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Author: Ceara Carney

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An Irish podcast where I interview business owners, activists and other everyday people, to learn how they contribute to living sustainably. By educating ourselves, we can then take a leaf from their book to add to our own way of eco-friendly living!

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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.
Eoin McGuinness is behind Crann, an Irish company that sells watches and sunglasses, made from what others would consider to be waste. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I enjoyed having it! Give them a follow to on Instagram @crann.co.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/ [08:20] What sparked Eoin to be eco-conscious.[20:25] How Crann came about.[16:20] How the sunglasses and watches are made and where the materials are sourced.[20:35] Is it upcycling or downcycling? And how are Crann carbon neutral?[25:50] What's the packaging like?[28:10] Do you remember your first customers?[31:10] UV, blue light filtering and lifetime warranties.[36:30] Random questions!Mentioned:Patagonia.The Native Woodland Trust.Shop In Ireland Facebook group & Website. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 45 I interviewed Elaine O'Riordan, the woman behind the Irish Hedgehog survey to chat about, you guessed it, hedgehogs! Have a listen, and don't forget to check out www.irishhedgehogsurvey.com to get involved.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/ [02:45] Correction in last week's episode.[08:30] Get to know Elaine.[13:00] The first hedgehog encounter for Elaine.[15:00] Hedgehogs in Ireland breed & population.[18:00] How they live and spend their time.[23:00] Why should we survey them.[30:45] How to participate in the survey.[33:15] Biggest threats to hedgehogs in Ireland today.[36:00] Other ways we can help them and what food to leave out for them.[41:45] What to do if you find an injured hedgehog.[45:00] Keeping hedgehogs as pets.[47:30] Random questions!If you find a sick or injured hedgehog in Ireland, you can call the WRI Wildlife Hospital on 01 6877766 or 0818 877766 Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Zac is an activist with a number of climate action groups. Most recently, he and another activist, Orla Murphy, were arrested and imprisoned for a protest at Iveagh House in Dublin. As Orla was still in prison at the time of this recording, I interviewed Zac to hear his story and the place of civil disobedience in the climate justice movement. Orla has since been released on the 22nd of April after spending over a month there. You can still write to Orla at orlaonremand@protonmail.com and hopefully I'll have her on the podcast in future.If you're interested in getting involved with Extinction Rebellion Ireland, there's a new members meeting happening tomorrow (4th of May 2021, 7pm GMT) that you're welcome to come along to. Hosted by yours truly! Keep an eye out for upcoming events for XRI here, or on your local groups website. And if you son't have a local direct action group, you can set one up!More on www.bookofleavespodcast.com (don't forget to rate, review, subscribe & share!) xWe covered:[07:00] Getting to know Zac.[11:40] When Zac began getting more active in climate action.[14:05] When Zac went vegan.[15:20] What is Civil Disobediance?[20:30] Is destruction of property violent or non violent?[24:00] The first time Zac got arrested / Kepak protest.[29:00] Why do people put themselves in a position where they know thwy'll likely be arressted[34:20] The action on the 19th of March where Zac and Orla were arrested.[40:10] Zac's experience in prison.[42:00] Orla's words from prison.[49:30] Reactions to the protest.[56:30] How many people do we need partaking in civil disobedience to get the job done?[01:06:30] Random Questions!Recommended literature:Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan Stefan - Why Civil Resistance Works.Civil Resistance and Power Politics by Adam Roberts & Timothy Garton Ash.Gene Sharp (Author, here's a link to his books).References1-3 billion people are expected to be forced from homes within the next 50 years. [1]200+ indigenous land protectors are murdered every year trying to protect their land and water. [2]We're headed for +4°C of global heating (some publications this year are suggesting +5° and +6°C [3][4]) — +4°C is "incompatible with an organised global community" and likely to be "beyond adaptation". [5]Island nations call for "1.5 to stay alive" and in 2009 at G77 Lumumba Di-Aping said that the new climate draft trying to limit warming to +2°C was "certain death for Africa". [6][7]When the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 (non-binding, remember), countries said they'd try to limit warming to +2°C. However, even if every country met their climate agreements that they set for themselves (NDCs), we're headed for more than +3°C. [8] Despite this, countries aren't even hitting their climate targets! [9]We've currently warmed the planet somewhere between +1.1°C and +1.3°C. [10] We're currently at an extremely crucial point, as we're in the danger zone at which irreversible climate tipping points could be triggered: some