5 episodes

Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
Graphics: Hannah Robinson
Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS).

FULL TRANSCRIPTS: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

Liberating Sustainability Liberating Sustainability

    • Society & Culture

Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
Graphics: Hannah Robinson
Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS).

FULL TRANSCRIPTS: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    Liberating Sustainability - Sexuality

    Liberating Sustainability - Sexuality

    Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

    Do stereotypes of queer consumerism impact participation in sustainability movements? How does colonialism inform the lives of queer people and the environment? And what might ‘gay penguins’ reveal about the diversity of human experience? Exploring these questions are Dr. Joshua Russell, Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation at Canisius College, and Ria Patel, from London Young Greens and LGBTQIA+ Greens.

    Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
    Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
    Graphics: Hannah Robinson
    Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

    Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS). 



    FULL TRANSCRIPT: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    • 26 min
    Liberating Sustainability - Disability

    Liberating Sustainability - Disability

    Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

    From plastic straws to packaged foods, where are disabled people excluded from sustainability? Are they stereotyped as unproductive or social burdens? And is it fair that non-disabled people define what is acceptable sustainable behaviour? Unpacking these questions are Dr. Gregor Wolbring, Associate Professor in Disability Studies at the University of Calgary, and Malak Mayet, former NUS Disabled Students' Second Place.


    Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
    Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
    Graphics: Hannah Robinson
    Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

    Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS).



    FULL TRANSCRIPT: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    • 26 min
    Liberating Sustainability - Gender

    Liberating Sustainability - Gender

    Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

    Are young women sustainability activists subjugated in the mainstream media? Has privatising neoliberal socioeconomic and gender structures limited collective action? And what is the relationship between climate disaster and domestic food insecurity? Tackling these topics are Dr. Constance Russell, who specialises in critical environmental education and gender at Lakehead University, and Serena Jemmett, Amnesty UK's children's ambassador.


    Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
    Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
    Graphics: Hannah Robinson
    Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

    Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS). 



    FULL TRANSCRIPT: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    • 28 min
    Liberating Sustainability - Class

    Liberating Sustainability - Class

    Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.


    Can we frame environmental crises in terms of class interests? How have corporate and political elites restricted sustainability activism? And can collective action – and solidarity through difference - challenge the individualisation of the sustainability movement? Unpacking these questions are Dr. Stacia Ryder, environmental sociologist at the University of Exeter, and Fraser Amos, Green New Deal and Labour Party activist.


    Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
    Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
    Graphics: Hannah Robinson
    Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

    Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS). 



    FULL TRANSCRIPT: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    • 30 min
    Liberating Sustainability - Race

    Liberating Sustainability - Race

    Liberating Sustainability is an intersectional take on the climate emergency. In each episode, field-leaders from student liberation movements and academia deconstruct the exclusivity of sustainability activism and education.

    What is a climate refugee? How do colonial legacies limit multicultural participation in sustainability movements? And how can interpersonal relations make sustainability activism more inclusive? Exploring these topics are Judy Ling Wong CBE, Honorary President of the Black Environment Network, and Muna Ali, VP Activities Development at the Union of Kingston Students.

    Producer, Editor, Presenter: Jelena Sofronijevic (@jelsofron)
    Producer, Presenter: Hatty Ruddick (@hattyeru)
    Graphics: Hannah Robinson
    Music: Organisms // Chad Crouch

    Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS).



    FULL TRANSCRIPT: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lQEgzwshy2S_H74eWleZVR75vpRBAfqT?usp=sharing

    • 25 min

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