The ENV CAST
By Mahnoor Qadir
The ENV CASTOct 13, 2021
All Things Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG): A Panel Discussion with Julia Baker and Tom Butterworth
Hello Everyone and thank you for tuning in for this episode !!
I am very excited for this episode as I am joined with two excellent experts to discuss Biodiversity Net Gain .
It is a great honor to be joined by the Head of Nature Services at Mott MacDonald, Julia Baker and Head of Ecology at WSP, Tom Butterworth.
In this episode we discuss the definition of BNG, it's significance, what is being done in England and how this can be applied globally. The episode ends with fun and simple sustainability tips on gardening .
The links below provide further information on some of the terms and topics discussed in this episode
If you would like more updates on the EnvCast please follow me on my Instagram @mahnoorenv or connect with me on LinkedIn. Please don.t forget to follow me on Spotify and to review this podcast episode :)
World Environment Day Celebration:Top 3 Postive Environment News with ENVCast
Hello everyone and welcome to this bite-sized episode on World Environment Day !
Please see the links below for more information on the top 3 positive environment news
All things socks and sustainability with Lucy Jeffrey
Thank you for tuning in for this episode. In todays episode I am joined with the founder and CEO of Bare Kind socks, Lucy Jeffrey. Lucy will share her story about how she started bare kind and together we will discuss how to save the planet one sock at a time. To check out Bare Kind socks please click on the link below:
The Intrinsic Value of Nature
Hi Everyone !
Welcome to this episode of the ENVCast.
In this episode I talk about the intrinsic value of nature and the significance of recognizing nature as a separate entity. There is intrinsic value of nature in literally everything around us incuding poems, music and movies. Hope you enjoy this episode. See some links below for the things I have referenced in this episode.
Cadid Chats ENVCast
Bringing the ENVCast back !!
Hello its been long I know but just wanted to pop in and give an update on the ENVCast and my life.
Flooding in Pakistan (Islamic relief) :
Pakistan floods appeal - Islamic Relief Worldwide (islamic-relief.org)
Music and Climate Change with Oli Frost
Hello Everybody !
Welcome to another episode of the ENVCast. Today I am joined with Oli Frost to discuss how music can enhance science communication and convey the message of the climate crisis.
Oli Frost is a British Satirist who is using his amazing talent and creativity to raise awareness about the climate crisis. His songs Pirate Emergency and the Greta Thunberg song are a great to listen to not only jam to but know more about the issue of climate change and the fishing industry. He also appeared on Britain's Got Talent posing as a recorder player.
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Check out Oli Frost work including his website which helps you develop plant based recipes
Watch Oli Frost in Britain's Got Talent:
The ENV Cast is back, Life Updates and Important Environmental Landmark moments!
Hello Everyone ! Hope you are well.
I know it has been long but the ENVCast is back !!
This episode is a general one in which I discuss where I have been and what I missed when I was gone. If you have any questions and suggestions for the new season email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or my instagram @mahnoorenv
Check out season one on all of your listening platforms.
Thanks to all of you my episodes with members of the Metis Community were used by University of East Anglia and Decolonising Geography as a Learning resource ! Check out their websites.
Thank you and stay tuned :)
Indigenous Communities in the USA, Native Americans in STEM and Climate Change with Dr Karletta Chief !
Hello Everybody !
Welcome to another episode of the ENVCast. In this episode I am joined with Dr Karletta Chief who is s a Diné hydrologist, best known for her work to address environmental pollution on the Navajo Nation and increase the participation of Native Americans in STEM.Together we discuss climate change impacts on the Navajo Nation, the role the communities can play in climate action and Karletta's inspiring work in this field.
This episode is the last episode of the series Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change.This discussion is in collaboration with Decolonising Geography, UEA,s Project Change and Coffee and Geography Podcast hosted and produced by Kit Rackley. To find out more about these projects check out the links below:
It is a great honor to collaborate with these amazing projects. My discussions with Dr Karletta, Danka Brewer and Panel Event will also be used to make learning resources.
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Panel Discussion on Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Action with Danka Brewer, Candace Lloyd , Tawny Stowe and Kit Rackley
Hello Everybody and Welcome to ENVCast's Special Panel Discussion with members of the Metis Community in Canada and Host of the Coffee and Geography Podcast.
This special panel event is in collaboration with Coffee and Geography Podcast (Hosted and Produced by Kit Rackley), Decolonising Geography and University of East Anglia Project Change.For more information check out the links below.
It was an honor to discuss the crucial issue of Climate Action and Indigenous Knowledge.The panel touched upon the IPCC report importance of indigenous knowledge and actions to take.
