The Mother Earth's Heroes Show

The Mother Earth's Heroes Show

By Team Earth Heroes
Do you know this feeling? Do you also wonder why except through all the urgency that is being shown in the media there are still no results in putting an end to the climate crisis?

We are sick of leaving this problem to the ones whose words sound so sophisticated but their actions show differently...

Therefore, we are searching for the action-takers in this crisis. The ones who act despite the overwhelming forces coming against them!

We are your hosts - Nicolaj Grabert and Maximilian Lehmann and we have decided to go out and interview the change-makers of our time.
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From the laboratory into the world - Dr. Marcel Roth Head of R&D at Dörken the hidden champion in Germany.
Having demands about climate action is important. Marcel Roth Head of R&D is touring this demand into action for decades. All of that within an industry that is dominated by the demand for system performance not mainly sustainability since it is crucial to ensure the safety of our everyday life. Chemists are able to do fantastic things with water-based or sustainable or materials BUT often it comes with huge sacrifices of performance. To break that problem we need to enter the world of complex systems. Marcel emphasized that in the complex systems we are operating in, collaboration gets not just more important but inevitable. I believe that cooperation is the biggest leverage for every challenge globally. That's why there needs to be more public attention and involvement in worldwide collaborations that solve meaningful problems. Stay tuned since we soon need your help in such an open collaboration & enjoy this episode.
41:29
June 27, 2020
Values-Based Innovation Managment - with Dr. Henning Breuer, Prof @HMKW Berlin & Founder of UXBerlin – Innovation Consulting
Prof. Dr. Henning Breuer is a professor for business psychology at the University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management and the founder of UXBerlin – Innovation Consulting. With UXBerlin he works as an innovation consultant for companies like Deutsche Telekom, GM, Dropbox. The episode is about values-based innovation management. He and his team are trying to find ways to navigate innovation in complex systems. Values could be key to do so successfully. In the Podcast, you learn about the practical application of values in your innovation process and gain deep insights into the world of the studies & practices of our guest. Check out UXBerlin to get more information about value's based innovation and Dr. Henning Breuer's work.
40:49
June 24, 2020
The Elon Musk of Smartphones - Firas Khalifeh, CEO Carbon Mobile
Let me share a crazy idea with you. 🛰🤔 What if we extract the surplus of CO2 which is causing us so much trouble and we turned it  into Carbon? You know the material, which is so popular among race car fanatics. Now, let’s not stop there. What if we would take this carbon and turn it into a smartphone? It sounds great, right? Even too good to be true and certainly crazy. Now would you believe me if I told you that this is not Sci-Fi but that a company in Berlin,  Germany is actually working on turning this into reality. Promoted as the “lightest smartphone” ever, featured by major publications like Chip,  Android Authority, ZEIT Online and T-Online, the CARBON 1 MK II is designed to impress. But much more importantly to us we wanted to figure out if Firas is authentic in his  approach.. And after the interview we have all the reasons to believe that Firas’ vision comes  from an honest place. He does care about the impact of his product and therefore goes against all odds, working  on what many claim to be impossible, launching a successful Smartphone business amongst  the giants like Apple, Samsung and HUAWEI. Not only did he already launch, he also presented the final product in our show. So if you want to be inspired by an entrepreneur who not only dreamed about being useful in  the area of sustainability but who has overcome so many obstacles to make his vision a  reality.. Then this episode is for you. Check out more about Carbon Mobile and Firas: https://www.carbonmobile.com/ https://www.facebook.com/carbonmobile https://www.instagram.com/carbonmobile/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/fkhalifeh/
1:12:49
June 3, 2020
An unexpected answer to sustainability by Bryan Welch, CEO of Foundation for a Mindful Society
This was an interview I did not expect… Talking to Bryan Welch I was expecting to get to know more about the origin of the sustainability movement and what he learned over the last 20 years covering news with Ogden Publications and Mindful.org about what is happening in the world of sustainability and how we can apply more sustainable habits in our everyday life.. But right from the start Bryan showed me that we have to go much deeper and that we have to target the issue at its core. It is beyond dispute that Bryan has done his homework about the issue of climate change and he didn’t hesitate sharing his opinion. We question the very core of both our existence as humans as well as the nature of our economy. In a time where we simply have no time for sugarcoating our answers Bryan Welch makes a bold statement on why our Status Quo isn’t working and how we can approach it by targeting the cause. If you are ready for an interview to learn from a man who has embraced himself with this topic from a variety of perspectives and for quite a long time, then sit back and open your mind to learn from Bryan. Also please check out his book Beautiful & Abundant: Building the world we want Follow Bryan and his work: https://www.mindful.org/ LinkedIn https://www.motherearthnews.com/
1:03:05
May 29, 2020
Flüssiges Holz - Tecnaro revolutioniert die Kunstoffindustrie - im Podcast Geschäftsführer Jürgen Pfitzer & Helmut Nägele
Tecnaro - Kunststoffe aus Pflanzen ist ein Thema, mit dem sich Jürgen Pfitzer und Helmut Nägele seit 20 Jahren beschäftigen. Heute sind sie auf einem technologischen Stand, bei dem sie mit ihren Werkstoffen nicht nur mit der auf Erdöl basierten Kunststoff-Industrie mithalten können, sondern entsprechend der Anwendung den besseren Werkstoff anbieten. Biokunststoffe werden erst seit einigen Jahren erforscht und weiterentwickelt, mit einem viel kleineren Forschungsaufwand als bei auf Erdöl basierenden Kunststoffen.  Im Podcast erfährst du, welche Potenziale sich in diesem jungen Werkstoff noch verstecken.  Helmut & Jürgen nehmen uns mit auf die Reise der Entstehung ihres Unternehmens, welche Herausforderungen sie bewältigen mussten & wie sie es geschafft haben, sich mit ihrer ambitionierten Idee, viel Arbeit und mit ein klein bisschen Glück, als ein stark wachsendes Unternehmen zu etablieren.  Grünes Geschäftsmodell, schwarze Zahlen also. Die beiden Unternehmer sind für mich´Vorzeigebeispiele in Unternehmensführung & Werte-Basis,  und beweisen damit, dass die von Europa gesteckten SDG's nicht nur erreicht, sondern auch übertroffen werden können. Warum? - Das erfährst du im Podcast.
