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For episode 65 I chatted to Amy O'Brien whom you may know from The Sustainable Sleepover Podcast (which I definitely recommend checking out if you haven't already!) about her experience as an activism campaigning for social justice from climate issues to women's rights. You can keep up to date with her on Instagram @b_amyo or find her other socials and projects here. [03.35] Who Amy is![06:00]] What instilled a love of nature in Amy.[10:35] The Sustainable Sleepover Club podcast.[14:05] Stand out moment of the podast: Episode 4 with Mitsy[16:45] What it means to listen more.[20:05] What Amy thinks needs to be done on a systemic as well as individual level to solve the climate crisis.[23:05] Amy’s experience of being treated differently as a young female activist.[27:15] What is the National Youth Assembly?[30:15] Amy’s tips for self care and preventing burn-out.[34:05] Amy’s favourite protest memory.[40:05] Random questions!Also mentioned in the episode:Comhairle na nÓg.Spun Out.Ombudsman for Children Youth Advisory PanelFridays for FutureThe Future Generations Project by National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI)I Am Malala bookFeminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis13th DocumentaryAbolition. Feminism. Now. Book by Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, Beth E. RichieAs always, don't forget to follow Book of Leaves on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, leave us a review, and share with a friend xPatreon / Buy Me A Coffee Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There’s no better time to give as much help to our pollinators than now. Úna is a wealth of knowledge and the work of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, including the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, is crucial. Stay up to date with their work by signing up to their newsletter or following them on Twitter @BioDataCentre @PollinatorPlan , Instagram @biodatacentre @allirelandpollinatorplan & Facebook.[04:30] Getting to know Úna.[06:30] When she realised ecology protection was moving in the wrong direction.[10:10] How the NBDC works & what kind of data can be collected.[13:10] What the All Ireland Pollinator Plan is.[15:30] What pollinators are.[16:50] The 3 main reasons we need to protect pollinators.[19:15] The main threats to pollinators.[20:45] How the changing weather affects them.[23:10] Solutions! How to help.[33:00] The issue with honeybees.Also mentioned:Explore Your Shore data collection.A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver.Book of Leaves event on the 18th May 2022.As always, don't forget to follow Book of Leaves on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, leave us a review, and share with a friend xPatreon / Buy Me A Coffee Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For the longest time I've wanted to learn about the hemp industry in Ireland, so I reached out to the Hemp Cooperative who suggested I chat to Freya Bartels, a hemp farmer based in Mayo. This is an area I know nothing about so I hope you'll enjoy learning with me! If you're interested in staying up to date with all things hemp farming, you can follow the co-op on Twitter @hempcooperative , Facebook or Instagram @hemp_cooperative_ireland, or support by becoming a member.[03:40] Getting to know Freya.[07:00] Permaculture, food forests, & community box schemes.[12:55] What hemp is.[15:15] How it’s grown.[18:25] How the carbon sequestration of hemp works.[21:55] The various uses of the varying types of hemp plants.[26:25] What kind of land the crop needs to grow on.[29:45] Uses for hemp in our food industry.[31:05] What is the hemp industry like in Ireland including challenges.[35:00] First thing you’d say to someone interested in farming hemp.[37:00] How can people who aren’t farmers help get hemp onto more acres here?[39:00] How the ‘Misuse of Drugs Act’ is affecting the industry.[45:45] Random Questions!Also mentioned:WWOOFers – a volunteer networkCommunity Box SchemesAs always, don't forget to follow Book of Leaves on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, leave us a review, and share with a friend xPatreon / Buy Me A Coffee Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For the first episode after the break, I want to introduce you to a secondary school teacher, Patrick Kirwan (thank you Codie for the recommendation!). His story is such an inspirational one that I hope you'll be as encouraged as I am by him and share this with as many students and teachers as possible! You can follow Patrick on Twitter @GrowGardeners or the Irish Schools Sustainability Network at @IrishSchSusty.We covered:[05:05] When Patrick was inspired to get active.[10:30] The earliest climate action he incorporated into his work.[28:05] The role the education system plays in tackling climate change.[41:50] Irish Schools Sustainability Network (ISSN) & Climate & Nature Summit.[48:50] The recent IPCC report reactions.