Charlie and Pooran Talk Sustainability

Welcome to episode 2 of Charlie and Pooran talk sustainability. This week Miyawaki forests, shifting the paradigm on how we perceive our relationship with nature and fast fashion are all discussed in this jam-packed episode!

Miyawaki forests are fascinating, fast growing, mini forests. Could they be the answer to re-wilding and introducing nature back into our Urban community developments? In Witney, Oxfordshire, 600 native trees from oaks, birches and elder to dogwood, crab apple and blackthorn are being planted. This will be the UK’s first Miyawaki forest emerges. And, in a plot that is only the size of a tennis court. However, is it dangerous to think that planting trees alone is enough to respond to the climate crisis?

Discussed next is a topic close to heart at and amongst many of our pioneering early adopters: indigenous heritage and knowledge. Human biomes, the quality of soils, how trees communicate and the reductionism that exists in contemporary ‘science’ the importance of interconnectiveness are all considered. Practical advice on how to think and be more connected is again imparted.

Last, but not least, the horrible truths about fast fashion and the UK’s relationship with this huge sector’s contribution to the climate crisis is tackled. Responsible for 20% of global waste water and 10% of global carbon emissions annually, Charlie and Pooran offer an abundance of ways to be sustainably savvy and to stop contributing further to the environmental, health and equity horrors caused by the fashion industry.

We hope you enjoy listening and would love to know your thoughts and any questions that arise from the topics discussed!

Show Notes:

The One-Straw Revolution – Masanobu Fukuoka

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer

 Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British FarmIsabella Tree