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August 26, 2019 Neil Thornton + Jack Ratcliffe Season 1 Episode 10
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Recap: a good good update
Aug 26, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
Neil Thornton + Jack Ratcliffe

We’ve reached our 10th episode! The past 6 months have flown by, so for this episode we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the charities, people and innovations of episodes past and checking in to see what’s new.We’ve got developments on the hunt for mysterious increase in harmful CFC gasses in the atmosphere, updates on Community Clothing’s continued campaign to save the British clothing manufacturing industry as well the viral rise to fame of Sara Cunningham and Free Mom hugs. We have one word...OPRAH.Keep up to date with us over on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter(@agoodgoodthing) and don't forget to rate, review and then subscribe so you don't miss the next episode.About your hostsJackA computational artist currently undertaking a PhD in virtual reality, Jack is motivated by the positive impact technology can have on our day to day lives both operationally and emotionally. Outside of PhDs and podcasting, Jack is a proud dad to three turtles and an ever-growing number of house plants.  Find Jack at @jacktionman on Instagram and TwitterNeilA digital content editor by day, Neil is also a men’s lifestyle blogger at whatneildid.com where he covers a range of topics from travel and style to health and mental well-being. You’ll never find him too far from a coffee.   Find Neil at @Whatneildid  on Instagram and Twitter 

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We’ve reached our 10th episode! The past 6 months have flown by, so for this episode we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the charities, people and innovations of episodes past and checking in to see what’s new.We’ve got developments on the hunt for mysterious increase in harmful CFC gasses in the atmosphere, updates on Community Clothing’s continued campaign to save the British clothing manufacturing industry as well the viral rise to fame of Sara Cunningham and Free Mom hugs. We have one word...OPRAH.Keep up to date with us over on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter(@agoodgoodthing) and don't forget to rate, review and then subscribe so you don't miss the next episode.About your hostsJackA computational artist currently undertaking a PhD in virtual reality, Jack is motivated by the positive impact technology can have on our day to day lives both operationally and emotionally. Outside of PhDs and podcasting, Jack is a proud dad to three turtles and an ever-growing number of house plants.  Find Jack at @jacktionman on Instagram and TwitterNeilA digital content editor by day, Neil is also a men’s lifestyle blogger at whatneildid.com where he covers a range of topics from travel and style to health and mental well-being. You’ll never find him too far from a coffee.   Find Neil at @Whatneildid  on Instagram and Twitter 

Neil Thornton:   0:08
Hi, everyone. Welcome to good, good things. I hope you have a great week full of good things. And if you're not well, you are in luck. Because from here on in, this is a good vibes. Only space like super great. So great. So great. Hi, everyone. And welcome to this week's episode. Now, we have a different type of episode for you today, don't we, Jack?

Jack Ratcliffe:   0:33
Yes. We have a good good update.

Neil Thornton:   0:37
Jack. Tell the people what a good good update is. That's I'm

Jack Ratcliffe:   0:40
glad you knew what it was because just kind of coin that phrase on the fly. So we have been making episodes for about half a year now. I think it's half a year.

Neil Thornton:   0:50
What is it? We are in August.

Jack Ratcliffe:   0:53
I think we published our 1st 1 in March. Which means we are really bad thing kind of research. How many of those have we done? Eight.

Neil Thornton:   1:01
This is nine. So this is I might be 10. This is nine. I think

Jack Ratcliffe:   1:04
this's attempt. Okay, so we've done 10. We've done nine episodes. This is our 10th episode on DH. So we thought it be good to look back about the progress ofthe what has happened with the good fields that we previously looked at. Because often when you hear these good, good storeys you like um OK, that's nice. But does anything then happen like you always see in newspapers All they found this cure for cancer. And then you never hear about that storey again. It kind of gets swept under the rug. So we thought we'd spend some time to look back to see if the good, good things had continued to be good. Good. See, they got good gooder or to see if they just good couldn't.

Neil Thornton:   1:43
Ah, good, good. Or it's gonna be my new favourite tub. So what's up first?

Jack Ratcliffe:   1:48
So the I'm going chronologically. Helpful? Yes. So our first ever episode was fighting food, waste feeding people doing what I was about.