may lie between +1°C and +2°C [11]. Obviously because the risk is so great we have to follow the precautionary principle, meaning that we must absolutely everything we can to halt emissions immediately. Even if we halted greenhouse gas emissions today, heating will continue for decades or even centuries. [4][1] [https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350](https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350)[2] [https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-200-environmental-activists-and-land-defenders-murdered-in-2019](https://e360.yale.edu/digest/more-than-200-environmental-activists-and-land-defenders-murdered-in-2019)[3] [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/new-climate-models-predict-warming-surge](https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/new-climate-models-predict-warming-surge)[4] [https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/16/is-it-too-late-to-prevent-climate-change/](https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/16/is-it-too-late-to-prevent-climate-change/)[5] [https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/climate-change-commitee-report-4c-warming-fossil-fuels-crisis-a9597511.html](https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/climate-change-commitee-report-4c-warming-fossil-fuels-crisis-a9597511.html)[6] [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2017.1368013](https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01436597.2017.1368013)[7] [https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/12/poor-countries-g77-suicide-pact-copenhagen/](https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2009/12/poor-countries-g77-suicide-pact-copenhagen/)[8] [https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1052171](https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1052171)[9] [https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions)[10] [https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate](https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate)[11] ****[https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0](https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0) Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. 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Season 3 is starting as I mean to go on - with a revolution! We hear Carrie Ann's story and take a moment to shine a light on the social issues behind the clothes we wear, and the power in numbers. Not to forget, Fashion Revolution week is one week a year, but the fashion revolution exists every time you get dressed or walk into a clothing store.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/ [06:30] A bit about Carrie Ann & her journey to being eco-concious.[11:00] What made her switch careers.[15:30] What is Fashion Revolution?[21:00] What kind of events will be on & how can people take part?[27:00] The changes we are seeing in the fashion industry.[30:00] Transparency, what it means and what we're looking for.[33:30] The changes we've seen in Ireland and our issue with textile recycling.[36:00] Should we be boycotting?[39:00] Carrie Ann's general tips for a more sustainable and just wardrobe.[45:00] Random questions! Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Season . . . 3?!

Season . . . 3?!

2021-04-1617:32

Holy moly it's April already?! It's time for season 3 of Book of Leaves. Here I share a bit about what I've been up to and a taste of what's to come. Are you ready to fill your book with more leaves??I've missed this loads. Get in touch with any news or stories, requests or suggestions by emailing me at ceara@bookofleavespodcast.com. Stay up to date by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or supporting me on Patreon.What I've been delving into:Me & White Supremacy by Layla F. SaadThe Covid Alarm Clock PodcastHow 2 Save A Planet PodcastThe Proof is in the Plants by Simon Hill of Plant ProofStuff Happens by Emma Gleeson Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For the final episode of 2020 and the season finale of Book of Leaves, I asked people for stories of a ripple effect they witnessed. Times when people told you that you inspired them to ditch plastic toothbrushes or the other way around, when you were inspired by someone else!Thank you to Vasco, Mark, Conor, Mies, Gerda, Sophie, Elaine, Lucrezia, Katy and Cecilia for sharing your stories! If you have a ripple effect moment, send it to me at ceara@bookofleavespodcast.com or on Instagram or Facebook. I'll most likely do another one of these in the future, but for now, thank you for listening and I can't wait to bring you more leaves to add to your book in 2021.For more show notes in full, visit www.bookofleavespodcast.com. Stay safe, and happy new year. Ceara XxMentioned:Animal Rebellion Protest.Dairy Is Scary video.Eating Animals by Jonathon Safron Foer.Cork Crafts.Bare Necessities Ireland.Zero Waste Festival.The Story of Stuff.Uniting Communities.Regan Russell.Ed Winters (a.k.a. Earthling Ed).Living Lightly in Ireland blog.Street Feast Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 41 I chatted to McKinley, a co-founder of Pax Wholefoods & Eco Goods store in Westport, County Mayo. We cover her journey from Kentucky to Tequila to cloth nappies, all will be explained in the chat... Today, the 7th of December 2020, is also Pax's second birthday! So join me in wishing them all the best and here's to many more.Dear Green Santa is happening at the moment. Tag @dear_green_santa for more!Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves ) or Buy Me a Coffee ( https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES ). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ [04:25] Growing up in Kentucky.[11:45] Coming to Ireland.[14:05] Meeting Kirstin, the co-founder of Pax.[15:25] Setting up a business from scratch as the first local eco store.[18:55] Dublin vs Countryside in eco-consciousness.[21:45] How the pandemic affected business.[26:05] Tips for an eco Christmas this 2020![29:55] McKinley's experience with cloth nappies (her kids that is, not herself...lol...).[32:25] The Edible Landscape Project.[35:35] How McKinley deals with eco anxiety (and the recent USA election anxiety!).[38:35] 2nd birthday plans?  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For episode 40, I had the pleasure to interview Laura Kehoe, an activist, scientist, conservationist - all the ists! She has done, and continues to do, so much for the planet, it's quite mind-blowing. She is a true inspiration and I know I say this about all my episodes, but I really can't wait for you to listen to this one. We cover a lot, it's listed below and you'll find links to campaigns & resources too. I hope you get something out of this, because I sure did.Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:50] Laura's path to conservation & activism.[10:35] What it was like to work with chimps & how they're doing now (check out the talk Laura gave!).[15:10] The main issues threatening chimps.[18:05] Ways in which we can help them.[18:30] The work of Trees.org and what 400 Trees is about.[22:20] What is the Mercosur deal?[30:40] Having effective conversations with people about climate change, and experiencing burnout.[45:30] Managing the stress of fighting for a better world.[47:10] What can WE do regarding the Mercosur deal?[52:35] Green Santa.Resources Mentioned:The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation.Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programme.'Don't Tell Me What to Do' study.The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible book by Charles Eisenstein (available free online!).Extinction Rebellion.Animal Rebellion (Irish page).Here's a video Laura sent on to me about the eco food labels we were talking about. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 39 has none other than top gals Geraldine and Taz from The Useless Project (formerly Sustainable Fashion Dublin). I'm buzzing for you to hear this chat. Follow them on Instagram @theuselessproject or find them on Facebook to keep up to date with all their shenanigans and handy eco tips for life. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES).More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[04:40] Geraldine & Taz talk about their backgrounds.[13:00] Lockdown happens, what happened to SFD?[16:10] Where the name 'The Useless Project' came from.[18:55] A website you say?[24:40] Basic guide to food sustainability, how to cut down on food waste, seasonal buying & herbicides.[30:20] Sustainable fashion & home-ware.[32:00] Their favourite personal second hand finds for home-ware & fashion[33:40] How to deal when all that's going on gets a bit too much.  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's time to talk foraging with Dermot Hughes! I've wanted to learn about foraging for so long and I'm delighted to have Dermot here to talk us through it. Foraging has a few various benefits which we'll go into. You can keep up to date with Dermot's adventures on his Facebook page. In the meantime, get your hat and walking stick ready, and enjoy the ride!Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES).More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/[05:45] Dermot's journey into setting up Forage Ireland.[11:40] The best place to start.[12:50] Sloe berries.[15:30] Wild garlic.[16:25] Edible flowers & garden plants.[17:35] Poisonous flower to avoid.[18:10] What's the point in faoraging when there isn't enough to feed everyone & we can get our food in supermarkets?[23:15] Cow Parsley.[26:15] How to keep an eye out for pollutants in forage areas.[29:15] The 3 types of foragers.[30:55] The guidelines (and code!) around how much you forage.[35:00] Foraging tools & books.][45:10] Ways to store surplus food & prevent waste.[47:15] Closing thoughts.[50:00] A few Irish foragers!Mentioned:Wild and Free - book.Food for Free - book.Foraging Northern Ireland - Facebook group.Other Irish Foragers:Wicklow Wild Foods.Blackstairs Eco Trails.Hips and Haws Wildcrafts.Howth Foraging.Wild Food Mary.Clare McQuillan.   Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 37 is with Aisling Byrne, the founder of Nuw, formally known as The Nu Wardrobe. Nuw is a clothes sharing and swapping app, set up to tackle fast fashion's problems like pollution and workers' rights, which we chat about in full in this interview!Follow Nuw on Instagram @wearenuw, Twitter or Facebook for sustainable fashion inspiration and info on worker's rights. