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Climate Emergen-Z

Climate Emergen-Z

By Mary O'Driscoll
As part of Transition Edinburgh, Climate Emergen-Z is a podcast dedicated to discussing intersectionality in the climate movement, climate destruction, and how to tackle it at a grassroots level.

Podcast Creator and Host: Mary O'Driscoll.

Podcast Name: William Rule.
Photo: Adam Wilson, Unsplash.
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What is Negative Emissions Technology? An interview with ANEC
In this episode I speak to Chloe Foster and Aya El Samad from the Applied Negative Emissions Centre. We discuss the role of negative emissions technology in tackling the climate crisis, the range of negative emissions technologies available, and the importance of intersectionality within environmentalism. 
April 3, 2021
Untitled Oats: The alternative alternative
In this episode of Climate Emergen-Z, I speak to Alex Baldwin and Callum McCadden, founders of Untitled Oats, the Edinburgh-based oat drink company that puts sustainability at the heart of all their business practices. We talk about how Untitled Oats got started, the challenges and rewards of a start-up business in a pandemic, and all the details to be considered as an ethical, environmentally friendly independent retailer. For more information about Untitled Oats you can visit their website or follow them on social media:  For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at:
February 6, 2021
The Future Speaks
In this episode, I speak to Howard Beck from Sustainability Partnerships, who talks about the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, the role of awareness-raising and eductation in combatting the climate crisis, and the upcoming event, The Future Speaks, in which young people in Scotland are given the opportunity to discuss the climate emergency with their MSPs.  Access tickets for the free event here:  The Future Speaks: Lothian Tickets, Fri 22 Jan 2021 at 17:00 | Eventbrite  For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at:
January 11, 2021
Student Environmentalism
In this episode I speak to Ewan Batty, an Environmental Management student from Glasgow Caledonian University. We discuss student environmentalism, incremental vs. radical change, similarities between the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis, and the role of language when conveying the urgency of the climate crisis. For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at:
December 27, 2020
Solar Energy and Heat Networks
In this episode I speak to Johanna Carrie, a member of Transition Edinburgh's Steering Group, Lead Activist in Fairmilehead Energy Hub, and one of the founder board members of the Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative. She has been a climate activist since the 1970s and has built up a wealth of knowledge on energy in that time. We discuss solar energy, heat networks, and the importance of a coordinated effort to enable Edinburgh to transition to renewables.  Access Fairmilehead Energy Hub's Facebook page here:  And the Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative's website here: For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at:
December 13, 2020
Ableism in the Climate Movement
In this episode I speak to Emily Simmons, founder of dubble, an online platform dedicated to telling the stories of disabled and chronically ill people. We discuss ableism within the climate movement, a Just and Green Recovery from Covid-19, and how to make activism more inclusive. Access dubble's website and social media pages here: Transcription of the audio coming soon! For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at:
November 29, 2020
Introducing Transition Edinburgh
As our first ever episode, it feels appropriate to introduce listeners to Transition Edinburgh and the Convenor, David Somervell, former Sustainability Advisor to Edinburgh University and long-term climate activist.  In this episode, David answers my questions about the history of Transition Edinburgh, it's current projects, and future aspirations. The Transition Edinburgh website is available here:  For requests, more information, or to offer feedback contact Mary at: 
November 15, 2020