Neil Thornton:   1:58
It was about food cycle? Yes. Very well,

Jack Ratcliffe:   2:00
Yes. You have a brief summary?

Neil Thornton:   2:02
Yes. Oh, Food cycle is a charity that I volunteer with. Its really great charity in London that fights food waste on DH supports the communities they collect surplus food from businesses and cook up mills for local people in at risk of social isolation.

Jack Ratcliffe:   2:18
So it is still doing all of that.

Neil Thornton:   2:20
Great. I know that I was with them last week.

Jack Ratcliffe:   2:24
How are they doing?

Neil Thornton:   2:26
They're doing very well.

Jack Ratcliffe:   2:27
Excellent, Thank you. Food cycle. It's now up to 40 projects running across the country. So people choose locations where they decide to run these foods Dicle Food cycle style projects on DH. There are now 40 of them. And you, Khun, if you're really interested, if you already passionate, if you have space available you can set up one of these food cycle projects in your local area to make that 41 because we have won this nerd or higher than 41 other things. Other updates about food cycle, which I don't think we touched on the first time, is that they've also doing mohr specialised events. So they're doing lots of like food cycle evenings with immigrants or specifically immigrant mothers who have maybe come from maybe their asylum because maybe they've come from places where they've moved here for a better standard of living on its ah, difficult to get started in a new country. And you set up where you don't know many people. Um, a typical kind of evening for them is where six or seven volunteers feed about 50 to 100 people. So we kind of got a good idea of how much if people actually go on volunteer, how many people you can help like. That's a 12 10 ratio, which is pretty nice. They also I got some statistics about how many people they feed per week, So on average, they feel about 1500 people every week. That wouldn't have this quality meal if it wasn't for food cycle.

Neil Thornton:   3:52
Yeah, it's always a three course meal as well. So it's It's never just a throwaway idea, like there's a lot of time and care put into it, especially when you don't even know necessarily what food you gonna get. They do provide quite a

Jack Ratcliffe:   4:04
lot. Yeah, so it's going from strength to strength. It's expanded this year. More sites feeding people Food cycle Is cycling food cycling up? That works. None of that works

Neil Thornton:   4:16
way. That's good. That's great news. What else have we got?

Jack Ratcliffe:   4:19
So next was the ozone avenges.

Neil Thornton:   4:24
So I like this one because I felt like this was a riel example of how we can make change on a global scale when everyone's on the same page.

Jack Ratcliffe:   4:33
Yes, on DH. Also, it was a great storey with like the Ozone Defence team that's not her official should be. And it had, like a really, like, you know, positive working together outcome and then like a mystery at the end. Like what is happening with the CFC pollutants that are coming out of China on DH, we left you hanging for like five months. But now we can tell you so

Neil Thornton:   4:59
what has been happening?

Jack Ratcliffe:   5:00
Okay, so there was pressure on China from international scientists on the international community because there was CFC producers and CFC breaks down ozone and the ozone layer coming from within China. There are mysterious factories. Since then, China has agreed to build their own monitoring network or expand their environmental monitoring network. So they're goingto study their own CFC production chemicals. They have arrested a bunch of people They've shut down arrest bacterial. Yep. They've made new legislation to increase fines for people court, putting out CFCs. What else have they done? They have seized a 114 tonnes ofthe CFC producing chemicals. But the study, which says that China is producing CFCs Companies in China producing CFC's, says that around 7000 we're going out per year 7000 tonnes, so they may have got 114 but it's still a lot more to get. So China has made some positive steps towards helping the ozone avenges take down the CFC polluters.

Neil Thornton:   6:19
That's very good news. So I know what's coming up next. The next is going to is the episode on community clothing. So this is actually one of our most popular episodes on This is on a Brian vehicle Community clothing, which is a UK based UK made, um, clothing brand that is a social enterprise and helps feel factory hours and support workers that would be out of contract off season. Yes, so how are they doing?

Jack Ratcliffe:   6:49
So they are difficult to find out how they're doing, but I have some information. One is. They were running a pop up store in London last month. They

Neil Thornton:   7:01
were I went

Jack Ratcliffe:   7:02
good. How was it?

