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A CONCISE, IMPACTFUL AND ACTION-DRIVEN SERIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

A CONCISE, IMPACTFUL AND ACTION-DRIVEN SERIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL 

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

 

 

This Youtube Series, supported by The Dixon Foundation, consists of five micro-docs that address environmental topics neglected by mainstream media. Each episode is lead by a change-maker of Generation Now, exploring cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. 

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POSITIVE, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

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POSITIVE, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION.

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NOW X PLASTIC-FREE PERIODS

PRESENTED BY THE WORLD RECORD EXPEDITION STAND UP PADDLEBOARDER AND FOUNDER  OF PADDLE AGAINST PLASTIC, CAL MAJOR.  ALTHOUGH SOCIETY’S RECOGNITION OF PLASTIC POLLUTION HAS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, CAL EXPLORES THE ONE PARTICULAR TYPE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED ENOUGH…PERIOD PRODUCTS.

IN THE UK, 4.3 BILLION DISPOSABLE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS ARE USED EVERY YEAR, MAKING UP 5.9% OF THE UK’S BEACH LITTER. THROUGH GAINING INSIGHT INTO THE NATIONALLY LEADING ‘PLASTIC-FREE PERIOD’ CAMPAGIN BY CITY TO SEA, WE INVESTIGATE PERIOD PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES THAT ARE BOTH BETTER FOR OUR HEALTH AND THE PLANET.

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#PLASTICFREEPERIODS

 

NOW X SLOW FASHION

PRESENTED BY SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER AND SLOW FASHION CAMPAIGNER, BECKY HUGHES (@THENIFTYTHRIFTER). IT EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF ‘SLOW’FASHION AND CELEBRATES THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE AS CONSUMERS TO REVOLUTIONISE THE FASHION INDUSTRY; MAKING IT MORE SOCIALLY AND THE ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE.

 

WITH THE LATEST RESEARCH BY THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (2018) SHOWING THAT THE  FASHION INDUSTRY EMITS MORE CARBON THAN ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, WE INVESTIGATE THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE AND WHY ABOUT OUR CLOTHES. THROUGH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH LEADING SLOW FASHION BRANDS IN THE SOUTH WEST, FINISTERRE AND SANCHOS, IT IS PROVEN THAT FASHION DOES NOT HAVE TO COST THE EARTH.

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#GOSLOW

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NOW X BRITISH FARMING

PRESENTED BY WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST AND FOUNDER OF TALKS WILD, ADAM COOK (@ADAMTALKSWILD). IT UNCOVERS THE ENVIRONMENTAL SIDE OF THE AGRICULTURAL STORY . SINCE FARMING HAS BECOME A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA, THE ENVIRONMENTAL REPUTATION OF FARMING HAS SUFFERED GREATLY. GLOBALLY IT IS ACCEPTED THAT THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR 26% OF GLOBAL GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, HOWEVER MAINSTREAM MEDIA RARELY COVERS THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY FARMERS FROM A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.

 

THROUGH INVESTIGATING THE NFU’s (NATIONAL FARMERS’ UNION) TARGET TO REACH NET-ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2040, WE EXPLORE THE ROLE THAT BRITISH FARMERS PLAY IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE. WE ALSO INVESTIGATE THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL AND SEASONAL PRODUCE WITH SHILLIINGFORD ORGANICS, AND WE ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL OF SUSTAINABLE MEAT WITH CARBON NEUTRAL BEEF.

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#FOODFORFUTURE

NOW X FISHERMEN'S KISSES

PRESENTED BY THE CONSERVATIONIST AND PREVIOUS EXTER UNIVERSITY STUDENT UNION PRESIDENT, JOE RIGBY. IT INVESTIGATES A NEGLECTED SIDE OF FISHING-NET POLLUTION, IN WHICH RESEARCHERS HAVE TERMED ‘FISHERMEN’S KISSES’. THIS IS THE ‘X’-SHAPED OFFCUTS PRODUCED FROM FISHERMEN FITTING NETS TO BOATS. THIS SMALL YET SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION CAN CAUSE IMMENSE HARM TO MARINE ECOSYSTEMS.

ALTHOUGH RESEARCH EXPOSES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FISHING NET POLLUTION, MAKING UP 20% OF GLOBAL MARINE LITTER, MANY ARE UNAWARE THAT THE PROBLEM STEMS BEYOND ENTANGLED WILDLIFE. THROUGH EXPLORING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY THE CORNISH PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION AND INTERVIEWS WITH THE UK’S FIRST RECYCLED KAYAK BRAND, ODYSSEY, THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING WITH LOCAL FISHERMEN AND THE NEED FOR INNOVATION IS REVEALED.

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#FISHERMENSKISSES

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NOW X CLIMATE OPTIMISM

PRESENTED BY THE  REGENERATIVE CULTURE COORDINATOR FOR THE EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) YOUTH UK NATIONAL TEAM AND THE YOUNGEST MEP CANDIDATE IN THE UK, DAZE AGHAJI. RECENT STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT A PESSIMISTIC ATTITUDE AND USING THE WORST CASE SCENARIO CAN BE INEFFECTIVE WHEN ASSESSING THE CLIMATE CRISIS. THIS FEARFUL ‘DOOM AND GLOOM’ APPROACH CAN RESULT IN THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF DEFEATISM. IN CONTRAST, OPTIMISM IS A ROBUST MINDSET THAT CAN BE USED TO FRAME ACTIVISM, TO MOTIVATE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION IN THE LONG-TERM. 

 

THIS EPISODE FEATURES THE FOUNDERS OF GLOBAL OPTIMISM, CHRISTIANA FIGUERES (EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, UNFCCC) AND TOM RIVETT-CARNAC (POLITICAL LOBBYIST, UNFCCC), WHO REVEAL THE IMPORTANCE OF OPTIMISM IN DRIVING GLOBAL COLLABORATION, AS SHOWN THROUGH THE PARIS AGREEMENT (2015). DAZE ALSO EXPLORES HER OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN ACTIVISM, STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH IN RESPECT TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERSECTIONALITY. ULTIMATELY, THIS EPISODE REVEALS THE VITAL NEED TO CONSIDER PEOPLE, ALONGSIDE THE PLANET FOR AN OPTIMISTIC FUTURE. WE ARE ONE GLOBAL COMMUNITY, AND COLLABORATION IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.

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#CLIMATEOPTIMISM

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ALL CARBON EMISSIONS PRODUCED THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES 

HAVE BEEN OFFSET WITH ECOLOGI.