On episode three of Hot Mamas, I talk to Frida Berry Eklund, a mother of two children and the co-founder of Our Kids Climate, a network of 58 parent groups from 23 countries who are uniting for climate action to protect the kids we love from the climate crisis. Frida shares what it's like to be a mom in Sweden, where families are supported with paid leave (two years after having a child!) and affordable childcare. We talked about her journey from pop singer to vocal climate advocate and, how, when she became a mother, she discovered the inherent power parents possess to fight for their children's very survival on this planet. But, when it came time to start talking to her own kids about this very issue, she looked everywhere for a book on the subject and couldn't find one - so she researched and wrote a handbook herself! You'll hear some of the most important lessons from this book, and be sure to listen to the end to hear her very cool Greta Thunberg story, and, of course, how you can join the climate parent movement.
Recommended resources for this episode:
Our Kid's Climate
Parent for Future
The Climate Crisis is Our Responsibility, Not Our Children's
How to Talk to Kids About Climate webinar