Neil Thornton:   7:03
It was good. Airports and stuff. You got a jacket? I got some sucks.

Jack Ratcliffe:   7:07
Congratulations on supporting community clothing. You really living your truth?

Neil Thornton:   7:11
Yeah, well, I don't just say it for saying it's sake.

Jack Ratcliffe:   7:13
Well, I've stopped putting out CFCs in the atmosphere person, and congratulations, Jack. Yet so I gotta stat up stepped update from community clothing. OK, so as all five weeks ago, they have created over 124,202 man hours person hours of skilled work in UK factories, which equates to 68 years off employment. That's very impressive. Yes. So those jobs just wouldn't exist if community, including hadn't come along and been like we're going to change how clothing is done in the UK

Neil Thornton:   7:51
Ah, nde. Their clothing is just getting better and better as well. So everyone's also looking better, which is great.

Jack Ratcliffe:   7:58
That's the most important. For

Neil Thornton:   7:59
exactly what? What's next? What's next episode? Oh, take a guess. It wass was it Yours was the one.

Jack Ratcliffe:   8:09
It was room virtual reality, real benefits

Neil Thornton:   8:14
when we're doing like the good good update Times 100. I'm not gonna remember. The episode was already

Jack Ratcliffe:   8:19
like that with this one. I was like what came after or before the ozone episode? Because that was my favourite. I mean, all of your episodes of my favourite episodes,

Neil Thornton:   8:28
I don't know what's going on in via

Jack Ratcliffe:   8:30
So lots is going on. We are Mohr every month tens, hundreds more reports coming about people going. We've used we are for this and it was successful. But, um, I would say the most significant is in pain relief in hospitals. So, um, they're finding that when you put someone in a virtual reality headset on DH, they have chronic pain or immediate pain from, like, say, changing their bandages that they report lower pain skills because they're immersed and distracted by the virtual environment. So well. So, for example, they did this recent study got a few 100 people gotten to rate their pain out of 1 to 10. You know what it's like in a hospital, and then you'll say, like, nine. And they'll be there in, like, a six so they would write their pain schools. Then they went to virtual reality. Had the same procedure done would write their pain scores on DH. There was a reported drop off north 0.5 on average to pain reduced significantly, statistically significantly, um, but ah, for people who had severe plane, really chronic pain, it dropped by up to three points, which is really big because like nine is like the worst pain I've ever been in. And six is supposed to be like my think. I've broken my ankle, but I'm walking on it, so that's a big kind of dropped down between.

Neil Thornton:   9:55
That's a huge drop.

Jack Ratcliffe:   9:56
Yes, they really feel like for people with ongoing chronic pain, virtual reality could be used to help manage these conditions. Very cool. Yeah, didn't exist before. And they compared it to television. Like watching television while dealing with pain. And I found it was after four times more effective.

Neil Thornton:   10:13
All right. Evan got him by the OSS as you take that television. Yeah,

Jack Ratcliffe:   10:17
in the past. Um, Okay. Next.

Neil Thornton:   10:20
I don't know what next year.

Jack Ratcliffe:   10:21
That's funny, because I think this was your episode.

Neil Thornton:   10:25
Oh, this is was it there? Oh, leave. Long pause. Is that the extent of rebellion One. So when we were looking at countries,

Jack Ratcliffe:   10:35
it is how to succeed at saving the planet.

Neil Thornton:   10:38
Yes. So who's saving the planet? Jack? Tell us the update.

Jack Ratcliffe:   10:43
Well, Greta, for one, your best friend is in the news a lot.