1:10:43
May 15, 2020
Are we living in a healthy system? - Tom Rippin CEO, On Purpose
How can we translate amazing ideas like the circular economy, economy for the common goods, etc. into our economical system. Before we go in the details of the podcast let me tell you what Tom is doing: He finances professionals & gives highly skilled people working in vibrant environments, to quit their job and join a 1-year program working in companies that are working for a healthy system & find their purpose. Tom starts to help us to understand our global economy from a systemic perspective with an amazing analogy about the human body. Usually, such analogies are pretty brought and sound nice BUT I believe Tom found a really useful one to get a good understanding of what is going on on our planet. having a look at what a healthy system is looking like we all can look at these attributes and challenge ourselves if we are working towards such a healthy system and if we find it desirable. Tom's view of a healthy system: - distribute resources equally - resources get reused multiple times - tend to balance and not maximize either efficiency or resilience When we have a look at the attributes of a healthy system, it looks like a system a lot of us are working for. Talking about a common vision Tom brings up a pretty interesting thought. He hopes that the SDG's even when they have served the movement towards a better life for all of us, that we are not missing the deeper conversation we as a species have to have. As Michael Braungart says "When you make the wrong things perfect, they are perfectly wrong".  That and a lot more you can listen to in this episode. Enjoy!
1:01:03
May 11, 2020
Sebastiann Neumann CEO Sharkbite Innovation - finding inspiration not fear in climate change.
Talking to Sebastian Neumann the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Sharkbite I learned that transformation comes down to individuals that take a problem and solve it. Of course, we have systemic problems with huge "butterfly effects" with whatever we touch and change BUT Sharkbite is proving that we can use the SDGs to come up with concrete impact and business opportunities. Sebastian introduced us to the idea of Zebra's and how our Start-Up unicorns haven't brought the transformation we hoped for. On the other hand companies like Shell that try to find out how they can funnel their money in the "sustainable disruption". New business models, new companies, old companies transforming, all of it is happening and now change is unstoppable. The conversations in this podcast have changed from "can we manage to slow down climate change" to "how fast can we manage to slow down climate change". Slow but steady improvements. Let's keep going changemakers.
54:43
April 14, 2020
Ronja Wolf & Ulrike Glatz - system problems need system solutions.
Ronja Wolf working at www.Systemiq.earth Ronja gained deep expertise in our economy and how we can transform into a more sustainable one. What KPI's do we following that transformation? Is GDP a KPI which can co-exist next to a world without climate change? Ulrike Glatz me interviewing Ronja and helps us with here background in strategy consulting at Accenture and as the founder of the impact Allianz to find answers about new measurements for our economy & global society. On the hunt for silver bullets, I came to the understanding that "one solve its all" is not how we can approach our complex system.  What we need instead is to constantly evolve and find new ways of approaching global problems like climate change. In this episode we talked about: - What moves companies and individuals to push change within their industry  - The power of individuals bringing change into their companies - How to help the government to drive change with good set boundary conditions - Why will we act on climate change now since we haven't acted on it since decades - Why companies are scared as shit from not evolving now into sustainable business models - How to set up your own Fridays for future at your workplace
49:11
March 31, 2020
David Wortmann - CEO DWR ECO - How infrastructure and the regulatory environment make fossil energy cheaper than clean energy.
David Wortmann the CEO of DWR-Eco is working in the interface of politics and business. A key problem, that takes time and effort to use fewer fossil raw materials within our value chain is the given infrastructure & regulatory landscape. With his team, David is helping startups, companies and VC’s to crack the code and scale sustainable solutions. As the CEO of DWR ECO David gained deep expertise in political legislation and the right communication within the market to help clean technologies to become profitable. We talked about: - what leverages we have to make clean tech investable?  - When do we start with what, to hit the goal of carbon neutrality till 2050?  - how politics can support clean technologies by trying out.
48:54
March 24, 2020
Digitalisierung & Ökologie - zwei mega Trends für eine bessere Welt - Lucas Gerrits - TLGG Consultant
Die Kombination aus Notwendigkeit der Digitalisierung & Ökologie als Chance. Doch was macht die Politik? Lucas Gerrits Speaker und Consultant bei TLGG Consulting hilft uns tiefe Einblicke in die Transformation im deutschen Mittelstand zu gewinnen. Fragen die auf die wir Antworten suchen sind: - IOT & Nachhaltigkeit? - Wie schaffen wir es das die nachhaltigsten Autos in Deutschland hergestellt werden? - wie Otto Versandhandel den "war of talents" gewinnt - die Bedeutung von Daten in einer nachhaltigen Welt - Investitionssicherheit in Nachhaltigkeit durch politischen Wille - gleichwertige Alternativen statt Verzicht Wenn du die mischung aus Digitaler & Nachhaltiger Transformation besser verstehen möchtest, dann ist diese Episode die genau richtige.
