Social Impact Professionals, Climate Activist and Environmental Writer/Journalist in Thailand – Social Steps #07 – Social Steps
In this episode, I talk to Nanticha (Lynn) Ocharoenchai. She is currently working as an environmental writer/journalist and climate activist in Thailand. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Management from Chulalongkorn University and founded the Climate Strike Thailand. Her work aims to spread sustainable awareness through journalism, film, and activism.
We speak about her experience in organizing climate movements and working as an environmental writer/journalist in Thailand. I hope you find this episode insightful for understanding our current climate moment – what is at stake and what we can do about it.
- Nanticha (Lynn) Ocharoenchai, climate activist, environmental writer/journalist, and founder of Climate Strike Thailand
- 00:00 – Introduction
- 01:08 – How did you become interested in researching and working as an environmental writer/journalist and climate activist?
- 03:05 – What is a typical day for you? How do you organize your routine?
- 05:00 – What are the joys and pains of being a journalist and climate activist in Thailand? What do you like? Which are the most challenging things about working in these fields?
- 10:10 – Native communities in Brazil and Thailand
- 10:46 – What is the biggest myth or misconception about your work? And within your area of expertise? May you clarify it?
- 12:30 – How to fight fake news about climate change?
- 19:02 – Intergenerational sustainability and climate activism
- 22:17 – Which books, documentaries, animations, and/or movies inspire you to work with climate activism? Why?
- 25:45 – Which skills, books (academic and/or fiction), movies, and/or documentaries would you recommend to work with environmental topics and climate change?
- 28:04 – Final message
- Good News by David Suzuki and Holly Dresdel;
- Life on Earth by David Attenborough;
- The Island of Knowledge – Marcelo Gleiser;
- Ecological Design – Sim Van der Ryn;
- Heretics – Will Storr.
- Simon Reeve;
- Wannasingh Prasertkul (Thai docummentary producer);
- The Surgeon’s Cut;
- Vox (YouTube channel);
- Planet Earth.
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