Climate Fringe Stories
Taking Climate Action: The Role of Social Enterprise

Taking Climate Action: The Role of Social Enterprise

March 19, 2021

Climate Fringe Stories hosts Tami and Manish speak with Izzie Eriksen, the founder of a sustainable fashion Social Enterprise, ApparelXChange and Ian Mitchell, the CEO of Scotland's largest Social Enterprise support organisation CEIS. 

They discuss the unique position Social Enterprises are in to tackle the climate emergency. 

 

Listen now on Spotify, Apple & Google Podcast as well as Podbean. 

IWD Special: Eco Feminism and Intersectional Environmentalism

IWD Special: Eco Feminism and Intersectional Environmentalism

March 8, 2021

Tami Pein speaks with Zarina Ahmad and Ester Eriksson about what it means to be an Eco Feminist. They discuss how an Intersectional approach to environmentalism can elevate those with marginalised race and gender identities in order to promote climate justice. 

 

Zarina has over 10 years of experience working as a Climate Change and Environment Officer at the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisation, Scotland. Ester is part of the Edinburgh Napier University Feminist Society who have been proactive in organising discussions on Eco Feminism from theory to practice. 

Indigenous Leaders at COP26

Indigenous Leaders at COP26

February 24, 2021
100 Indigenous leaders are preparing to come to Glasgow in November for COP26. Climate Fringe's Kat Jones chats to Calfìn Lafchenke of the Mapuche people of Patagonia about his plans for gathering elders and leaders from across the world, keeping a flame burning throughout COP and why he thinks that scientists and artists are the shamans of the western world. Calfín discusses the work of the Minga Indigena of joining together science, arts and culture and indigenous knowledge to communicate to world leaders and people across the world at COP26 and how he is looking forward to meeting our own elders and tradition bearers when he comes to Scotland.
 
Calfín comes from the southernmost tip of Patagonia and was one of the organisers of the Minga Indigena, the gathering of Indigenous leaders that came to COP25 in Madrid. We are also joined by Isabella Noero, director of UNÁ Festival, who is Colombian and based in Glasgow who translates the conversation with Calfín and explain some of the work she is doing with Calfín to link artists with the work of the Minga Indigena.  
Resilience, Wellbeing and Hope in a Climate Crisis

Resilience, Wellbeing and Hope in a Climate Crisis

January 15, 2021

In this latest episode of the Climate Fringe podcast we discuss the issues of keeping going, nurturing resilience and wellbeing and somehow remaining effective people in a climate crisis. Tami, Kat and Manish invite Eva Schonfeld, a climate activist, process designer and facilitator, who has been involved in activism for two decades. She coordinated Transition Support Scotland, the Fife Diet and ran conferences for the Scottish Greens. Eva is a co-founder of Starter Culture, Heartpolitics and Grassroots to Global, co-convened the Conflict Transformation summit for Transition Network and supports sociocratic system development, decision-making and facilitation in many contexts. She is also a co author of Politics, Trauma and Empathy - which she recommends we should read 'even though it's very long :)

Family Festive: Talking turkey on Climate

Family Festive: Talking turkey on Climate

December 22, 2020
For our Climate Fringe Christmas Special, regular hosts Kat and Manish invite their respective siblings (who also happen to work on climate and conservation) around the virtual Christmas dinner table. With so many families unable to meet up in person this year, join the Joshis and the Joneses as they try and have a virtual Christmas: talking Climate, COP and cheesy cracker jokes.
 
Kat's sister, Professor Julia Jones is a conservation scientist working on, among other things, the effectiveness of forest conservation initiatives including climate-related incentives. She is particularly interested in the social and local community dimensions of conservation. Manish's brother, Rajiv Joshi, is a founder of Bridging Ventures, an initiative to connect across business, creatives, investors and activists on sustainable solutions. He was previously the Managing Director of The B Team, a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet. 

“Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com

Faith and Climate

Faith and Climate

November 23, 2020
Faith and Climate Podcast
 
In this episode we explore what faith communities bring to climate campaigning and action. With discussions ranging across Sikh, Muslim, Baháʼí, Christian and Jewish faith perspectives, this podcast explores commonalities, shared perspectives and the motivations of our contributors. Tami, Kat and Manish invite Ravinder Nijjar chair of UK women of Faith Network, Linsay Taylor of Muslim Engagement and Development and chair of Interfaith Scotland, and Maureen, three women from three different faith traditions to the virtual studio. I hope you enjoy the wide ranging, fascinating, personal and meaningful discussions as a listener as much as we enjoyed making this podcast.
Uncertainty of COP, lessons from Chile

Uncertainty of COP, lessons from Chile

October 29, 2020

This Climate Fringe Stories podcast explores what uncertainty means for COP and civil society and the lessons we can learn from Chile. Tami and Kat from SCCS chat with Manish Joshi, a seasoned COP attendee and Civil Society organiser on their experiences of COP over the last decade. We then meet with Paula Tassarra from Cultura Planeteria to find out what lessons she learnt from the COP being moved from Chile. 

(en)countering crisis + re:making futures

(en)countering crisis + re:making futures

October 14, 2020

This podcast is a special edition in collaboration with climate change creative. A conversation between Scotland and Zimbabwe. Hosted by Fadzai Mwakutuya in conversation with Butholezwe Kgosi Nyathi the Regional Director of National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo 

Climate Change Creative is an online artivist resource created to facilitate the sharing of original designs within the public domain; such as banners and placards which raise climate change awareness. The project is funded by Enough! and Creative Scotland. 

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, BulawayoDzimbanhete Arts and Culture Interactions Trust and Visual Artists Association of Bulawayo.

 

Riders on the Storm: Alastair McIntosh Book Launch

Riders on the Storm: Alastair McIntosh Book Launch

August 27, 2020

Listen back to the Book Launch to celebrate the publication of Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh.

Alastair will be in conversation with Professor Alison Phipps, holder of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration at Glasgow University.

The launch is hosted in partnership with Climate Fringe and the Centre for Human Ecology

Why have young people been so effective in communicating the urgency of the climate crisis?

Why have young people been so effective in communicating the urgency of the climate crisis?

August 26, 2020

Why have young people been so effective in communicating the urgency of the climate crisis? And what is it that motivates these activists? Tami Pein of SCCS speaks to Scottish Youth Climate Striker, Dylan Hamilton, Catrina Randall of Youth FoES, and Seonaid Knox of Scottish Prophetic Activists

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