41:50
March 2, 2020
Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO Neutrino Energy Group - Die Zukunft der Energiegewinnung
Das Thema der Energiegewinnung ist ein sehr zentrales in der Klimafrage. Gerade beim diesjährigen Energiewende-Kongress in Berlin von der dena (Deutsche Energie Agentur) ist uns klar geworden, dass wir 2 Bewegungen Herr werden müssen. Auf der einen Seite zwingt uns der Klimawandel zum Handeln schneller auf erneuerbare Energien umzusteigen. Doch auf der anderen Seite steigt unser Energieaufwand als Gesellschaft ungemein. Die aktuelle Lösung? Mehr von dem gleichen machen. Mehr Solar! Mehr Windkraft! Mehr Wasserkraft! Doch ist das alles? Ein vehementes „Nein“ kann unser heutiger Gast dieser Frage entgegenbringen. Holger Thorsten Schubart ist der CEO der Neutrino Germany GmbH. Die Neutrino Energy GmbH arbeitet an einer neuen Art der Energiegewinnung, über Neutrinos.. Eine gänzlich neue Kategorie. Warum diese Art und Weise der Energieerzeugung bereits von DAX 30 Unternehmen in Deutschland evaluiert wird und warum wir zukünftig unsere Elektroautos nicht mehr an der Steckdose aufladen müssen, erfährst du in diesem Podcast. Erfahre mehr über diese faszinierende Technologie: Neutrinos in Aktion (Video-Demo): https://youtu.be/vTCNtI3DsQk?t=166 Die offizielle Webseite von Neutrino Germany: https://neutrino-energy.com/ Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - Physik-Nobelpreis für die Entdeckung der Neutrinomasse: https://www.bmbf.de/de/physik-nobelpreis-fuer-entdeckung-der-neutrinomasse-1703.html Holger Thorsten Schubarts sehr lesenswerter Blog: http://holgerthorstenschubart-neutrino-energie.de/
43:35
March 1, 2020
Kasha Huk - B-Lab Country Manager - using businesses as a force for good.
It is the main role of businesses today to serve the global community or to serve their employees, shareholders and customers? Kasha Huk is the Country Manager of Canada at B-Lab. We talked about the mind-shift happening in the business world. The biggest and most capital intensive institutions like Black Rock commit their efforts towards a more sustainable and fair world for humanity and the planet.  Kasha is facilitating that emerging within big cooperations, medium-sized businesses and startups in Canada and around the world and gives us deep insights into the standards B-Lab is establishing in the economy. In the podcast we are talking about: - the match of profitable businesses and social/environmental impact - what are the signs that we are witnessing a tipping point of companies that adapt to our global problems - the interplay of politics, NGO´s and business - how the externalization of costs (e.g pollution) is regulated and how "green" business will give their investors profitable investment possibilities - impossible till someone does it - will we that in solving climate change? - how to leverage the power of organizations like B-Lab My key take away of the podcast is Kashas amazing "we will solve that mess" attitude and the positive energy that is creating. Who are your role models that use their business as a force for good?
50:50
February 24, 2020
Anders Wijkman - Club of Rome honor president - incremental change vs transformation.
Anders Wijkman talked with us about the trends and transformations we are currently going through in regards to climate change. We dive deep into the following topics: Are the coming generations equipped enough to really face the problems we see occurring in our world? Service-oriented businesses - what can happen? How are opportunities like the circular economy are connected to different ministries and how that is slowing down implementation? History tells us transformation only takes place in big crisis. How Anders experiences the mindset of our political leaders and what impact it has that most of them are not listening to. The issue of competitiveness in regards to climate change. The system that needs to be transformed is huge and set up so that implementing "the right things" often is not jet supported by the rules, politics gives those cooperations. Anders spent his lifetime at this interface and helped us to get a better understanding of what is really happening there. The takeaway I gained in this podcast is that: 1.st when there is no business model for your solution, we won't be able to implement it on scale 2.nd politics can create the environment so that it is easier to find business models for the "right" products. What are your role models for future prooven businesses that hit the sweet spot between serving our world & having a great business model?
58:30
February 19, 2020
Joel El-Qalqili - Lawyer at SMP - foundation of sustainable investment
Joel El-Qalqili Senior Associate at Schnittker Möllmann Partners (SMP) gives us a glimpse into the sustainable development of the VC and private equity sphere. We talk about the importance and the weaknesses of #esg policies (Environmental, Social and Governance) and the forces driving change towards more sustainable investments like new regulations but aswell a change of mindset. We discussed the possibility of working around regulations and that exactly that mindset shift mixed with the new rules will be the driver of change in the VC and private equity game. Listening to the podcast you can get a deeper understanding of how ESG is applied in the real world, how the law is evolving in regards to climate change and how we leverage the power of bringing together conventional and environmental fund managers to see how they could unite their power, knowledge and impact. Who could Joel talk to, to form such a team?
41:57
February 13, 2020
How to put your money to work to save the world - Douglas Heske, CEO Newday
Did you ever sit down with your financial advisor and ask yourself where your money is flowing to? Have you ever asked if your investments might support companies that aren't acting sustainably or might even continue to support the fossil fuel industry? Well, to clarify this and find an alternative I talked to the CEO of Newday Impact Investing. Not only do they provide an app but they keep over 8000 publicly owned companies accountable with their own tracking system, their service also  covers 2000 funds and more than a hundred thousand public entities. This way they make sure that your money is put to work properly while you can lean back and have a good conscience. Newday helps you invest in companies and financial instruments that support: * Climate Action * Gender Equality * Ocean Health * Clean Water And many more positive causes while providing you a good return on your money. I recommend to check them out when you are living in the US: Apple App Store: https://apple.co/390FYxe Google Play Store: https://bit.ly/3bc2ANp
45:51
February 3, 2020
Georg Schürmann - Director Triodos Bank - I AM RESPONSIBLE
I AM RESPONSIBLE. Big words backed with action. Georg Schürmann - the director of the Triodos bank Germany talks with us about their decades of experience in sustainable banking and what that actually means. Georg finds pretty clear words for his work. "It´s really easy", he says: "I take care of a better world for future generations". Triodos provides a blueprint to bigger banks for financially feasible & sustainable investments. At the podcast, you find out about the trends in sustainable finance and what is the missing piece to accelerate that change.
33:05
January 21, 2020
Len Fisher - Co-Author kyoto manifesto
How do complex systems work? Len Fisher is an individual who spent his life on the interface of science, politics and society. He talked about the problems the world is facing are so big that sudden changes are unpredictable. We talked about: - the impact of the difference between the pursuit of understanding vs. the pursuit of power - how a new kind of insurance could be the answer to the wicked problems we are facing - what Len believes could be the first steps towards a more resilient world
43:42
January 15, 2020
Ekhart Hahn - Founder Eco-City a city designed for humans again.
