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Do some research

Here we will recommend a series of resources for you to dive into in your spare time.
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Thanks for taking part in the previous activity, it was great to hear from you! For this step, you are going to continue doing some research, but we hope it will be fairly easy for you.

It’s simple: from the list of resources below, choose a podcast, YouTube video, article or something else to watch/listen/read to on the topic of sustainability in the built environment. Or, if there is a resource that you have been meaning to look at but never quite have the time to, now is your chance! (as long as its climate change / low carbon / built environment themed).

The idea is that you choose something you are interested in, as this will be the best way to remember what you have learnt. Also, do not feel any pressure to do this activity now! You might prefer to listen to that podcast whilst you are making dinner, or on your commute – do it when works best for you!

In the next step we will be asking you to report back something you have found interesting, so try to keep that in mind as you are absorbing the information. Have fun and see you there!

  • Outrage and Optimism – This podcast is hosted by former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who saw through the Paris Agreement. It is about climate change issues and politics.
  • The Climate Question – This podcast reflects on a variety of takes on climate change, how best to understand it and the world’s attempts to avert it, temper it or adapt to it.
  • AJ Climate Champions – This podcast by Architects Journal Sustainability Editor Hattie Hartman and architect George Morgan talk to changemakers and innovators who are delivering on sustainability
  • TED Talks & TEDx TED Talks are videos of brilliant talks by speakers from around the world on topics that matter. This talk by Bristol’s Mayor Marvin Rees, ‘How is your city tackling the climate crisis’? Might be of interest.
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