Top 10 Sustainability and Environmental Podcasts to Listen to in 2020
Podcasts are getting a popularity boost in 2020. It could be that people are finding themselves searching for different forms of entertainment. It could be that podcasts are an industry that works well with social distancing, meaning creating new content is not likely to be “put on hold” during Covid19. Our guess is, it’s due to the desire to find more information on any given subject from well-known to relatively unknown experts.
The landscape of podcasts has expanded into virtually every vein of interest one could imagine. There are any number of podcasting sources. You can find a show that has you downloading and listening every day, every week, or whenever your schedule permits. Now, many podcasts can even be listened to straight from their website.
To help you source podcasts about sustainability and the environment, we’ve created a list of podcasts from around the world for your convenience. We’ve even linked them to their websites so you can listen to them directly.
The Sustainability Agenda
The Sustainability Agenda is a weekly podcast exploring today’s biggest sustainability questions. Topic leaders offer their views on the biggest sustainability challenges, share the latest thinking, identify what’s working –- along with what needs to change — and think about the future of sustainability.
Starting Sustainability was created to help educate those who want to do more to help the earth but don’t quite know how to do that. Taking on the mindset of being part of the pollution or part of the solution, this site is designed to help you learn all the different ways you can make an impact. While you may not be able to do ALL of them, if everyone can do just a few more sustainable actions each day it will all add up and make a huge impact on the world.
Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne
Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne features grounding conversations with thought leaders paving the way towards ecological regeneration, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all.
Each episode of Sustainability Defined focuses on a single topic that pushes sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode.
SustainaBabble is a weekly podcast about the environment, for and by the confused — so they state in their bio. The hosts Ol and Dave are supposed to be experts in how to save the planet. Each week they try to get a little bit closer to enlightenment. They sift through the most egregious eco-guff out there, exposing the real eco-villains vs the hapless incompetents. Their intention is that it’s topical, funny, and hopefully more than a little cathartic.
Think: Sustainability is about practical actions for a better planet. From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries, and technologies making way for a sustainable future.
The Enlighten Me Podcast
The Enlighten Me podcast is a fun way to learn about relevant issues that affect each and every one of us, and they strive to do so in a way that is entertaining and practical. If you’re wondering how you can make an impact on our world in everyday ways, this show is for you.
The weekly half-hour podcast Living Planet tells environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. From the food we eat to the waste we produce — not to mention all creatures great and small — Living Planet explores our Earth and the impacts we have on it.
Terra Informa is a radio show and podcast about exploring the intricacies of the world around us. They aim to educate and connect listeners on environmental issues.
Costing The Earth
Simply put, Costing The Earth podcasts share fresh ideas from the sharpest minds working toward a cleaner, greener planet.
Special Mention audio & video series: Jane Fonda with Fire Drill Fridays
Jane Fonda will be leading weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill demanding that action by political leaders in the United States be taken to address the climate emergency. She is doing this every Friday through January 2021. The climate crisis is not an isolated issue — it involves every part of our economy and society. Because of that, each Friday demonstration will have a different focus as it relates to climate. Scientists, movement leaders, experts, activists, Indigenous leaders, community members, and youth will come together to share their stories and demand that action be taken before it’s too late. To ensure the topic and its connection to the climate crisis are thoroughly explained, Jane Fonda will host a live-streamed “Teach-In” with a panel of experts each Thursday evening before the demonstration, for the public to attend virtually. We highly recommend registering for these educational and innovative events.
What do you think of our list?
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Did we miss any that you’d highly recommend?
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