What do cities have to do with climate change? Actually a lot! When Ekhart Hahn started to study city design, electricity was seen as an abundant resource. That changed with the report of the Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” when he realized that cities are actually big energy-consuming beasts. A stream of food, products, water, etc. goes in and we get tons of wasted material out. Not a really great system isn’t it? Ekhart believes that with modern architecture and the right design he can tourn the view we have on cities around. Ekhart says: “Modern cities are designed for consumers. The eco-city will be designed and organized for humans again.” With ecocity he is building the biggest ecosystem for the future of modern life I have seen so far. It’s big, it’s ambitious it's crazy. How he will bring his ambitions to reality and how far they actually are, is what you find out by listening to the podcast.
45:53
January 6, 2020
Cradle to Cradle - The good the bad and the ugly with Tim Janßen, Executive Director of Cradle to Cradle NGO
Visiting the Cradle to Cradle lab in the heart of Berlin we learned what it can mean to leave a positive footprint in a world where we aren’t even barely scratching the surface of leaving a neutral footprint. Tim Janßen - the Executive Director & Member of the Board of Cradle to Cradle NGO pursues an idea some could call radical.  He dreams of a world where because of us the world is MORE sustainable and not livable for another couple of decades.. His mission is to make the concept of Cradle to Cradle tangible to understandable that this is actually possible, on a large scale. While walking through the Cradle to Cradle lab in the midst of Berlin, walking past walls created with sustainable paint that do not emit any unhealthy gases, looking at construction concepts of buildings that operate fully sustainably and learning that every single piece in the lab was produced fully sustainable (even the dish washer ;)) we got a good idea of the power of this concept. If you are interested in sustainability and want to learn about the status quo of Cradle to Cradle and how it fits into our current world. This episode is for you. Check out Tim’s additional resources: Website: c2c.ngo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cradletocradle.ngo/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhQUfZi8w2f6efSaJohBsg
51:15
December 26, 2019
Martin Schichtel CEO Kraftblock - Optimizing energy waste through a big hot stone.
As we took natural resources for granted, entrepreneurs like Martin started out to reuse as much of what we use as possible. With Kraftblock he and his team are transforming the way we use waste heat within our value chains. To do so he needed to face a lot of challenges and the most important one was to make his solution economically feasible. How the industry is responding to solutions like his and what is needed to drive change faster is what you can listen to in this episode.
38:35
December 21, 2019
Leon Reiner, ImpactHub - Social Entrepreneurship needs to reinvent itself
Join this conversation with the chief of the ImpactHub in Berlin where we learn at which stage social entrepreneurship is at and where we address many of the misconceptions around it. Leon's main mission is to drive positive change to our society and help as many purpose-driven entrepreneurs as possible close the gap from their mere potential to helping them have a true impact. In this episode you will learn: * Why making money is crucial to create solutions for "wicked problems" like climate change * Why social startups are currently not growing like Unicorn  "hockey-stick" startups * Why it is URGENT to find the blueprint for highly successful social ventures * Why the Sustainable Development Goals are helping to create a common denominator for impact ------- Check out his community for impact-driven entrepreneurs: Leon's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-reiner-b722a989/ The Impact Hub Berlin website: https://berlin.impacthub.net/ When you are in Berlin definitely visit the ImpactHub Berlin: ImpactHub Friedrichstraße 246, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland
41:36
December 18, 2019
Hubert Rhomberg, CEO - Rhomberg Group: Wooden skyscrapers and wood as the building material of the future?
What materials do you think about when you think about highrise buildings and the construction industry? Usually cement or steel, right? Well, there is one entrepreneur who is pioneering the construction industry in stealth. He has taken over the family business and instead of following business as usual. He decided to do something differently.. In this episode you gonna find out: * Why we need to learn from mother nature if we ought to survive on this planet * Why it is NOT enough to work on solutions on your own but why SHARING is the key * What does Hubert think about FridaysForFuture and other grassroots movement as an industrialist? * Why our world isn't designed to be 100% circular and what to do about it Check out Hubert to learn more: * Check out his book: From Ego to Lego - http://www.bauenderzukunft.at/ * https://www.rhombergventures.com/
45:42
December 13, 2019
Fabian Heilemann, Partner Earlybird VC - Co-Founder Leaders for Climate Action, what is it all about?
Fabian is not only a serial entrepreneur who is sitting on various boards, Partner at Earlybird who is invested in known startups like Movinga, Onefootball, N26 and many more, he is also the Co-founder of Leaders for Climate Action. Leaders for Climate Action is an organization now a group of 210 members of CEOs and venture capital investors, that makes clear statements. Their website shows clearly that we have barely 8 years left. They have specific demands and present solutions with concepts like the Green Pledge where leading digital entrepreneurs in Germany and Europe commit to measuring, reducing and off-setting their company's CO2 footprint, and who are uniting their voice for stronger political action, like putting a higher price on CO2 emissions that actually would make a steering impact. In this podcast episode he gives us an insight how he plans to use the power of institutional investors like Earlybird to combine their duty of delivering financial returns to their investors with driving a positive impact for our planet. What you gonna learn in this episode: - What Fabian thinks is the intersection between companies that have a positive social and environmental impact which aren't charities but for-profit businesses (Climate Tech) - How Leaders for Climate Action are helping companies on a concrete climate action level - How they plan to quantify, reduce and off-set CO2 emissions for companies Check out the following resources: - https://www.leadersforclimateaction.com/ - https://earlybird.com/ (Reach out to them if you are working on an impact-driven business, they appreciate your email)
35:16
December 10, 2019
Thy-Diep Ta, Chief Well Being Officer - Brainboost: Well-being in an uncertain future.
As our world gets more complex & the next existential crisis humanity is facing is just around the corner. Thy-Diep Ta (Yip) gives us insights into the work of Brainboost a company that uses neurofeedback for higher capacity and life quality. As former Mc Kinsey and now "Chief Well Being Officer" at Brainboost Yip is diving with us into how we can use mindfulness to: - make better decisions in a complex world - dealing with stress & uncertainty  The last topic we talked about is the needed infrastructure so we as humans, friends, mothers etc. can enable our environment. As humanity is facing more and more social "diseases" what is your opinion on that utopia in which society becomes its own mental health coach?
