Amplify

Sanchi Singh

Being green is the new black. But environmentalism goes beyond the eco-approved habits of recycling, eating vegan and being flight-free. Environmentalism intersects with issues of racism, migration, food security, human rights, biodiversity, mental health and so much more. Understanding these intersections to enact systems change requires a space to (un)learn. A space free from jargon and judgement. Welcome to that space.

Hosted by Sanchi Singh. Edited by Robin Lans.

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Chloe Asaam is a a designer, researcher, humanitarian and programs manager at the Or foundation. The Or Foundation is a public charity in the USA as well as in Ghana that has been operating in both countries since 2009. Their goal is to catalyse a justice Led circular economy and bring about alternatives to the dominant model of fashion. Alternatives that prioritise ecological prosperity and inspire citizens to form a relationship with fashion that extends beyond their role as a consumer. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Nov 28

50 min 4 sec

In this episode I am in conversation with Nishanth Chopra, founder of Oshadi a seed-to-stitch supply chain initiative, based around a regenerative cotton farm in a village in Tamil Nadu. Established as a contemporary womenswear label in 2015, over the years the project has evolved into an artisan collective and textile supplier. now housing an entire seed-to-sew supply chain in which fibres are farmed, spun, naturally dyed, woven and sewn all within a ten-kilometre radius.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Nov 12

26 min 3 sec

I am in conversation with Dr. Theanne Schiros, an Associate Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and cofounder of Werewool, a biotech company creating biodegradable textile fibres. We talk about how plastic became such a ubiquitous force in our daily lives and the problem of waste colonialism.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Nov 5

41 min 21 sec

Disha Ravi is a climate justice activist and founding member of Fridays for Future India. In this episode we talk about how FFF has galvanised communities globally, on what an environmentally just future for India looks like and how to sustain activism.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 29

35 min 15 sec

Welcome to brand new Season 4 of Amplify! In conversation with Jojo Mehta the cofounder and executive director of Stop Ecocide International we talk about what ecocide is, how it has been used in warfare and why criminalising it is an important step. Learn more about how you can support Jojo here. Stay up to date with Amplify news here.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 22

40 min 24 sec

For the final episode of Season 3 I am in conversation with Vidya Viswanathan the Director of the Environmental Justice program at Centre of Policy Research-Namati. This program has created a network of grassroots legal professionals who research questions regarding environment law implementation and citizens' empowement by participating in the process of resolving environmental non compliance and related impacts that affect communities. The program's paralegals are trained in basic law and in skills like mediation, education, and legal doctrine. Through this process, the Program builds an epistemic community geared towards finding solutions to environmental challenges. And in today’s episode we talk about how we can demystify law to empower people and hold corporations accountable. Thank you so much for all your support so far! Stay up to date with Amplify on Instagram @amplifypodcast!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Dec 2020

56 min 47 sec

This week I am in conversation with Harish Hande who is the founder and CEO of SELCO an enterprise in in Bangalore that seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially and inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy. They design decentralised, replicable models for clean access to energy keeping grassroots communities as their central focus. Some of the questions we address are what decentralised, just renewable energy systems look like and why there exists this trade off between development and climate action when it comes to policymaking. As ever don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and follow us on the socials: @amplifypodcast. Happy listening!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Nov 2020

46 min 24 sec

This week I am in conversation with the one and only Dr. Vandana Shiva, a veteran environmental activist, physicist, ecologist and author. We talk about her body of work from agro-ecology to eco-feminism, from bringing Monsanto to heel to the new forms of 're-globalisation' that are occurring and how regardless of who wins the presidential elections in the US our ecological commitment must carry on. There is also a video version of our interview on YouTube where you can see our host gazing with awe and adoration if you wish. There's an exciting announcement in the episode about a new book that Dr. Shiva has released and you can find out more about how to support her and her work at https://navdanya.org/site/. As ever don't forget to like, share, rate, review, follow and subscribe to us for more interesting conversations with environmental heroes on https://instagram.com/amplifypodcast and see you next week.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Nov 2020

