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Power Out – Podcast Drama about Youth Environmental Activism

Gripping podcast series outlining the actions taken by a youth environmental group as they protest against the climate crisis by hacking into the National Grid.

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BBC Radio 4

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Power Out
Power Out
  • For Everyone
  • For Students

Power Out – Podcast Drama about Youth Environmental Activism

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

BBC Radio 4

Age Group

About this resource

The thriller takes places across ten episodes and exhibits the frustration of young people at the state of the planet and its rapidly declining biodiversity. In an attempt to grab the UK government’s attention, the anonymous group set off a series of national power cuts. The series follows the storyline of one protagonist – Sean – as they tread deeper into the world of environmental activism.

Why we recommend this resource

Power Out is a fantastic resource as it draws attention to the urgency of the climate crisis through the form of gripping story-telling. Crucially, the listener is reminded that the emergency is not a worry for the future but has in fact already begun as they hear the narrator list the many species exinct as a direct result of human activity. The story shines a light on the frustration of young people that those in power are not going enough to protect future generations. This would make a great starter for discussions with young people about how to take action for climate.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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