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This is a podcast where you hear about applied research into education and sustainability. This podcast is brought to you by members of the Sustainability Research Group hosted at London South Bank University. The Sustainability Research Group is a collaborative, multidisciplinary group actively involved in researching practice, policy and pedagogy relating to sustainability. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a frame of reference linking the work of the Group and the examples of research shared with you in this series of podcasts.

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This is a podcast where you hear about applied research into education and sustainability. This podcast is brought to you by members of the Sustainability Research Group hosted at London South Bank University. The Sustainability Research Group is a collaborative, multidisciplinary group actively involved in researching practice, policy and pedagogy relating to sustainability. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide a frame of reference linking the work of the Group and the examples of research shared with you in this series of podcasts.

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English


Episodes

The history of the Education for Sustanability MSc with Prof Ros Wade and Angela Grunsell

12/13/2022
This special podcast captures a conversation that details the history and success of the MSc in Education for Sustainability delivered at London South Bank University since 1994. This is an episode with Professor Ros Wade and Angela Grunsell who were at the forefront of designing and delivering this exceptional degree in the 90s and continued teaching on the degree until 2020.

Duration:00:20:52

Dr Iain Boulton, Environmental Compliance Officer for London Borough of Lambeth talks to Dr Esmorie Miller 3/3

12/13/2022
This episode is funded by The British Academy as part of the Shared Understanding of Sustainability Research (2022). This is part 3 of 3 episodes. The research bought together 9 network members from different sectors in London to discuss sustainability and policy paying attention the inclusion of racialised communities For information on the funded research please visit...

Duration:00:42:28

Dharmesh Mistry Fintech Entrepreneur, CEO at Ask Homey talks to Tracey Davanna Part 2 of 3

10/17/2022
This episode is funded by The British Academy as part of the Shared Understanding of Sustainability Research (2022). This is part 2 of 3 episodes. The research bought together 9 network members from different sectors in London to discuss sustainability and policy paying attention the inclusion of racialised communities For information on the funded research please visit...

Duration:00:29:11

Nureen Glaves CEO of Feed me Good speaks to Dr Jaya Gajparia about informing sustainability policy in London Part 1 of 3

10/17/2022
This episode is funded by The British Academy as part of the Shared Understanding of Sustainability Research (2022). This is part 1 of 3 episodes. The research bought together 9 network members from different sectors in London to discuss sustainability and policy paying attention the inclusion of racialised communities For information on the funded research please visit...

Duration:00:19:43

Education for Sustainability in the English Language Classroom

9/16/2021
In this episode, Rebecca Taylor, a graduate of the Education for Sustainability MSc, an English language teacher, sustainability coordinator and literacy specialist discusses some of the challenges and opportunities around sustainability being embedded in the English as a second language classroom.

Duration:00:16:25

Outdoor Learning - Marina Robb - practitioner and writer in open discussion about her work and her reflections on outdoor learning.

7/18/2021
In this episode: A discussion about outdoor education with Marina Robb (Bsc; PGCE; MA; Msc; Author), Founder and Managing Director of Circle of Life Rediscovery Community Interest Company and The Outdoor Teacher Ltd, both leading organisations that aim to transform education and health through nature. Co-author of ‘Learning with Nature’, a respected practical reference book for Forest School & Outdoor practitioners forwarded by Chris Packham and ‘The Essential Guide to Forest School and...

Duration:00:27:28

United by our differences – what bold and diverse organisations can look like.

6/12/2021
A panel discussion celebrating inclusion, diversity and fair representation within pioneering organisations. This session will cover topics such as closing the gender and ethnicity pay gaps, diversity throughout the organisational structure, innovative and inclusive initiative and policies and valuing all protected characteristics as a culture, not a checklist. Session leads: Sanchia Alasia, Head of EDI, and Sebastian Bromelow, Project Manager (OD/EDI), LSBU Joined by: • Cllr Marianna...

Duration:01:15:12

Keynote address: Catalysing Youth Action for Climate Justice with Restless Development.

6/12/2021
The impacts of climate change are not experienced equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations.It is therefore imperative that we take action to address the climate crisis through a human rights approach. This session will bring together powerful young activists from around the world to talk about their youth-led campaigns that seek to achieve climate justice through different approaches and priorities, all with a focus on driving progress...

Duration:00:58:13

Migration as a sustainability issue in a time of COVID.

6/12/2021
The focus of this discussion will be on migrants and refugees at a time of COVID and climate change. We are all in a time of uncertainty, therefore, solidarity and resilience is needed for all of us. The panel will discuss this in relation to the wellbeing of displaced people. In order to fulfil the SDGs for the sake of our future and of our common humanity, we need the resources of all. The panel will explore ways in which communities can support and engage with newcomers and find mutual...

Duration:01:04:24

Keynote address: Holistic Sustainability and Climate Justice by Grace Hull, Sustainability and Social Justice Educator, Green Soul Grace.

