Series Special: Running Out of Time 2024

The Carbon Copy Podcast is an environment podcast about big-thinking local action for climate and nature. We take you behind the scenes with people working together to make a difference and explore what we can do to fight climate change! In this special series, we tour the country as the official podcast of Running Out of Time, Britain’s biggest climate relay, in support of action for climate and nature. From Ben Nevis to Big Ben, we are showcasing amazing people and places leading the race to net zero, covering breath-taking landscapes and inspiring projects tackling the biodiversity crisis. Finishes on 4 July!

  • The Finish Line

    The Finish Line

    With Camino Ultra, Newham Council, PlanetMark, Climate Emergency UK and the Running Out of Time team.  In this, the final episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the team join the relay for the finale in London. We chat to ultrarunner…

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  • Brighton

    Brighton

    With Jo McCartney of Salty Seabirds and Cottesmore St Mary Primary School, and Lizzie Gimblett of Pupils Profit.  In the penultimate episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the climate relay has reached the vibrant seaside city of Brighton. We meet…

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  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth

    With Portsmouth International Port, Share (Portsmouth) and Portsmouth City Council. The Running Out of Time baton has now reached the south coast of England, and in this episode of this Carbon Copy Podcast special, we meet Elly Toyer of Portsmouth International Port, Kristina Downey of…

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  • Bradford on Avon

    Bradford on Avon

    With Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon and Running On Plants. This episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special comes from the town of Bradford on Avon, in Wiltshire. Carbon Copy’s Head of Social Media, Yasmin Redfern, and Trustee Andy Knott, joined…

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  • Bristol & Bath

    Bristol & Bath

    With the Belmont Estate, Planet Earth Games and Olympians Etienne Stott and Laura Baldwin. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, we follow the baton as it makes its way through Bristol and into Bath. We meet Gil Martin,…

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  • Cardiff

    Cardiff

    With the Tree Council, Green Squirrel and The Green Runners. Running Out of Time has now reached the land of dragons – Wales! In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast, we catch-up with the baton as it is taken from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff,…

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  • Worcester

    Worcester

    With Bike Worcester, the University of Worcester and Lord Victor Adebowale.  In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, we rejoin the climate relay as the baton reaches Worcester. We hear from Dan Brothwell and Rob Collier, founders of Bike…

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  • Show Your Stripes Day

    Show Your Stripes Day

    At Lord’s Cricket Ground with the University of Reading, The Green Runners and England Athletics. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the climate relay visits the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, to mark Show Your Stripes Day as the…

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  • London

    London

    With GoodGym, Grounded Ecotherapy and the Southbank Centre. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, we join the relay as it makes its way through London. We reconnect with Ivo Gormley, founder and CEO of GoodGym, after he and…

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  • Northampton

    Northampton

    With Northamptonshire Children’s Trust, Northampton Town FC Community Trust and Northampton Road Runners. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, host Isabelle Sparrow travels to an event at the Sixfields Stadium, home of Northampton Town Football Club, for a…

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  • Coventry

    Coventry

    With Streetly Academy, Child Friendly Cov and the Running Out of Time relay crew. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the baton has arrived in the West Midlands, visiting Streetly Academy in Sutton Coldfield, before heading into Coventry…

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  • Nottingham & Tamworth

    Nottingham & Tamworth

    With Dr Sarah Maloy of Shop Zero, Chris Common of Nottingham City Council and Winter Paralympian Anna Turney.  In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, we follow the climate relay across the midlands, starting in Nottingham and ending up…

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  • Stoke-on-Trent

    Stoke-on-Trent

    With Trent Rivers Trust and Stoke City Football Club at the Trent Valley Way Relay. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time Special, Carbon Copy Podcast producer Brad chats to participants of the Trent Valley Way Relay – a one-day…

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  • Manchester

    Manchester

    With Rob Potter from Manchester City Council, Jo Pettifer from Let’s Go Zero, and Michelle Parkes from Earth Cubs. In this episode, to mark the incredible day of schools action that took place in Manchester on Friday 14th June, we chat to three guests all…

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  • Castleford

    Castleford

    With Adam Savage of Wakefield Council, and Lorna Malkin of Castleford Heritage Trust. This episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time Special we’re in Castleford, in the borough of Wakefield. We meet Adam Savage, Climate Change Project Manager at Wakefield Council, and…

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  • Leeds

    Leeds

    With The Climate Coalition, Children’s Mayor, Leeds City Council and C-Capture. In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast Running Out of Time special, the relay baton has reached the city of Leeds, in the heart of Yorkshire. Featuring city councillor Mohammed Rafique, relay participants…

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    With Edinburgh City Councillor Scott Arthur, Green Runners Kenny Alexander and Jasmin Paris, and members of the relay support crew.  In this episode the climate relay reaches the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. We meet legendary ultrarunner Jasmin Paris, as well as fellow Green Runner and Running…

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  • Glasgow

    Glasgow

    With Rory Crawford of the National Trust’s Nature Neighbourhoods programme, Julieanne Levett and Bob Alston of Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve and Jen O’Brien of Music Broth.  In this, the second episode of this Running Out of Time special series, the relay baton has reached…

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  • The Start Line

    The Start Line

    The Green Runners, GoodGym, Lochaber Environmental Group and Vegan Runners UK, on day one of the Running Out of Time climate relay.  In this extended first episode of the Running Out of Time special series, we meet leaders of three of the climate relay’s lead…

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  • Running Out Of Time: The Warm Up

    Running Out Of Time: The Warm Up

    Introducing the Running Out of Time climate relay, with its co-founder Jamie Hay. Carbon Copy is hosting the official podcast for Running Out of Time 2024. In this special “warm up” episode, we meet Jamie Hay, co-founder of the climate relay, to learn more about…

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Series 3

From plastic pollution to protecting nature, building coastal defences to stronger communities, hear from the people who are joining forces to make things good. Here are spaces where people join together to make the world around them a better place to live.

