Clearly Sustainable – Introduction to the series.
Introduction – Clearly Sustainable is a series of podcasts which explores the use of English language words and terms used when discussing sustainability. This series is not a dictionary but is a spoken journey through how terms are used and some of the common misunderstandings or wrong uses of such terms. The series is not academic in style but is more conversational and engaging, aimed at improving your use of English and giving you clarity and insight into the whole topic of sustainability.
Collaborators – The series is an initiative of Global Action Plan International which is a not-for-profit organisation working for the past twenty five years as a global leader in sustainable behaviour change. More information is available here and on their website www.globalactionplan.com
The series is produced and presented by Victor Branagan of SustainED and Clearly Sustainable, Ireland. Victor works in education for sustainability with international experience over the past ten years and works as a sustainability coach with individual and business clients. He has a Masters in Sustainability from Sweden and is a Lead Coach with Climate KIC. As an Irishman he is a natural talker, orator and poet and he aims to put these skills to good use to make the series easy to listen to, yet educational.
We are grateful to our distribution partners who have agreed to support the series through bringing it the attention of their communities globally.
Aim & Objective of the series. The aim of the series is to promote international dialogue around sustainability. The objective is to help people to understand how specific words and terms related to sustainability are used in the English language. We will highlight the development of the word/term within the sustainability context and identify common misunderstandings or mistakes that are easily made. The goal is to publish a new episode twice per week and to make it available in as many formats as possible to suit the widest audience.
Rationale. The topic of sustainability, as a means of balancing environmental, social and economic goals, only became commonly used in the late 1980’s following the publication of the United Nations report – Our Common Future and the ideas and initiatives have spread rapidly to most countries. Because of this rapid uptake terms are quickly brought into use and their meaning is often unclear or uncertain. Also sometimes meanings can change as the understanding of issues evolves. It is for these reasons that we believe there is a need for this series of explanations and we hope you all find it useful.
Access to the series
The main website for the series is – www.clearlysustainable.com – where the archive of the podcasts is available. There is also more information on the series promoter, on our sponsor and partners and some blog pieces relevant to the series.
Notice of the release of each episode will be available on our Facebook page – Clearly Sustainable – and any other update notices or interesting articles will be posted here.
The series is also available as a voice recording only on Soundcloud at our account ‘Clearly Sustainable’
The Clearly Sustainable iTunes account is accessible on the main page of this website.