Mixtapes

Introduction

What the Heck is a Mixtape?

Many of you listen to podcasts while at the gym, cooking, walking the dog, or on your way to work. Sometimes you have an appetite for a solid piece of content – ready to take notes. But sometimes you just need to chill and get some head space instead. In that case, our regular episode format may be a little bit heavy for that moment of the day. So we’re introducing something that was never done before: Thematic mixtapes. What’s that? Well, it’s basically 30 minutes of high quality music re-mixed by Green Exchange. Each mixtape has a different theme. We combine the music with inspirational messages, insights and interview moments based on that theme, so you can enjoy an inspirational moment, build vision and relax at the same time. A completely new way of experiencing content!

Be aware: You may find yourself dancing in the car, or running faster than usual. And that’s exactly what the world needs: More people dancing, and change agents running faster. Let us know what you think!

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Episode 1

Mixtape #1 – Carbon Footprinting & Opening the Kimono

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Linnéa Hultén / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

Today we publish a mix curated by the genius Gilles Peterson. The original music mix is by a very talented man called Bullion, just follow the link for more info. Over that mix you’ll hear voices. Those voices tell the story of why and how the financial sector needs to start carbon foot printing at scale. But hey – it’s mostly music ok? Those interviews are from the first episodes of our Climate Finance series. We first hear Julian Poulter from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project, then Eric Usher from UNEP FI, and Robert Rubinstein from TBLI.

We thought this mixtape will put you back in the groove as we are about to release 2 new episodes in the climate finance series. But for those you will need your brain at full speed I’m afraid. Alright, time to lace up your running shoes, or if you’re cooking – sharpen your knife and get the kids out of the way – we’re starting… now!

Episode 2

Mixtape #2 – A Circular Cup of Coffee

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Linnéa Hultén / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

In this thematic mixtape, we play a mix by Anthony Naples that was aired on the show Gilles Peterson worldwide a little bit more than a year ago. Our featured guest is Ditte Lysgaard Vind who was with us in episode 3 of our Circular Economy series.

We selected the best quotes from this episode to give you an inspiring digest with an eclectic mix of music in the background. This is a great mixtape for an evening drive, a bike ride after a long day, or for taking a walk. We hope you like it!

Episode 3

Mixtape #3 – Persistence & Determination

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Linnéa Hultén / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

In this thematic mixtape, we talk about Persistence & Determination. These are among the most important attributes of the change agent. We unpack some of the things we can do to boost our persistence and play the soundtrack that goes along with it.

Link to original mixtape:
https://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/wws-guest-mix/gpww-940-drumtalk/

This mixtape is designed for 3 specific situations:

S1: you are late on a deadline, there is noise in the office or in the house, you keep being interrupted and you really need to get this piece of work done. This mixtape is going to make you type faster than ever before.
S2: you are going out for a jog or ready to pump iron at the gym. And let me tell you, this soundtrack is going to make you perform like a machine.
S3: you are alone in your car and you want to crank up the volume and dance at the red-light – yes, let it go.
If you’re not in one of those 3 situations, you may want to wait for the next mixtape…

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Episode 4

Mixtape #4 – Finding the Fun in Difficult Moments

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Linnéa Hultén / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? It’s not fair that this doesn’t also work for the boring tasks on our to-do list. No matter how painful, they have to get done. But we’re here to tell you that they don’t have to be a chore. Yes, they could even be fun…
Today’s mixtape we share a mix of great strategies to boost your energy, together with disco, funk and old school hip hop beats. The mix is produced by DJ Lexis, based in Montreal.

This mixtape is designed for 3 specific situations:

S1: you got a new electric car and you haven’t tested the sound system yet. It’s spring time, roll those windows down!
S2: you’ve got a bag of potatoes to peel for the family dinner? This mixtape will set the pace and help you perform.
S3: you are desperately trying to teach your dog how to dance.

Link to original mixtape: http://bit.ly/2pBbOux

Audio segments: Jairek Robbins

 

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Episode 5

Mixtape #5 – Don’t Be A Human Doing, Be A Human Being

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Linnéa Hultén / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

When was the last time you found a quiet space and took some time for yourself? Just to think and daydream…and let the cares of the world fall off your shoulders. Today is not about doing more. It’s about doing less. Today is about being, instead of doing. Let us show you how solitude and being mindful can make you feel better, work better, and live better.
The mix we share today is Send in the Drones by machv.

This mixtape is primarily designed for 3 specific situations:
S1: you’re going for a run in the wild, and you want to reset your mind.
S2: you’re alone at home and you feel like treating yourself with an escape moment. Put your feet up and relax.
S3: you realise you haven’t practiced stillness in a very very long time. Enjoy this moment of peace and quiet.

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Episode 6

Mixtape #6: Fearless Colombian Change Makers & Their Music

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space. Photo by Marcelo Salinas.

Today we are taking you on a trip to Colombia in South America. Yes, it’s summertime and it’s time to escape…with music that will make you want to dance. But more than that, we’ll be diving deep into the reality of Colombian change makers. What does life look like for change makers over there? What can we learn from them and from the challenges they face in their country? We find out, with our guest speaker & friend Liz Arnedo.

This mix is  “GUTS – Columbian Pura nr. 8” by Shearer, and it’s been the soundtrack in our office for the last few weeks. Let’s go!
This mixtape is primarily designed for 3 specific situations:

S1: You are thinking of taking Latin dance classes but you need this extra boost of motivation to help you finally subscribe to the course.
S2: You are thinking of going to Columbia for a vacation to discover the coffee region, the historic heritage and the beautiful landscapes. We give you the context you need!
S3: You invited your neighbours for a thematic Colombian dinner, and you need a good soundtrack.