56 min 33 sec

This week I am in conversation with Sarah Edwards a certified Health and Nutrition Coach and the founder of Copper and Cloves, a resource hub for sustainable eating and now a fully-fledged cafe in Bangalore, India. This episode focuses on our individual conceptions of health and nutrition. How do we bring about long-term behavioural shifts? What does being healthy actually mean? We focus on dichotomous narratives that look at clean/dirty eating or cheat/guilt-free meals, calorie counting, issues of body dysmorphia, fatphobia and how that perpetuates a harmful idea of health being related to what we look like as opposed to how we feel. We talk about the importance of moving beyond these narratives, restrictive eating, fad diets and the importance of learning to bridge the mind-body disconnect where we respond intuitively to our body as opposed to following a health diktat. This episode looks at how physical and mental wellness and living sustainably are interconnected and how we can embark on exploring this relationship with ourselves and nature. Do check out the brilliant work being done by Sarah over at https://www.instagram.com/copperandcloves/ and follow us on https://www.instagram.com/amplifypodcast/ for more interesting conversations and updates.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 2020

1 hr

I am in conversation with Ayushi Trivedi a Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington DC. Her research at WRI has focused on women’s role in natural resource management, gender and social equity as a solution to improved sustainability and promoting inclusive and equitable climate action. The topic we’re looking at this week is water. An essential resource that industries, energy production, our food systems depend on. It’s vital for sanitation, hygiene and access to clean, drinking water is a basic human right. Yet more than a billion people currently live in water-scarce regions and as many as 3.5 billion could experience water scarcity by 2025. Water scarcity affects women in particular who are responsible for domestic chores of cooking, cleaning, caretaking globally and are doubly affected when you take into account their employment in agriculture. Water can be used as a weapon of conflict, it can be a ground for war against governments and people and it can cause mass migration of populations. Of course climate change will only exacerbate issues of water availability which in turn affects gender equality, public health and a whole host of other issues. In this episode we’ll be looking at what water security is, how it affects women, Day Zero in Chennai in 2019 and grassroots initiatives of water management that policymakers can learn from. The link to the report we talk about in the episode is free to read: https://www.wri.org/publication/ending-conflicts-over-water. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn, subscribe to us via your podcast provider and share our episode on social media.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 2020

46 min 42 sec

I am in conversation with Lauren Ornelas the founder and director of Food Empowerment Project a food justice nonprofit working at the intersection of veganism, farm and produce worker rights and accessibility, nutrition and health. COVID19 has simultaneously caused disruptions to the food system and brought to fore the labour force that is truly essential to our economies in addition to medical practitioners. Farmers, producers, growers, grocery store owners and assistants, food delivery people and many more in the supply chains are working day and night for meagre returns and virtually no safety net. How do we acknowledge their labour in a way that goes beyond applause on our windows at a premeditated time? Then there’s the issue of what we eat. On the other hand though awareness of plant-based diets is increasing year on year many are still not able to extend their empathy for nonhuman animals to human beings who are for instance migrant workers from BIPOC communities experiencing issues such as wage theft in the US or farmers in India protesting against the new agricultural reforms to maintain the minimum support price system amongst other historic issues of debt and financial stress. So how do we go beyond focusing on individual behaviour of swapping our meat for micro greens and rallying for food justice and equity holistically? Please do listen, learn and support FEP's work over at https://foodispower.org. Subscribe to our podcast via your provider, follow us on Instagram https://instagram.com/amplifypodcast/ and give us a shoutout whenever you can.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 2020

48 min 44 sec

In conversation with Choco Evangelist Ynzo van Zanten of Tony’s Chocolonely a company that sells commercially successful 100% slave-free chocolate across the world. We get into how Tony’s Chocolonely came to be and challenge the assumption that being sustainable and ethics means staying small. It is possible to be financially viable and ethically sound and in fact extremely important in these times. Building a just and equitable future of work requires thinking big and also looking at companies who’re paving the way for others. As they say you can’t be what you can’t see. Don’t forget to rate and review us via your podcast provider and follow, share, subscribe etc. Keep in touch with us via our social media @amplifypodcast. Happy listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 2020

