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EARTH SERIES PART THREE: TOOLS FOR GROWTH

This week’s 52INSIGHTS is a resource to inspire you to explore more earth-related topics and content in the coming week.

AUDIO

  • Outrage + Optimism by Global Optimism is a weekly podcast about facing the climate crisis and how we can thrive beyond it. It’s hosts are incredible global thought leaders, who talk to politicians, scientists, artists and musicians changing culture, business leaders, investors and changemakers, bringing the future forward. It’s a brilliant place to get up to date with the latest global climate conversation themes every week. One of our favourite episodes recently was with illustrator Oliver Jeffers - and their chat with Paul Polman on creating the Stakeholder economy is brilliant.
  • Climate Allies is an Irish podcast hosted by Ali Sheridan covering climate and sustainability issues from different perspectives. Sheridan is joined by a wide range of guests to discuss what sustainability and climate action means to them and their industry, and find out how they are driving change. Listen here to her interview with Laura Costello from The Youth Lab talking about the creative industry.
  • Mothers of Invention is an oldie but a goodie.
  • This episode of The David McWilliam’s podcast with Kate Raworth on Doughnut Economics is a great way to get your head around this term.

BOOKS, NEWSLETTERS & LONG READS

  • Heated is a great climate-focused newsletter by Emily Atkin, a climate journalist who believes that it is time to get angry.
  • Bill McKibben (activist, author) in The New Yorker on the role of PR and Advertising in the context of climate. Bill is a living legend - don’t miss his weekly take on ‘The Climate Crisis.’
  • Hot Take - Amy Westervelt and Mary Annaïse Heglar launched this complementary newsletter to their ‘Hot Take’ podcast on “the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking and not talking about it.”
  • The Atlantic launched The Weekly Planet in 2020. In it, “Robinson Meyer brings you the biggest ideas and most vital information to help you flourish on a changing planet.”
  • Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism by Christopher Marquis - helping us on our B Corp journey.
  • What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition by Emma Dabiri - reminding us of the importance of an intersectional approach to climate justice.
  • The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World by Roman Krznaric. Because it’s about what happens today as much as tomorrow!
  • All that We Can Save is a 2020 collection of essays and poetry edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson.
  • Dancing at the Edge: Competence, Culture and Organization in the 21st Century by Graham Leicester and Maureen O'Hara, draws on extensive research, mapping the powerful times we live in, the competencies required to thrive in this complexity and how to discover and develop them in practise.
  • Learn more about youth-driven ‘intersectional environmentalism’ here.

We also loved this from Google with Google Time lapse illustrating how the planet has changed over 37 years.

See also

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