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES).More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/(02:25) Aisling introduce's herself and her background.(09:20) When the idea behind Nuw sparked.(15:10) How the app works.(23:40) The difficulty of finding plus-sized clothes when thrifting, and how Nuw is working to overcome it.(27:05) Plans for bringing menswear on to the app.(29:45) Crowdfunding.(33:50) How to upload clothes to the app.(39:10) Where the line falls by supporting slow fashion and not causing a loss of jobs by boycotting certain companies.(47:20) Closing thoughts.Also Mentioned:Suas educational development volunteer programme.New Frontiers programme (run by enterprise Ireland).Dublin Simon Community.Love Your Clothes. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Pauline McDonogh is the Prevention Officer for the Southern Region Waste Management Office. She is an Environmental Scientist with over 25 years experience in environmental auditing and waste management. She also set up MyWaste.ie, an amazing online resource for finding out how to dispose of our waste in Ireland. This episode, I chat to her about their upcoming campaign: Reuse Month. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). More on: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/(03:45) An introduction to Pauline's role and the Southern Waste Management Office.(05:20) A circular Vs linear economy.(08:50) The Irish figures of recycling, composting and how they can be improved.(11:00) The green economy: how jobs can be created.(12:20) Reuse Month, what it's all about.(15:40) What events will be happening.(18:35) Foodwaste in Ireland.(20:15) How their upcycle challenge will work.(23:45) What MyWaste.ie is (Hint: it's super great!).(27:05) Pauline's personal tips for people trying to tread lighter on the planet.Much love, Ceara X Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the first day of lockdown I moved into a new house within 5km of The Carrot's Tail. The vegan café quickly became a fortnightly highlight for me and my housemates. In this episode, I talk to Sebastian, one of the founders of the business, about his personal journey to veganism to the running of the café.Give them a follow on Instagram @thecarrotstail or Facebook. Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES). Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Augustina is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to menstruation. From the eco friendly reuseable products available, to how we should change the relationship we have with our periods, there is nothing we don't cover in this chat. Have a listen or watch on YouTube and make sure you follow We Live Our Values on Instagram (@liveourvalues) or Facebook to keep up to date with Augustina!Don't forget to rate, review, share, and if you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or Buy Me a Coffee (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES).Check out http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ for more. Thank you friends X(03:30) An introduction to Augustina.(05:30) When her awareness of period product waste came about,(09:00) The pricing of reuseable products.(13:50) Reuseable pads with 'a heavy flow'.(17:15) Being discreet with our periods.(18:15) How to wash pads.(25:30) How long to wear them for.(29:50) Menstrual cups.(37:20) Menstrual discs.(39:15) Menstrual sponges & reuseable tampons.(41:25) How people are dying from embarrassment.(43:30) Observing your period for changes regarding health.(47:20) The sexualisation of women & period products.(49:00) The SHAME.(01:06:30) Free Bleeding.Mentioned:Thinx.Put A Cup In It.Lunette.The Vulva Gallery. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In episode 33 I chat to Megan from Native Events about, you guessed it, the events industry!You can stay in the loop on their insta @nativeevents_ or Twitter @NativeEventsIE.Don't forget to rate & share this episode, and if you can, support on our Patreon or Buy Me a Coffee platform would be much appreciated. https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves(03:20) Introduction from Megan.(06:50) What are the sustainability issues in the events industry?(08:50) The solutions Native Events are practicing.(13:25) The eco solution to toilets.(16:00) Dealing with tents & sleeping bags left behind at festivals & Attention Attire.(21:35) What we as festival goers can do to influence events to be greener.(23:40) How Megan feels about the ongoing pandemic's effects.(26:20) Megan's personal advice on living a more sustainable life.(28:35) The process NE have when working with someone's event, big or small.Also Mentioned:Body & Soul.D-Light Studios. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ruth Leeney is a conservationist, fellow activist with Extinction Rebellion, and vegan, working hard to preserve our under water world. We covered so much in this chat and still didn't get to talk about everything, so I know for sure, there'll be a second interview with Ruth sometime in the future! In the meantime, you can support Ruth's work through Women4Oceans on their website. Check out http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ for more detailed links & if you can, please support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves or https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BOOKOFLEAVES We covered:(05:40) Ruth's background and when she became eco consious.