6/12/2021
This session will explore holistic sustainability, and look at what accessible and inclusive ‘conscious’ living really means. We will look at what we as individuals can do, and highlight examples of sustainable living and Climate Change activism not often centred in the mainstream narrative. This will feed into discussing the imperative for Climate Change activism to be led by the pursuit of Climate Justice, and why we must decolonise the environmental movement and ensure that our activism...

Duration:01:09:21

Holding corporate giants accountable – why spoiling the planet is not cool.

6/12/2021
Making profit seems intrinsically linked to exploiting the planet for its finite resources, or treating members of our global society unequally. Companies getting away with exploitative practices is one of the biggest crimes of our time. But how do we tackle this? Join us as we take on some big picture questions including... • Who has the power to drive change? • How are businesses getting away with it? • What laws are needed to protect the planet? • Which companies and nations are...

Duration:01:00:18

Understanding the intersectional experiences of COVID-19: Structural Racism and Gender Discrimination.

6/12/2021
This session aims to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities. It will explore the systems relating to structural racism and how it contributes to the excess of BAME death. The panel also discusses the impact of COVID-19 on BAME women in relation to the rise of domestic abuse. Session lead: Dr. Jaya Gajpara, Course Director for Education for Sustainability, LSBU. Joined by: • Dr Calvin Moorley, Associate Professor of Nursing Research and Diversity in Care, LSBU • Dr Rosetta...

Duration:01:16:18

Can we achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals simultaneously?

6/12/2021
This session celebrates Sustainability and 100 years of Women in Engineering at LSBU. Please join an interdisciplinary panel of experts in engineering, design, computer science, social science and psychology as they consider how gender influences approaches to problem solving and the particular challenges of meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals simultaneously. Session Lead: Deborah Andrews, Associate Professor in Design and winner of ‘Sustainability in Action’ Award,...

Duration:00:56:52

Education for Sustainability as a Catalyst for Change.

6/12/2021
Alumni of the Education for Sustainability MSc will discuss the role that education for sustainability has played in their work and careers. The alumni on the panel will be drawn from different countries including Cameroon, Kenya and Zambia and from different fields including water policy, agriculture, civic rights, anti-corruption and education. They will offer a view onfuture developments in their own contexts, particularlyin relation to climate change. Session Lead: Dr Glen Strachan,...

Duration:00:41:13

International Law and the SDG’s: Responsibility v Legality.

6/12/2021
This session will focus on the place that international law, and indeed law generally, plays in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. A traditional approach to global governance might suggest that improved sustainability needs more regulation, stronger institutions and more enforceable rules. However, this session will consider whether, in fact, the strength of the SDGs lies in their lack of legal authority, their weak institutional arrangements and in their delegated...

Duration:00:51:45

Keynote address: GeoPolitics with Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation, Imperial College London and COP26 Universities Network.

6/12/2021
Biography: Alyssa Gilbert is the Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London. In preparation for the UK’s hosting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Glasgow in November 2021, Alyssa is chairing the COP26 Universities Network, a nation-wide network of academics and professionals working to deliver impact on climate change. Prior to joining Imperial, Alyssa worked...

Duration:00:53:59

Keynote address: The planet and plant-based diets: behaviour change, benefits and barriers.

6/12/2021
Our special guests during this session will discuss a range of topics including behaviour change/ the benefits of a plant-based diet/ the challenges around convincing people to eat less meat/ organic food/ the potential impact on the environment and planet. We want to take you, our audience, on a bit of a journey from developing a healthy mindset around the food you eat to planning healthy, nutritious and enjoyable meals in your day to day lives. We’ll then go that one step further as we...

Duration:01:13:48

Keynote address: ‘In Support of Artisans’ with Mercato Metropolitano – London’s first sustainable and inclusive food market.

6/12/2021
Our opening keynote address will introduce the format of Mercato Metropolitano, its origins and evolution, then focus on the importance of fostering artisanship in the F&B and hospitality sectors. Various aspects of the model will be discussed, including its social impact activities in the community, the alignment of interest throughout the value chain and the creation of important transferable skills among the workforce and trading partners. Biography: Amedeo Claris, Marketing Director for...

Duration:00:51:33

Lighten up! How daylighting can benefit your wellbeing and the environment.

6/12/2021
Zoe will be discussing how access to daylight can affect your well-being. Too much and discomfort glare can be caused and too little can negatively affect people’s mood and how productive they are in a day. She will be elaborating on her PhD research which was carried out at LSBU in collaboration with the British Blind and Shutter Association where she analysed the effects of a window blind’s performance on people’s health, well-being, and productivity. Lastly, she will be explaining how...

Duration:00:28:54

Keynote address: IKEA Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle. Ailen McCreadie, Live Lagom Programme Manager UK&IE, Health and Sustainable Living, IKEA Ltd.

6/12/2021
As part of our global People and Planet Positive ambition to inspire and enable 1 billion people to make a step to behave more sustainably by 2030 in the UK&IE we launched The Live LAGOM Programme 6 years ago which was designed to support our customers and co-workers to see that sustainability is easy, affordable and desirable. Reducing energy, waste and water and being kind to the planet and their pockets. Over 3 years of research, we found living sustainably and wellbeing are very much...

Duration:00:38:01