13 episodes

Everything you wanted to know about Green Politics but were afraid to ask...each week we pick a letter and discuss some aspect of green politics that starts with that letter... from the Anthropocene to Zoos

The ABCs of Green Politics John Barry

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Everything you wanted to know about Green Politics but were afraid to ask...each week we pick a letter and discuss some aspect of green politics that starts with that letter... from the Anthropocene to Zoos

    M...is for Music

    M...is for Music

    In this episode hosts Lorna Bogue, Saoirse McHugh and John Barry have a natter with Jody Trehy, Dublin-based singer-songwriter and Galway-based poet Kevin Higgins on the role and power of music, arts and culture in ecological politics, framing alternatives to ecocidal capitalism and the power of art to inspire and illuminate the current state of the planet and the human condition .... and like ejits we forgot to record a poem or a song! 

    • 58 min
    L...is for loss, love and lots of emotions....

    L...is for loss, love and lots of emotions....

    In this episode Saoirse, Lorna and John are joined by Louise Taylor, early career researcher at Queen's University Belfast and environmental activist to talk about something that we don't talk about enough in activist circles - our emotions.  So in this episode we discuss emotional responses to the planetary crisis and environmental activism from grief, anger, love, loss, disappointment and hope. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    K is for the Koran

    K is for the Koran

    K is for the Koran – in which regular hosts Lorna Bogue and Saoirse McHugh are joined by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada and Dr Gasser Abdelal– Lecturer and Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, to explore the relationship between the Islamic faith and ecological issues.  Topics include stewardship, ecological living and nature protection from an Islamic religious and ethical perspective, Muslim ideas of the place of humanity within the world, duties to protect nature, animal rights, globalised capitalism and climate change, and how to value and ethically and relate to the earth and its processes and entities.

    • 56 min
    J ....is for Just Transition

    J ....is for Just Transition

    This week regular pod hosts Saoirse McHugh and John Barry talk to Sinead Mercier and Sen McCabe about the just transition beyond carbon energy, beyond an unsustainable economic system and the possibilities for a just transition in Ireland.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    I...is for Incineration.....

    I...is for Incineration.....

    This week regular pod hosts Saoirse McHugh, Cllr Lorna Bogue and John Barry are joined by Mary O'Leary Chairperson at Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment (CHASE) talking about the local community campaign against an incinerator being built in Cork.  A fascinating and inspiring discussion about the grassroots campaign against plans by Indaver, one of Europe’s biggest waste management companies, to build Ireland’s first toxic waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour.

    • 1 hr
    H is for .... Human Rights, Climate In/Action and Climate Case Ireland

    H is for .... Human Rights, Climate In/Action and Climate Case Ireland

    In this episode regular hosts Sinead Mercier, Lorna Bogue and John Barry are joined by special guests Orla Kelleher and Emer Slattery to discuss the connections between human rights and their abuses and issues of climate breakdown, a human rights approach to climate and ecological action and Climate Case Ireland.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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