40:22
December 9, 2019
Rüdiger Fox - CEO Sympatex "Doing what is necessary instead of what's possible"
When Rüdiger joined Sympatex a company in the textile industry, he asked a question that put the existence of the company at risk. "Can we find a reason that the world needs us." In this question, Sympatex not only found a way to really contribute and revolutionize the textile industry but they have been able to position themselves as a lighthouse company in regards to sustainability. What economic weakness our current models have and how Rüdiger managed it with Sympatex to become a profitable circular company is what you find out in the podcast. So I wonder, why is your company needed? Have you found an answer to that?
51:01
December 6, 2019
Christoph Zschoke, Geschäftsführer der Ökotec: Energiewende - Unternehmen weiter als Politik?
"Ich bin immer wieder überrascht, wie optimistisch die Politik noch ist" - Christoph Zschoke, Geschäftsführer der ÖKOTEC Energiemanagement GmbH Christop beschäftigt sich bereits seit 25 Jahren mit dem Thema Ökologie & Ökonomie. Deshalb kann er als jemand bezeichnet werden, der durch sein Unternehmen die Energiewende mitgestaltet. Dass wir allerdings nur noch 8 Jahre bei gleichbleibendem CO2 Ausstoß haben, um das 1,5 Grad Ziel zu erreichen, ist ein trauriges Indiz dafür, dass eine erfolgreiche Energiewende global & lokal gefährdet ist.. Die Gründe dafür sind komplex und vielseitig. Eines ist jedoch zumindest in Deutschland Realität. Bürger*innen und Unternehmen haben den Knall gehört und fordern klare Vorgaben der Politik. Christoph's Aussage nach, sind große Unternehmen wie die BASF darin interessiert in eine emissionsfreie Zukunft zu investieren. Allerdings fehlt für ökonomisch lohnenswerte Investitionen ein sinnvoller politischer Rahmen. Schalte jetzt ein und finde heraus welche Partei Christoph trotzdem Hoffnung macht und wie er mit Ökotec die Energiewende mitgestaltet und beschleunigt. Unsere Frage an euch: Wie können wir der Politik helfen die "richtigen" Entscheidungen im Rahmen des Klimawandels zu treffen? Link zur Webseite von ÖKOTEC Energiemanagement GmbH https://www.oekotec.de/de/uebersicht/home/
26:12
December 5, 2019
Manuel Dolderer, Co-Founder - Code University: Curiosity-driven education to face the challenges of our time
For this episode Manuel Dolderer welcomed us at the Code University at the Factory - the go-to startup hub of Berlin. Just on our way to the interview we already noticed that Code University is aware of the issues that we are facing. On the blackboard we saw signs of Extinction Rebellion and students searching for like-minded action-takers for climate related projects. But the main purpose of the Code University is to create software developers, designers and creators, equipped with the skills for the modern world. In this interview Manuel introduced us to what they call curiosity-driven education based on project-based learning. So instead of having one lecturer, i.e. an expert telling the students what they need to learn, students are being put into real projects where they learn the skills necessary in a self-exploratory way. A really radical way of learning a skill as you might think. However, Code is so much more than that, and this is why you should listen to this interview with Manuel. :) Check out: https://code.berlin/ Here you find a link to the Better Future Lab where Code students work on projects in alignment with the SGDs by the UN: https://code.berlin/en/betterfuturelab/
1:05:39
December 4, 2019
The Climate Hackathon by Yale Open Lab - Interview with Net Impact Berlin
For today's podcast we are sitting together with the organizers of the Climate Hackathon initiated by Yale University, or the Open Climate Collabathon by Yale Openlab as the official name is. Luka Zrnic, Oliver Bley  and Sam Tuke have taken time to give use an insight into what is happening behind the curtains at the event and explained us why this isn't a typical hackathon. "It isn't about competing against each other, but much rather about achieving a common goal while collaborating with each other." says Luka Zrnic president of Net Impact@ESMT Berlin a student club focusing on climate change and effective charity work. In this episode you will learn: * Why if you are a professional coder you can use your skill for good * How the structure of intellectual property looks like in a collaborative project * Which specific problems the Yale OpenLab determined and why * Why this is just one event of many to come The event is taking place all around the world. But only from the 16-17th of November you can participate in person. Afterwards the whole event will continue exclusively online for another week. The goal is to create a global accountability system to track the CO2 emissions for stakeholders in climate change stay accountable against the Paris agreement. If this isn't a worthy cause, I do not know what is. ;)
38:45
November 16, 2019
Oliver Bolton, Founder of Almond - The Everything Store for Sustainable Products?
Today’s guest is the founder of Almond. He is here to remind us which impact the choices of our consumption have on the climate and our environment.  While most people do not even know their own carbon footprint Oliver points out that 55% of our own carbon footprint comes from the goods we consume! (food, drinks, clothing, health, beauty, electronics) This means that with the Almond app we can have a significant impact if we break our habit of consumption and shop sustainably instead. But not only that. Oliver and his team want to help you Buy Better products. Act Better and Offset the rest. Becoming something like your go-to place to find sustainable brands, plant trees for consuming positive products and lower your footprint in the process. Before founding Almond Oliver started his own brand creating sustainable drinks - Waterbomb. It was not only one of the first B-Corp certified drink companies in Europe but it is also a way for his Almond app to spread because you can get rewards if you scan the lid of your FACT drink with the Almond app. To round up the concept Almond is run on the Blockchain to bring transparency to everything from food to services with responsible brands and make it easier for you to find the brands you can trust. So download the app. Find out what carbon footprint you have. Connect your credit card And shop sustainably. :)) [Please note that Almond is currently mainly active in the UK and we are not being paid by Almond, we just want to share the great idea with you. :)]  Here you can check out the app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/almond/id1357108992
45:17
November 13, 2019
Borealis (Biggest Plastic Supplier) - Vice President Lucrèce Foufopoulos-DeRidder - Walking the talk
As one of the biggest plastic suppliers in the world Borealis has huge responsibilities to us as humanity. This podcast leaves us with mixed feelings. Lucrèce is such a smart person & accepted to be on our podcast as well as talked at a program in Austria really dedicated to solve climate change. So she walks the talk. In this podcast, we tried to find out how not only she as an individual but especially the company she works for really is changing towards a circular economy & what if this company is not only able to do what is "worth it" but what is needed. We want to believe Borealis becoming a part of the solution to climate change and the plastic problem but just time & action will show if Lucrèce and here team will be able to show that industries like the plastic industry are really able to close the circle.
