Nov 2, 2021
An exploration of how climate change is impacting the sport we
love and what others are individually doing to change it.
This bonus episode is a collaboration with the United Nations
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), for
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2021 to bring awareness to the
critical conversations happening right now. First, through the
storytelling of Fernanda Maciel on how she left her job as an
environmental lawyer and now annually creates her “white flow”
campaigns; a combination of incredible feats of running to drive
awareness and enact change focused on environmental sustainability.
Next, a discussion with Marinel Ubaldo, a climate justice activist
from the Philippines who tells the story of how the devastation of
Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 impacted her community and the realities
that global climate change is negatively impacting the world’s most
vulnerable communities. Then, we’ll do a breakdown and call to
action on how you can take immediate next steps on being an active
participant in being a running climate activist.
Meet the guests:
- Athlete ambassador for #TheHumanRace, the 2021 WHD global
climate action challenge
- One time winner, nine time competitor in TDS Ultra Trail du
- Top 5 in SkyRunning World Championship
- Top 3 in the World Ranking in 2018/2019
- Practiced as an environmental lawyer and helped with outdoor
education through Outward Bound International scheme
- Founder of White Flow, completing iconic runs which promote
environmental and social issues around the world
- Advocate for climate justice and the environment
- One of the founders of the Youth Leaders for Environmental
Action Federation, a youth-led organization based in Eastern
Visayas that aims to mentor youth individuals and organizations in
- Has spoken to world leaders on behalf of Filipinos during the
opening of the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris and in UNFCCC COP 25 in
- Her global campaign with Amnesty International calling on the
Philippine government to ensure relocation of Super-Typhoon Haiyan
survivors generated 528,070 actions from around the world
Calls to action:
- Engage in COP26- read about climate change, learn about it,
share about it, talk about it with people you know. The more we
talk about it, the better. Check out the UN Foundation
initiative sayitwithscience.org(although remember
we want to keep the humanity in with our education, facts don't
- Consider empathy by proximity, how can you connect yourself to
people who are going through this to get motivated to take action-
donate to Marinel's Go Fund Me to support
her journey and other front line climate activists
- Believe in and affirm the concept of individual accountability.
Also believe that your actions can inspire others on a small or
large scale (and be sure you take your trash with you when you
leave natural environments!)
Thank you Tracksmith for donating $1000 to Marinel's Go Fund Me.
Yet another example of Tracksmith's generosity and desire to make
The climate change action venn
diagram from How To Save A Planet
List of organizations Running
Realized and Tracksmith have donated to throughout this first
Thank you to UNOCHA and the WHD #TheHumanRace Campaign for
collaborating on such an important discussion.
If you take action and do one of our suggested
takeaways, tell us! We would love to hear what you did,
and how it changed you. Tag us in a post on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
Running Realized is hosted by Tina Muir and Knox Robinson.
Produced by Jon Phillips. Original music, sound design, and mix by
Daniel Brunelle. Edited by Gordon Bramli. Cover image created by
Mari De Monte and Toby Kelleher.
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