In this day and age of videos, GIFs, and tweets: sometimes we forget to 'listen'. Visuals give us an entire new angle to a story, but so does sound, and more importantly - voices. 

I grew up listening to RJs babbling on FM channels about films, news, art etc. And honestly, my opinion of radio was very low, I would never actually 'listen'. It's amazing how technology can open doors to diversity. Sometime back, I got introduced to podcasts - an audio clipping which I could hear anytime by visiting the channel online. Initially, I was looking through the more popular formats like billboard top 100, but the more I looked, the more I discovered several interesting podcasts on history, politics, surveillance/ technology, media, long reads. My favorite ones remain 'Theory of Everything by Benjamen Walker' and 'Revisionist History'. I actually discovered the joy of just leaving a podcast on, and just listening, absorbing, without much music but lending in sounds. This brings to me the point of - what sounds do we hear? Today is World Environment Day, and a bunch of us thought, it's time we get back to voices and listening. The sounds of nature are beyond fascinating, and stir you emotionally. But what are we really listening? 

Here's the first episode of the Greenpeace India podcast, an effort to look at World Environment Day, and throwing light on campaigns run by Greenpeace India. These campaigns are not possible without supporters, just like a podcast is not possible without its listeners. We'll be working more on these in the coming months, any thoughts, words are appreciated. We'll be trying different formats, and hope to give you a more well rounded view on our environment more often

Ruhie works in the communications team at Greenpeace India