Launch of The Wheel's New Podcast, The Good Stuff

Posted on 20 Sep 2019 Last updated on 25 Sep 2019
The Good Stuff

We are extremely excited to be launching The Good Stuff, our brand new podcast about life in and around the Irish nonprofit world.

Featuring inspiring voices, news and views from the most engaging sources, our first episode is part one of a three-part miniseries celebrating the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations General Assembly.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap for achieving peace and prosperity for the world’s people and for our planet. We believe that every community and voluntary organisation, charity and social enterprise is already working towards achieving at least one, and often a number, of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Across the three episodes we’ll be highlighting different aspects of Irish civil society’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and reflecting on what has been done so far and what lies ahead as we approach 2030.

You can listen in to the podcast on Spotify and on Apple or directly below, and continue the conversation using the hashtag #TheGoodStuff. 

Episode 1

In the first episode we were joined by Valery Molay and Jack O’Connor, Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates, to speak about how young people are getting involved in the conversation about sustainability and what we can do to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Episode 2

In Episode Two, we are joined by Ali Sheridan sustainability champion and member of Maynooth Sustainable Energy Community. Ali has been interested in the concept of sustainable communities since she was a young person growing up in Leixlip and watching the riverside town transformed by industrialisation right through to her current role as country sustainability lead for IKEA. A believer in a holistic approach to sustainability, she has recently become involved in a community group in her home town of Maynooth. She has witnessed the transformative power of community action on environmental sustainability and how this has positive knock-on benefits for wider community life. We explore how to create sustainable communities by thinking globally and acting locally.

Episode 3

In this final episode, we are joined by Joanne McGarry and Cliona Sharkey from Trócaire. They provide a global view of how climate change is affecting communities around the world, and they speak passionately about Ireland's responsibility to take action..