The lively and light-hearted podcast tackling the serious side of everyday decisions. What does it mean to be environmentally conscious? Should we feel guilty about choosing convenience over sustainability? How can the average person join the dots from evidence to advice? Join environmental experts Ece, Jill, Sabine and guests as they dismantle everyday decisions - and what they are doing to our health, wealth and planet.
Sunday Mar 06, 2022
Sunday Mar 06, 2022
Our Ukrainian guest Alla Ljungman talks about how Ukrainians were increasingly empowered and engaged in environmental issues
Did you know Ukraine supplies grain to the world - 12% of the wheat for example?
War stalls progress and process but people continue to collaborate and will return to land
Welcome to the first of our episodes on war and the environment and Ukraine.
We debated a lot whether to do an episode on Ukraine. After all there have been wars going on all over the world all the time with grave consequences for the lives and livelihoods of people and the environment. Would talking about Ukraine now mean we didn’t care about the others?
But at a time when environment was gaining such mainstream attention, we felt it important we continue to talk about nature. And talk about what was, is and will be good.
We also felt it important to talk about war and how its impacts can be minimised and cleaned up - especially as others want to push nature into “not now” “important but not a priority” category... or even try to convince us that as our grain supply from Ukraine is at risk, food security should become more important than bees and butterflies. Bu we want to remind them bees and butterflies = food security.
We have a couple of episodes lined up on biodiversity and climate change. And we are trying to bring other guests to talk about war and the environment.
On this episode, we are joined by Alla Ljungman who is originally from Dnipro, now based in Washington DC and is an expert on energy policy working in particular on renewable energy projects.
Here is a list of campaigns and charities you can support. As we learn about more we will add them here -
Disaster Emergency Committee - which also has a campaign for Afghanistan