41 min 12 sec

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1! I’m in conversation with Olivia Owens who is the founding member and the business development and partnerships manager of IFundWomen of Colour. IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. They offer immediate access to capital through a premium online fundraising experience where entrepreneurs can access small business grants from corporate partners, expert business coaching and a network of other entrepreneurs. Olivia and I talk about the funding gap that exists, the systemic biases that prevail where women are unable to access debt-free capital to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys. How does this affect BIPOC entrepreneurs? How can we build an equitable future of work? Tune in to hear us talk about the work required to change the funding landscape so that women can start, scale, sustain and thrive as business owners. If you're a budding entrepreneur in the USA I urge you to check their work out: https://ifundwomen.com. As ever, please do like, follow, subscribe and stay in touch via our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amplifypodcast/. Until next week!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Oct 2020

40 min 53 sec

A short sound byte updating you on where Amplify is headed after two seasons. As ever, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via your provider. To know what’s coming up follow @amplifypodcast on IG! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Sep 2020

4 min 55 sec

For the final episode of Season 2 I am joined by Ashish Birulee, photojournalist, activist and founding member of Adivasi Lives Matter (ALM) and Isha C content strategist, documentary filmmaker, senior editor and co-creator of ALM. On August 9 it was the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. These are the people whose way of life has always been sustainable and has hugely inspired and encouraged our own choices, behaviour and consumption patterns and that’s great. We should look to them who have been the custodians of nature for so long. But is following in their footsteps and striving for zero waste living or circular economy models enough? Is eating plant-based, buying secondhand, upcycling/recycling sufficient in and of itself to move towards a more environmentally just future? Not really. Because If we talk about growing and eating local but not about stolen forests and lands and displaced indigenous communities, if we talk about switching to electric cars and bikes but not about how specific communities become dumping grounds for waste then our sustainability is performative. To live and act sustainably is to unlearn and criticise current systems that exist and actively, constructively agitate for better, more equitable systems instead. It’s a verb, it’ a practice, it’s imperfect and it’s a long journey. So for this episode I am speaking to Adhivasi Lives Matter movement in India to talk about some of the key issues of EIA Draft 2020, land rights, displacement, environmental racism that affect indigenous communities directly and understand what we can do to amplify their voices. Listen, share, subscribe to the podcast and follow ALM's work on: https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/adivasilivesmatter/#about and on Instagram @adivasilivesmatter. Stay tuned for more on @amplifypodcast.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Sep 2020

57 min 30 sec

Today I’m in conversation with Sasha and Kaabia Grewal cofounders of Outhouse Jewellery. Whether it’s the big fat Indian wedding or the birth of a baby jewellery plays a key role in indian society and culture. Indeed, buying or gifting jewellery on certain days is considered auspicious and encouraged and jewellery has high emotional significance in our culture. But jewellery is a notoriously opaque industry where supply chains tend to be quite complex and the impact of mining and processing is not addressed sufficiently. How can India reform its relationship with jewellery? How can the industry address lapses in ethical standards and work towards transparency? What do socially responsible business practices look like and are consumers willing to pay more for products with higher ethical standards? As always, don’t forget to subscribe, follow, like & share our episodes. Give us a follow on our Instagram @amplifypodcast and keep in touch. Until next week! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Aug 2020

53 min 24 sec

This week we're talking about one of the world's favourite foods: chocolate. I'm joined by chocolate maker David Belo who is the founder of Naviluna Artisan Chocolates in Mysore, India and has an extensive background of working in bread, pastry and mixology in London. The chocolate industry is rife with several issues from mass deforestation to child slavery. The workers in the world's largest cocoa producers - Ivory Coast and Ghana - earn less than a $1 a day in a $103 billion industry. The rise of bean-to-bar chocolate makers such as Naviluna then are a means to address growing concerns of sustainability, ethical labour practices and transparency. In bean-to-bar everything from sourcing the cocoa beans from suppliers and farmers to crafting the chocolate bar is done by the one entity themselves. What then is the sweet spot between sustainability and scalability? What does India have to offer to an industry so heavily reliant on West Africa? What constitutes "good chocolate"? Are consumer palates and wallets ready for this evolution in their favourite foods? As ever, subscribe to us, share our episodes and say hi to us on IG: @amplifypodcast. Check out the incredible work Naviluna are doing at: https://naviluna.in.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Aug 2020

