What Can I Do About Climate Change?
In today’s show we speak with Environmental Scientist Dr Cara Augustenborg about the things that we can do in our own lives to help stop climate change.
She explains how climate change is caused when carbon dioxide from the fuels we burn gets trapped in our atmosphere and act like a blanket, making the earth heat up. And this heating up is what creates climate change, where we get extremes of weather.
Buster and Buddy find out that there are lots of things however that we can do to stop climate change, like using less energy, using our bikes instead of the car for short trips and using Bio-Diversity as a big part of the solution!
Listen to the show to hear what Dr Cara teaches us, as well as lots of other fun stuff, like …and kids telling us their favourite jokes in Tickle Your Funny Bone!
And remember to Stay Healthy, Stay Happy and Stay Well!
Michelle and her team have a collective 50years experience working with kids as teachers, entertainers and parents!
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GUEST OF THE DAY
Dr. Cara Augustenborg
Dr. Cara Augustenborg is an Environmental Policy Fellow at University College Dublin and Presenter of the Down to Earth show on Newstalk.
She is also an honorary member of the President of Ireland’s Council of State and received the ‘Woman of Influence’ award at the 2020 Irish Women’s Awards. Recently, Silicon Republic named her as one of the top 10 changemakers creating a more sustainable world.
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MINI MINDFULNESS MOMENT
Louise Shanagher is a children’s therapist, mindfulness teacher and trainer.
Louise has a BA and MSc in Psychology and further qualifications in Play Therapy and Mindfulness.
She is the creator of the “Creative Mindfulness Kids” method and has trained hundreds of people to be children’s mindfulness teachers.
She is the author of six books: The “Mindfully Me” series, Ireland’s first series of mindfulness books for children and the “Kindfully Me” series and the co-author of Ireland’s first mindfulness curriculum the “Mindful Heart” curriculum.
Louise is passionate about promoting positive mental health for children and young people. She believes that all children should get the opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness and self-compassion and believes that these practices will help children lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.