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Thank you :)
Nuclear Energy, Climate Change Adaptation in Punjab and much more with Aman Grover !
Hello everybody !
In this episode of the ENVCast I am joined with Aman Grover who is a Nuclear Policy Advisor, recent graduate from Kings College London and the founder of Climate Bites (see link below).Together we discuss Climate Change Adaptation, the various disconnects regarding adaptation and climate science, eco-anxiety, the IPCC Report, how renewables are sexy and the importance of having nuclear as a baseload.
It was so much fun recording this episode with Aman and I hope you all enjoy it too.
I have also attached an interactive poll to this episode (only on Spotify) to gain your insights on nuclear energy.
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Also check out The ENVCast pervious episode with Indigenous Knowledge Facilitator and Algonquin First Nation Danka Brewer.
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Talk to you guys next week !
Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change and Traditional Drumming with Algonquin First Nation, Danka Brewer !
Hi Everyone !
Welcome to this special episode of the ENVCast! This episode is in collaboration with the Coffee and Geography Podcast, Decolonising Geography and UEA Project Change.
In this episode I am joined by Danka Brewer who is Algonquin First Nation, Elder and one of the Strongest Knowledge Holders.
The episode begins with a beautiful introduction of Danka in her traditional language. Then proceeds to discuss climate change impacts on the land (water and rice ), significance of drumming, importance of working with nature and how science is behind indigenous knowledge, listening to elders and ends with an amazing water song!
This episode was truly one of my favorites to record as it touches on something that I value , bringing indigenous knowledge in the climate dialogue.It was an honour to speak to Danka.
I hope you guys enjoy the episode.Share and subscribe !
More information about the collaboration:
Coffee and Geography Podcast is hosted and produced by Kit Rackley. The aim of this Podcast is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse and intersectional range of people. As part of this collaboration Kit has also spoken to Candace Lloyd, a Metis Knowledge Keeper and Tawny Stowe, the Metis Founder of Firewood Learning Community. If you would like to listen to these amazing discussion please see the link below:
Decolonising Geography is a group of geography educators who are looking at ways to decolonise the curriculum. Together with the Coffee and Geography Podcast, The ENVcast is using these discussions to develop learning resources which include indigenous knowledge. These learning resources ensure a better understanding of the crisis.To learn more see the link below:
Project Change is an exciting new program of climate change workshops and resources from UEA. To learn more see the links below:
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My Views on the IPCC 6th Assessment Report: A Dystopian Threat that lacks Climate Justice Issues ?
Hello Everyone and Welcome back to another episode of the ENVcast.
This episode is all about the IPCC 6th Assessment that was released in August.
I start with the nitty gritty of the IPCC (what is it and its purpose) and then move on to summarizing the key findings of the report. In the end I give my own views on the report and what more can it do for example involving women and indigenous communities in decision making.
If you want to read the report and the summary please see the link below:
Let me know if you have read the report. I would love to hear what you think about it. You can email them on email@example.com or message me on my Instagram @mahnoorenv
Stay tuned for new episodes weekly.
Thank you for all the support and encouragement. Please leave me a review and share.
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Community Engagement and Lay Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation !
Hello Everyone !! Sorry for taking such a long break but the ENVCast is back with a new episode.
This episode is all about the importance of community engagement in the fight against the climate crisis. Community engagement is an important step to mitigate the climate crisis and make people feel empowered. Things like Citizen Assemblies and the concept of Lay Knowledge are discussed in this episode. So Join me, Mahnoor Qadir on this very crucial discussion.
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Sustainable Businesses and Shopping Local with Nancy from Provisions,Kenya
Hello everyone !!
In this episode I am joined with the founder of Provisions Kenya,Nancy. Provisions was started three years ago by Nancy and her sister.It is a sustainable business that sources all local products and helps support local communities.We also talk about the amazing products that Provisions has and the importance of incorporating sustainability in businesses.Furthermore we also discuss tips for individuals who would like to shop local especially in Kenya.
I loved recording this episode with Nancy.If you guys have not yet visited Provisions please do so and follow them on instagram.
Provisions Kenya Instagram:
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World's Manliest Forests: Mangroves!
I am back with another episode of the ENVCast. This one is all about our good friends Mangroves. I talk about what they are, cool facts about them,some really interesting conservation projects and what can we do to help.
This episode is also a funny one not only does it have puns but also you can hear me mess up the orders for the facts.But oh well come learn about Mangroves with me and have a little laugh.
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Zero Waste Living, Sustainable Fashion and Sustainably Kind Living Blog with Danielle Alvarado
In this episode of the ENVcast I am joined with Danielle Alvarado the founder of Sustainably Kind Living Blog and an advocate for Sustainability. We discuss how Danielle has moved to Zero Waste Living and her amazing blog. We also discuss crucial issues like Sustainable Fashion and how to transition towards this lifestyle. So sit back relax and join me and Danielle to explore sustainability and talk about things that matter.