Neil Thornton:   10:47
Greta is going from strength to strength. I love that girl. Who, actually, as we speak she is traversing the Atlantic Ocean on a boat to get to a summit in New York because doesn't fly because of the effects on the planet. On DH, a sailing crew offered to give her space on board their boat, and she went out from him. It

Jack Ratcliffe:   11:13
was from a

Neil Thornton:   11:13
Plymouth on DH. Yeah, so she'd be on her way at the moment. She is also currently the cover star off Geek this month. The U K G Q, which is great hilarious amount of backlash from a bunch of misogynist douchebags. But it's a really good article, and actually the first time I brought you in ages. So Morgan Greta

Jack Ratcliffe:   11:34
Wow, that's she's doing her bit and ends. Fashion writing. Yeah, that's great Earth Umberg, by the way. Yeah, the environmental rights campaigner who is really amazing. I'm a big fan, so it's difficult to put anything down to say extinction rebellion like there's a big, wider border movement on DH. Softer consensus about what climate change is doing to our planet. So I picked out just one update storey of kind of about the pressure that climate activists have put on, and some of the results they can get. So Goldsmiths University have recently announced after long discussions with students Union have been putting pressure on them to be like reduce your emissions, reduce your plastic use do things which help the environment on Goldsmiths University have agreed to a range of sweeping measures, such as no longer selling beef on campus because beef is the biggest polluter. By about 20 times in terms of Agra girl agricultural food production on the emissions that come with it, they will be putting a levy on all plastics that are sold. You gotta try on DH. What else are they gonna do? They're gonna What's it called when you have investments in something they have like the best have endowment fund on DH. It has money in fossil fuel companies and fossil fuel extraction. So they're going to take that money, and they've got to put it into other companies. Those companies can no longer use their money to grow, and that's a very important and useful type of economic pressure that definitely they're not gonna have any of their money involved in these industries anymore. On does a whole other range of like smaller things in that as well, so it's a big They call it a green new deal for Goldsmiths.

Neil Thornton:   13:25
That's very cool. And I think that that last example is probably the key thing that, like, is what we need big companies to do, like you have to put your money where your mouth is and start making those changes. Because if consumer behaviour investment behaviour doesn't change, then the world isn't gonna change. So you know there is buying and spending power in

Jack Ratcliffe:   13:45
people. Yeah, and also it's like I think this is really because we just started to try and do the same thing at Queen Mary University. Queen Mary has a sustainable sustainability team, but I also managed sustainability and also the interests ofthe the college on DH. So the students here are starting to get together and see how we can push them to be a bit more extreme. And that's what Goldsmiths did. It was just dedicated students getting involved with a student's union, who then put pressure on Goldsmiths who have made those changes. So people say you can't do anything, you can affect change, but that's a little example off where I don't know. 5 10 15 students at Goldsmiths have, you know, spend some time and effort but managed to make a huge difference, like the amount of Oh, God. Another thing for Goldman is they're switching their entire power supply to renewable provider. For example, I don't know Goldsmith statistics Queen Mary spends about £45 million a year on electricity. So for those people have just taken probably about similar amount of money from non renewable electricity providers to renewable one, and that is a huge impact.

Neil Thornton:   14:54
I have also got another update on the actually on DH. This is in my quickfire round later, so I have to take it out. But in China, it is now cheaper. Electricity's cheaper from solar power than it is from the electricity grid. Wow. So, like, you know, people, the investments are there, and if you you know it's no, always an overnight solution. But if you put investment in there, it will become cheaper and better than standard fossil fuel ways of getting energy

Jack Ratcliffe:   15:22
next up said

Neil Thornton:   15:23
next episode. So if that was saving the panic, then it's gotta be your one. We're heading over to Portland, Oregon, aren't way.

Jack Ratcliffe:   15:29
Hey, you are so good at it.

Neil Thornton:   15:32
I enjoy our podcast, Jack. I might have an avid listener. I

Jack Ratcliffe:   15:35
don't even listen that stuff, don't you? It's not true. I have to listen to it many times when I edited. So not that I had it. It is perfect as soon as we work.

Neil Thornton:   15:45
Oh, yeah, this is straight out the barrow. Ah, eyes it when it's on the podcast, straight out the microphone, straight at the lens from the barrel. When your camera

Jack Ratcliffe:   15:55
way get barrel microphones, maybe community matters, reclaiming the streets

Neil Thornton:   16:01
where we share it square.

Jack Ratcliffe:   16:02
Yes, we looked at that street or street corner in organ on how they kind of reclaimed TheStreet. Andi invited the community, started with a little tea shop and then turned it just into a whole section was eventually recognised by the Council on DH. Now there is, like a whole bunch of these recognise street corners as public squares in Portland. So it's a way of the community saying, actually, cars, we live here, we want to use the space. Please respect that while we what we do. Our thing. Um, so that's another one that's difficult to get get information from. But since the city repair city repair project started. They've now got 60 street paintings on Different 60 s, where people have painting murals on those inspections to kind of reclaim them as a part of their community. There's a whole bunch more off ecological landscaping at projects that have arisen out off the city repair movement. What else is there? There's there's another 40 plazas. It's just things have been growing from it. People are really feeling that they can take on on DH, get involved in their community. And actually, as of the recording that episode, I have been starting the planning for a party for my community. So my blocks where I lived the apartment blocks is about 200 apartments. There's a resident's association on. We're looking to have some kind of party in the late September, just kind of get to know your neighbours and kind of get people out on the streets and be like, Okay, this thes of the people that live in our community,

Neil Thornton:   17:49
that is very

Jack Ratcliffe:   17:50
cool. Yeah, it is. I mean, it's very early stages. It's probably just gonna be like me with a top of yoga and a spoon. Um, how I don't want to give away the next one. What is

Neil Thornton:   18:01
that? What the next one is? This is Sarah. Yes. Yea. What's there up to? Ach, I know. I've got my own update on Sarah.

Jack Ratcliffe:   18:11
Why don't you tell

Neil Thornton:   18:12
me Everything's been going on way.

Jack Ratcliffe:   18:13
First tell us who. Sara!

Neil Thornton:   18:15
Sara! This was our free mum Hugs episode. This was our pride special. So this is Sarah Cunningham, who is the founder of free Mum. Hugs here is possibly one of the greatest people on the planet who very generously gave us her time for the episode. She started an organisation called Freeman, who hugs in America who help LGBT q plus youth who are abandoned by their families when they come out. S o think what has been happening apart from the fact that their visibility has exploded. Three amazing things. Oh, I know one of these. First of all, she wass in Oprah's magazine. A magazine. Oh, second thing. She smooth Jack. So smooth. Second thing she was interviewed by none other than RuPaul on RuPaul's chap show. Well,

Jack Ratcliffe:   19:13
you know who pull Neal Thornton big names?

Neil Thornton:   19:16
Exactly. Exactly. S so she was on that with her son. Parker a well, almost died Adam Lambert on DH. Then, lastly, Jamie Lee Curtis, iconic American actress, has her company has purchased the rights to Sarah's book on DH. They have optioned it on Are turning It into a film That's so cool. It is very cool on DH. I just I'm so happy for her. It's so deserved. And I can't

Jack Ratcliffe:   19:47
wait for the section away They like, have five minutes where she sits in the room talking to two idiots on a podcast

Neil Thornton:   19:53
completely I got way. This

Jack Ratcliffe:   19:54
is gonna be the main film, right? Yeah, basically, that's forming around that podcast. I think that's the director's angle.

Neil Thornton:   20:00
Will ask her to write like a little appendix of the book so that we can be included. But yes, Oh Freeman hugs is just is going brilliantly, I think. There they getting more and more chapters all over the US, and I think also the update is just from the response we had to the episode and even other mums on social media messaging to say that they loved the idea and they wanted to see what they could do in the UK for as well. So I think That's one that's definitely being getting good and good. A quote you the good ist the good ist

Jack Ratcliffe:   20:35
That's my new religion, actually, on a good ist. Okay, uh, next episode on the last one, I'm gonna provide on update on because the other one went out two weeks ago and I don't think there's enough time to talk about

Neil Thornton:   20:48
their fair

Jack Ratcliffe:   20:49
earlier. Um, so that episode is

Neil Thornton:   20:53
is our episode on meat alternatives. Make meat?

Jack Ratcliffe:   20:56
Yes. Making a meal out of fake me. And I really liked that in the episode. We spent a lot of time saying how we shouldn't call it fake meat. It's not an appetising name. Maybe we should come up with a better name on DH. Ever since we've been like, Yeah, take me. No, you listen to the fake me. It's just easier. So fake meat has exploded. Not like in a cooking sense, but like it's everywhere now, like so around the last episode, both king had announced that they were gonna be putting the impossible burger. Ah, burger designed to look and taste exactly like a real burger, but made from different types of plant. Is it potato protein? I forget what impossible but impossible. Bergen make their meat out off. Um, so they're putting. They're impossible. Whopper In loads of different Burger King stores, Taco Bell in Spain has debuted. A vegan meat substitute in KFC in the UK has a vegan chicken option in some locations, mainly in Bristol. There's one London in our court, but the restaurant Bristol, the world's largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods. There, an American company has just launched bleeding plant meat, so their own range of vegan meets, which replicate meat as much as possible vegan food sales have gone up 51%. In general, meat sales have gone down 9%. More than 206 million meatless burgers were sold in America in 2019 but to the year so far, so there's still going to go up unless everyone stops eating them. Which would be weird, because this podcast is very encouraging. In the UK, Morrison's has made an alternative to the B l t. The bacon, lettuce, tomato with the sea lt the carrot, lettuce, tomato, So carrot, lettuce, tomatoes. And then

Neil Thornton:   22:49
I thought that's a lazy alternative. I wish

Jack Ratcliffe:   22:52
everyone could have seen Neal's face when he was like

Neil Thornton:   22:55
carrots. Now I'm very I was like I thought there was gonna be something impressive. But that is No, that is not a satisfactory alternative.

Jack Ratcliffe:   23:02
Maybe is that there's

Neil Thornton:   23:04
no it's no, it's gonna be horrible, but I will actually enjoy it to talk about the burgers and stuff as well. Also, in the two weeks three weeks since that episode, Ed, I've had to say Tom burgers. Oh, a different basis. Really good, Really good. I genuinely it kind of I don't know. Who am I trying to say? Like texture wise? I didn't necessarily feel like anything was different and then But flavour wise, because there is so much like additional favour in the burger, like we were saying, I think on the episode how a lot of time burgers and fancy these days it's not actually even the meat you're tasting. So actually, someone you've got that kind of that texture that fills that gap really good, really enjoyed it when that's British

Jack Ratcliffe:   23:47
fun just to be very clear, claim made this mistake last episode Satan is made from what weet Yes, yet on DH, it is OK for people who are fucked in intolerances which is me because it is all gluten. So it's not good for people with gluten in time

Neil Thornton:   24:09
like me. And yet I still lead because it days good. But I was saying this at work. It's that thing of like, I don't like telling people that I'm not supposed to have gluten because a lot of time, if you like, I'm gluten free. They'll swap pastor for a salad or pizza for a salad, and I'm like, That's not fair. I don't stop it from a rice dish over this. So a lot of time I'm willing to deal with the stomach pain afterwards because I don't have to keep getting served a boring salad.

Jack Ratcliffe:   24:35
No, it's nice. You suffer for your principles of equality for gluten free eaters.

Neil Thornton:   24:39
Exactly. Exactly. Not. Just

Jack Ratcliffe:   24:40
use some salad is really delicious. I don't know why you were often They're not, um, other things. Birdseye. Everyone knows birds. Eye frozen food specialist. They started new TV campaign to encourage people to try, begin, meet subways Subway sub way. The underground subway, the sub company that sells foot longs, um, are selling a beyond meet meatball marinara at 685 locations in the U. S. And Canada. From next month, Accardo dot com has there. Vegan sales have gone up 51% year on DH. They've added 1000 plant based products. By that I mean plant based meat alternatives. And not just like

Neil Thornton:   25:31
that. You can have some more vegetables, although I still that I didn't We spoke about this in in that episode. I'm still like There's the meat alternative, which is fine. I cannot something that is there to replicate me. And then there's the really horrific marked employees in supermarkets where, like the other day, seeing on a shelf, a cauliflower steak and I'm like it is a collie flower that has just been sliced length ways so that it's like, yeah, cauliflower stick. I'm just like, No, no, I was so offended by seeing it that I'm It's also the cost, the cost of it for what is a portion ofthe cauliflower, whereas you could buy the entire cauliflower for 50% of the price and just chop it yourself.

