Ecolution is back this Wednesday, 24 March. This is the podcast for families and kids who want to know more and do more about Climate Change. 

It returns at a time when the Climate Crisis is heightening and the need for real action has never been more pressing. 

Ecolution won a silver IMRO award in the best podcast category in 2020 and James Dunne, it's presenter, and Nicky Coghlan, the producer, don’t want to rest on their laurels. 

This season will tackle issues across the spectrum of environmental action. We follow the work of Green Schools Ambassadors.

Meet with Oscar nominated Tomm Moore to talk about Cartoon Saloon’s work with Greenpeace. Team up with UNICEF to talk about why children deserve the right to a clean environment and a safer future. 

We talk air pollution, rewilding, farming for nature and how much we take our water for granted. Climate Justice and how the Global South is already suffering far more than we know. 

And we focus on the artists whose work strives to find a new way to communicate the need for change. 

The Podcast has a new look designed by illustrator Anne O’Hara to evoke the dynamism of the young activists we meet throughout. 

Ecolution is back to amplify the voices of kids in Ireland and around the world who know that Earth, and our future on it, is worth fighting for. 

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Students on the animation course in Coláiste Dhúlaigh have collaborated with us on animations to illustrate some of the amazing kids we’ve met in making the show. Check out one of their videos on seed bombs above!

Ecolution launches at the midpoint between two important days of protest and solidarity. 

Friday, 19 March has been signaled as a Global Day of Protest. It marks the 125th Friday Greta Thunberg has been on strike. Since she began, millions of young people have joined her in asking for change. Real change from the people in power. 

The hashtag for this event is #NoMoreEmptyPromises , and young activists want it heard. Their anger at inaction will be shared virtually in a Twitterstorm, an outpouring of calls to action directed at politicians across the world throughout the day. 

Ecolution has built a brain trust of kids who will be taking part and adding to the discussion in every episode. 

And on Saturday, 27 March at 8.30pm, Earth Hour asks us to turn the lights off for an hour to show solidarity and action. An hour to mark your understanding that we need to change path. And fast. 

Take part! 

Email if you or your school would like to take part. 

Ecolution will broadcast on Wednesday at 7pm on RTÉjr Radio or listen to the podcast.

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