(08:34) Scuda diving in U.K. Vs Australian waters.(13:44) How the community Ruth works with in Mozambique are being affected by over fishing.(17:40) How the locals have been impacted by Climate Change.(23:44) What, if any work is being done by NGOs or governments to aid and educate in this crisis.(28:40) What is Blue Justice? Read this link for more.(32:35) How we in the first world countries can help.(37:28) Why Ruth first became vegan and how she manages working in coastal fishery communities considering that.(45:15) How to know if the fish you do buy is sustainably sourced.(48:20) How to avoid trawled fish.(49:40) Dynamite fishing.(50:40) The plastic Ruth has seen on her dive adventures around the world.Also Mentioned:Climate Justice by Mary Robinson.Mothers of Invention Podcast. Climate Queens Podcast.Jaque Custo documentaries.The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts.Cyclone Idai. in Mozambique, 2019.Down To Earth Wholefoods shop (as the best stocked wholefoods store in Dublin when Ruth first went vegan!).UK Marine conservation society sustainable fishing list.Vita as an Irish charity assisting local communities in Ethiopia and Eritrea fight against climate change.Women4Oceans, a network of women working on conservation and research that Ruth is involved with.ParCo, a charity that does beach clean ups around Vilankulo in Mozambique.Protect Africa's Sawfishes, Ruth's own research project she works on.Don't forget to please rate, review & subscribe! X Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 31 is with Lynn Haughton from The Upcycle Movement. The ability she has to re-imagine 'waste' and her drive for sharing the knowledge she's learned is nothing short of amazing! Make sure to follow her on instagram @the_upcycle_movement, Twitter @upcycle_ireland and Facebook.If you can, please support this podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves) or rate, review & share. XFor all shownotes, check out: http://bookofleavespodcast.com/ep-31-upcycling-wetsuits-re-imagining-waste-lynn-haughton/(04:20) The difference between UPcycling and REcycling.(06:15) What inspired Lynn's eco journey & the start of The Upcycle Movement.(13:40) Why wetsuits?(19:35) How Lynn gets the wetsuits.(21:40) The process from receiving the wetsuit to shipping out a new product.(26:20) Seal Rescue Ireland.(31:10) The strangest things Lynn has upcycled and other upcycling companies.(36:15) Lynn's bird box family (the bird-box is called 'Wireless CCD Bird Box Camera Kit' from UK Wildlife Cameras. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's finally time to talk toothbrushes! In this episode, as part of Plastic Free July, I chat to Joe & Niamh about what inspired them to set up Bambooth, an Irish bamboo toothbrush company. "Every year, 3.5 billion toothbrushes are used, at least. And every toothbrush that's ever been used, still exists today."Check out www.bookofleavespodcast.com for more links and if you can, please support this podcast at www.patreon.com/bookofleaves or share it with a friend!We cover: (06:15) An introduction to Niamh & Joe.(10:00) What is was like becoming entrepreneurs all of a sudden.(11:40) How toothbrushes have been bad for the planet.(12:50) The moso bamboo that's used.(14:05) The nylon bristles & how to recycle them.(19:10) How often you should be changing your toothbrush!(20:05) Why the toothbrushes are colourful!(24:00) How hard it is to get stock into bigger shops & chain supermarkets.(27:20) How they find the time and energy to run Bambooth with their other jobs & courses.(30:10) What Joe & Niamh do outside of Bambooth to live more eco friendly.Resources mentioned:Dirty Business documentary on plastic being sent abroad.Blue Planet.Drowning in Plastic documentary.Jane Goodall Institute.Coral Reef Alliance.Marine Conservation Society.Plastic Oceans.  Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/bookofleaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Despite what we hear about Ireland doing well in terms of food security, it's far more treacherous than we think. Aisling Wheeler talks me through the problems Ireland faces, how it all changed and what we can do to make it better.Check out www.bookofleavespodcast.com for more show notes and don't forget to rate and review! You can also support this podcast at https://www.patreon.com/bookofleaves.(05:35) The definitions of food security & food sovereignty, and how we fare in Ireland in regards to that.(10:35) Organic farming in Ireland.(11:45) The knock-on effects of relying on imported goods.(15:45) What changed in recent decades to make our food system insecure.(18:30) What has been done, if anything, in policy or government to help with food security.(22:20) Soil health in Ireland - fertility and drainage.(28:30) The difference between monoculture & permaculture.(32:45) Growing your own food at home, encouraging farmers to diversify & CSA.(37:35) Buying food in season & our relationship with food.Also Mentioned:Teagasc.River basin management plan.Aisling's article on food security. Thanks for listening!Ceara X 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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