Woke & Confused

Woke & Confused

By Woke & Confused
From plastic pollution to climate breakdown, the more you know about how f****d the planet is, the more confusing life gets. Woke and Confused hosts Jess and Livvy discuss the environmental dilemmas of our time in this amusing, engaging and accessible podcast.
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Ep 8 - The Future of Food
The Future of Food Our food system is described as ‘broken’ and held responsible for biodiversity loss, deforestation, desertification and high carbon emissions. So Jess and Livvy explore how it has got like this and what the future of food could look like. Be prepared for some time-travelling and interviews with India Langley from LettUsGrow. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE & FURTHER READING Sapiens LettUs Grow  Post War Agriculture  60 Harvests Left  Food waste issues  Solar Geoengineering Small Robot Company GMOs Lab meat  Lab grown mean could be on UK Shelves within 5 years! Cow methane Insects for protein Why Eat Insects? Eat less meat campaign Red Bull Tonic Water The Impossible Burger Street Goat Pig Co-Operatives Food Waste Apps Too Good To Go  Olio  Community Fridges  We are offering Woke &Confused Workplace sessions - Contact us!  Send us your dilemmas, stories and episode requests! If you like what you hear, please give us a rating and leave a review! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! If you like what you hear, please give us a rating and leave a review!
39:49
August 30, 2019
Ep 7 - Palm Oil
Palm oil has weaseled its way into almost every product in our kitchens and bathrooms, but is it as bad as everyone thinks? Jess and Livvy take a closer look this complex and slippery topic - and make some surprising discoveries.  ****************************************************************************************************************************************************** LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The banned Greenpeace/Iceland advert - Rang Tan Iceland removed own label from 17 products rather than palm oil (BBC) Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil website Friends of the Earth article: RSPO: 14 years of failure to eliminate violence and destruction from the industrial palm oil sector (Link) Ethical Consumer Guide to Palm Oil: (Ethical Consumer) Palm Oil Innovation Group (Link) RSPO adopts total ban on deforestation under sweeping new standards (Mongabay) Leashed monkeys forced to pick coconuts in Thailand (Independent) Millions of songbirds vacuumed to death every year during Mediterranean olive harvest (Independent) If you do one thing, sign this petition! Greenpeace petition - Save Rang-Tan. End dirty palm oil: Sign here And remember... We are offering Woke &Confused Workplace sessions - Contact us! http://www.wokeandconfused.com/index.html#live Send us your dilemmas, stories and episode requests :) https://www.wokeandconfused.com/contact.html Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! If you like what you hear, please give us a rating and leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
34:20
August 13, 2019
Ep 6 - Clothing and fashion
Jess and Livvy take a look at the issues and impacts of fashion and clothing. What do you do if you are a shopaholic? How can you dress sustainably? And, if you're taking the 'buy nothing new challenge', what on earth do you do about buying underwear?! Plus an exciting Woke & Confused announcement.   -------------------------------------------------------------------  Links mentioned in this episode:  The wastefulness of the fashion Industry:  https://www.bristol247.com/lifestyle/environment/throwaway-fashion/  A case study on the demise of the Aral Sea through cotton production  https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/envirobiology/chapter/7-5-case-study-the-aral-sea-going-going-gone/  Rana Plaza Collapse  https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/24/bangladeshi-police-target-garment-workers-union-rana-plaza-five-years-on  The £1 bikini  https://thetab.com/uk/2019/06/25/missguided-one-pound-bikini-107122  UK Workers being paid £3 an hour, plus tips from Lucy Siegle at the bottom  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jun/22/cost-cheap-fast-fashion-workers-planet  Fashion Revolution's guides on understanding fashion issues and actions to take (scroll to bottom of page for resources)  https://www.fashionrevolution.org/emergency-measures-resources/  Good On You – fashion brand review  https://goodonyou.eco/  Hurrcollective.com and byrotation.co.uk for rental options Depop for selling and buying  https://www.depop.com/  Extinction Rebellion Buy Nothing New Challenge  https://www.xrfashionboycott.com/  Tips for unwanted clothes including running a clothes swap  https://www.loveyourclothes.org.uk/unwanted-clothes?cat=67&article_type[]=38&article_type[]=37&article_type[]=35&article_type[]=36  Antiform clothing label made from waste materials  http://www.antiformonline.co.uk/   ------------------- The Woke & Confused Workplace Sessions  Would you like to engage your workplace with the big issues of our time? How about bringing the Woke & Confused team to your organisation? Find out more https://www.wokeandconfused.com/index.html#live   -------------------  Contact us  Tell us about your fashion tips or recent dilemmas   Contact form on our website: https://www.wokeandconfused.com/contact.html  Instagram: instagram.com/wokeandconfused   Twitter: twitter.com/wokeandconfused   ---  Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wokeandconfused/message Episode Website  LEGAL STUFF: For the avoidance of doubt, all the opinions expressed on Woke & Confused belong to Jess and Livvy and not to any organisations they may be working for, affiliated with or talking about. They're ours, all ours. These are based on our knowledge and experiences at the time of presenting and are subject to change. Please don't take it as gospel truth and do make your own decisions. We are always open to hearing and learning more as it's a confusing world we live in! Right-ho, thanks, bye :) x 
