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  • 1. Lines In The Sand

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    In late 2023, Kevin Jordan’s dream retirement home by the sea was demolished by the local council. Bought only 14-years prior, it was deemed unsafe and at risk from coastal erosion.  In this, the first episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast series 3, we explore the link between Kevin’s story and the dangerous human-made heating of our planet.   Join Host Isabelle Sparrow, Save Hemsby Coastline campaigners Kevin and Simon, and Professor Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading’s Centre for Atmospheric Science to see why things need to change, quickly, and what could happen if we continue to cross the lines in the sand. ***Show NotesDownload your local warming stripes, search for your area via the map or use the dropdown on this page: https://carboncopy.eco/local-climate-action  Find out more about national and international warming stripes: https://showyourstripes.info/   Find out more about Simon and Kevin’s campaign: https://savehemsbycoastline.org.uk/  Read Save Hemsby Coastline’s letter to 10 Downing Street: https://savehemsbycoastline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Petition-covering-letter.pdf  Find out more about coastal protection campaigns in East Anglia: https://www.coasteast.org.uk/ 

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  • 2. Bigger Than All Of Us

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    Nature connects us all, so its decline and destruction should be a concern for us all. In 2023 WWF, RSPB and National Trust published the People’s Plan for Nature, a document written in collaboration with a citizen’s assembly of 103 members representative of the British public, and with input from thousands more people across the UK. In this episode, released almost exactly a year after the People’s Plan for Nature was published, we speak to WWF’s Head of Community Engagement Campaigns, Kat Machin, about the thinking behind this unique collaboration, and meet five members of The People’s Assembly for Nature, as they are known, to hear how participating has impacted them and their lives.  Listen to Bigger Than All Of Us to discover how nature, and a desire to protect the natural environment here in the UK, has brought our guests together and created bonds that will last a lifetime. --------------------------------------Show Notes Find out more about actions you can take locally to support nature and wildlife, check out ideas via Carbon Copy here: https://carboncopy.eco/community Explore initiatives shared with Carbon Copy that relate to protecting and restoring nature: https://carboncopy.eco/action-area/nature Learn more about what the People’s Assembly members did, and how this led to the published plan: https://peoplesplanfornature.org/peoples-assembly-nature Find out more about the coverage of the plan, and events that have taken place since the it was published: https://peoplesplanfornature.org/news  Read about the Innovation Festival that Peter participated in: https://www.water.org.uk/news-views-publications/views/innovation-festival-2023-huge-success Learn about The Big One, the event that Rebecca spoke at: https://extinctionrebellion.uk/the-big-one/   
  • Carbon Copy Series 3 Trailer

    00:46
    Launching March 20, series 3 of the Carbon Copy Podcast brings powerful, inspiring and relatable stories about people around the UK fighting to protect their communities from the impacts of climate breakdown. Listen to a new episode every fortnight. 
  • 3. Civic Revolution: 3 Connection

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    In this final audiobook episode, we adopt a new perspective and go on to explore the common ground that connects people. We discover the power and appeal of working together locally to protect us from climate breakdown and defend nature. Communities are seen in another light, as both beneficiaries and guardians of common natural resources – from clean rivers to clean air.We open the door to over a thousand inspiring, real-world examples of collective local action from all four corners of the UK and invite you to step in by visiting carboncopy.ecoAdapted from the original book, Civic Revolution, and narrated by its author, Ric Casale. If you enjoy listening to the Carbon Copy Podcast, please send a link to someone you think would like it and, if you haven’t already, please click ‘Follow this podcast’ wherever you listen.
  • 2. Civic Revolution: 2 Opportunity

    18:04
    In episode two of Civic Revolution, we sift for clues in our past that shape the future. Throughout our history, we have been converting energy from one form to another and changing the world around us in remarkable new ways. We have lived by the stories we are told, and reshape the world by the new stories we tell.Taken together, we see how these clues point towards a civic revolution where we have the opportunity to create something better and mend the links between people and place that have been broken.Adapted from the original book, Civic Revolution, and narrated by its author, Ric Casale.Discover a national collection of inspiring stories from across the UK, told by people of all ages and backgrounds. Find out more by visiting carboncopy.eco If you enjoy listening to the Carbon Copy Podcast, please send a link to someone you think would like it and, if you haven’t already, please click ‘Follow this podcast’ wherever you listen.
  • 1. Civic Revolution: 1 Jeopardy

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    In this audiobook episode, we look at the predicament of humankind: the quest for endless economic expansion in a world of finite resources and planetary boundaries. We don’t need to look far to see the broken links between people and places, past and present, imagination and reality. We dispel some of the myths that are putting us in jeopardy, rediscovering the power we have to tell different stories that can reinvent the places where we live and lead to a better future.Adapted from the original book, Civic Revolution, and narrated by its author, Ric Casale. Discover a national collection of inspiring stories from across the UK, told by people of all ages and backgrounds. Find out more by visiting carboncopy.eco If you enjoy listening to the Carbon Copy Podcast, please send a link to someone you think would like it and, if you haven’t already, please click ‘Follow this podcast’ wherever you listen.
  • Civic Revolution: Trailer

    00:49
    A short three-part audiobook about the clash between our culture and wellbeing; and the power of community to resolve this conflict. Based on the book Civic Revolution, and narrated by its author and Carbon Copy co-founder, Ric Casale.
  • 5. Fixing Our Throwaway Economy

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    Hello! Welcome to the last episode of Copy This (the first season of the Carbon Copy Podcast) where we throw the spotlight on big thinking, local climate action. When was the last time you tried to get your mobile phone or laptop repaired? Chances are that it was impossible but all too easy to buy a replacement instead. This year, the weight of electronic waste produced globally will equal that of the Great Wall of China because repair is so difficult and obsolescence is built into many electronic goods, by design. But how is repairing and reuse even possible when the throwaway culture is so deeply rooted in our economy? The Fixing Factory is a new project with a fresh approach that not only makes repair and reuse a reality, it’s also applying lateral thinking so electronic ‘waste’ can benefit local communities in as many ways as possible. In this episode, Fiona Dear of The Restart Project and Emma Beal of West London Waste Authority describe The Fixing Factory’s drive to not only give broken laptops a new lease of life, but to use them to tackle digital inequality, train the fixers of the future, provide training and employment opportunities, as well as create a project blueprint that could be replicated around the UK. 
  • 4. Running Out Of Time

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    Hello! The longest non-stop relay ever attempted is starting in October 2022, over 7200km from Glasgow in Scotland to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, in the name of climate action. Community leaders, school children and neighbours will pass a relay baton hand-to-hand across 18 countries and show the world what we can achieve if we work together. An extraordinary challenge, requiring extraordinary effort, to achieve extraordinary change.Listen to Danny Bent, cofounder of The World Relay, about what we hope to accomplish! What better way to represent the unity and strength we wish to see from today's leaders than an inclusive relay linking together thousands of inspiring climate action projects?Spoiler alert: We did it and made a world record at the same time!!! The United Nations' convention, UNFCCC, recognised our effort as one of the most significant events in the build up to climate summit. Over 4,500 people participated across 18 countries. We drew huge media attention, with a UK reach of over 17 million and millions more across the entire route. And we delivered an important climate message, endorsed by 825,760 people, to the leaders at the global climate summit in Egypt (COP27), urging more support to help people tackle the climate crisis locally where they live.