  • Returning To Our Trees

    Returning To Our Trees

    How green social prescribing is supporting people in Wales to improve their mental health & wellbeing.  With more people experiencing poor mental health and the health service under severe pressure, community organisations across the UK are exploring new ways to help people heal – through…

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  • Taking To The Street

    Taking To The Street

    Reducing road danger with Sustrans School Streets. Whether your concern is air pollution, road danger or the environment; the severe congestion that plagues the streets around UK primary schools is something we could all do without.   In this episode of the Carbon Copy Podcast, released…

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  • Bottle By Bottle

    Bottle By Bottle

    Tackling single-use plastics through Surfers Against Sewage’s Plastic Free Communities programme. Plastic is versatile, cheap and long-lasting. It’s also the cause of an environmental crisis the world over. Plastic waste, especially from single-use plastics, is polluting our rivers and seas, leaching into soils and creating…

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  • Bigger Than All Of Us

    Bigger Than All Of Us

    Learning about the ongoing impact of the People’s Plan For Nature, from those involved with its creation. Nature connects us all, so its decline and destruction should be a concern for us all. In 2023 WWF, RSPB and National Trust published the People’s Plan for…

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  • Lines In The Sand

    Lines In The Sand

    How the Save Hemsby Coastline campaign is protecting local people the effects of coastal erosion. In late 2023, Kevin Jordan’s dream retirement home by the sea in Hemsby, Norfolk, was demolished by the local council. Bought only 14-years prior, it was deemed unsafe and at…

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  • Series 3 Trailer

    Series 3 Trailer

    Sometimes, you hear a story that makes you really sit up and take notice. It might be tragic, it might be heroic, it might just be completely fascinating – but all the same, it sticks with you and makes you want to know more. I’m Isabelle…

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Series 2: Civic Revolution

A three-part mini series about planetary boundaries, social tipping points and civic power. Adapted from the original book, Civic Revolution, and narrated by the author.

  • Civic Revolution: Trailer

    Civic Revolution: Trailer

    Mini series from Carbon Copy’s climate change podcast. Listen to the trailer for Civic Revolution, a mini series on planetary boundaries, social tipping points and civic power, adapted from the original book. In three short episodes this climate change podcast will take you through a…

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  • Civic Revolution: 1 Jeopardy

    Civic Revolution: 1 Jeopardy

    Economic expansion versus planetary boundaries. In this audiobook episode, we look at the predicament of humankind: the quest for endless economic expansion in a world of finite resources and planetary boundaries. We don’t need to look far to see the broken links between people and…

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  • Civic Revolution: 2 Opportunity

    Civic Revolution: 2 Opportunity

    Social tipping points to create a better future. Civic Revolution is a mini audiobook series on planetary boundaries, social tipping points and civic power. It is adapted from the original book, Civic Revolution. In episode two, Civic Revolution: Opportunity, we sift for clues in our…

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  • Civic Revolution: 3 Connection

    Civic Revolution: 3 Connection

    Protecting climate and nature with community power. Civic Revolution is a mini audiobook series on planetary boundaries, social tipping points and civic power. It is adapted from the original book, Civic Revolution. In this final audiobook episode, we adopt a new perspective and go on…

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Series 1: Copy This

Together, we are powerful and can make bigger changes happen for the better; from creating one of the largest rewilding projects in the UK to protecting a city from flooding. Hear from people involved in community energy, community gardens and fixing our throwaway economy – and maybe copy what they’re doing!

  • Fixing Our Throwaway Economy

    Fixing Our Throwaway Economy

    E-waste, repair cafes and skills for the future. Hello! How is repairing and reuse possible when the throwaway culture is so deeply rooted in our economy? How does a repair cafe help tackle e-waste? The Fixing Factory is a new project with a fresh approach that…

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  • Running Out Of Time 2022

    Running Out Of Time 2022

    Non-stop relay from Glasgow to Sharm El-Sheikh. Hello! The longest non-stop relay ever attempted is starting in October 2022; 7200km from Glasgow in Scotland to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, in the name of climate action. Community leaders, school children and neighbours will pass a relay…

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  • From Seed To Solar

    From Seed To Solar

    Community gardens, solar power and trains. Find out how Energy Garden has grown community gardens, community energy and pride by mixing biodiversity, train stations, volunteers’ imagination and solar power. Hello! In this episode, the inspiration is provided by Energy Garden, a co-operative which has helped…

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  • Blue Green City Of The Future

    Blue Green City Of The Future

    Living With Water, flood protection and community. Hello! This week we’re off to Hull to discover how the Living With Water partnership is protecting people from floods in Hull and working with the community to build a “blue green city of the future.”  We’re joined…

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  • Achieving The Impossible Dream

    Achieving The Impossible Dream

    Rewilding at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve. The community of Langholm in southern Scotland fundraised £millions to buy 5,000 acres of land for the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve. Learn about how they created one of the largest rewilding projects in the UK. In this episode,…

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  • Copy This Trailer

    Copy This Trailer

    In this short trailer host Ric Casale is joined by team mate Isabelle Sparrow to delve into what to expect from ‘Copy This’, the first series of the Carbon Copy Podcast!

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About the Carbon Copy Podcast

The Carbon Copy Podcast is an environment podcast about big-thinking local action for climate and nature. We take you behind the scenes with people working together to make a difference and explore what we can do to fight climate change.