Complimentary Resources:

Surviving in the City: Bogota, Colombia – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 

Antanas Mockus:

Cities on Speed: Bogota Change / The Inspiring Story Antanas Mockus – Documentary. 2009.
Presidential candidate Antanas Mockus closes his campaign – PK Archive. In Spanish.
The Art of Changing a City – NY Times [article]. 2015.
These are the Five Reasons Mockus won the Presidency – Huffington Post [article].
Mockus’ Unwinnable Campaign Against Corruption – Colombia Reports [article]. 2010.

The Marmato story: 

• Canadian mining in Colombia – CBC documentary. 2008.
The courageous Colombian activist going head-to-head with mining interests – NY Times [article]. 2016.
Colombia’s resistance to Canadian mining interests is multi-faceted and fearless – Rabble.ca [article]. 2017.
Marmato – Documentary Film [website]. 2014.
Marmato Road Block – 2014.
• Response from Marmato, Colombia to the murder of Father José Reinel Restrepo – Mining Watch [article]. 2011.
Big Win For Colombian Community Against Canadian Mining Giant – Telesur TV [article]. 2017.
Gran Colombia Gold files 700 million lawsuit against Colombia over Marmato Project – Financial Post [article]. 2017.

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Episode 7

Mixtape #7: Russia & What We Can Learn From Chess Players

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

We make around 35,000 decisions every day, and those decisions – big and small – shape our lives for better or for worse. That’s a good reason to improve your decision making skills, no?

Today we focus on strategic decisions – the decisions that will help you win your bigger battles. The music in this mixtape are symphonies by Alexander Borodin, a genius Russian composer from the mid 1800’s. Something a little different!

This mixtape is designed for 3 specific situations:

S1: You just made a bad decision & you need to make some adjustments and brush up on your skills.
S2: You feel like time-traveling to the Russian Empire of the 19th century and need a soundtrack for your trip.
S3: You’re being challenged to a game of chess, and you want to win.

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Episode 8

Mixtape #8: Pirates & the Wind of Change (Chapter 1)

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

Listen up ye landlubbers! We’re taking you on an adventure…back to the golden age of Piracy. Yes, piracy – because pirates helped shape the world as we know it today, and there is much we can learn from them. This is a story of innovation, rebellion against tyranny, adventure on the high seas, and breaking the rules to make a fairer world.

Jump on board and let us take you there…

This mixtape is designed for three specific situations:
S1: Your working on something big, something that blow everything else out of the water. Or maybe you’re preparing for the most important interview of your life. This will get you in the mood.
S2: You need a really fun, adventurous escape moment. Let your imagination take over.
S3: Taking the dog for a walk? Bored? Let us bring some action and excitement into the moment.

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Episode 9

Mixtape #9: Pirates & the Wind of Change (Chapter 2)

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space. Episode picture by TakverSome Rights Reserved.

Pirates never went away. From the troubling news stories about pirates attacking ships in Somalia, to dangerous digital hacktivists wreaking havoc online, there is plenty to discover – and even more to question. So, what can we learn from modern piracy? One thing is for sure: nothing in this story is black and white.

This mixtape is designed for three specific situations:
S1: It’s late and. you can’t sleep. You feel like exploring, taking this idea to the next level. Leaping forward. You wake up and log onto your computer. Go, explore. Make something happen while the world is asleep.
S2: While doing some cleanup in your storage room, you found this old computer from the early nineties that you didn’t remember you had. You’re thinking back to was like to work on a computer in the old days, feeling nostalgic and wondering how far the next few decades will take us.
S3: You are travelling at night. It’s late, and your thinking about the big things in life, what really matters to you. You decide to never give up on your dreams, and never give up on what you stand for, like a real pirate.

Featuring music from:

•  This is The Law of Life, Farah
•  Nightcall, Kavinsky
•  Zones Without People, Oneothrix Point Never
•  Tick of the Clock, Chromatics
•  Lady, Chromatics
•  Feel It All Around, Washed Out

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Episode 10

Mixtape #10: An Alternative to Exercise Apps

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space. Photo by Katalin Szarvas.

Life is tough, especially on our bodies. Many of us spend way too much time sitting in traffic, or hunched over our desks, staring at screens…and we know we need to do better, but sometimes it’s hard to add mind-body awareness to our hectic daily lives.

Well don’t worry, because we’ve got just what you need. In these 30 minutes, we’ll teach you the tricks you need to change your working life, and keep your body in tip-top shape. Our guest is yoga teacher and massage therapist Julia Zatta. The music is a cool and sooting mix of binaural beats that will give that hard working brain a rest.

This mixtape is designed for three specific situations:
S1: You’re really stressed and you need some way to wind down, without intoxicating your body.
S2: You’re in the mood to expand your consciousness, mess with your brain – with just your smartphone and a pair of headphones.
S3: You desperately need a new body-mind practice. We’ve got what you need.

And hey – if you want to put these exercises into practice, here’s the 10 minute workout from the episode.

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Episode 11

Mixtape #11: Nuclear Bombs, the 1st Email & the Power of Stories (with Brian Fitzgerald)

Produced by Camille Duran / Published by Eleen Murphy / Senior Editors Eleen Murphy & Camille Duran / Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.

What are you going to do about it? This was the burning question that drove Brian to become an activist, a storyteller, and a change maker. A good story can change the world. Actually, a good story convinces us that the world can change, and inspires us to take action. In this mixtape, Brian shares his incredible journey.

Brian Fitzgerald

Brian is a storyteller, an activist, and a digital innovator. Co-founder of Dancing Fox and activist with Greenpeace for 35 years, he has a wealth of stories to tell about changing the world – from stopping nuclear weapons tests in the Nevada Desert, to piloting hot air balloons and hanging banners from the Statue of Liberty. Brian comes from the US, and lives in Amsterdam.

Spotify playlist
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