Episode 41 with Sophie Handford - Youth-led climate action
The Conscious Action Podcast
On this episode we talk with Sophie Handford, climate activist, Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and national coordinator of School Strike 4 Climate NZ.We explore the importance of doing something with purpose, youth-led movements like the School Strike for Climate Change, taking action now as the cost of inaction is greater to create a more beautiful planet, eco-anxiety and mental wellbeing, looking back to the indigenous people’s way to move forward, the importance of conversations, social and climate justice.Sophie talks about growing up within an environmental minded family, being curious and asking questions, taking initiative, running for council and being elected at an early age, connecting with the older generations, having the will power to act and save lives. For more about Sophie follow her on Facebook and Instagram and https://sophiehandford.co.nz/.
Sophie Handford, Paekakariki/Raumati Ward Councilor
Beach FM Interviews & Podcasts
Sophie Handford joins Catherine Scullen on The Beach FM Magazine Show, with a short review on the Pride festival in Paekakariki, the Raumati Village Street party coming up on the 20th November, Beach By-Law with submissions closing 13th November, proposed changes to Raumati road network, Covid recovery and some teasers on youth council projects and the "What matters Most" campaign.
Sophie Handford: Call for schools to teach more New Zealand politics
Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby
There are calls for schools to teach more about New Zealand politics.Research from The New Zealand Initiative has revealed almost half of us don't know the requirements for a party making it into government.And only 69 percent are able to name all five parties in Parliament.Kapiti Coast District Council member Sophie Handford told Kate Hawkesby she learned about the electoral system outside of school, as they don't teach nearly enough about it.Teaching politics can also involve learning about the parties, which is a really important part of politics, without influencing the way students vote.LISTEN ABOVE
On this week's episode of 'Looking Up with Jess', I chat to trailblazer Sophie Handford about all things climate change. To learn more about Sophie and engage with her on. social media follow the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoteSophieHandford/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophie_handford/?hl=en As always, hit me up on Instagram to engage with me and tell me what you want to hear on this podcast https://www.instagram.com/jessssica.smith/ Enjoy the episode xx
School Strike 4 Climate (with Sophie Handford - NZ organiser)
How To Save The World Podcast
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, 18 year old Wellingtonian Sophie Handford started organising New Zealand's School Strike for Climate and chatted to us about her passion for saving the climate and protecting the environment. In this episode we discuss the importance of supporting politicians who are doing things to help the climate, why we need to work on behalf of the planet and the difficulty of switching off and just being a teenager. Sophie is currently running for Kāpiti Council in the Paekakariki-Raumati Ward and you can find her on Instagram @Sophie_Handford Top tip: Find your unique skill and plug that into a group of like-minded people. The five demands that School Strike 4 Climate NZ have made to the government are:1) The NZ Parliament declare a nation-wide climate emergency2) A cross-party consensus is established for an ambitious zero carbon bill (including the formation of a Youth Climate Commission)3) Ceasing extraction of fossil fuels4) Moving toward a regenerative and just economy5) Ensuring there is a pathway for climate survivors in the Pacific to emigrate with dignity to NZ.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.