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Sustainability Champions

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We highlight the people, ideas, and innovations protecting and healing the planet. Here you will find our podcast episodes where we interview sustainability champions as well as articles about the many positive changes happening right now all over the world to make us more sustainable. Sustainability Champions are the individuals, companies and organizations currently solving environmental challenges around the world. They are leaders and innovators and their numbers are growing. If you are a Sustainability Champion, please subscribe and listen today.

We highlight the people, ideas, and innovations protecting and healing the planet. Here you will find our podcast episodes where we interview sustainability champions as well as articles about the many positive changes happening right now all over the world to make us more sustainable. Sustainability Champions are the individuals, companies and organizations currently solving environmental challenges around the world. They are leaders and innovators and their numbers are growing. If you are a Sustainability Champion, please subscribe and listen today.

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United Kingdom

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We highlight the people, ideas, and innovations protecting and healing the planet. Here you will find our podcast episodes where we interview sustainability champions as well as articles about the many positive changes happening right now all over the world to make us more sustainable. Sustainability Champions are the individuals, companies and organizations currently solving environmental challenges around the world. They are leaders and innovators and their numbers are growing. If you are a Sustainability Champion, please subscribe and listen today.

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 7704 384006


Episodes

Smart Solutions to Environmental Risks | Dr. Deborah Brosnan

10/15/2020
Did you know coral reefs provide a buffer - protecting our coasts from big waves, storms, and floods? In a time with more frequent natural disasters due to the changing climate, there’s an important message to learn: when people live in harmony with nature, we minimize our environmental risks and can even benefit from strengthened ecosystems. Today’s guest knows all about nature’s role in our lives, offering science-based solutions that reflect the best environmental ethics and facilitate...

Duration:00:46:41

Lloyds Bank | Financing A Greener Future Together

10/8/2020
In this Episode I speak with Rachel Finesilver, Manager of Sustainability & Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group, and Champion of Sustainable Banking. According to a report by Morgan Stanley analysts, the cost of stopping climate change and reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, is 50 Trillion US Dollars. That includes a whole array of alternatives to our current carbon-inefficient activities, that need to be invested in and developed further. From renewable energy to...

Duration:00:47:23

Strong, Non-Toxic Cleaners - Just Add Water!

10/1/2020
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, more than 90 percent of a bottle of standard cleaning product is just water. Considering that people in most developed countries have access to clean water, this current production scheme seems like a waste. Factories mix their cleaning solution with water, package it in bottles and ship it around the world. Shipping products with heavy water requires more trips because of bulky packages, more carbon emissions and more work. Come to think of it,...

Duration:00:52:46

Organic & Sustainable Diapers

9/24/2020
There are 11 million diaper-age babies in the US. Each baby uses an average of 65 diapers per week. That results in over 37 BILLION disposables being tossed EACH YEAR in the US alone. With raising awareness of single-use plastic bags, bottles and straws, why are diapers, which currently make up 30% of non-biodegradable waste in American landfills, disregarded? In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Liz Turrigiano, Co-Founder and CEO of Esembly, and Champion of Sustainable...

Duration:00:30:32

Capturing The Climate Crisis Where It Hits Hardest | Ashley Cooper

9/17/2020
One of the biggest problems hindering a stronger global response against climate change, is that the effects are not felt equally all over the world, but in certain areas to a much stronger extent. Polar ice caps melting, ice bears stranded on drifting ice, floods and forest fires reaching unprecedented scales - while the west bears the most responsibility for climate disasters, they rarely feel the consequences. To accept our responsibility in causing the climate breakdown takes an effort...

Duration:00:43:06

Finding A Career in Sustainability

9/10/2020
In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Jules Hayward, Learning Executive Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Starting any career involved in changing global systems can sometimes be daunting. When we have a goal to positively impact the way our current economic and social systems interact with the earth and environment, it’s easy to feel small and powerless. We need to take the time to think about and figure out the role we can play in making us more sustainable. To...

Duration:00:54:32

Eco-Friendly Design For A Sustainable Future

9/3/2020
In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Patrick Marsden, Partner and Co-Owner of MaCher and Champion of Sustainable Product Design. Not creating a product in the first place is the most sustainable thing you can do when creating products. Starting with the simple question “why” allows us to understand if the product is important to make in the first place and ultimately minimize our carbon footprint. MaCher is a global design company specializing in marketing products from...

Duration:00:49:10

Eco-Friendly Holiday Destinations

9/1/2020
In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Bob Garner, Co-Owner of Casal dei Fichi and Champion of Sustainable Holidays. When we take a vacation, we oftentime enjoy luxuries beyond imagination in destinations around the world, whether artificial beaches and 5-star hotels in Dubai, enormous resorts in Mexico, or cruises that travel around the world. When we get our well-deserved breaks from everyday life, we tend to ignore how wasteful and carbon-inefficient travelling can be....

Duration:00:41:38

Data Makes The Trucks Go Greener | Tracks For Trucks

8/27/2020
In this Episode of Sustainability Champions I speak with Jakob Muus, Founder and CEO of Tracks For Trucks and Champion of Sustainable Supply Chains. Did you know that the road freight industry is responsible for roughly 6% of the European CO2 emissions? Our global world depends on intricate supply chains to move food and goods from centralized production facilities to sales points all around the world. Optimising our network of transport, whether trucks, ships or trains, will lead to both...

