Climate & Recuperation

Untelevised: The Podcast

05-01-2022 • 1 hr 46 mins

Many of the solutions for preventing rapid climate change, and tackling its adverse effects, exist within Indigenous cultures and practices. For decades, they've been routinely dismissed and ignored. Now that there is an increased urgency, this ancient wisdom is being commercialised - repackaged for sale without acknowledgement of where it originated.

In this episode, we give this process a name: Recuperation. And we explore what happens when radical ideas are adopted and diluted by mainstream culture.

To do this, we're chatting to two organisations that celebrate the contributions of Ancient and Indigenous cultures, create authentic spaces for learning and give a platform to marginalised voices.


Learn - what is recuperation? (5 mins)

Discuss - Guy Ritani and Toad Dell, Permaqueer (12 mins) find them on Instagram (organisation)/ Instagram (Guy)/ Instagram (Toad)/ Facebook (organisation)

Kennedy Walker and Laurie Mompelat, London LEAP (51 mins), find them on Twitter (organisation)/ Facebook (organisation) / YouTube (organisation)/ LinkedIn (Kennedy)/ Website

Share - what can we all do? (1 hour 28 mins)


Things we mentioned (or we think you should check out!):

PermaQueer TED x Talks; Community Food Growers Network (CFGN); Tipping Point UK; Permaculture Magazine; Permaculture Association; Resources around Racial Justice, Racial Justice2, Social Justice, Queer/LGBTQIA Justice, Aboriginal Rights; Find volunteering opportunities near you - NVCO,, Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Wales; Ethical Consumer Magazine; LUSH Spring Prize (

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Untelevised: The Podcast is sponsored by the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Season 3 is in collaboration with LUSH and Ethical Consumer Magazine.