37:14
July 19, 2019
Ep 5 - Coping with Eco Anxiety
It’s easy to feel powerless and anxious when you read the latest climate science. So what can we do about this? Jess and Livvy discuss coping mechanisms, and join the Time is Now mass lobby in London.  ------------------------------------------------------------------- Links mentioned in this episode: The academic paper Jess was reading - Deep Adaptation: A map for navigating climate tragedy by Jem Bendall https://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf Vice Magazine - ‘The Climate Change Paper so depressing it’s sending people to therapy’ - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbwpdb/the-climate-change-paper-so-depressing-its-sending-people-to-therapy Radio 4 Costing the Earth podcast - Eco Anxiety https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050qr BBC Three - ‘Eco Anxiety - how to spot it and what to do about it’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/b2e7ee32-ad28-4ec4-89aa-a8b8c98f95a5 The Time Is Now Mass Lobby - https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow The Time is Now thousands march in London for urgent climate action https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/26/time-is-now-thousands-march-in-london-for-urgent-climate-action They Work for You - Find and contact your MP - https://www.theyworkforyou.com/ Earth Strike 20-27th September - https://www.earth-strike.com/ ------------------- Contact us Tell us about your eco anxiety and how you’re coping with it Contact form on our website: https://www.wokeandconfused.com/contact.html Instagram: instagram.com/wokeandconfused  Twitter: twitter.com/wokeandconfused 
22:59
July 5, 2019
Ep 4 - Festivals
Jess and Livvy discuss festivals, single-use culture and behavior change; bust some common festival myths and reveal the Woke & Confused guide to being an eco festival-goer. -------------------------------  Links mentioned on this episode: Insectageddon Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature What we’re excited about  Luxembourg to become first country 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 Lil Dicky Youtube video ‘Earth’ - watch this! https://youtu.be/pvuN_WvF1to  Festivals  Campaign by the Association of Independent Festivals to demand retailers to stop selling single use tents.  https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/festivals-2019-tent-ban-single-use-plastic-waste-pollution-aif-a8904216.html Gallery of images: Glastonbury 2017 clean up https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/glastonbury-festival-2017-clear-up-pictures/great-glastonbury-clear-up18/ Thousands of tents abandoned in fields because festival goers think they will go to charity https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/28/festival-goers-abandon-tents-mistaken-belief-go-charity-experts/ Shambala’s green initiatives https://www.shambalafestival.org/essential-info/sustainability/ Burning Man ‘Leave No Trace’ guide https://burningman.org/event/preparation/leaving-no-trace/ Meet N2O, the greenhouse gas 300 times worse than CO2 https://theconversation.com/meet-n2o-the-greenhouse-gas-300-times-worse-than-co2-35204 Greenwash Corner Cardboard tents https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/theplasticfreeproject/reel-brands-tents-glastonburyassociation-of-independent-festivals-plasticfree-and-biodegradable-a4142911.html  Dettol ‘biodegradable’ wipes  https://lbbonline.com/news/dettol-commits-to-sustainability-with-the-trigger-project/ Top tips  There’s only 3 things you should ever flush down the loo, pee, paper and poo: https://www.citytosea.org.uk/the-3ps/
32:02
June 25, 2019
Ep 3 - Flying
There’s no getting away from it, when it comes to seriously addressing the climate crisis, plane travel is the elephant in the room.  Jess and Livvy look at the issues and the solutions and talk to writer and environmental campaigner Anna Hughes about the no-fly movement.  ------------------------------------------- Links mentioned in this episode Data sources: Source for 0.6 tonne carbon budget: https://www.myclimate.org/information/faq/faq-detail/detail/News/what-is-a-co2-budget/ Carbon footprints by country: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/carbon-emissions-per-person-capita Ethical consumer article on offsetting: https://www.ethicalconsumer.org/energy/short-guide-carbon-offsets Jess & Livvy’s offsets: ClimateCare offset calculator: https://climatecare.org/calculator/ Wetlands International: https://www.wetlands.org/ Slow travel resources: Loco2: https://loco2.com/en-gb The man in seat 61: https://www.seat61.com/ Rome to Rio: https://www.rome2rio.com/ Flygskam: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/sweden-has-invented-a-word-to-encourage-people-not-to-fly-and-it-s-working Climate Perks: https://www.climateperks.com  Campaigns you can support: Flight Free 2020 pledge: https://www.flightfree.co.uk/ A free ride - campaign to introduce a levy for frequent flyers: http://afreeride.org/ EU petition to start taxing kerosene (jet fuel): https://eci.ec.europa.eu/008/public/#/initiative Greenwash corner: Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight: https://www.etihad.com/en-us/about-us/etihad-news/archive/2019/etihad-airways-to-operate-single-use-plastic-free-flight-on-earth-day-as-part-of-its-commitment-to-sustainability/ Evian Flip it for Good: https://flipitforgood.evian.com/en_gb/ LEGAL STUFF: For the avoidance of doubt, all the opinions expressed on Woke & Confused belong to Jess and Livvy and not to any organisations they may be working for, affiliated with or talking about. They're ours, all ours. These are based on our knowledge and experiences at the time of presenting and are subject to change. Please don't take it as gospel truth and do make your own decisions. We are always open to hearing and learning more as it's a confusing world we live in! Right-ho, thanks, bye :) x
35:34
June 25, 2019
Ep 2 - Extinction Rebellion: what's it all about?
Jess and Livvy reveal their latest environmental dilemmas, hear from people on the ground at XR's London demonstration, discuss the UK's climate emergency and put some more items in Greenwash Corner! ------------------------- Links mentioned in this episode: - Extinction Rebellion (XR) website: https://rebellion.earth/ - UK Parliament declares climate change emergency  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48126677 - Extinction Rebellion told prison is not a 'yoga retreat' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-48147915 - Letter from XR - Mistaken Identity: XR Business is No More https://rebellion.earth/act-now/resources/communities/mistaken-identity-xr-business-is-no-more/ - Clipper to launch plastic-free tea bag made from bananas https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/tea-bag-plastic-free-clipper-banana-plant-based-fairtrade-abaca-environment-a8611951.html - Polly Higgins obituary https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/25/polly-higgins-obituary Actions you can take today to make a difference  1. Sign up to support the law of ecocide: www.iamanearthprotector.org (Livvy said Earth Defender but she meant Protector, soz!) 2. Find your local XR meetup: https://rebellion.earth/act-now/local-groups/ Come and be friends with us online!  Website: www.wokeandconfused.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/wokeandconfused Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wokeandconfused/ LEGAL STUFF: For the avoidance of doubt, all the opinions expressed on Woke & Confused belong to Jess and Livvy and not to any organisations they may be working for, affiliated with or talking about. They're ours, all ours. These are based on our knowledge and experiences at the time of presenting and are subject to change. Please don't take it as gospel truth and do make your own decisions. We are always open to hearing and learning more as it's a confusing world we live in! Right-ho, thanks, bye :) xx
39:16
May 20, 2019
Ep 1 - Going Reusable
From plastic pollution to climate breakdown, the more you know about how f****d the planet is, the more confusing life gets.  In this episode Jess and Livvy introduce themselves, discuss their current environmental dilemmas and open up Greenwash Corner - with a special focus on single-use plastics. ----------  Links mentioned in this episode: - Coffee cup ban: Boston Tea Party's sales fall by £250k https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47629820 - Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws and replacing them with sippy cups https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/starbucks-plastic-straws-strawless-lids - These Plastic-Free Water Bottles Disappear 3 Weeks After You Throw Them Away https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/single-use-non-plastic-water-bottle/ Actions you can take today  1. Check out Long Live the Lunchbox https://www.globalactionplan.org.uk/young-people-business/long-live-the-lunchbox 2. Find tap water on the go with the Refill app https://refill.org.uk/ 3. Look up clothing brands using Good on You, the ethical fashion directory https://directory.goodonyou.eco/ Come and be friends with us online!  Website: www.wokeandconfused.com  Twitter: https://twitter.com/wokeandconfused Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wokeandconfused/ LEGAL STUFF: For the avoidance of doubt, all the opinions expressed on Woke & Confused belong to Jess and Livvy and not to any organisations they may be working for, affiliated with or talking about. They're ours, all ours. These are based on our knowledge and experiences at the time of presenting and are subject to change. Please don't take it as gospel truth and do make your own decisions. We are always open to hearing and learning more as it's a confusing world we live in! Right-ho, thanks, bye :) xx
20:57
May 17, 2019
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