50 min 51 sec

In conversation with Mihir Sharma, Indian economist and Senior Research Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and Business Standard India. We talk about how the Indian economy had been showing signs of slowdown long before the double whammy of the pandemic and lockdown. In this episode we talk about how COVID19 will affect the way we live, work, travel and consume, whether our post-pandemic recovery will be the most coveted V-shaped recovery and if any portion of the $266bn relief and recovery package announced by the government will be invested towards sustainability and/or green growth. In addition to this the India-China brawl on June 15 has further complicated the relationship between our economies. What role will India play in the emerging geopolitical order? What are the consequences of banning Chinese goods and supplies? All this and much more in today's episode. As always don't forget to subscribe, rate and review to help us reach more people. Follow us on Instagram for updates and snippets on more interesting conversations: https://www.instagram.com/amplifypodcast/.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Aug 2020

50 min 42 sec

I am joined by Rahul Nainani, founder and CEO of Raddi Connect a resource recovery social startup that works with multiple stakeholders like governments, brands, informal sector and consumers to divert waste away from landfills and oceans and into the economy to get reused, recycled or repurposed. India's 62 million tonnes of waste is picked up, cleaned, sorted and segregated by an invisible workforce of 1.5 to 4 million waste pickers. Our raddiwalas. They salvage waste that is recyclable and sell it further up the value chain to make a living. Waste progresses through the chain from bins of high-income homes to transfer stations before finally ending up in landfill sites. In this journey neither the households nor the municipal corporations do their bit to segregate their waste. Although infrastructure is being built to process and dispose off this waste there is still a long way to go before India becomes fully zero waste. We talk about the work done by raddiwalas, the policies and infrastructure needed, the impact of a pandemic on our waste and the work we need to do to close the loop on what we throw out. Don't forget to like, share, subscribe and follow us on Instagram: @amplifypodcast. If you're in India get in touch with Raddi Connect http://www.raddiconnect.com and be responsible with your rubbish.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Aug 2020

56 min 2 sec

How has the rise and hegemonic presence of influencers on Instagram impacted sustainability? In this episode I am joined by Aditi Mayer, sustainable fashion blogger, model, writer and speaker on all things fashion to talk about the role of influencers in catalysing change. We trace the humble beginnings of Instagram in 2013 to the rise of the luxury lifestyle influencer, the #ootd throwaway culture it brought with it to the conscious, ethical influencer who uses their social currency to spread awareness. We talk about building a culture of accountability with brands, the Black Lives Matter movement and how fashion closely intersects with race, gender and class. Ultimately, it boils down to whether sustainability is compatible with scalability. When brands start off with the vision to do something different do they eventually have to trade this for growing their business? All this and much more in this episode, don't forget to like, share, follow, subscribe, rate and review us via your podcast provider. Follow Aditi Mayer on Instagram, follow us on there too and tune in next week.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jul 2020

43 min 50 sec

This week I am joined by climate journalist Sonali Prasad to talk about the media representations of climate change. How do the evolving attention spans of audiences impact the way in which news is consumed? How effective are fear-mongering, neutrality, objectivity etc in conveying the urgency of the issue? Sonali Prasad is a journalist and storyteller using different platforms such as video, data, text, audio, art and installations. An MIT Knight Science Fellow she and I talk about whether storytelling can be ‘sustainable’ and how we get there. Edit: between 68.30-68.35 the Kantō earthquake that Sonali is referring to occurred on September 1, 1923. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jul 2020

1 hr 13 min

Cities have an effect on and are affected by climate change. As more than 2/3rd of the world’s population is estimated to live in cities by 2030, there are several issues that need to be addressed: such as transport, mobility, housing , health and livelihoods. Cities are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions and over 90% of all urban areas are coastal. Very quickly we’re confronted with just how vulnerable cities truly are and the key role they play in fighting climate change. I am joined by anthropologist Rahul Srivastava and urban planner Matias Echanove who cofounded Urbz, an experimental action and research collective specialised in participatory design and planning to talk about how user-generated cities are the key to sustainable urbanism. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jul 2020

