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The ENV CAST

Are you concerned about the planet and want to know about what solutions to adopt to help with the environmental issues? Well say no more ! ENV CAST is an enlightening podcast involving discussions on fun and thought provoking topics like eco-villages, the science of the climate crisis and much more. So join me, Mahnoor Qadir, every week to explore new topics and have conversations that matter :)

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World's Manliest Forests: Mangroves!

Hello Everyone! I am back with another episode of the ENVCast. This one is all about our good friends Mangroves. I talk about what they are, cool facts about them,some really interesting conservation projects and what can we do to help. This episode is also a funny one not only does it have puns but also you can hear me mess up the orders for the facts.But oh well come learn about Mangroves with me and have a little laugh. Here are a few links you can follow to learn more about this subject: https://www.conservation.org/blog/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-mangroves-but-never-thought-to-ask https://www.mangrovealliance.org/mikoko-pamoja/ https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/pakistan-restores-mangroves-economy-and-ecosystem-benefits Follow my instagram @mahnoorenv and like the ENVCast on Facebook. For collaborations email me on mahnoorqdr@gmail.com or theenvcast@gmail.com

14mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Zero Waste Living, Sustainable Fashion and Sustainably Kind Living Blog with Danielle Alvarado

Hey Everyone!! In this episode of the ENVcast I am joined with Danielle Alvarado the founder of Sustainably Kind Living Blog and an advocate for Sustainability. We discuss how Danielle has moved to Zero Waste Living and her amazing blog. We also discuss crucial issues like Sustainable Fashion and how to transition towards this lifestyle. So sit back relax and join me and Danielle to explore sustainability and talk about things that matter. Please go check out Danielle's Blog and Website: https://sustainablykindliving.com/links https://www.instagram.com/sustainablykindliving/ Please follow the ENVCast on Instagram (@mahnoorenv) and on Facebook (The ENVCast) For collaborations contact me on theenvcast@gmail.com

35mins

11 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Fast Fashion vs Sustainable Fashion

Hello Everyone ! Join me on this short discussion on Sustainable Fashion. Slow Fashion is a new emerging movement which involves ideas like upcycling, thrifting and supporting local fashion. I also talk about how we can incorporate sustainability in our wardrobe and Pakistani brands that are already taking a step towards sustainable fashion. Check out the link below for my blog on sustainable fashion: https://songsandstoriesaboutnature.wordpress.com/ Check out these resources for more information on sustainable fashion: https://www.greenstrategy.se/sustainable-fashion/what-is-sustainable-fashion/ https://www.rubicon.com/blog/14-sustainable-fashion-facts/ https://greendreamer.com/journal/what-is-sustainable-fashion#:~:text=Sustainable%20fashion%20refers%20to%20clothing,social%20welfare%20and%20worker%20rights. Also make sure to like follow and subscribe the EnvCast on all social media. EnvCast FB page: The EnvCast Follow @mahnoorenv on insta for more EnvCast updates :) 

12mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Expectation vs Reality: Jobs, Life and University as Environmental Scientists with Kieya Arshia, Sylvie Tan and Ashleigh Holmes !

Hello Everyone !! Join me and fellow Environmental Scientists Kieya Arshia, Sylvie Tan and Ashleigh Holmes to discuss all things life, jobs and university in this fun episode. Kieya Arshia is a recent Environmental Science graduate and Kanya London's Business Strategist. Sylvie Tan is a recent Environmental Science graduate who has completed an internship in co-orporate sustainability  Ashleigh Holmes is a recent Environmental Geography and Climate Change graduate and a consultant at Royal Haskoning. Connect with them on LinkedIn. Follow the envcast official Instagram Page (@mahnoorenv) and Facebook Page (@theenvcast) Catch the ENVcast on all listening platforms and leave a review it will be greatly appreciated :)

1hr 7mins

13 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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The World Environment Day

Happy Belated Environment Day my fellow Earthlings !  Join me on this short discussion on the history of the World Environment Day, its significance and themes using real life examples. If you want to read Prime Minister Imran Khan's CNN article check out the link below: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/05/opinions/imran-khan-world-environment-day-2021-spc-intl/index.html Also see these links to read all about the Environment Day and the Blue Marble Photo: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/ https://www.nasa.gov/content/blue-marble-image-of-the-earth-from-apollo-17 Follow the EnvCast's on all listening platforms and leave me a review. Also check out the EnvCast's official page on instagram (@mahnoorenv) and Facebook (@theenvcast)  For questions email me on theenvcast@gmail.com

12mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Climate Action in Pakistan with Jaffar Abbas !

