If we were on a spaceship, the end really would be near – August 22. That is Earth Overshoot Day for 2020. This bonus episode of GrowthBusters features the Conversation Earth special, Welcome to Overshoot: Have a Nice Day.
Physician Sofia Pineda Ochoa became so concerned about the future of life on Earth that she wrote, produced and directed the new documentary, Endgame 2050. “There is no human health without planetary health,” she tells us.
In this follow-up to episode 25 of the GrowthBusters podcast, Sarah Baillie reports on how she made her wedding “wildlife friendly.” Sarah wrote the Wildlife Friendly Wedding Guide, and told us about this before her own wedding in episode 25 (links below). At the time she was just embarking on planning her own wedding, so we invited her back to report on the blessed event.
Sarah is Endangered Species Condoms Coordinator at the Center for Biological Diversity, so we also asked her for an update on this program (we are big fans), especially during the pandemic period of isolation.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
The Wildlife-friendly Wedding Guide (e-version is free)
How to Have a Green Wedding – GrowthBusters Episode 25
Bury Mom in the Back Yard? The Ins and Outs of Green Burial – GrowthBusters Episode 41
The SoKind Registry (register your wedding for small-footprint gifts – homemade gifts, charitable donations, secondhand goods, experiences, time, day-of-event help, and more.)
Avoid Unplanned Parenthood (video of Dave handing out Endangered Species Condoms)
Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus – by Sarah Baillie
Our Webinars (video and podcast versions) about Planet of the Humans:
Planet of the Humans: a Sequel
What should we do in response to the key messages of the 2020 documentary, Planet of the Humans? This is a continuation of the discussion begun in part one of the webinar, Planet of the Humans: a Sequel.
Planet of the Humans presents us with some inconvenient truths – far more inconvenient than just the greenhouse gas effect. Yet because the film skewers some renewable energy advocates for painting an overly rosy picture that’s not 100% accurate, there’s been a lot of backlash and effort to keep the film from being seen. We think the most important messages of the film are just too critical to avoid, so GrowthBusters teamed up with World Population Balance to co-host the webinar, Planet of the Humans: a Sequel. You can view a video replay of that webinar here. Or you can listen to the audio of the webinar in this episode of the GrowthBusters podcast.