While Covid continues to affect all our lives in different ways and the climate crisis has not gone away of course, we hope you are well and thoughts are with everyone struggling at the moment. In lieu of a BCCF virtual event this month, we decided to share some suggestions for things you might like to watch or listen to, and share as the mood takes you. They are various lengths so something for everyone we hope. And if you tweet, please share recommendations with us and others (@bedsccf)
1. Watch Horizon 2021 Feast to Save the Planet. BBC2 i player. Mike Berners-Lee (How Bad are Bananas?) and mathematician Hannah Fry, with masterchef judge Greg Wallace, challenge 5 special guests to make their choice of a 3 course dinner with minimal carbon footprints. Entertaining and informative. 58 minutes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000qzyd/horizon-2021-feast-to-save-the-planet
2. Listen to 39 Ways to Save the Planet. BBC Radio 4 in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society. The 15 minute Podcasts with Tom Heap present a wide range of people working variously at the forefront of the climate campaign. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qwt3
3. Listen to BBC Radio 4 Reith lectures 2020. Mark Carney, 4th lecture From Climate Crisis to Real Prosperity. 30 mins+ 27mins Q&A. Following the first 3 lectures, this covers important issues including stranded assets, the important role of insurance, investment in the green economy and jobs, and carbon tax. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9
4. Watch https: countdown.ted.com Countdown to a Better Future 10/10/2020.
Go to check out the talks and performances (50 total).Here are some examples:
Transformation: Monica Araya ‘How Cities are Detoxing transportation’. With examples from around the world including her city Amsterdam. 10 mins.
Breakthroughs: Tom Schuler ’How Could we make Carbon Negative Concrete?’ Tom explains why traditionally made concrete is so carbon polluting and how innovation could help. 41/2 mins.
Action: Andri Snaer Magnason ‘On Time and Water’. Icelandic writer Andri reflects on the loss of the first glacier and time left for the others, and how future generations will be affected.
Action: Roman Krznaric ‘How to be a Good Ancestor’. ThePhilosopher focuses on Intergenerational justice and includes the Future Design Movement active in Japan, where adult groups design and plan as though they lived in 2060 to create a liveable world for their offspring. (7 mins).
5. Watch a lovely video on agroforestry (around 6 mins) on the Soil Association page: https://www.soilassociation.org/causes-campaigns/agroforestry
6. Listen to a podcast. Those of you who watched Kiss the Ground (our December event) about livestock and regenerative farming might be interested in a counter argument: https://plantproof.com/our-diet-is-destroying-the-planet-with-environmental-researcher-nicholas-carter/
Save the date: we’re planning an online event on sustainable revival of town centres on Wednesday February 10th. More information later on that. We hope to see you then.