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The Changing Room: A podcast about coping with change

The Changing Room: A podcast about coping with change

A series of conversations about coping with social, economic and environmental change, held at different venues across the city of Coventry.

Episode 1: The Climate Emergency

Release date 29th November 2019

How can we feel that the climate is changing in our everyday lives? What does it mean to declare a climate emergency? What local actions can we take to address the climate crisis? Coventry tree warden and environmentalist Ann Wilson, climate scientist Dr Jonathan Eden (Coventry University) and global sustainable development specialist Dr Alastair Smith (University of Warwick) join us for lunch at Arabian Bites to discuss the answers.

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Episode 2: Food Justice in Coventry

Release date 31st January 2020

Food is an integral part of any culture. The ways in which it is produced, bought and consumed can say a lot about a society. But not everyone in our local communities can be sure of access to healthy nutritious food. Guests Becca Stevenson (Five Acre Community Farm), Mark Gibbins (Coventry Men’s Shed), Dr Lopa Saxena (Research Fellow, CAWR) and Dr Luke Owen (Assistant Professor, CAWR) join us at Rising Café to tell us what is being done to address the problem in Coventry.

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Episode 3: Organic Food

Release date 18th January 2021

Environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss and the climate crisis have urged many of us to think more about our diets and consider food systems that are kinder to the planet. What role does 'organic' play in this? CAWR's Dr Ulrich Schmutz and Organic-PLUS Project Manager Judith Conroy discuss their experiences of growing, researching, purchasing and consuming organic food.

Please note this was recorded in a Covid-secure distanced studio setting.

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Episode 4: Why are people giving up their personal possessions?

Release date: 30th April 2021

Dr Amber Martin-Woodhead (Lecturer, School of ECE, & CAWR Associate) and Emma Waight (Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design) discuss the rise of minimalist lifestyles in the UK and consider how minimalists are reducing their personal possessions for both their own personal wellbeing and wider environmental concerns about excessive western consumerism.

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The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).

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