7 episodes

What does luxury mean to you? The word conjures up images of private jets, expensive watches and the other trappings of exclusive and excessive wealth. Over the top, consumption is damaging the planet, as well as increasing the divide between the haves and the have nots. At the same time the basic necessities, such as breathing clean air and heating your home, feel increasingly out of reach for most people.We want to ask what would luxury that's fair to people and planet look like? How can we move the concept of luxury from exclusive and expensive to inclusive and accessible? And could raising our collective ambition for public luxury offer a better quality of life for us all? We'll imagine what a luxurious public realm could look like and talk to experts to figure out some of the steps we need to take to get there.Join us for luxury for all, the first series of the Our Lives, Our Planet podcast from Global Action Plan. 

Our Lives, Our Planet‪.‬ Global Action Plan

    • Society & Culture

What does luxury mean to you? The word conjures up images of private jets, expensive watches and the other trappings of exclusive and excessive wealth. Over the top, consumption is damaging the planet, as well as increasing the divide between the haves and the have nots. At the same time the basic necessities, such as breathing clean air and heating your home, feel increasingly out of reach for most people.We want to ask what would luxury that's fair to people and planet look like? How can we move the concept of luxury from exclusive and expensive to inclusive and accessible? And could raising our collective ambition for public luxury offer a better quality of life for us all? We'll imagine what a luxurious public realm could look like and talk to experts to figure out some of the steps we need to take to get there.Join us for luxury for all, the first series of the Our Lives, Our Planet podcast from Global Action Plan. 

    Luxury For All - Luxury Homes

    Luxury For All - Luxury Homes

    We want to explore luxury for all as a solution to the climate and nature crises and inequality that we face. So through this podcast series, we'll be applying the idea to six different areas of everyday life - to challenge our thinking, our preconceptions and our aspirations. In this first episode, we're looking at luxury homes. Is a good house a huge mansion that's expensive to build, buy and heat? Or can luxury housing make a good home accessible to all and ecologically sustainable? 

    In this episode we speak to Simon Tilly, a director and resident of the Hockerton Housing Project and Rose Grayston, a housing campaigner and policy expert.
    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 39 min
    Luxury For All - Luxury Neighbourhoods

    Luxury For All - Luxury Neighbourhoods

    In this episode, we're exploring luxury neighbourhoods.

    If a neighbourhood is more than a geographic location or an array of houses, how could our neighbourhoods make us and the planet healthier and happier? I'll be speaking to two experts on this topic: we’ll be joined by Imandeep Kaur, co-founder and director of Civic Square and Hirra Khan Adeogun co-director of campaigns and impact at Possible.
    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 31 min
    Luxury For All - Luxury Fashion

    Luxury For All - Luxury Fashion

    In this episode, we're talking about luxury fashion. 

    Fashion is one of the defining areas of luxury. But can we change the way we think about and buy our clothes so we retain the fun of fashion without the exploitation and environmental damage? To help answer that question, I'll be speaking to two experts:  Tiffanie Darke, fashion journalist and author and founder of The Rule of Five Campaign and fashion business consultant Dr. Carolyn Mair.
    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 32 min
    Luxury For All - Luxury Jobs

    Luxury For All - Luxury Jobs

    In this episode, we're looking at luxury jobs. What is the meaning of a good job? Is it about the salary or the purpose? What would it take to make good quality, secure jobs that contribute meaningfully to society, the norm? I'll be speaking to two experts to find out: Becca Kirkpatrick, organizer and personal trainer and Phoebe Hanson, climate and social activist and operations director at Force of Nature, a youth led non-profit.
    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 25 min
    Luxury For All - Luxury Internet

    Luxury For All - Luxury Internet

    In this episode, we’re looking at the online world – Virtual Luxury. We are dependent – some might admit to be addicted – to living our lives online, but this doesn’t always feel safe, healthy or positive. The online world as we know it is designed by and for adults, yet one third of its users are children. If the internet was designed for children first, would it be a safer, better place to engage for all of us – a more luxurious experience?
     I’ll be joined by two experts to explore this further. Later on, we’ll hear from Dr Elly Hanson, clinical psychologist and researcher, about how and why online engagement can cause harm to children. First, I spoke to my colleague Oliver Hayes, Policy and Campaigns Lead at Global Action Plan.

    To find out more about Global Action Plan's campaign to make social media safer, visit https://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/safer-socials


    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 34 min
    Luxury For All - Luxury Wellness

    Luxury For All - Luxury Wellness

    In this episode, we're looking at luxury wellness. How could we structure our society to actively support everyone's health and happiness? I'll be speaking to three experts to find out more: Becca Kirkpatrick, personal trainer and co-founder of training co-operative We Got to Move; Katherine Trebeck, political economist and advocate for economic system change and Sarabajaya Kumar, a disability and climate scholar activist and director of Impatience.
    Please subscribe to the series wherever you get your podcasts and like, comment and share the program. You can find notes and links for the show on our website at globalactionplan.org.uk/podcast and you can get in touch with us by email at podcast@globalactionplan.org.uk or send us a voice note to 020 4534 3913.

    Our Lives, Our Planet is a Global Action Plan podcast presented by Natasha Lokhun, and produced by Clair McCowlen.

    • 40 min

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