57:43
November 8, 2019
Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President, Club of Rome - Economic philosophical mistakes of our modern world
Ernst Ullrich von Weizsäcker talked with us about the philosophical mistakes we have built our modern world on & the massive misunderstanding of Adam Smith. The “old” models worked before we have been in a globalized world but now they are easily undermined by smart but destructive tactics. How we can learn to transform those models with the power of smart governance structures like Sweden did for example in early 1990 about the acid rain. Ernst had the chance in his career to really get a deep understanding of system earth and we tried to get the first glimpse of that understanding so people who want to drive change can build on the learnings on the shoulders of titans ;)
53:44
November 5, 2019
Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder of the Social Network for Climate Change - We Don’t Have Time: Mother Earth has fever, and here is what we can do about it!
„If you understand the crisis, we must act. It is like walking on the street and seeing someone dying. You have the obligation to help them.“ THIS is the clear message that Ingmar shares with us in this podcast episode. By listening you will understand why Ingmar is a Mother Earth’s Hero and how you can become a part of the change that awaits us all. Find out why Mother Earth has a fever and why an increase is severely more dangerous than we perceive it to be. Here you can find We Don’t Have Time. The mobile app for everyone who wants to become part of the solution to fight the climate crisis. Download on Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.wedonthavetime.app) Download on iOS (https://apps.apple.com/app/wedonthavetime/id1450172465)
43:17
October 30, 2019
Juan Pablo Osornio, Global Climate Politics - Greenpeace: Why the big green brother is always there for you
We are reporting live from the office of Greenpeace in Berlin sitting with Juan Pablo Osornio right about to have a conversation with the person responsible for Global Climate Politics. We were expecting this interview to be very formal and PR-ish, talking about the events happening around the world where Greenpeace is bringing in their help and how Greenpeace operates. But what we got was very different.. Instead we were having a human-to-human conversation getting insights into the humane aspect of Greenpeace sharing stories about how every action Greenpeace takes is about coherence with nature and humanity as a whole. Turn on this podcast and sit back for a very different perspective on the big green brother that has been there probably before you have born even and will continue to be there even when the shine of the media will fade.. Learn why: * we should loosen our need for certainty to have a perfect plan before we ACT on climate change * Greenpeace supports every activist with resources and media support to spread their message * Juan decided to become part of the most powerful force of the world, nature. * Greenpeace is in favour of FridayForFuture and why Juan values the humility of Greta Check out Greenpeace and get in contact with Juan if you need support with your activity to save our climate! *the opinions expressed by the interviwee are his own and not of the organization he works for
53:05
October 23, 2019
Kwame Yamgnane - Co-Founder of the most successful Coding School, 42: The Blueprint to solve any real-world problem?
Today our host Nicolaj is interviewing Kwame Yamgnane - a real powerhouse in the field of education who despite a lot opposing winds has created one of the world’s most successful coding schools which is endorsed by almost every high profile Entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Not only has the school consistently created exceptional talent in the field of software development, but it has done so without any professor holding a lecture in front of their students... It is all done purely through Peer-to-peer learning. Because according to Kwame his students learn best by learning the knowledge "by creating the knowledge yourself." In this podcast you will get a deep insight into how the school works and which principles the educational system is governed. Find out what makes the difference between a student who learns from an expert and who then applies it to the real world or a student who explores a field on his own and then becomes a true MASTER. Find out... 1. Why our current education has been working so well during the time of industrialization but why we will face many challenges getting into the digital age 2. Which massive barriers Kwame and his team had to overcome despite being funded by famous french billionaire Xavier Neil 3. Why the principles of 42 cannot just be applied to any other field 4. Ideas on how École 42 could help solve climate change 5. Why in 2100 we might be facing the biggest crisis humanity ever faced (greater than climate change?!) Check out the school(s) by Kwame: https://www.42.us.org/ https://www.epitech.eu/de/ Please leave a 5-star review if you enjoyed this episode. See you in the next one. ;)
57:43
October 21, 2019
Lubomila Jordanova - CEO, PlanA.earth: Big Data of Climate Change to take ACTION
Today we were fortunate to have an interview with Lubomila Jordanova. She and her team have been crunching the numbers for the last 2 years to understand the impacts of climate change on a data-driven level. Even though we might need these forces as well but for her it is not enough to occupy bridges or to go out and strike. She wants everyone of use to be empowered to take ACTION. To become an expert at a small area that helps mitigate climate change. Because she also noticed that she was explaining the same things over and over again, she built an academy, what she calls the encyclopedia of climate change. You should check out the website of PlanA and get a better understanding of the global movements that are happening ranging from big businesses, startups to NGOs. Thanks for having us, Lubomila.
44:54
October 14, 2019
Harald Friedl - CEO, Circle Economy: How we can accelerate the shift to a circular economy!
In this episode Harald Friedl explains why the shift from a circular economy is much more than just closing material loops. It is about embracing a shift of our mindset, to get to a world that values the ecological and social components as much as or even more as economics. In this podcast you will learn about these BIG ideas: 1. Why the circular economy is not compatible with the current system and what we can do about it 2. Check out 1000s of case studies on https://circle-lab.com/ 3. Why it is highly necessary to protest but why even a 12-year old in Bali can have an impact! For more, check out: https://www.circle-economy.com/
45:28
October 11, 2019
Jakob Muus - CEO Tracksfortrucks: How to reduce the CO2 emissions of trucks with predictive algorithms
Jakob Muus is a great example of a change-maker making his way from the corporate world to start his own business after he has spent time in his "innovation lab". Learn how Jakob is building the solution to improve an industry full of inefficiencies to contribute to mitigating climate change. As always, we are looking forward to your questions on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/ Also if you like the episode, leave us a 5-star review for more listeners finding about the companies and solutions that will dominate our future.
