102) Bridging science and entertainment and the role of insects in sustainability with Phil Torres

How can we better convey the science behind sustainability to the general public so that people will be more interested and motivated to take action? How do insects tie into this picture of sustainability, and why is their presence so vital to our sustainable future?   Sharing his wisdom here is Phil Torres, a biologist with an appetite for adventure. Known for his fieldwork in the Amazon rainforest, he documents his research on his YouTube channel, The Jungle Diaries, and is also the host of United Airlines' Big Metal Bird, and The CW's Ready Set Pet. He's also appeared on Animal Planet and Discovery Channel, and has published in Wired, BBC, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, and more. Let's dive in.   HIGHLIGHTS [8:40] Phil explains how the decisions we make locally have global effects. [12:58] Kaméa: "What led you to become a science communicator?" [19:14] Why it's important to take the time to notice and acknowledge the nature and living creatures around us. [20:26] Kaméa: "What do you think is the most challenging part of getting people to care?" [24:42] Phil shares an experience that really shocked him during his work as a TV host. [28:42] The role of insects in sustainability. [33:40] How insect populations may be indicative of the health of our planet.   Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/102, subscribe to our newsletter to win monthly giveaways, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!

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