45 min 35 sec

The food industry is undergoing a seismic shift as producers, farmers, policymakers, consumers come to terms with issues pertaining to current food cycles. In this episode I am joined by Andrew Ive, Founder and Managing General Partner of Big Idea Ventures a venture capital fund and accelerator investing in food tech, alt protein and food innovation in Singapore. As the chatter around how people can eat green/clean/ethically/locally etc increases we talk about the role of investors and mentors in propelling this sector. The rise of companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in the US is testament to the fact that the alt protein sector is here to stay. It disrupts the filthy business of slaughter, meets the nutritional requirements of consumers and is kind to public and planetary health. The New Protein Fund of $50 million by Big Idea Ventures is backed by Temasek Holdings and Tyson Foods and is actively looking for entrepreneurs who are building the future of food. We talk about what investors are looking for in aspiring and current food entrepreneurs, contextualise the food systems to date and envisage what the future of food could look like. Andrew talks about some of the rising stars of this space including homegrown companies in India and how Singapore is paving the way to this edible and equitable future. Do check out the incredible work they're doing to amplify the work of food entrepreneurs and regardless of whatever stage you're at do approach them to know more about their fund and their accelerator program: https://bigideaventures.com. As ever, please do follow us on IG at @amplifypodcast and rate and review us via your podcast provider.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jul 2020

49 min 8 sec

Welcome back to Season 2 of Amplify! Our very first episode this season is with the brilliant, funny and minimalist designer Payal Khandwala. With a background in fine art, her foray into fashion is simply a shift in her canvas. Her clothes are an extension of her personality and values that emphasise function, form, colour, traditions and Indian heritage. She is a firm believer in not sacrificing comfort for the sake of style and speaks up about the perils of following trends in the fashion industry. We talk about her design process, why she distances herself from fashion and how her clothes seek to empower the wearer to go about their daily chores whilst feeling put together. We talk about the ins and outs of building a sustainable brand from scratch and how we will dress post-pandemic when the lines between public and private life has been reduced to the edge of a screen. Payal also shares some of her sustainable practices that at present include repairing the toys torn apart by her puppy! You can check out her incredible designs at https://payalkhandwala.shop. Do follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/amplifypodcast/, like, share, follow and leave a review via your podcast provider.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

Continuing the conversation from last week, in Part 2 with Sana Powell, MA, LPC a.k.a Curly Therapist we talk a bit more about the cultural context of accessing therapy. In a country like India where mental health is still not openly talked about, how does one begin to access resources they may need? What about when you don't have the language to articulate what you're feeling or going through? Are you still experiencing depression, anxiety or loneliness in that case? Desi households often comprise of multiple generations living together and many have to toe the line between enmeshment and isolation. Although having a community helps with people who are experiencing mental health issues how does one strike the balance between asserting healthy boundaries and seeking connection? This episode is a fitting finale to a Season 1 where various aspects of sustainability has been poked, prodded and examined. Nearly all of our guests talked about mental health and we hope that this episode will resonate with you as we record during these tumultuous times. Do check out Sana's freely available blog and resources via @curlytherapist on IG. For people living in India, https://thelivelovelaughfoundation.org is a comprehensive place to begin in order to access resources close to wherever you are. Stay tuned, stay safe and keep in touch with us via Instagram: @amplifypodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jun 2020

41 min 27 sec

Our guest for this episode is Sana Powell, a Licensed Professional Counsellor and blogger under the handle Curly Therapist who lives and works in the US and is working towards diversifying and decolonising therapy. As we come to the end of our series, one of the common themes apart from sustainability, intersectionality, climate action etc has been mental health. Many of our guests on the episodes have credited their transition to living and consuming more consciously to an introspection of and investment in their mental wellbeing. So it only seemed fit that mental wellbeing was covered as a distinct topic. Especially now when the world navigates a pandemic, an economic and social recession as well as uncertainty and anxiety about what the future holds. Although mental health awareness has increased in the recent years, progress in mental health service delivery has been relatively slow. Existing barriers include public health priorities and its influence on funding, challenges to delivery of mental healthcare in primary-caregiving settings, the low numbers of people trained in providing mental health care as well as the lack of sensitisation to people undergoing treatment and their social inclusion.  Mental Health Awareness month has come to an end and this episode is just one small contribution to the larger discussion of mental well being that everyone needs to be having across the world. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Jun 2020

