Emily Dodd, our local podcasting volunteer, is about to embark on a six day adventure into the wilds of Scotland somewhere near Glenfinnan, on a leadership course organised by the Sirius Environmental Leadership Foundation.
Each year, the foundation works with a selection of 18-30 year olds who have a commitment to positive change for the environment. Their aim is to help develop leaders for the future who “truly understand the crucial need for a balance between humans and nature in order to ensure a sustainable future.”
In her application to take part in the course, she pledged to help us put together a podcast focussing on environmental issues here in Leith, and so Greener Leith is delighted to have been able to make a small donation towards the fee she needs to pay to go.
If she has a mobile phone signal, and if she can keep her battery charged, and if she can avoid killing her phone by not falling out of her canoe, or freezing it in the snow that’s forecast – she’s going to try to phone in audio updates to her audioboo account at: http://audioboo.fm/auntyemily
She might also manage some tweets to. You can follow her at: http://www.twitter.com/auntyemily
She’s also taking a video camera, and subject to the same caveats above aims to try to keep a video diary, which, if all goes well, we’ll post onto our blog on her return.
In the meantime, you can hear her introduction to the whole thing below. As she recorded it from her mobile phone the quality isn’t quite as good as usual.
We’ve got a dedicated page for our audio reports. You can easily find all of our latest Greener Leith audio here: http://www.greenerleith.org/audio/
UPDATE: Read the story of Emily’s wilderness journey here.