Episodes

Episode 9: Refugee Crisis and more

Now available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Concern UK https://www.concern.org.uk/

Dawns Page: https://my.rationchallenge.org.uk/dawnpreston?fbclid=IwAR1CEO_YDBWUjNfIGB5l55-WY6Dm_7cfLE4zOWD5Xgw72vo9Im-i5ZK-L0I

Ration Challenge
Drinking hot water

Living on the following for the week:

  • 2k Rice
  • 400kg Flour
  • 170g (fish) swapped for Almonds
  • 85g dried chickpeas
  • 1 can Kidney Beans
  • 330m veg oil
  • Plus the following earned 7 earned tea bags, 1 spice (Cumin), some salt, 170g veg (Spinach), 120g extra protean (Chickpeas to make some falafel).

Why she felt the need to do it

  • Don’t see enough about in the news about the plight of refugees. Over 5.6m fled Syria 6.6m internally displaced, 650k living in Jordan.
  • Good to realise how privileged we are to live in a democracy and the friends and family are well, can cook and have safe water and freedom and choice.
  • Important to recognition that people are displaced due to climate change
  • Spending time with young adults and know that some of those people would have been in food poverty and wanted to see what it’s like for them.
  • Recognition that people are displaced due to climate change

Books

Welcome to nowhere – Elizabeth Laird
https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/elizabeth-laird/welcome-to-nowhere/9781509840472

Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini (Writer of the Kite Runner)
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/595087/sea-prayer-by-khaled-hosseini/9780525539094/

Challenge Me – Screen Time

Moment on the Android Phone
(similar to the Screen Time app on the iPhone)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kevinholesh.moment&hl=en

30 Days of Wild

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild/App

Seed Bombs https://kabloom.co.uk/product/pollinator-beebom/?gclid=CjwKCAjw0tHoBRBhEiwAvP1GFQPYXA4041oJr907ZwtSRbBYx9C1c4Jw0tXN1UeaAK4USwSOHzuUNhoCBn8QAvD_BwE

Episode 8: The importance of Nature and Forest Schools featuring Dawn

Now available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Forest Schools

Teaching young people, parents and working with NHS and Councils to support young people with mental health issues.

Covering a wide range of issues:

  • Perception of Risk
  • Children Getting outside
  • Their first time under a tree or on grass
  • non-Adult supervised play

Insect Population decline
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

Human ingestion of plastic

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/24/seafood-eaters-ingest-11000-tiny-pieces-plastic-every-year-study/

Bob Hughes – Play
https://www.playscotland.org/playful-learning/play-types/

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Episode 7: Climate Change with a focus on Extinction Rebellion and interview with James Dyke

XR Protest in Southampton, look closely and you may see Corrin

Now available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Extinction Rebellion
https://rebellion.earth/

Google results on climate change up
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/climate-change-protests-extinction-rebellion-london-google-search-a8886171.html


Hampshire Police Chief at protests
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/former-hampshire-police-officer-joins-protesters-at-extinction-rebellion-march-in-london-1-8900830

Sky news interview

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/energy/2019/04/sky-news-anchor-attacks-extinction-rebellion-incompetent-middle-class-self

Interview with James

IPCC –Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
https://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/

Paris Conference in 2015
https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/conferences/past-conferences/paris-climate-change-conference-november-2015/paris-climate-change-conference-november-2015

The Race is on Documentary
https://climateconversations.org.uk/2017/11/06/the-race-is-on/

Extinction Rebellion pt 2

Limits to Growth
https://www.clubofrome.org/report/the-limits-to-growth/

Johnathan Pie
https://www.facebook.com/JonathanPieReporter/videos/the-extinction-rebellion/598929320611854/

Climate Change the Facts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00049b1/climate-change-the-facts

Project Drawdown
https://www.drawdown.org/

Episode 6: Mindfulness (Part 2) Featuring Matthew from Trigg

Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Interview with Matthew Bennett 
Co-creator of the Trigg Life Mapper

Things talked about:

https://burningman.org/
https://mindfulnessintheworkplace.org/

Moment of the Week

Jay talks about driving the Electric Van to Wales, including Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs shout out, work being awarded Air Quality funding and helping a colleague get a Fellowship.

Corrin talks about her trip to wales, relaxing, listening to the birds and seeing the stars.

Sacha talks about her Plastics event at the House of Commons with David Attenborough thanking Jo Ruxton from Plastic’s Ocean UK for leading the current movement.

Work Life balance
Challenges of swapping between your work and your personal life.

Challenge Me – Not being glued to our phones
App for Android
https://inthemoment.io/
Instructions for iPhone Users
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208982

Episode 5 Mindfulness (Part 1) featuring Lauren the Yoga Teacher

Corrin the Realist and Lauren the Yoga Teacher

Now Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Interview with Lauren Gray

Discussion with Lauren about Yoga, meditation, why you should try and fit it into your life and how to go about it.

The team then discuss how they’ve used Yoga and other forms of exercise, such as Tai Chi to improve their mental health.

Check out Lauren’s website athttps://www.lg-yoga.com/

Yoga with Adriene https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Heal Documentary
http://www.healdocumentary.com/

Easy Swaps
Headspace App
https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

ManFlow Yoga https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjUb0pALtzJwPDu67lkqHdA

Challenge Me

Jay discusses his two weeks without eating crisps and drinking fizzy drinks as part of an effort to live more healthily.

Episode 4 : Plastics Free with Dawn

Dawn in the Studio

Now Available via iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or your browser.

As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

Tips from Dawn

  • Re-useable Bread Bag
  • Plastic Free Lip Balm
  • Bamboo Toothbrush
  • Paper Towels – Don’t need them
  • Bread from a local bakery
  • Reuse Zip top bags from wraps
  • Salon providing hair product top-ups

Easy Swaps

Marine Conservation Society – Plastic Free July
https://www.mcsuk.org/plastic-challenge/

Jo – Valley Mist Lip Balm
http://www.valleymist.co.uk/

Humble Brush
https://thehumble.co/

Walker Crisps
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/walkers-recycle-crisp-packets-postal-protest

Zero Waste Jar
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/04/us/lauren-singer-zero-waste-blogger-plastic/index.html

eCloth
https://www.e-cloth.com/household-range/washing-up-pad

Plant based loofah
http://twistclean.com/

Challenge Me

Jason – No crisps or fizzy drinks

Moment of the Week

Youth School Strike


Episode 3: Travel

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As ever all things discussed are our own views and do not reflect that of our respective employers. We don’t receive any sponsorship or funding so anything mentioned is our personal un bias opinion.

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Featuring Natalie Light from Natdogs.com speaking about her experience of running a business with an electric van.

Cycling

Bike-it Ray Cycle
Adult Bike Training
http://www.pedalplanet.co.uk/

Sustrans
https://www.sustrans.org.uk/

Breeze Rides – British Cycling
Cycle training for women
https://www.letsride.co.uk/breeze

Electric Vehicles

Nissan env200
https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/e-nv200.html

Zapmap
www.zap-map.com

ChargeMaster Home
https://chargemasterplc.com/for-home/

Travel

UK Holidays

InterRail
https://www.interrail.eu

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Events

https://www.hiwwt.org.uk/events

Good News

Electric Bus Pilots

http://www.cbi.org.uk/insight-and-analysis/milton-keynes-wirelessly-charged-electric-buses/

Luxembourg to make all public transport free

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/05/luxembourg-to-become-first-country-to-make-all-public-transport-free

Plastic Fuel

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/richard-bransons-virgin-atlantic-will-fly-with-fuel-from-pollution.html