This week, in a special episode of Earth Shakers, we turn the tables on our host Lizzie…
You may know Lizzie Carr from her social media where she highlights plastic pollution, galvanises communities to come together to clean up our waterways and beaches, or from news coverage where she speaks truth to power with an aim to hold corporations and Governments accountable for their practices and policies.
Lizzie’s producer Stevie steps in for hosting duties to put Lizzie in the hot seat to find out more about her work as a full-time activist and climate campaigner. Lizzie describes a typical day looks like behind the scenes of what people may see on social media, she describes eco-anxiety and how it manifests for her and her coping mechanism, and for the first time she talks about being pregnant and her thoughts on eco-parenting. Lizzie also discusses climate change in the context of a pandemic, how Governments have shifted focus, but have we seen how quickly they can act when they need to and should a similar urgency be given to their policies around climate change.
Finally, Lizzie submits to a "lightning round" and divulges a few things you definitely don’t know about her!
If you are interested and want to get involved with Planet Patrol, there are numerous ways from becoming a volunteer, a fundraiser, finding out what you can do as a business owner, and you can read the full report that Lizzie and her team put together in collaboration with scientists at the Universities of Glasgow and Nottingham following an analysis of the data collected by Plastic Patrol.
Check out Planet Patrol and download the app here: https//:planetpatrol.co
This episode was hosted and produced by @steviekentproductions.
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