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EARTH CALLING SERIES – INTRODUCTION

Will We Answer The Call?

We don’t need to tell you that the media loves to talk about all the bad stuff happening in the world, and the good hardly gets a moment to shine. Sometimes this makes it hard to keep motivated, right? But doing the work we do, we’re constantly overwhelmed by the amount of good initiatives, good people and positive change stories happening right now on Planet Earth. With all the “doom and gloom” talk, we need to constantly remind ourselves that positive change is happening. So many people are doing good things for their community, for the environment, for society in general.

Earth Calling is about change makers. Human beings that really stand out, and stories that go beyond. The idea is to provide you with a shot of inspiration and positive vibes whenever you need it. Take five minutes out of your day to recharge your batteries.

LISTENING GUIDE

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Interested in bonus materials? Scroll down and follow the series as a story. Our investigations unfold over several months and you’ll have a chance to dig deeper.

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THE FULL STORY

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EPISODE 1

HUMAN NOT AFRAID OF BIG WAVES STOPS OCEAN POLLUTION IN CHILE

Planet Earth is depressed, worried and feels warm. She gives us a call to hear a positive change story that will cheer her up. We tell her about Ramón Navarro and his inspiring action.

COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

Ramon’s Twitter / Instagram

Documentary by Patagonia

Story Coverage 

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

 

EPISODE 2

WHAT MODERN SLAVERY, WATER CRISIS & MIXED MARTIAL ARTS HAVE IN COMMON

Planet Earth comes back for another shot of hope and inspiration. And we’ve got just the story to cheer her up: Justin Wren, “The Big Pygmy”, and his fight for a noble cause.

COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

Joe Rogan Experience #937 – Interview with Justin Wren

Fight For The Forgotten

Water4

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

EPISODE 3

AT 83, THIS WOMAN DEFEATED COAL MINING GIANT IN AUSTRALIA

You’re never too old to make a difference. We show Planet Earth that we humans are going to keep fighting the good fight, and tell her the story of how Australian farmer Wendy Bowman put a stop to coal mining practices in her home of Rosedale, New South Wales. Oh, and it looks like Camille may have earned himself a fan…

COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

Goldman Environmental Prize 2017.

Wendy Bowman voice of the people – Article.

Interview with Wendy Bowman – 1 Million Women.

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

EPISODE 4

ADDICTED TO POSITIVE CHANGE

Planet Earth is back again, but this time it isn’t what she’s expecting…

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

EPISODE 5

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Texting with Planet Earth takes an interesting turn…

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

EPISODE 6

NORTH KOREAN INFORMATION WARRIORS

Today we share a story of courage and defiance in one of the most oppressed and secretive countries in the world. This is about the North Korean people’s connection with the outside world, and the wind of change.

COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

North Korea’s Darkest Secrets Documentary 2017 [Video].

The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’ – Wired Magazine [Article].

 

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

Picture used on thumbnail: Wired Magazine. Taken by Jung Kwang-il in May 2013.

EPISODE 7

WASTE PICKERS VS. TRASH GIANTS – A HERO’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE

Planet Earth has been a little too quiet lately. Maybe this story is what she needs to hear. It’s about Nohra Padilla – a brave and dedicated fighter for social and environmental justice. She spent her life working to change the fate of waste pickers in her city of Bogotá, Colombia. And around the world.

COMPLEMENTARY RESOURCES

 

Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

Photo used on thumbnail: By Juan Arredondo, for Deutche Welle.