Duration:00:34:58

Eating Insects For Food

8/25/2020
In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Francesco Majno, Co-Founder and CEO of Crické Food, and Champion of Insect Proteins. To facilitate our growing populations and to reduce the waste, inefficiency and the negative environmental impacts of meat farms, we need alternative proteins. On this podcast, we’ve already spoken about highly technical solutions like plant-based and cell-based meats, and now we’re looking at a different approach. To solve global problems, we need to...

Duration:00:39:21

Luggage That Doesn't Break After Every Flight

8/20/2020
In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Christine Riley Miller, Head of Sustainability at Samsonite, and Champion of Sustainable Luggage. We love seeing global companies commit to sustainability. It shows that being planet-friendly is possible even for the biggest players on the market, without disappointing their shareholders. When a company's products are made from sustainable materials and are built to last a long time, you could argue that sellers are missing out on...

Duration:00:37:16

Carbon Neutral Homes Are Possible!

8/18/2020
In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Ian Pritchett, Co-Founder and Director of Ssassy Property and Greencore Construction and Champion of Making Sustainable Homes. On a global scale, households are responsible for 24% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Building housing with energy and carbon efficiency in mind, doesn’t only benefit the planet, it also saves families a lot of money. Whether it’s better insulation and airflow, green energy providers or solar panels on...

Duration:00:39:04

Alternatives to Meat-Based Proteins Are On The Rise

8/13/2020
We’ve spoken with a number of companies revolutionising the food industry with plant-based, cell-based and cultivated meat, dairy and fish products on the Sustainability Champions podcast in the past. Over the past few years, these sustainable innovators have become the center of attention and investment all over the world because of the methods they are developing to produce animal protein that don’t harm animals, don’t have lengthy and inefficient supply chains and don’t emit massive...

Duration:00:46:20

Tracking Carbon Will Help Emit Wiser

8/11/2020
To reduce our carbon emissions, it’s important to figure out where we can do better and where we can make the most impact. As companies become more and more climate-conscious, they need support in finding the areas of their business that are carbon-inefficient. To reduce our footprint, we first need to know which of our actions are most detrimental to the environment. From there, we can work on either improving our practices or finding sustainable alternatives. It’s only through accurate...

Duration:00:46:14

Smarter Farming - Clean. Green. Pure.

8/6/2020
Much of the agriculture industry is broken. Global concerns around food security, extreme weather and increased costs to both the consumer and the environment must be addressed. Currently, there are three ways of growing crops: outdoor, greenhouse and indoor; however each method has its challenges. Outdoor farming leaves us at the mercy of mother nature and as a result many farmers rely on pesticides, which can be harmful to the environment. Greenhouses may be efficient, but don’t unleash...

Duration:00:50:04

Communities Can Accelerate The Transition To Sustainability

8/4/2020
Transitioning to a more sustainable future takes time and effort. Despite piling consumer pressure and groundbreaking technological innovations, not all businesses are taking the steps towards protecting the planet. When the old ways of doing business are easier than the sustainable choices, companies could do with some support in transitioning, and today’s guest knows exactly how to offer a helping hand. In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Carl Pratt, Founder and CEO...

Duration:00:44:46

Combining Quality, Sustainability And Recycling

7/30/2020
This company has turned 1 million plastic bottles that would otherwise have gone to landfill or ended up in the ocean into luxury travel bags! What a great way to divert waste and reduce energy consumption. Cheap technology and fast-fashion products often break after just a few uses, wasting all the materials and energy used in production. Incorporating sustainability into our everyday lives often means buying products that are built to last. It also means making products from recycled waste...

Duration:00:43:14

Can Vegans Drink Cow's Milk?

7/28/2020
What if cows were treated so ethically that vegans drink their milk? The dairy, meat and fish industries have come under a lot of scrutiny over the years. As a result, many conscious consumers around the world are switching to a vegan diet to avoid animal products altogether. But what if there were an animal-friendly and humane approach to treating cows that would make their milk suitable for anyone concerned about ethics? In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I interview Nimai...

Duration:00:43:49

Eliminating Microplastics In Pesticides

7/23/2020
Shockingly, microplastics are an ingredient used in a wide variety of industries - ranging from agriculture to cleaning to pharma. They’re called “intentionally added microplastics” and they make products more effective. At the same time, pesticides are a hot topic in farming: while they protect crops from weeds, fungi and insects, long-term exposure to these chemicals can damage the environment. Considering pesticides sometimes use microplastics in their formula, this is a product that is...

Duration:00:37:18

Plastic Made of Potatoes

7/21/2020
Yes, plastic made of potatoes is a thing. And that’s what we’re talking about in this episode of the Sustainability Champions podcast! All sectors within the design industry are under growing pressure to find ways to become more sustainable with the products they produce. As consumers demand companies to shift to more sustainable practices, companies are looking for better options, especially around the way plastics are used and recycled. Today’s guest presents another solution that fits...

Duration:00:31:37