TELL THE TRUTH (with Bella Lack and Noga Levy-Rapoport)

Throughout modern times, some of the most effective campaigns for positive change have been led by young people. It is estimated that over 6 million people took part in the Global Climate Strikes in September 2019, and at the helm were School Children marching for their future.

Whether environmental justice is being called for at a geo-political level or in the streets, history has taught us that rarely is one effective without the other. 

Blaine sits down with 17 year-old Bella Lack, an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, The Jane Goodall Institute and the RSPCA to hear how her passion for wildlife conservation have fuelled her activism and documentary work. 

This week’s opening thought comes from Noga Levy-Rapoport, a young environmental activist and organiser of school strikes across the uk, speaking about the climate crisis, and the urgent need for green reform.

At the end of this episode you will hear ‘Wrong Side of the Tracks’ from Mystery Jets’ critically-acclaimed new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’. You can buy and stream the album here.

This episode of ‘Things Worth Fighting For’ was brought to you by Acast and produced with Matthew Twaites. Thanks to Courtney Aiesha Mortimer and Kate Jones at UROK for production assistance and coordination. 

Martin Sheen Full Address at Jane Fonda’s Fire Drill Friday Rally, 2019 (Youtube)

Noga Levy-Rapoport on Mystery Jets’ Speakers Corner (Youtube)

Noga Levy-Rapoport interview (Euronews)

Follow Noga Levy-Rapoport on Instagram

Read ‘A Life on our Planet’ by Sir David Attenborough (BookShop.Org)

Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at the 2019 Climate Action Summit (Youtube)

Bella Lack TEDx Talk: ‘You can solve the extinction crisis’ (Youtube)

Bella lack featured in ‘Generation Activism’ Short film (BBC3)

Explore Bella Lack’s Blog: ‘Call from the Wild’

Follow Bella Lack on Twitter

‘A message from the future’ with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Youtube)

Chirstina Figueres TEDx Talk: The inside story of the Paris Agreement (Youtube)

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