(41) Spiritual animal wisdom with Dr Linda Bender

Epsiode transcript for Dr Linda Bender episode.

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#45 Spiritual ecology at the heart of environmentalism

This episode discusses the importance of spiritual ecology in rebuilding our broken relationship with Nature by giving an in-depth example of the evolution of spiritual ecology within India, how the abandonment of the concept has resulted in major environmental problems and how eco-spirituality can reimagine India’s environmental movement.

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#44 Ecofeminism as a solution to the climate crisis

Ecofeminism poses as not just a lens for the effects of the climate crisis on women, but also challenges the role of patriarchy in exacerbating anthropogenic climate change by bringing women to the centre of modern environmentalism.

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#43 Silk: ethics, sustainability and culture

As the Hindu proverb [from the holy Bhagwad Gita] says, “traditions need to change with time”. What was once seen as pious and pure does not need to be viewed in the same light, and traditions that were once upheld can indeed be dismantled and reimagined to fit the period of time we are living…

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(37) The Zero Waste Movement

Listen to the episode and access resources here. INTRO: Hello, deep thinkers, this is your host Agrita and welcome to Mind Full of Everything, the podcast that questions the deeper and bigger things in life, from intersectional environmentalism to self-development and everything else in between. Today’s episode discusses the feasibility of the Zero Waste concept, giving examples of its application…

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#37 The Zero Waste Movement

This episode discusses the importance of Zero Waste, the need for us to decolonise the concept to decarbonise our economies and the key ways in which we can shift to a circular economy, with real life examples of how Zero Waste is carried out successfully. 

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(35) Holistic Approaches to Health and Sustainability

Listen to the episode HERE. PRE-INTRO: Just a reminder for both old and new listeners to the show. Mind Full of Everything is not a podcast for professionals, so please be aware that jargon and technical terms for any topics will not be discussed here. This podcast has specifically been created with non-professionals in mind, and to…

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#35 Holistic Approaches to Health and Sustainability

The need for health frameworks to be holistic to better solve health crises has become increasingly important, especially now that we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode explores the three key approaches used within the scientific community to solve health issues in a holistic manner for the environment, humans and non-human species in order to achieve sustainability on all levels. 

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#33 Going Beyond Ethical Consumerism

As we become more aware of our collective negative impact on the environment, wide scale emphasis on purchasing locally and from ethical/sustainable brands through the political belief of ethical consumerism has risen. However, many ethical consumers are now starting to question the success of the belief and whether it has resulted in change in the corporate world or whether the problem of unethical and unsustainable production continues to persist but just behind closed doors. Listen to this episode where I discuss the problems of ethical consumerism, my personal journey with the belief and how we need to find a middle ground between purchasing ethical/sustainable goods whilst also challenging firms/industries to take responsibility for reducing their impact on the planet through consumer activism.

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