34:36
September 30, 2019
Andreas Kuhlmann - CEO of the German Energy Agency (dena): Why we need more young people who CHOOSE to CHANGE
Why history repeats itself and why we did not change in 1992 when the "Earth Day" happened. >> Listen to this podcast and find out why young people need to step up their game.
22:12
September 29, 2019
Extinction Rebellion Leaders in Berlin, Germany - Till, Jana and Kaa: The insides of a Grassroots Movement
NO MORE NICE WORDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=113&v=HDhNORiTtOU Extinction Rebellion has become one of the premier movements to save our planet and keep politicians accountable to act according to the Paris Treaty next to FridaysForFuture and the Sunrise Movement and in this podcast episode we dive deeper into how the organization came to life. Nick wants to know if there is any plan beyond civil disobedience which opens the conversation to the demands, core principles and values the company runs on. Check out the episode and learn: - Why Extinction Rebellion organizes as a Holacracy - Which 10 principles the organization runs on and how they create the core of all operations - Why they have been unique as a movement and execute against a plan that has been created in 2 years - Which support systems they have built up and how it helps them prevent activism burnout Participate on the conversation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
42:03
September 27, 2019
Fritz B. Simon - Organisationsberater, Psychotherapeut und Autor: Warum Massenbewegungen Organisationen werden müssen
In dieser Folge trifft Nicolaj auf Fritz B. Simon, der ihm einen Exkurs in die Welt der Organisationsberatung bereitet. Er teilt Einblicke aus seinem Buch: Anleitung zum Populismus: oder: Ergreifen Sie die Macht! Auch wenn das recht extrem klingt, ist Populismus etwas, was Fritz B. Simon nicht unterstützt, vielmehr zeigt er anhand der Prinzipien von "effektivem" Populismus die Prinzipien für eine starke Organisation, und wie Bewegungen, wie FridaysForFuture durch eine optimierte Organisation dafür sorgen können nachhaltig Energie in ihre Sache zu investieren. In dieser Folge lernst du: * Warum Greenpeace als Beratungsunternehmen gescheitert ist und warum immer ein Feindbild im Populismus nötig ist * Warum eine ansprechende Vision für die Zukunft nicht ausreicht, um Massen zu bewegen * Warum das "Wozu" wichtiger ist als das "Warum" * Welche Qualitäten und Komponenten für eine effektive Organisation nötig sein Wie immer freuen wir uns auf deinen Kommentar bei Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/ Schaue auch gerne in unseren Live Ticker zur Climate Action Week in New York.
44:31
September 26, 2019
Peter Kalmus - NASA Scientist, Author and Activist: 6-steps of effective Climate Action
Peter Kalmus is one of a kind. After hearing about the impact of Global Warming during his studies he decided to switch to a direction that involves environmental studies. He had to do something to channel his worries. Not only is he now working as a Climate Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory but he also has written a book about the matter - Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution. You can find out on his website: https://peterkalmus.net/ There he shares his research, his projects and everything what he is working on. Which is a lot. He has an app: Earth Hero: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/earth-hero-end-climate-change/id1458057746 He has an anti-flying campaign for scientists: https://noflyclimatesci.org/ So taking a look at his resources makes sense ;)
54:04
September 25, 2019
Martin Stuchtey - Managing Director SYSTEMIQ (former McKinsey): The Climate Change Dilemma and why there are no easy solutions
In this podcast episode Martin Stuchtey gives us a deep-dive into the system of our current economy and his perspective on why we cannot change even if the world's most renowned experts are working on our current challenge that we face. In this episode you will learn: * Why we are facing human's most prevalent "Innovator's dilemma " and why we are failing to handle it * Which super-trends our modern ways of doing business bring * How we need to transform our current economy and society * How the framework by SYSTEMIQ acts as a catalyst for change Check out the consultancy by Martin Stuchtey: https://www.systemiq.earth/
37:55
September 24, 2019
How does the UN even work? From the perspective of UN employee Papa Dembele
In this podcast in front of the UN building where the General Assembly is happening, we get the chance to interview Papa Dembele who has been with the UN for 8 years.
14:10
September 23, 2019
Greta Thunberg, New York Full Speech
„We demand a save future. Is THAT REALLY TOO MUCH TO ASK?“ - Greta Thunberg, New York
13:39
September 23, 2019
Stefano Venier - CEO, Hera: Leader in environmental water and energy services
In this episode of our #30days30heroes challenge Nicolaj jumped on an interview with Stefano Venier, a seasoned business executive who overlooks the vast operations of the Hera Group. We notice right away that this man puts his money where his mouth is when he tells Nick that he just came out of a meeting with 100 other executives discussing how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be implemented more effectively. And so it begins, enjoy an episode full of wisdom getting insights into the principles of the circular economy and sustainability as well as first-hand insights from an executive managing an enterprise with close to 9000 employees. Find out how he works on this established business to become a role model in our pursuit towards building more sustainable companies.
39:06
September 14, 2019
Roland Ehry - Associate Partner, Sustainable Growth Associates: Zur Nachhaltigkeit im deutschen Mittelstand
Die heutige Folge gibt uns die Möglichkeit jemandem mit +30 Jahren Erfahrung im Management Consulting zuzuhören, der den Wandel vom Top Consultant zur treibenden Kraft der Nachhaltigkeit im deutschen Mittelstand gemacht hat. Roland, stellt uns in dieser Folge nicht nur einige wertvolle Frameworks und Ressourcen vor, die ihn auf seinem Weg unterstützt haben, sondern er zeigt uns ebenfalls wie er seinen Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit gefunden hat und welchem Wunschbild er sich annähern will. In dieser Folge lernst du: * Wie der Stand des "Nachhaltigkeits-Mindsets" im Mittelstand ausfällt * Was Ressourcen, wie Gaia Education oder The Natural Step mit seiner persönlichen Transformation zu tun haben * Warum jede Veränderung bei uns selbst beginnt Wie immer freuen wir uns auf deine Beteiligung bei Instagram.
