We all know that the life we’re currently living is not sustainable. But we have the tools to achieve A Better Tomorrow. That’s why we wanted to bring you alternative stories of creative people who are aspiring to make a change in this world. Our aim is to lift up positive stories to encourage and motivate you to lead a more sustainable life. We hope that you’ll enjoy our podcast and that these stories will make you feel positive about the future of our Planet.
In this episode, we talk to James Mwenda, caretaker of the last two known northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Central Kenya. James is a global ambassador for conservation and is also the subject and narrator of the documentary Kifaru.
In today's episode, we will not only discuss the documentary but also the Northern White Rhinos, the importance of conservation, how poaching affects local communities, and the amazing work conducted at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
For more information on James and Ol Pejeta Conservancy, check the below links to get an insight on his work and also how to contribute to Ol Pejeta:
In today’s episode, we talk to Hadeel about a topic we’ve been wanting to delve deeper into fast fashion. We discuss fashion revolutions work, how we can change people’s consumption mindset if fashion can ever be truly sustainable, and what she thinks lies in the future for the industry.
Make sure to follow Hadeel on Instagram to get more valuable tips and information on sustainable fashion. See link below:
We kick off season two by interviewing Melisa Lam, founder of Bamboo straw girl, a social enterprise and the very first zero-waste lifestyle store in Singapore!
In today's episode we discuss plastic waste in Singapore, why it’s important to choose bamboo over plastic, what it means to have a zero-waste lifestyle and what lies in the future for this social enterprise!
For more information on Bamboo Straw girl, make sure to check out her website: bamboostrawgirl.com and her Instagram account @bamboostrawgirl
On today's episode, we chat with Samantha Craven Programmes Manager at The Reef-World Foundation which, together with UNEP, also coordinates our main topic; Green Fins. The aim of this program is to protect and conserve coral reefs with environmentally friendly guidelines that promote a more sustainable diving and snorkeling industry.
We discuss Green Fins code of conduct, the most harmful impacts about diving, the effect of tourism, and how we can dive more sustainable.
This week we have Leilani from Coral Triangle Center who came to talk to us about the importance of saving coral reefs, protecting marine heritage and how their Escape Rooms are educating people about marine conservation. We also discuss the impacts of mass tourism and how we should approach diving in the future. You can find further resources at: http://coraltrianglecenter.org and Instagram @coraltrianglecenter
In today's episode, we talk to Therese Lundstedt, board member of Spotlite, Climeon, and also current CEO of Urban Green AB, which is one of Sweden's leading green-tech companies. Urban Green AB is specialized in green roofs and roof landscaping. We discuss the beginning of Urban Green AB, the definition of green roofs, stormwater management, and the benefits that green roofs provide to our cities and properties. For more information on Urban Green AB and their future projects, make sure to visit their website urbangreen.se or Instagram account @urbangreen.se
In today's episode we talk to Vee, founder of the Sustainable Food Movement in Greece, a social enterprise that aims to tackle food waste and promote sustainability in the culinary arts industry. We discuss the relation between tourism and food waste in Greece, sustainable gastronomy, the training of culinary students to become more sustainable, and Vee also shares simple tips on how you as an individual can combat food waste.
If you want to know more about the Sustainable Food Movement in Greece, make sure to check out their website:
On today’s episode we invited Renata Koch Alvarenga, founder and director of EmpoderaClima, an online platform about gender equality and climate change in the Global South, to come chat with us. We talk about the goals and vision of EmpoderaClima, intersectionality, gender and climate justice and why women and girls are more vulnerable to climate change. If you’d like to learn more, visit their Instagram @EmpoderaClima and https://www.careaboutclimate.org/empoderaclima
In today's episode we talk to Rahayu, a primatologist and member of the National Geographics Early Career Leadership program. She is currently managing the Java Gibbon Research and Conservation project. We discuss the Java Gibbon research project, protecting the endemic species Java Gibbon in Indonesia, habitat loss, and how we can educate people on conservation.
If you want to know more about Rahayu and her research, make sure to visit the websites below:
Today we talk to Brandon Rust, the owner of Bokashi Earthworks that specialises in natural bokashi fertilizers, biostimulants, biological controls, and microbes. We talk about regenerative agriculture, the benefits of Bokashi and what is truly sustainable in the global agricultural system.
If you’d like to learn more, you can find him on Instagram: @bokashiearthworks
Today, we’re joined by Temur, Elena and Sherzod from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. They are each working on different projects that correlate to one another. Temur is in the Green Building Council of Uzbekistan, Elena works on Green Schools of Tashkent and Sherzod is the first deputy manager of the State Unitary Company in Tashkent. Together, they want to promote green building, renewable energy, energy efficiency and to educate children about the importance of being sustainable. That’s why they started Green Schools of Tashkent. We also talk about local environmental challenges, the benefits of green buildings and why we need them.
If you’d like to learn more about their projects, you can find more information here: https://uzgbc.uz
Today Toni and Julia joins us to talk about how they’ve built an eco hostel in the Philippines using ecobricks and bamboo. They also discuss their vision with the hostel, how they want to make diving more sustainable, the importance of educating others about sustainability and how building with ecobricks is a clever way to deal with waste.
If you want to learn more about Mango Tree Eco Hostel, you can find the links below:
On this episode, we chat with Ananya, the founder of ‘Paint it Red’ which aims to educate and prepare young girls from lower economic backgrounds on menstrual health. We also talk about the importance of having sustainable period products, menstruation stigma, manual scavenging and how her initiative takes action to fight period poverty and empower girls in India. Learn more about her work on Instagram: @paintitred_in
Today's guest is Ben, founder of Osnosh which is a food recycling organization and a community kitchen that has one simple goal; to cook meals for everyone who is hungry, struggling, or just in need of some company. In today's episode, we discuss food waste, the true meaning of food poverty, the Osnosh community, and also how the organization handles leftovers.
If you want to know more about Osnosh and their work, make sure to follow them on their website, go fund me and social media below;
Today's guest is Marcelle, founder of Eco Island Travel, a company from Bermuda that aims to empower tourism businesses to achieve sustainability and connect travelers to them.
We discuss Sustainable tourism in Bermuda, Eco Island travels business model and what happens when an island receives too many tourists.
Make sure to check out her Instagram accounts:
On today’s episode we chat with Laura Torenbeek who’s a filmmaker at Green Film Production. We discuss sustainable film production, the importance of having diversity and inclusivity in the film industry, and her upcoming project “girls with capes” that aims to empower young girls and teenagers. Make sure to check out her work at:
Today Ria from Kansha Farm joins us to talk about how she went from living in a big city to owning a farm in Kagoshima, Japan. We also chat about the importance of growing our own food, what sustainability means to her and how the farm has helped her lead a more sustainable life. We hope that you enjoy this chat as much as we did.