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Fast Fashion vs Sustainable Fashion
Hello Everyone ! Join me on this short discussion on Sustainable Fashion. Slow Fashion is a new emerging movement which involves ideas like upcycling, thrifting and supporting local fashion. I also talk about how we can incorporate sustainability in our wardrobe and Pakistani brands that are already taking a step towards sustainable fashion.
Check out the link below for my blog on sustainable fashion:
Check out these resources for more information on sustainable fashion:
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Expectation vs Reality: Jobs, Life and University as Environmental Scientists with Kieya Arshia, Sylvie Tan and Ashleigh Holmes !
Hello Everyone !!
Join me and fellow Environmental Scientists Kieya Arshia, Sylvie Tan and Ashleigh Holmes to discuss all things life, jobs and university in this fun episode.
Kieya Arshia is a recent Environmental Science graduate and Kanya London's Business Strategist.
Sylvie Tan is a recent Environmental Science graduate who has completed an internship in co-orporate sustainability
Ashleigh Holmes is a recent Environmental Geography and Climate Change graduate and a consultant at Royal Haskoning.
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The World Environment Day
Happy Belated Environment Day my fellow Earthlings !
Join me on this short discussion on the history of the World Environment Day, its significance and themes using real life examples.
If you want to read Prime Minister Imran Khan's CNN article check out the link below:
Also see these links to read all about the Environment Day and the Blue Marble Photo:
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Climate Action in Pakistan with Jaffar Abbas !
This episode is all about Climate Action in one of the worlds most vulnerable countries to the climate crisis. It features a very special guest Jaffar Abbas who is a climate activist and Fridays for Future Campaigner.
In this extremely fascinating talk with Jaffar we talk about the importance of SDGs, social media and the power of youth to help fight against climate change.
Please follow Jaffar's page on Instagram @climakstan.Also check out his initiative Ductus Exemplo.
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Connections Between Mental Health and Climate Change Part 2
This episode in the series of mental health and climate change explores the ideas of Post Traumatic Growth and Active Hope in regards to the ecological crisis. It unravels the new emerging concept of PTG and also brings in the literature aspect. Active hope is a great practice involving three crucial steps. So stick around and listen to this two part series and come explore the links between mental health and climate change with me.
I honestly loved researching for this two part series. I learnt so so much and I hope you guys enjoy it too !
Check these links below for references and more information:
Catalyst Twenty-Twenty: Post-Traumatic Growth at Scales of Person, Place and Planet
https://ijmhs.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13033-018-0210-6 ( this is an amazing research if you want to learn more about MH and CC check this out )
https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/338/ (this one is for Hurricane Katrina and PTG)
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/birthstrikers-meet-the-women-who-refuse-to-have-children-until-climate-change-ends (this is for the birth strike)
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Thanks for the support guys :)
Connections between Mental Health and Climate Change Part 1
For mental health awareness week I thought it would be interesting to see if there are any links between climate change and mental health. To my surprise there were! So here is a short discussion on how climate change impacts us humans mentally. Stick around for part 2 :)
See these links below for more information on the case studies that I mention:
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All things water management with Sowmya Shah !
A short and extremely fascinating discussion on waste water management using green and grey infrastructure with the ENVCast's first ever guest Sowmya Shah!! Sowmya is a recent MSc graduate from the University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. On this episode she talks to us about her research on Integrated Constructed Wetlands, how they help achieve SDGs and how her work is contributing in decision making across Norfolk, UK. It was great to get an insight from her on what individuals could do to help with waste water management and implementation of integrated constructed wetlands. If you would like to connect with Sowmya and learn more about the work she does follow her on LinkedIn and Facebook :)
Biden's Climate Summit
The Climate Summit happened last week and it was a pivotal moment in terms of the climate change agenda.
Here is a short discussion on what happened and what I think of it.
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Oceans, Life under the Sea and Seaspiracy!
Come join me on a short discussion to why our oceans are important and what I think about Seaspiracry !!
To help our oceans here are a few links of charities that you can donate to:
Check out National Geographic and WWF for more information espeically on sustainable fishing :)
Get to know me and the ENV CAST!
An episode about a foodie, literature freak and an environmental enthusiast that embarks on her journey of podcasting by starting the ENVCAST!
P.s if you listen closely you could hear the rumbling rain of Nairobi !
The ENV CAST Trailer
Welcome to ENV CAST! Here is a short trailer of what to expect in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned :D