Age of Plastic / Leaving the world in a better place than you found it!

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I often ask what our guests think governments need to do to protect the planet. 
Today's guest is Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe. 
Her job is to hold the government and Welsh bodies to account on behalf of those who have not been born yet. We cover how environmental and health issues are connected, to town planning, the 4 day working week and robot taxes!
Find out more about Sophie’s role (and the Manifesto we discuss along with the Future Generations Act and Report!) here;

https://www.futuregenerations.wales/

If you’re listening in Wales - don’t forget the vote in May which includes votes for 16 and 17 year olds!


Sophie Howe’s recent TED Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/sophie_howe_lessons_on_leaving_the_world_better_than_you_found_it


Paris 15 minute city

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/07/paris-mayor-unveils-15-minute-city-plan-in-re-election-campaign


Company Autonomy who Sophie is working with

https://autonomy.work/


More on the climate crisis from the Big Issue

https://www.bigissue.com/latest/wellbeing-week-young-people-are-the-big-losers-of-the-pandemic/


Rob Hopkins on the Age of Plastic Podcast 

https://podfollow.com/age-of-plastic/episode/3624bd068564de4eec760a9034348c21cb1e90fa/view