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How can feminist theories contribute to climate change politics?

Link to my article featured in BRIZO magazine: https://brizomagazine.com/2019/06/07/do-women-care-more-about-climate-change-how-can-feminist-theories-contribute-to-climate-change-politics/ Why is it that there seem to be more female climate activists? Why is it that sustainability-related societies tend to be disproportionately dominated by women? Why is “caring” for the world framed as a female characteristic? “Studies have shown that women have played a major role in pushing for climate action […]

Why vegan?

I am vegan because I am being the change, I wish to see in the world. When I decided to go vegan in June 2016 I barely knew anyone who was vegan, none of my friends were vegan, no-one in my family and truthfully I knew very little about the vegan diet other that some people used it as a […]

The importance of emotional intelligence and reflexivity in activism

Link to episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/The-importance-of-emotional-intelligence-and-reflexivity-in-activism-e4qduo Emotions are important drivers of change and play a key role in environmental activism. However, activism burnout is also very common and can stop action and commitment to a cause. Change takes time and determination. For some people not seeing immediate change is very frustrating and leads to them losing hope, denying that any […]

My eco-activist story and journey

How did it all start? Link to episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/My-eco-activist-story-and-journey-how-did-it-start-e4gr77 This episode is a podcast recording from the 27th of April 2019 which was my last radio show for the candlemass semester of my 2nd year on St Andrews Radio. I talked about what “eco-activism” means to me and what got me started talking about climate justice and environmentalism.  […]

Fashion Revolution Week 2019

Fashion Revolution Week 2019 – how can we revolutionise the fashion industry and why do we need to? Link to podcast episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Fashion-Revolution-Week-2019-how-can-we-revolutionise-the-fashion-industry-and-why-do-we-need-to-e3qo1f Did you know that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of fresh water on Earth?  It is estimated that around 80 billion items of clothing are delivered out of factories worldwide. Clothing consumption […]

Feminism and Climate Change

Do women care more about climate change? How does feminism relate to climate change politics? Link to podcast episode on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Do-women-care-more-about-climate-change–How-does-feminism-relate-to-climate-change-politics-e3pc8r This is a recorded podcast episode from my live radio show on St Andrews Radio (STAR). On Saturday the 13th of April 2019 I discussed the topic of climate change politics and feminism addressing some of the following questions: […]

Global Climate Youth Movement

Link to Anchor recording: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/Global-Climate-Youth-Movement—podcast-recording-from-the-6th-of-April-2019-e3ndj2 This episode is an edited recording from my live radio show discussion on the 6th of April 2019 about the global climate youth movement. I discussed the global climate movements, Youth strikes, Extinction Rebellion and the upcoming global climate strikes. Furthermore, I also addressed criticism about the strikes and what my response to it is. […]

Voices of the Future – Climate Emergency

“This is a Climate Emergency!” – St Andrews Climate Demonstration and Voices of the Future Link to podcast on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/This-is-a-Climate-Emergency—-St-Andrews-Climate-Demonstration-and-Voices-of-the-Future-e3fimu This episode is a recording from the first Climate Strike in St Andrews on Friday the 15th of March 2019 and contains messenges from school children and university students explaining why we are striking and why protecting the planet […]

My Vegan Story

My vegan story and vegan ice cream taste test Link to Anchor podcast: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/My-Vegan-Story–vegan-ice-cream-taste-test-e3djuk This is a special episode of me taste tasting vegan ice cream and talking about why and how I went vegan!  I decided to go vegan in June 2016 and it has been one of the best decisions ever. In this episode I discuss environmental, ethical […]

Open Cages and Animal Welfare

What is Open Cages? Why care about animal welfare? – A discussion with Open Cages St Andrews Link to Anchor podcast: https://anchor.fm/la-weimann/episodes/What-is-Open-Cages–Why-care-about-animal-welfare—-A-discussion-with-Open-Cages-St-Andrews-e3dggq In this podcast Ma Jingjing, Michael Lupher and I discuss Open Cages, activist campaigns, animal welfare and veganism.  The podcast is an edited version of the live radio show so the music breaks have been cut out in […]