[51:40] Random questions!Also mentioned:Kevin O’Sullivan - Irish Times Environmental EditorEdmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST)Climate & Nature Summit participants: WWF, Voice, Ecounesco, Concern, Green Schools, Clover Hogan, SEAIEoin Dalton - Irish RainforestsRachel O’Connor - PrincipalAs always, don't forget to follow Book of Leaves on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, leave us a review, and share with a friend xPatreon / Buy Me A Coffee Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello and welcome back to Book of Leaves! I am coming out of my annual podcast hibernation and I cannot wait to see where the year takes us. Who knows who I'll get chatting to or what I'll learn by the end of the year and I'm so excited to have you on this journey with me.Before I release episode 62, the opening act, I wanted to share an update as to what I've been doing since January and announce what's upcoming for the podcast regarding episodes and also...events! A real life, in person event!There's a few resources I mention in this episode. I'll link them here so you can find them: Shinrin-Yoku by Dr Qing LiLife in Ireland by Conor O'BrienTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonThe Sustainable Sleepover Club podcastClimate Alarm Clock podcastTickets to LIVE event with Saoirse Exton & Manchán MaganCultivate Elements of Change Festival June 2022As always, you can support this podcast on Patreon or Buy Me a Coffee, and if you listen on Apple Podcasts, please leave a review x Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 61 and the last in season 3 of the podcast, I interviewed Jane Killingbeck about The Work That Reconnects. Developed by Joanna Macy, in her own words "The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action."Jane is one of few people who provide workshops on this practice in Ireland and so I was delighted to chat to her. This is a hard time of year, and life, for so many, so I hope you find some tools to strengthen your well-being in this.You can email Jane at janekillingbeck1@hotmail.com or follow her on Facebook, here.Thank you for listening for yet another year. The pleasure has been all mine! See you back in April.[07:30] Jane’s introduction.[09 :35] Where Jane’s love for nature came from.[13:05] How she started involvement with The Work That Reconnects.[17:00] What a council of all beings is and Jane’s first experience of one.[22:50] Inside a Work That Reconnects Workshop.[27:25] Gratitude.[34:45] Individual change & the power of it.[45:00] Attachment to things & situations.[47:20] What Jane does when feeling overwhelmed.[51:20] Ishayas Ascension meditation.[54:35] Random Questions!Here is a link to the book Active Hope. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 60, I chatted to Ahmad Mu'azzam, one of the creators behind Evocco, a food impact tracking app. I reached out to him for an interview after finding the app and their newsletter so helpful and full of solution based tips. This episode is encompasses simple practices we can take on board systemically and individually. [06:10] Ahmad's introduction.[09:15] How and when Evocco started.[13:20] Planetary Boundaries & how the app works.[16:30] What Ahmad would say to people who don’t think their individual shopping habits make a difference.[19:50] How the app has been received since public release.[21:17] Where Ahmad can see his activism work going in future.[23:40] Tips for instantly reducing your impact when food shopping.[26:30] What needs to happen systemically for food shopping habits to improve.[28:40] Random questions!Click here for my Christmas episodes!Climate Ambassador Podcast Episode 18 about Food Waste. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
You can hear how much I enjoyed this chat with Flossie Donnelly on all things beach cleaning! The name Jeremy will forever have a new meaning… Stay up to date with her ventures on Instagram @Flossieandthebeachcleaners! and you can find out more about their workshops on their website at www.flossieandthebeachcleaners.com. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:30] Getting to know Flossie and how she learned about plastic waste.[08:10] How the beach cleans started and how often they go.[10:45] The most common waste items they find.[11:55] What they do with intact clothes & objects they save.[16:25] What Flossie thinks needs to change so people aren’t discarding as much waste on the beach.[19:20] How the name came about.[22:50] Making environmentalism a core subject in schools.[26:40] Flossie’s experience of adults treating her or her activism differently because of her age.[31:05] Some of the more unusual items Flossie has found on cleans![36:10] Random Questions.Don't forget to please to sign and share this petition to make environmentalism a core subject in secondary schools.To find a clean up community, as well as Flossie you can check out Clean Coasts, Climate Love Ireland, Understory or search the web for ‘local clean up group’. You’ll be surprised as to what’s already near you!Check out Jiminy or Reuzi for a litter picker. And listen to their episodes too #9 or #8.RTÉ Flossie Programme. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 58 has me chat to Laragh McCann, a former model turned activist, film maker, and fellow jack of all trades! She is also the force behind 100% ReLoved and the founder of Climate Love Ireland. You can follow them on Facebook or @climateloveireland and @100percentreloved_ on Instagram.Some of the topics we covered are:[07:30] An introduction from Laragh, and her journey from modelling to environmentalism.