“Hello and welcome back! You are listening to Find Your Kind the podcast with your host Delaney Janks. You’re currently listening to this podcast on the Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network where students come together to publish content to share with the world. Please note that the opinions expressed in this episode are mine, and mine alone. In this episode, “Respect Your Mother”, I’ll be discussing things we can implement in our everyday lives to better the environment and why action must be taken to not only protect our planet but our future.
Segment 1: Importance
Kindness towards our planet, Earth
Need for mass participation in helping our environment
Threats of global warming/climate change
Survival of humanity depends on our environment’s well-being
Acts of kindness environmentally focused can literally take just a few minutes to complete
Introduction of guest speakers: Sonya Mykytyn and Harriet Strunk
Why they’ve been brought on the show
Segment 2: What can you do to help the environment?
Youth Environmental Society (YESS) Club
What is it?
What’s its purpose?
Harriet’s actions towards aiding the environment through her Girl Scouts troop
Lantern fly traps
Ways to aid in waste reduction
Reusable water bottles/coffee cups
Reusable baggies (non-plastic)
What to do with disposable masks
Reusable shopping bags
What to do with plastic shopping bags
Reusing small jam/yogurt jars and cups
Ideas for what you can do with them
* Written disclaimer: We understand making a switch to a diet like this isn’t possible for everyone, whether that be due to religious, medical, dietary, monetary, or any other personal reasons. By no means are we trying to force upon/ make anyone feel bad for eating meat in any way. We’re simply exploring the ways this lifestyle benefits our environment.
One of best things you can do to stop climate change
Danger of greenhouse gas emissions and their relation to livestock farming
Environmental damage caused by livestock farming
Overgrazing, soil erosion, deforestation and greenhouse emissions
Shifting into a vegetarian diet requires more than just a hasty decision; slow process
Adopting a meatless day a week
Cutting serving sizes of meat
Feeling better and improving heart health
Eating less red meat
Allows you to make small changes in the world that benefit the environment
Helps preserve original animal life
Other ways to be kinder to the environment
Switching off the lights before leaving a room
Trying sustainable fashion
Conduct a trash cleanup with your friends
Plant a tree
You don’t need to be all grown up to establish change!
Segment 3: Wrap Up
Changing our daily habits
Taking action where we can goes a long way in creating kindness
Protecting our environment is really about protecting our future
Quote by Margaret Mead:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”