Jack Ratcliffe:   26:17
If you wasteful Irv, you only wanted the steak like you don't buy the whole cow just together.

Neil Thornton:   26:22
Yeah, but then it's wasteful anyway because it comes in packaging. The half of having it isn't recyclable anyway, so it's just I find that thoroughly offensive. Supermarkets Please stop selling vegetable state

Jack Ratcliffe:   26:32
marks and Spencers, and that is a recap off what is happening with our episodes to date. So really, I think originally they were good things and I think that they stayed good or got good

Neil Thornton:   26:46
way. Can't we can't encourage good. I'm going to keep going with him. Got more good. No, I think it's great. And I think actually, we should make this a regular thing of doing our good good updates so that we can follow these projects yet.

Jack Ratcliffe:   26:59
Although we said if we get to one where it's like things got terribly worse

Neil Thornton:   27:04
Yeah, well, but at the same time, then it shows the action is always needed on. We can't be complacent.

Jack Ratcliffe:   27:08
That is true. Or we could just selectively pick the fax on DH, present them in a way where no one

Neil Thornton:   27:13
knows Last school news. Jack, have you got time already? I don't know. I didn't think you did. That's why I asked. I found a cow bell. Jack, I'm gonna kill you. Please stop hitting the calibre.

Jack Ratcliffe:   27:39
Can I at least use it to mark the end of your 30 seconds?

Neil Thornton:   27:42
Okay, fine. But get a time of firsts. Okay? I have my timer. I have my cow bell and I have my quickfire good news round. Are we ready?

Jack Ratcliffe:   27:52
321

Neil Thornton:   27:56
An eight year old Maxim Girl wins nuclear science prize for her invention. 11 million new trees to be planted in England by water companies. Why Tiny Believes is a world leader in protecting the ocean. Tiny first and carbon dots could make cancer treatments safer and more effective. A stranger drove a National Guard sergeant eight hours so he could make it home for son's birth on Eastern Toddler. Denied £2.1 million gene therapy. We're now get it for free. Singapore aids the Philippines in its wildlife preservation. Forest Management company returns 15 50,000 acres of land to a local tribe. Six EU companies did. Oh, I didn't get to the one I want.

Jack Ratcliffe:   28:31
I can't take it back. I hit the cow bell

Neil Thornton:   28:33
and should be rewarded.

Jack Ratcliffe:   28:34
Why would you? For the one you like after. Okay.

Neil Thornton:   28:38
I did it in the order that I found them and I didn't rearrange so that I could force you to get the one I wanted. I'm so upset. Uh oh. And you would have loved it as well. I

Jack Ratcliffe:   28:51
don't know what to say now. I feel awkward.

Neil Thornton:   28:55
All right, Which one do you want out of this thing? Really lately? Happy Amazing Storey.

Jack Ratcliffe:   29:00
Great! Great! So I already know about the tree One. The tree planting. Yet honestly, I think we're not doing enough. I think it's great. They're planting trees. Did you know on African country whose name I forgot I think it was Ethiopia. Ethiopia recently planted 300 million trees in one day. Yeah, we need to do

Neil Thornton:   29:20
that. But has it become a competition now? Because I know that I've seen a new storey where another country has said that they're gonna do 500 million

Jack Ratcliffe:   29:27
when you know the previous record was India with, like, 108 million in one day. So it's great of its competition. Plant more trees

Neil Thornton:   29:34
on DH. Oh, I try to pull these facts on my head because I read an article about this, like country into country competition out part of mysteries on actually with the space and the amount that some countries are saying that they're going to do the in. It was something like I make. I don't say. I figured I feel like I'm gonna make it up. But like, there was a humongous impact in co two that they will be able Teo reduce because the mattress that they're gonna

Jack Ratcliffe:   30:01
plan yeah, so they current projection. And this is really, like, awkward science because it's difficult to predict how much carbon trees take out in different environments and even bio spheres, et cetera. But they believe if we can plant a trillion trees, we can counter act like seven years of global emissions, which is actually pretty huge. It would really buy us some time, tow, fix The environment on Denny was like a trillion trees. That's not possible. But Ethiopia did 201 day. So actually, maybe went on that far away. You know, maybe it's possible 25,000 times that

Neil Thornton:   30:39
I think it's very cool on DH. I just like that. There's this into country competition, and that's the kind of thing that needs to be happening now. If you could do it with reducing fossil fuel needs and competition. Who gets there? The fastest wins, the prize. That great one day, Like one day. Okay,

Jack Ratcliffe:   30:53
So the other one I'm curious about is who ends up being eight hours away from their child's birth in the first place

Neil Thornton:   31:00
where he was a military sergeant. So he was based, stationed somewhere else and didn't have the emergency transport to get back there. Always working.

Jack Ratcliffe:   31:10
That makes sense. That's that makes sense.

Neil Thornton:   31:13
So which one you gonna pick? I

Jack Ratcliffe:   31:16
would like to know about the eight year old scientist girl because she wants some kind of nuclear prize. And I'm wondering what an eight year old is doing with nuclear material.

Neil Thornton:   31:28
Yeah. So she wasn't She wasn't playing around with nuclear material. It was Institute for Nuclear Sciences Award is what she wants. So, yeah, this is a great storey on DH, actually has really echoes off the storey behind the book and film on Netflix. The boy who harness the wind, which is about William come Colomba from Milan away. Who in his village out Recycled materials, Bill A. It was a solar powered wind turbine lights and yeah, and to help them with all of their harvesting on DSO yet this is about an eight year old Mexican girl called pronunciation Satchel Guadalupe Cruz.

Jack Ratcliffe:   32:08
So that was good. But pronunciation was pronounced.

Neil Thornton:   32:11
Oh, yeah, Sorry. Anyway, Thanks, Jack. Yeah. So she basically invented a device to help low income families on what's crazy is obviously yes, eight years old. But she's competing, competing in science based. And she was four on Did she enter when she was four? I don't know. That was the bit I couldn't find out. That was all the news storeys just said, but it's not so basically, she's from a place called Chiapas on DH. A lot of people there are low income on DH. They can't afford Teo pay for, like, obviously too late. He their water and order. There's kind of, like basic domestic things that cost money on sort of lot of them just burned down and cut down a lot of trees. So she wants to do something about it. Tio, stop doing it. So she designed and constructed a solar powered device to heat water using only recycled materials. And so we're talking like bottles like empty plastic bottle hit the Sun hits. And so she was using, just like anything discarded like bottles, some word plastics that she had. And she created the heating device that runs on a free and ready available energy source, which is the sun. Yes, it is. It's

Jack Ratcliffe:   33:27
not readily available at night.

Neil Thornton:   33:28
No, true, very true, very true. Well, unless she's like go around the world and chasing it

Jack Ratcliffe:   33:34
would use the emissions of burning,

Neil Thornton:   33:36
but still so it not only provide hot water for the low income families, it's also saving the trees on DH. She, her family helped set up the device on the roof of their house, and it, obviously like, creates the water for cooking and foot water for bathing. She she says that she's still bathe quickly so that there's enough hot water left for her little brother, which is very cute and very sweet. So, yeah, I think such little is an amazing young girl. And potentially one of the great science inventors of the scientists invented scientists, inventors off the future. Thanks for listening to this week's podcast on DH. The green caps of all the other previous podcast. Yeah, if you like this episode, don't forget to rate review. Tell all of your friends. Make sure you subscribe.

Jack Ratcliffe:   34:33
But I mean, if you like this episodes, it's not really representative of the other episodes. So, like, you know, you like this. Absolutely come back in 10 episodes. Time to see another recap.

Neil Thornton:   34:42
That's Rachel. But they wanted them. What They want to know what we recap.

Jack Ratcliffe:   34:45
You will have the emotional relationship with content, which is so what? Ideally, you would do it if you liked this episode. Go. We listen to the other previous episodes on, then continue listening for the next episodes until the next recap episode, and then you can truly enjoy it in all its glory.

Neil Thornton:   35:01
Great. We'll see you next week. I way, son. Stand sty. Soothe everyone you have. I've got it Good on I