustainable, organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern California.
In this episode Lizzie talks to Ryland about his journey of entrepreneurship and environmental activism that led him to producing the Netflix documentary ‘Kiss The Ground’.
"Zero Waste Cooking + Re-Connecting With Nature" ft. Douglas McMaster
Douglas McMaster is a known throughout the food industry for his innovative and ethical practices. In 2014 he won the ‘BBC Young Chef of the Year Award’ followed by ‘Britain’s Most Innovative Chef’ at the first Young British Foodie awards. His Hackney restaurant, Silo, is the world’s first ever zero-waste restaurant. By working with suppliers who deliver ‘package-free’ produce, flour milled on-site and compost machines, Silo has achieved the zero-waste concept serving food that would have otherwise been wasted in the name of fine dining.
In this episode Douglas shares his 3 zero-waste pillars for success and he and Lizzie discuss the culture change needed to live a zero-waste life, get back to nature and encourage sustainable living.
You can follow Douglas on instagram @mcmasterchef
Doug’s 3 pillars for zero-waste living shared in this episode: Direct Trade; Whole Food preparation; Composting
Inspiring and thought provoking!
Love this new podcast from Lizzie Carr. I’ve been a fan of hers for a couple of years now and the guests she has on are brilliant - talking about how they’re shaking up their respective industries and pushing boundaries. So inspiring!