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from Oil to Soil: the shift
"a podcast that plants trees!"

Our Idea
"A Podcast that Plants Trees!"

     Reclaiming the Discussion by Reframing the Discussion

Hello Everyone and welcome to from Oil to Soil: the shift, "a podcast that plants trees!" This podcast is a weaving-together of solutions that will help us to reverse global warming and achieve "drawdown." 


We aim at reframing the mainstream practice of emphasizing the negative into solution-based thinking that is so wonderfully exemplified by the research and work of Project Drawdown.


from Oil to Soil: the shift

" a podcast that plants trees!"

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How Does It Work?


1 subscription = 1 native tree planted.

Each episode will focus on a different Project Drawdown solution. For those who don't know, Project Drawdown, founded in 2014, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown,” — the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. 


Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller, Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. In essence, the book discusses the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse, yes, I said reverse, global warming.


The genius of this podcast is that it will not only offer ecological knowledge, but will directly do something to help: for every person who subscribes, a native tree will be planted.


With the carbon sequestered and the biodiversity gained, each subscriber will have offered the earth a breath of fresh air and a chance for a soil-rich future. 

We plant trees with Gone West, a sustainable tree-planting company out of Liverpool, UK, these native trees will find their new homes in protected areas around the world. You will receive an email certificate giving you your sapling's new home and be given the opportunity plant more! 

Just for subscribing, you will have given a tree a home. ​And, for you, this is offered freely. As Greta Thunberg so beautifully put it,

“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” 


How often will from Oil to Soil: the shift be published?



Every other Sunday, you can expect to find a new episode.


We aim at lifting the voices of experts in the field who are enacting these amazing solutions to climate change, on the ground and in real-time. Subscribe on our website, tune in on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and wherever podcasts are found. 

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Our hope is that this podcast will:

  • Inspire YOU to take action and do something about climate change. 

  • Engage young people like ourselves to contemplate the role soil and much more can play in our journey towards global cooling

  • Cultivate a solutions-based thinking to the climate conversation.

  • Engage young people like ourselves to contemplate the role soil and much more can play in our journey towards global cooling

  • Demonstrate how we can work on solutions together to achieve Global Cooling!

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The Story

Eamon received the idea of starting this podcast after I watched the Documentary, “Kiss The Ground.” 

Eamon Durkan:



Eamon's deep-held feeling is that the world  is in great need of good-hearted people who want their hands in the soil. And this is exactly what he has been doing for the past eight years. This brimming passion has taken him all around the world, from New York to California, Ireland to France and most recently the Hawaiian archipelago, where he worked as gardener at several sustainable-living communities. Eamon currently works as the Plant and Protect Manager for a sustainable tree-planting organization called Gone West Global. For more information about Eamon, visit

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