This episode is all about Climate Action in one of the worlds most vulnerable countries to the climate crisis. It features a very special guest Jaffar Abbas who is a climate activist and Fridays for Future Campaigner. In this extremely fascinating talk with Jaffar we talk about the importance of SDGs, social media and the power of youth to help fight against climate change. Please follow Jaffar's page on Instagram @climakstan.Also check out his initiative Ductus Exemplo. For more updates on the ENVCast check out its official page on FB(the ENVCast) and Instagram page (@mahnoorenv). For questions and discussions email theenvcast@gmail.com.

26mins

30 May 2021

Rank #6

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Connections Between Mental Health and Climate Change Part 2

This episode in the series of mental health and climate change explores the ideas of Post Traumatic Growth and Active Hope in regards to the ecological crisis. It unravels the new emerging concept of PTG and also brings in the literature aspect. Active hope is a great practice involving three crucial steps. So stick around and listen to this two part series and come explore the links between mental health and climate change with me. I honestly loved researching for this two part series. I learnt so so much and I hope you guys enjoy it too ! Check these links below for references and more information: Catalyst Twenty-Twenty: Post-Traumatic Growth at Scales of Person, Place and Planet https://ijmhs.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13033-018-0210-6 ( this is an amazing research if you want to learn more about MH and CC check this out )  https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/338/ (this one is for Hurricane Katrina and PTG) https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/birthstrikers-meet-the-women-who-refuse-to-have-children-until-climate-change-ends (this is for the birth strike) Follow me on @mahnoorenv on instagram for more updates. Thanks for the support guys :) 

12mins

23 May 2021

Rank #7

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Connections between Mental Health and Climate Change Part 1

For mental health awareness week I thought it would be interesting to see if there are any links between climate change and mental health. To my surprise there were! So here is a short discussion on how climate change impacts us humans mentally. Stick around for part 2 :) See these links below for more information on the case studies that I mention: https://ijmhs.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13033-018-0210-6 https://www.pnas.org/content/114/33/8746 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/31/suicides-of-nearly-60000-indian-farmers-linked-to-climate-change-study-claims https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00127-008-0374-5 https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/mar/12/birthstrikers-meet-the-women-who-refuse-to-have-children-until-climate-change-ends If you want to know more about my research in Kenya email me on mahnoorqdr@gmail.com or theenvcast@gmail.com Follow me on instagram @mahnoorenv and twitter @mahnoorqdr for more ENVCAST updates !!

13mins

11 May 2021

Rank #8

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All things water management with Sowmya Shah !

A short and extremely fascinating discussion on waste water management using green and grey infrastructure with the ENVCast's first ever guest Sowmya Shah!! Sowmya is a recent MSc graduate from the University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. On this episode she talks to us about her research on Integrated Constructed Wetlands, how they help achieve SDGs and how her work is contributing in decision making across Norfolk, UK. It was great to get an insight from her on what individuals could do to help with waste water management and implementation of integrated constructed wetlands. If you would like to connect with Sowmya and learn more about the work she does follow her on LinkedIn and Facebook :)

19mins

2 May 2021

Rank #9

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Biden's Climate Summit

The Climate Summit happened last week and it was a pivotal moment in terms of the climate change agenda. Here is a short discussion on what happened and what I think of it. Follow me on instagram @mahnoorenv for more updates on the ENVCAST and poetry :) Resources: https://www.ipcc.ch/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/26/president-biden-invites-40-world-leaders-to-leaders-summit-on-climate/

12mins

26 Apr 2021

Rank #10