For the launch of Season 2, Earth Shakers host Lizzie Carr interviews actor and climate change activist Rainn Wilson. Rainn is best known for playing the role of Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office, but Rainn is also fiercely passionate about bringing attention to Climate Change and highlighting the work scientists are doing on the front-line.
In this episode Lizzie and Rainn discuss how Rainn moved into the Climate Change activism space, how celebrities can use their platforms for positive change and help get the message out from within the echo chambers of science, and of course they talk about his most famous role as Dwight from The Office and how Dwight’s alter-ego ReCyclops mimicked his own passions on Climate Change.
Wilson co-founded SoulPancake, a digital media company, and the Lide Foundation (https://https://www.lidehaiti.org), an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers at-risk women and girls through the arts.
Rainn’s docu-series an “An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIMQrpDgaQ
What is Earth Shakers?
Earth Shakers is a brand new podcast hosted by Lizzie Carr, an eco-adventurer, campaigner, author and founder of the environmental movement, Planet Patrol.
Lizzie has spent the last five years bringing attention to some of the most pressing issues affecting our planet. And with so much happening in the world right now - all at lightening speed - it can feel like a pretty daunting place.
Earth Shakers is her brand new podcast designed to help us feel equipped and empowered to make a positive difference in the world. This podcast delves into the minds of leading scientists, social innovators, activists, storytellers, adventurers and thinkers who are shaking up the planet, and making sense of the chaos. These individuals are pushing boundaries to forge a better world and we discuss everything from the challenges faced, sacrifices made and visions for the future, as well as the motivators that keep them going.
We’ll be able to learn something from every single one of them and, importantly, they will be providing us with the knowledge and tools to show up and take action in our daily lives - bringing out the earth shaker that exists in us all.
Stay tuned in with the conversation on my Instagram @lizzie_outside and #earthshakers