[15:35] Climate Love Ireland - what it is and how it came about.[17:30] 100% ReLoved & learning about the effects of fast fashion.[25:30] Conversations sparked by the pin.[28:50] Making your own pin.[37:00] Random Questions!Mentioned:Reuzi & Thriftify as stockists of the pin.Emma Conway who designed the CLI logo which is used for the 100% ReLoved pin.Nu Wardrobe.Grown Clothing.Ellen MacArthur Foundation - re circular economy.Brading Sweetgrass Book.  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Past interviewee & marine biologist Ruth Leeney, has made herself quite busy since speaking to her last in June 2020. Have a listen to that episode, 32, here! Now we're here to chat about her upcoming book campaigns, bottom trawling and some of the animals she is working so hard to conserve. You can follow her on Instagram @ruleeney.[05:30] An intro to Ruth & what she's been up to this past year.[08:55] Dugongs & the book she's written about them.[14:25] Her sawfish book she's currently crowdfunding for, & all about sawfish.[20:15] How their populations are doing now.[23:50] What’s threatening them.[30:15] What we can do to help.[37:35] Seaspiracy reaction.[41:00] Random Questions!Before you go, have a look at the links below as some calls to action might tickle your fancy!Support her kickstarter here.Check out the new coalition that is Transform Bottom Trawling that Ruth is a part of. They have some really useful info and graphics that you can download and it's available in several languages.Find the pre-existing book about Dugongs here.For people interested in learning about sawfishes, they can check out the Sawfish Conservation Society.This is the summary of a report Ruth worked on regarding bottom trawling and climate change, or if you have the brain power for the full report, you can find that here!Here's a petition requesting the EU to ban bottom trawling.Sea Change Ireland, The Irish Wildlife Trust, Sea Shepherd, Extinction Rebellion & Animal Rebellion were all mentioned as groups working to end bottom trawling practices & increase Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Seal Rescue Ireland is another great charity to support and you can also listen to them in a previous Book of Leaves episode, here! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 56 is with Wicklow-based ecologist Alex Konieczka. One of her many ventures is Understory, a truly zerowaste business where she sells upcycled terrariums among other things. You can follow her on Instagram @understory_ie to keep up to date with the pieces she creates and foraging excursions she plans, or reach out to her via e-mail on alex@understory.ie.[03:45] An intro from Alex and her relationship with nature.[09:55] When the issue of climate change dawned on Alex.[13:05] The work of Understory.[21:45] How she got into foraging.[24:05] Her journey to veganism[26:05] Climate justice project with Eco Unesco.[24:15] Community work & asking the council for help.[35:25] Random questions!Click here for a resource pack Alex made on contacting your council for help! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Gary Tyrrell works for An Taisce's educational unit as part of the Climate Ambassador Programme. You'll have heard me chat about this programme over the past year as it's one I was accepted onto myself, plus I interviewed a few ambassadors from it! They open applications for the following year usually every September so make sure to check out their website if you're interested in taking part (click here for their application page).You can stay up to date of various talks and workshops by signing up to their newsletter here or following them on Twitter @climate_ambass, Facebook or Instagram @climateambassador too. Watch back their online events on their YouTube and check out their podcast!We chatted about:[04:45] A bit about Gary & his climate activism journey.[10:35] What the CA Programme is.[16:25] Examples & statistics of events held.[20:50] How to apply to be a CA.[24:35] What Gary's journey to veganism was like.[29:15] Tips for communicating the climate crisis.[37:00] Random questions!Also mentioned:CA Podcast communication episode.Inconvenient Truth documentary. Veganuary. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 54 is coming from the vaults as I interviewed fellow activist Paul McCormack Cooney a few months ago. Paul is another absolutely wonderful human I got to know through Extinction Rebellion. He recently started a blog called Climate Dad which despite being a work in progress, I definitely recommend checking out! And you can follow Paul on Twitter @PaulMcCC or Instagram @climatedad.ie.We cover some everyday topics like parenting, but we also touch on the ever-lasting, controversial CETA, a trade agreement you may have heard of… Have a listen and let me know what you think![04:15] A bit about Paul & what sparked his eco consciousness.[10:10] Cool Planet & Extinction Rebellion.[18:00] Linking Paul’s work in the Pension sector to our climate action perception.[23:30] Starting his blog, Climate Dad.[25:35] Talking to his kids about Climate Change.[31:35] Dealing with burnout.[34:50] A quick guide to CETA.