45 min 15 sec

This week I’m speaking to the environmentalist, educator and blogger Isaias Hernandez. Or as he is better known as Queer Brown Vegan. A plethora of eco friendly products target women. There’s biodegradable, waste-free options for your laundry detergent, your window cleaner and even the paper you wrap your leftovers in. According to a 2018 report by Mintel, a senior consumer lifestyles analyst Jack Duckett confirmed what many of us may already know to be true: that women are still in charge of running the household where laundry, cleaning and recycling often falls under their share of work. Herein stems the very real issue of eco-friendly campaigns aimed at women relaying the message that caring for our planet is women’s work. There is evidence that suggests that femininity and “green-ness” have come to be cognitively linked. This in turn partly puts off men from doing their bit such as carrying a reusable shopping bag, recycling or even being vegetarian/vegan for fear of being perceived as gay or effeminate. In this episode we talk about the links between masculinity and sustainability, the eco-gender gap and how green branding can stop being so pink. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

May 2020

47 min 32 sec

There are 336 million menstruating women in India, of which 36 per cent use disposable sanitary napkins. That totals to 121 million women, according to the Menstrual Hygiene Alliance of India (MHAI). The number of sanitary napkins used per menstrual cycle — at a conservative eight — and calculating that for the year — implies that India has 12.3 billion disposable sanitary napkins to take care of every year, majority of which are not biodegradable. This week I am joined by the cofounders of Ecofemme, a social enterprise based in Auroville that for 10 years has strived to create environmental and social change through revitalising menstrual practices that are healthy, sustainable, culturally response and empowering. They produce and sell washable, reusable cloth pads and provide menstrual health education. Jessamijn Miedema and Kathy Walkling talk about notions of menstruation they grew up with, practices that did and didn’t surprise them whilst working with women in India and their outreach programmes Pad for Pad and Pads for Sisters to create healthy and safe spaces to talk about periods. It is an intimate, honest and funny conversation with these two incredible women and I for one cannot wait to visit them in Auroville lured particularly by Jessamijn’s promise of homemade stroopwafels! Check them out on IG @ecofemme. Don’t forget to share and rate our podcast if you’re enjoying it and send us feedback/comments/suggestions via hello@amplifypodcast.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

May 2020

48 min 37 sec

What we choose to eat affects everything. Our current methods of rearing animals for meat and dairy are highly inefficient and are contributing to issues such as environmental degradation, global poverty and compromising human health. In this episode we are joined by Varun Deshpande, Managing Director at The Good Food Institute in India. The GFI is a global non profit organisation engaged in promoting the plant based and cultivated meat sector by fostering innovation, supporting startups, engaging with corporations and influencing institutions. We talk about the impact of animal agriculture on climate change, its role in pandemics and the filthy process of slaughter. We talk about how companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in the USA are disrupting the way we consume meat and how they would fare in a country as diverse and divided as India. If you're interested in the work they do check them out at https://www.gfi.org. If you'd like to understand the issues we talk about in more depth then head over to their own podcast Feeding 10 Billion co-hosted by Varun himself. As ever, don't forget to like us on Instagram @amplifypodcast, give us feedback at hello@amplify-podcast.com and rate our show on your podcast provider.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

May 2020

39 min 12 sec

India’s craft traditions and living crafts skills have passed on a sense of cultural identity from one generation to the next. It has been a means of sustenance for numerous communities engaged in production. Craftspeople are the backbone of India’s... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

May 2020

47 min 43 sec

Extinction Rebellion https://rebellion.global (XR) is a non-violent civil disobedience movement that began in 2018 and has swept across the globe since then. In face of the ongoing climate emergency, they demand governments to tell the truth about how... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

May 2020

47 min 43 sec

On the seventh anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster we are joined by the Country Head of Fashion Revolution India, Suki Dusanj. Fashion Revolution is a social movement comprising of policymakers, brands, consumers, activists, students, designers,... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Apr 2020

57 min 42 sec

The rise of ethically and environmentally conscious consumerism has meant that the beauty industry can no longer get away with wasteful, chemical-laden products that are often tested on animals. Although the rise of clean beauty has seen several... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Apr 2020

42 min 58 sec

In the very first episode of Amplify, we are joined by Sahar Mansoor, Founder/CEO and Mehul Manjeshwar, CMO of Bare Necessities. Sahar has been zero-waste since 2015 and she started Bare with the intention of mainstreaming a zero-waste lifestyle and... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/amplifypodcast/message

Apr 2020

37 min 43 sec