Book of Leaves


Climate Anxiety, Reconnection, & Being a Good Ancestor - Rachel Dempsey

Ep. 67
Rachel Dempsey has been clued into the environmental crisis since way before it was ‘cool’. She has a fascinating wealth of knowledge she has picked up and shared all across the world and I’m honoured to have been given her time for this interview. She was also the original creator of the Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group that has been mentioned on the podcast so many times before thanks to its helpfulness! Be sure to check out her website and give a follow on Instagram @full_circle_change or Facebook.[04:30] What it means to be a good ancestor.[06:35] The Zero Waste Ireland Facebook group[08:00] The work Rachel does[11:00] How singing helps with healing.[15:05] What climate anxiety looks like.[17:00] How our health system is set up to deal with climate anxiety in people.[23:30] Tips on becoming resilient.[28:00] How change happens? Positive stories.[32:00] Watching for climate anxiety warning signs[35:20] What workshops & services Rachel provides now[38:20] A song from RachelMentioned:The Good Ancestor PodcastTimi’s interview / Sorcha's interviewZero Waste Ireland Facebook GroupCapacitar cafèsBritt Wray: Ted Talk / Generation Dread bookLaura Hartley for workshops on burnoutSongs for the Great TurningActive Hope book by Joanna MacyA Field Guide To Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jaquette RayAs 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

Listening, Feminism, & Youth Involvement - Amy O'Brien

Ep. 65
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