[41:30] Random questions!As mentioned, CETA is a big, complicated topic but I recommend checking out Paul's blogpost on it, and searching and signing all the petitions you can find about it, & emailing TDs.Also mentioned:Al Gore Inconvenient Truth.David Wallace Wells article The Uninhabitable Earth.YouTube Interview with David Wells and Michael Man.Shannon LNG.Greta Saves the World game.I Am Greta Documentary.Kiss The Ground Documentary. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 53 I go back to the basics of environmental issues and talk about the infamous single use polluter: disposable coffee cups. For this, there's none other to talk to other than Sorcha Kavanagh from The Conscious Cup Campaign. This is a programme not just encouraging individuals to bring a reuseable cup, but encouraging cafés and businesses to drive the change forward and lead by example. Follow the Conscious Cup Campaign on Twitter @CCCampaign_Irl or Instagram @consciouscupcampaign.Stay tuned behind the scenes of this podcast by following on Instagram @Bookofleavespodcast, Twitter @BookofLeavesPod or Facebook. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/We cover:[05:10] How the Conscious Cup Campaign started.[08:20] Sorcha’s personal journey to being eco-conscious.[11:50] Disposable cup statistics in Ireland.[16:25] Where we currently stand regarding reuseable cups and COVID.[21:45] Advice for customers on how to encourage cafés they frequent to join the campaign.[28:00] Are compostable cups much better?[31:55] In the grand scheme of the climate crisis, is having a reuseable cup really going to solve things?[35:10] Reuseable cup brand/type favourites.[37:30] Lucy O'Sullivan's 2.4km cycle for Jigsaw & The Conscious Cup Campaign along the Wild Atlantic Way Cycle. Click this link to donate!Also mentioned:Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group.Timi Nicholson.Elaine Butler.The Body Shop.Huskee cup.The Keepcup.Stojo Cup.Gather & Gather – Julia Murray.#ContactlessCoffeeDoughnut Economics by Kate Raworth book recommendation. Examples of cafés currently accepting reuseables (and many small, independent cafés are too!):StarbucksSproutCostaLolly & CooksButlers Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I can't believe it's taken me until episode 52 to dedicate an interview to trees! Shocking behaviour, but this lovely chat with Orla makes up for it. You can follow Orla on Twitter @NaturallyOrla & don't forget to listen to her podcast The Broad Leaf! You can find out more about The Native Woodland Trust on their website and stay up to date with them on Twitter @NativeWoodTrust.Stay tuned behind the scenes of this podcast by following on Instagram @Bookofleavespodcast, Twitter @BookofLeavesPod or Facebook. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:10] An intro from Orla and her journey to working with woodlands.[09:15] Who The Native Woodland Trust are and what they do.[11:20] How people can get involved.[14:15] Finding local seeds and where to plant (or IF to plant!).[24:15] The new 'Robot Trees' built in Cork.[30:55] Ireland’s historic foresty & 'ancient' woodlands.[37:55] Systemic changes that need to happen to help preserve & restore woodland in Ireland & how farmers/land owners can benefit.[41:50] CAP.[44:30] Random questions!Also Mentioned: Teagsc for people with large amounts of land.The Down Survey complete map of Ireland.Killarney National Park.Stopping by Woods book by Donal Magner.Coillte. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In episode 51 I chatted to artists Eva O'Connor and Hildegard Ryan about using the world of theatre to spark discussion and inspire change. Their theatre company, Sunday's Child, has a play called Afloat, streaming all this month (August 2021) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I'd advise you to support it and hopefully this discussion will inspire you to make more art, or bring more art into your life!You can follow Sunday's Child Theatre on Twitter @SundaysCTheatre, Facebook or keep up to date with Eva on Instagram @evaclaireoconnor. Stay tuned behind the scenes of this podcast by following on Instagram @Bookofleavespodcast, Twitter @BookofLeavesPod or Facebook. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:00] A bit about Eva & Hilde and what sparked their eco-consciousness.[08:20] Their journey to veganism.[11:40] What Afloat is about.[13:20] Stand-out climate facts found in researching the play.[21:45] A piece of art that moved them.[26:00] Other swaps to be eco conscious & how they manage their climate anxiety.[29:00] Random questions.Mentioned:Extinction Rebellion (Ireland).Black Lives Matter.Iphigenia in Splott by Gary Owen - playThe Giant Dark by Sarvat Hasin - Book.This Is Not A Drill, Extinction Rebellion Handbook.The End We Start From by Megan Hunter - book. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tess is a 17 year old activist with many projects up her sleeve! I got to talk to her about these as well as how the climate crisis is impacting India & what we can, and should, do to help. She is also a fellow Climate Ambassador! You can follow her on Instagram @tessie.ie.hungry. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:35] Tess’s introduction and what prompted her to be a climate justice activist.[07:50] What prompted social justice activism.[12:10] Examples of how climate change has affected India.