14 episodes

RadioNatura is one of the latest projects undertaken by the Pax Natura Foundation, with the goal of making our mission vocal and amplifying the voices of those who are actively working to create a more peaceful and sustainable world. RadioNatura will be one of the first bilingual international podcasts hosting a diverse set of voices both well established, and underrepresented on the frontlines of climate entrepreneurship, activism, and research.Visit us at PaxNatura.org.

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RadioNatura is one of the latest projects undertaken by the Pax Natura Foundation, with the goal of making our mission vocal and amplifying the voices of those who are actively working to create a more peaceful and sustainable world. RadioNatura will be one of the first bilingual international podcasts hosting a diverse set of voices both well established, and underrepresented on the frontlines of climate entrepreneurship, activism, and research.Visit us at PaxNatura.org.

    Rohan Arora: The New Generation Steps Up

    Rohan Arora: The New Generation Steps Up

    Rohan Arora is an activist specializing in environmental justice and health equity. He is the founder and executive director of The Community Check-Up, a national environmental health organization working to restructure the climate narrative as a public health emergency and reduce environmental health disparities through youth engagement and educational outreach. He is also on the executive leadership for Climate Cardinals where he leads thousands of youth in translating credible climate communication into over 105+ languages.In addition to this exhibited leadership, he also serves as the American Lung Association’s climate activist advisor and informs their environmental health campaigns. 


    In this episode, Rohan Arora a Gen Z activist talks about his journey from graduating highschool while starting Climate Cardinals in the middle of the pandemic to beginning his university studies while continuing his work at his own ONG The Community Check-Up and as an advisor for The American Lung Association. Rohan is a source of inspiration for anyone who is looking to get involved in the climate activism space, we hope he inspires you as much as he has inspired us.




    Find Rohan Arora_
    Instagram: @rnarora
    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/rnarora



    Find The Community Check-Up: 
    Instagram: @thecommunitycheckup
    Twitter: @communitycheck_
    Website: www.thecommunitycheckup.org


    Find Climate Cardinals: 
    Instagram: @climatecardinals
    Twitter: @climatecardinal
    Website: www.climatecardinals.org

    • 55 min
    Tomoko Arakawa: Discussing The Asian Rural Institute

    Tomoko Arakawa: Discussing The Asian Rural Institute

    In this episode, we speak with Tomoko Arakawa, the Director of the Asian Rural Institute (ARI), a community based school in Japan that provides a transformative learning experience that helps rural leaders create actions and values. Their participants are empowered to develop the mindset and resources to solve the many challenges of their rural communities. This institute is influenced by traditional Japanese values and zen traditions. In this episode, she also discusses her own personal transformation within the principles of servant leadership and food life.
    Interviewer: Aria Ikehata & Elizabeth Gamarra 
    Interviewee: Tomoko Arakawa, Director of ARI

    • 36 min
    Rikihiro Aoyama: A World Without Waste

    Rikihiro Aoyama: A World Without Waste

    Plastic waste problems and waste disposal problems are factors accelerating environmental degradation today. 
    During these difficult times,  Mr. Rikihiro Aoyama, the representative director of the company Locomotive Co., Ltd., has engaged in several recycling projects. His motto is to help the world effectively utilize pre-existing resources for a sustainable future. Hence, this episode discusses Mr. Aoyama’s journey and his motivation for engaging in such efforts. If you are interested in careers within the environmental sector or are interested in creative recycling projects, listen to this episode. 

    Created by Keitoku Ikegami 
    Artwork by Marsa Arbab 

    • 24 min
    Randall Tolpinrud: Finding Peace With Nature

    Randall Tolpinrud: Finding Peace With Nature

    In this episode, we sit down and speak with Pax Natura Co-Founder, Randall Tolpinrud. In it, Randall tells us about how Pax was started, his journey into environmentalism, and the power of networking! He gives us powerful insight into the many ways environmentalism can be done, and shares his wisdom garnered from a lifetime of experience in fostering peace with nature.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Resa Boenard: The Princess of the Dump

    Resa Boenard: The Princess of the Dump

    This episode takes you through the journey of Resa Boenard, an environmental and humanitarian activist, who shares her story behind starting "The Seeds of Bantar Gebang" (BGBJ). Her school in West Java, Indonesia, located inside South-East Asia's largest landfill, provides education and hope to the children of trash heroes who work the trash fields. BGBJ also has a social enterprise through a hostel that allows people to experience living at a dumping site, volunteering for the community, or doing research. In this discussion, she covers her life's work, what it was like growing up in Bantar Gebang, and her vision for starting and maintaining BGBJ alive. All efforts combined have shaped a larger environmental movement around love, mindfulness, and humanitarianism. To learn more about her story, please visit bgbj.org's  campaign.

    • 23 min
    Tjisse van der Heide: Rehabilitating our Coastlines

    Tjisse van der Heide: Rehabilitating our Coastlines

    This episode dives into the world of coastal ecosystem restoration. During the conversation, Tjisse van der Heide, professor of Coastal Ecology, explains the innovative system he and his colleagues have been working on as part of their research. To support and help visualize his story, he brought along a part of the existing system to demonstrate it to us.  Are you curious about how this system is being applied? And why it can be a potential solution to restoring coastal vegetation such as mangroves and coral reefs? Then tune in to Radio Natura and hear it for yourself. 

    • 28 min

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