Losing Our Cool
Climate Anxiety with Dr Paul Vare
For many young people climate change is causing feelings of powerlessness and anxiety heightening the risk of mental health issues. Dr Paul Vare, senior lecturer in research development at the University of Gloucestershire, explores ways our education system can best meet the needs of the younger generation in the face of an uncertain future
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The Edible Garden35:15The Francis Close Hall Edible Garden champions the benefits and value of getting closer to nature. A self sustaining system and oasis of calm in the middle of Cheltenham town centre.
Sam Attard - Ethical Revolutionary39:54Sam Attard, Ethical Revolutionary challenges the status quo with his self belief that a change can make a difference
From The Ground Up - Vanessa Angelo-Thompson27:45Communities are powerful, when we act on that empowerment, councils and government nationally and globally will have no choice but to really listen and make impactful changes before it is too late. Vanessa Angelo Thompson talks about her organisation From The Ground Up inspiring people to make changes from the moment you walk through your gate to the end of your garden.
The biggest plants on the planet with Chris Chavase talking about the vital role of trees48:10Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world's wild life. They provide us with the materials for tools and shelter. Chris Chavase is senior trees officer at Cheltenham Borough Council.
Sustainable food shopping with Hannah Basnett from Foodloose23:49No plastic, organic and zero waste - the holy grail of sustainable food shopping. Hannah Basnett tells us how Foodloose in Cheltenham has achieved this.
Our soil is our future with Claudia MacGregor41:36Is looking after our soil the most important task in the fight against climate change? Award winning Claudia MacGregor from Soil Snack talks about food forests, permacultures and her new edible plant business.
Local businesses reducing their carbon footprint with Becki Sillence24:45Becki Sillence, communications manager for CheltenhamZero talks about local businesses investing in carbon emission reductions, and Cheltenham Zero's new online tool kit to help businesses achieve their goals.
Sustainable live events with Andrew Lansley28:53Andrew Lansley, Innovation Manager for Cheltenham Festivals, talks about his new tool kit to measure the sustainability of live events.