[18:00] How the climate crisis is a gender issue.[20:40] Tess’s advice for how we can help these communities in India.[23:50] The Re-Earth initiative & the many other projects Tess works on like Able2Change app & Climate Assembly Eire.[30:20] What obstacles Tess has met as a young person in the climate movement.[35:20] How people can get involved with the project she’s involved in.[38:10] What would you ask of older generations?[40:20] Random questions!  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 49 I chatted to Sarah Fogarty from Community Power about community-led renewable energy sources. The work this group has done has laid the groundwork to make it easier for communities across Ireland to build and set up their own own grids. It's stellar! I hope you enjoy this solution-based chat. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [04:10] Current fossil fuel usage and cons and pros not mentioned in the interview.[08:30] Pros & cons of renewables.[10:15] Nuclear power.[13:20] Sarah's introduction and background.[21:15] Renewable & Non-renewable definitions.[25:30] What is Community Power & how did they start?[30:45] Can people in rented accommodation make the switch?[32:40] What can these 5ghz of wind turbines generate?[36:45] The attitude of not liking them & how community ownership benefits[40:30] The environmental benefits & cons[48:40] What needs to be done to achieve a system change that would allow for the growth and accessibility of renewable energy.Also mentioned:Friends of the Earth (Ireland)Rescoop.euFood Co-op.The Cove Documentary. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Saoirse Exton is a 16 year old climate activist from Limerick who is part of many groups, all trying to make the world a better place, from the Friday's For Future movement to the Irish Second-Level Student's Union. She is a remarkable soul and I can't wait for you to listen to this chat with her, which as you'll hear from the laughs, I thoroughly enjoyed having!You can follow Saoirse on Twitter @saoirse_exton or Instagram at @saoirse_exton.Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[07:50] Saoirse introduces herself & journey to activism.[11:05] What is climate justice?[14:40] Young people not being heard.[20:00] How Saoirse thinks adults should talk to kids about climate change.[25:10] Is missing a portion of school on a Friday really the best way to achieve climate action?[27:45] The kind of support, if any, Saoirse has received from school for climate protests.[29:45] How do people get involved with Friday’s For Future?[32:25] Individual versus system change.[35:10] Her experience with the Climate Ambassador Programme.[37:25] How does Saoirse feel about the future?[39:00] Random Questions!Also worth checking out is the Irish podcast for kids (but I really love it!) on climate change called Ecolution. Saoirse features on episode 26. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I stumbled across Niamh's story via Earthy Cáilíní on Instagram. Niamh is now working as a vet and began her studies as a meat loving omnivore, to finish them as a vegan, influenced to change by what she saw during her placement. I asked her to come and chat about her story and as animal welfare is something very close to her heart, she was more than happy to come on. It's a heavy episode, but an important one.Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/Topics:[04:20] Environmental impacts of animal agriculture.[09:30] Niamh introduces herself.[13:50] The first class in which she began to question things.[18:50] A pig farm.[28:50] A sheep farm.[35:10] Chicken farming.[44:30] Disease & antibiotics.[55:00] A dairy farm.[01:04:00] Religious slaughter in Ireland.[01:10:40] Slaughterhouse workers.[01:14:00] How Niamh deals with euthanasia in work.[01:18:00] Niamh's other eco habits & random questions.Mentioned:Book - AttachedBook - Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.Episode 104 of Plant Proof with Nicholas Carter - the resources referenced at this link are also worth checking out!Vegan Calculator.Calls To Action:Go Vegan - Sign up to Challenge 22 for free where you'll get nutrition tutoring. If you can't go vegan, try base your diet on as many plant based foods as possible. If you need help or want more suggested resources for this, please get in touch!Get active with protest groups. We need system and policy change. Message them to get involved!NARA (National Animal Rights Association) have been doing brilliant work in Ireland from getting fur farming banned to now working on the banning of hare coursing.Animal Rebellion Ireland (groups exist worldwide too) are calling for a transition to a plant based food system for the sake of the planet as well as animals. As talked about in episode 44 with Zac Lumley, non violent civil disobedience is an extremely effective tactic and that's what ARI are about.Support investigative journalism like Noteworthy.ie who have specific call-outs for various campaigns. Donate to, and volunteer for, animal sanctuaries like Eden, Little Ones Microsanctuary, Back Into Daylight and Heartstone Veganic Sanctuary. Sign petitions, like this one to stop the proposed development of another pig factory farm.   Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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