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Green spaces, mental health, and sustainability. Welcome to Mind the Green Space, the podcast where we discuss the important topics of mental health and saving our green spaces through our love of adventure! Hosted by Alicia Thomas, we will be talking to some inspiring people from adventurers to sustainability experts. This podcast is in collaboration with Pedal 4 Parks, a project in which 5 eco-conscious adventurers will take on the task of cycling on land and sea the length of the UK to raise awareness of green spaces across the U.K.

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Green spaces, mental health, and sustainability. Welcome to Mind the Green Space, the podcast where we discuss the important topics of mental health and saving our green spaces through our love of adventure! Hosted by Alicia Thomas, we will be talking to some inspiring people from adventurers to sustainability experts. This podcast is in collaboration with Pedal 4 Parks, a project in which 5 eco-conscious adventurers will take on the task of cycling on land and sea the length of the UK to raise awareness of green spaces across the U.K.

    02. CEO of Cairngorms National Park Authority Talks About How Much Authority They Really Have.

    02. CEO of Cairngorms National Park Authority Talks About How Much Authority They Really Have.

    This week we are joined by Grant the CEO of the Cairngorms National Park Authority to talk about all things the Cairngorms.  We touch on current projects going on in the national parks from rewilding to active travel. Grant shares his knowledge on just how national park authorities work and their partnership with the local communities. 

    To find out more about the Cairngorms National Park head to their website: https://cairngorms.co.uk/



    To keep up to date with all things Mind the Green Space follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mindthegreenspace?utm_medium=copy_link

    To find out more about our host Alicia Thomas, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/ 

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control. 

    We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every other Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out!

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    01. Climate Action and Nature at COP26 with David Saddington

    01. Climate Action and Nature at COP26 with David Saddington

    To kick off season 2 we are joined by the head of the nature campaign at COP26, David Saddington. David is the face of nature at COP26 so who better to have on to talk about climate action on nature.  COP26 is the world's final chance to come together and make real change happen, so in this episode, we get into all things COP26 and what to expect.  To find out more about David check out his Instagram: https://instagram.com/environmentdave?utm_medium=copy_link If you want to keep updated with what's going on at COP and find out more about the nature campaign check out the COP26 website: https://ukcop26.org/ Can you believe we're on season 2?!!!!! A year ago I couldn't have dreamed of the success this podcast has had, and I'm so excited to share this journey with you. Speaking to so many inspirational people has been really eye-opening over the last year and I hope that at least one podcast has helped someone.  To keep up to date with all things Mind the Green Space follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mindthegreenspace?utm_medium=copy_link To find out more about our host Alicia Thomas, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/ Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control. We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every other Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out

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    36. 5 Cyclists Take on World's First, Cycling Over Land and Sea to Raise Awareness of UK National Parks.

    36. 5 Cyclists Take on World's First, Cycling Over Land and Sea to Raise Awareness of UK National Parks.

    It's the final episode of season 1!! And it only made sense that we were joined by the Pedal 4 Parks team to hear just how their world's first expedition went! If you're unfamiliar with Pedal 4 Parks, It is a team of 5 cyclists, who in June this year cycled an extended JOGLE, taking on a world-first by cycling over land and sea. During the cycle, the team interviewed a plethora of amazing people who are taking part in groundbreaking initiatives to protect green spaces in the UK. 

    The cycle and interviews will be made into an eco-adventure documentary that will be premiering later this month!!  

    To find out more about Pedal 4 Parks at our website: https://pedal4parks.co.uk and to get tickets for the premiere: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/14-days-south-over-sea-and-land-documentary-premiere-tickets-174635839497

    To find out more about our host Alicia Thomas, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/

    TW: We briefly touch on mental health struggles during the episodes, if you find talking about mental health struggles upsetting, please listen to this podcast with some support, or please contact a professional.

    You can find out more information on mental health support at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control.

    We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out

    • 55 min
    35. Two Guys Spontaneously Cycle LEJOG for Mind Over Mountains.

    35. Two Guys Spontaneously Cycle LEJOG for Mind Over Mountains.

    This week I am joined by two guys who spontaneously decided to cycle LEJOG the famous cycling route in the UK for mental health charity Mind Over Mountains. Laurie and Sam, set off for the cycle in May of this year, having never cycled long distance before and they've come on Mind the Green Space to tell us just how it went!

    To find out more about their cycle head to their Instagram; Laurie: https://www.instagram.com/lozza_kezza/ Sam: https://www.instagram.com/sammaude_/

    To find out more about the wonderful charity they fundraised for, head to the Mind Over Mountains website: https://mindovermountains.org.uk/



    Can't wait for next Thursday to hear more from Mind the Green Space? Check out our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindthegreenspace/

    To keep up to date with what our host Alicia Thomas is up to, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/

    TW: We briefly touch on mental health struggles during the episodes, if you find talking about mental health struggles upsetting, please listen to this podcast with some support, or please contact a professional.

    You can find out more information on mental health support at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control.

    We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out!

    • 43 min
    34. Eating Good and Leaving No Trace with Firepot Food

    34. Eating Good and Leaving No Trace with Firepot Food

    This week we are joined by Chloe, the managing director of Firepot food, an adventure-based dehydrated food company. In this episode, we get into how Firepot is catering to the new needs of adventurers and offering tasty meals whilst also being in compostable packaging. With Adventurers starting to realise how much the green space they love needs protecting, it's amazing to see brands like firepot out there helping make that possible!

    To find out more about Firepot food check out their website: https://www.firepotfood.com/

    To find out more about the podcast check out our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mindthegreenspace/ 

    To find out more about our host Alicia Thomas, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/

    TW: We briefly touch on mental health struggles during the episodes, if you find talking about mental health struggles upsetting, please listen to this podcast with some support, or please contact a professional.

    You can find out more information on mental health support at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control.

    We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out

    • 47 min
    33. Talking National Parks with the CEO of the Lake District.

    33. Talking National Parks with the CEO of the Lake District.

    This week I am joined by a very special guest, Richard Leafe the CEO of the Lake District National Park. In this episode, Richard and I get into the problems facing the national park caused by climate change, tourism, and more. We also touch on what the future looks like for national parks around the UK and how our listeners and the public can get involved. 

    To find out more about the Lake District and plan your next trip with sustainability in mind check out the Lake District's website: https://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/

    This podcast is in collaboration with Pedal 4 Parks, you can find out more about Pedal 4 Parks at our website: https://pedal4parks.co.uk 

    For live team, updates make sure to check out our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pedal4parks/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pedal4Parks 

    To find out more about our host Alicia Thomas, you can check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aliciathomas_/ 

    TW: We briefly touch on mental health struggles during the episodes, if you find talking about mental health struggles upsetting, please listen to this podcast with some support, or please contact a professional. 

    You can find out more information on mental health support at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ 



    Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the podcast is recorded remotely, therefore there may be problems with audio beyond our control. 

    We release new episodes of Mind The Green Space every Thursday, please subscribe so you don't miss out

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