56:37
September 12, 2019
Michael Braungart - Co-Inventor Cradle-to-Cradle: There are no heroes, there is no mother earth!
Let's forget about sustainability and talk about Beauty, Quality and Innovation. Michael Baumgart really gave us a whole new perspective on climate change - even more, on the role of humanity. In this episode you will find out why we should rather consider to celebrate life and humanity than constantly think about decreasing our footprints. At the end Nicolaj also prepared a special invitation if you search for a way to become a change-maker yourself. Just shoot us a message on Instagram to learn more.
39:53
September 11, 2019
Anna Kirah - Design Anthropologist at Kirah Co: On the Power of Kindness to overcome Climate Change
Anna Kirah is all about humanity. In her early career, she worked for Boeing and Microsoft where she excelled in both achieving “overnight success”. As a professor in various design schools like Standford university, she became an expert at people-centric design. The cool thing about Anna - she really represents the idea that there are no magic pills to solve our issues as humanity. We just need to do it. We as humanity need to solve problems humanity is facing which means that we can't pass it on to politicians or corporates. Much more importantly, we need to start with looking at ourselves. The Key take-away: Let's become more human and helpful to each other again. We all have our inner fights and it is okay to lose them sometimes. But as Anna, we can become strong believers in a bright future for humanity The challenge Anna left us with after the podcast: Do one act of kindness a day :)  So, what was your last act of kindness you are proud of? As always we are happy to discuss on Instagram
44:14
September 10, 2019
Dr. Conrad Kunze - Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik (FU, Berlin): Wissenschaftler und Klima-Aktivist
In einer gemütlichen Runde interviewen wir den Klimaforscher und Klimaaktivisten Dr. Conrad Kunze, zu einem eher ungemütlichen Thema. Denn wir wollen von ihm erfahren welche Rolle die Wissenschaft in der Klimadiskussion spielt. Wir haben Conrad bei einem Klimacamp bei Leipzig getroffen und sehr tiefe Gespräche über die Thematiken Aktivismus, Klimaschutz und Wirtschaft geführt. Deshalb freuen wir uns umso mehr ihn in unserem Podcast begrüßen zu dürfen. In diesem Podcast lernst du: * Warum Conrad sich dazu entschieden hat den Fokus seiner Arbeit von der Energiewende auf die Mobilitätswende zu wechseln * Warum er sich seit einiger Zeit dafür einsetzt den Bau einer Autobahn zu verhindern * An wen sich wissenschaftliche Arbeiten richten und wen die Wissenschaft erreichen will * Welche Rolle die Wissenschaft im Klimawandel spielt Wie immer freuen wir uns auf deine Beteiligung auf Instagram: http://bit.ly/2lJhLbg Beteilige dich unbedingt am Klimastreik am 20. September 2019 https://de.globalclimatestrike.net/ Autobahn 100 Besetzung -> Kontaktiert uns gerne über Instagram und wir verbinden euch mit Conrad.
41:22
September 9, 2019
Philipp Wildberger von Öklo: Die Trockentoilette, der übersehene Bereich der Nachhaltigkeit
Unser alltäglicher, unbesonnene Gang zur Toilette ist unter Umständen einer der am meisten vernachlässigten Bereiche der Nachhaltigkeit. Allen voran, wenn wir den Zahlen von unserem heutigen Gast glauben. 3-7 Liter Wasser in Trinkwasserqualität soll es benötigen eine Spülung auszuführen. Und das macht eine Menge aus. Denn Philipp zufolge nutzen wir 1/3 unseres Trinkwassers dazu unseren natürlichen Abfall in der Kanalisation zu transportieren. Dazu kommt noch, dass wir nicht vergessen dürfen, dass Kläranlagen sehr viel Energie benötigen, einem Bericht des Umweltbundesamts nach sei allein nur für den Betrieb einer "kommunalen Kläranlagen Strom in der Jahresleistung eines modernen Kohlekraftwerks" nötig. Pro Jahr entstünden so "rund 3 Millionen Tonnen des Klimagases Kohlendioxid (CO2)." (vgl. Umweltbundesamt: ENERGIEEFFIZIENZ KOMMUNALER KLÄRANLAGEN (2009), unter: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/sites/default/files/medien/publikation/long/3855.pdf) Dieser Bereich bietet also noch viel Raum für Innovationen, berücksichtigen wir, dass der meiste Strom aus Deutschland noch aus fossilen Brennstoffen erzeugt wird. Diese Fakten gepaart mit der eigenen Erfahrung ein Festival zu gründen war für Philipp und sein Team Grund genug daran zu arbeiten hier eine Lösung zu finden. In dieser Folge lernst du: * Warum die Neugier wie die Wertschöpfungskette von Büchern aussieht ihn zu Öklo geführt hat * Wieso Öklo viel mehr als nur eine Festival-Toilette ist * Wie Öklo dazu dient andere dazu zu ermutigen im Sinne der Kreislaufwirtschaft zu handeln Wie immer freuen wir uns auf deinen Kommentar bei Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
43:21
September 7, 2019
Dr. Alexander Gerber - Vorstand, Demeter: Der Ökobetrieb als Modell für eine nachhaltige Wirtschaft
Wie der Titel schon verrät, geht es in diesem Podcast, um viel mehr als nur die einzigartige Philosophie und Anbauweise von Demeter, sondern vielmehr spricht unser Host Nicolaj,  heute zusammen mit Gast Karl Hosang, mit Dr. Alexander Geber über die Entstehungsgeschichte und Prinzipien von biodynamischer Landwirtschaft. Denn bereits rund um 1924 haben führende Landwirte die Nachteile von einer systematisch, mineralisch gedüngten Vorgehensweise bemerkt und die Konsequenzen auf die Natur ausgemalt, allen voran nennt er dabei Rudolf Steiner (Begründer der Anthroposophie), der damals Aufklärung betrieben hatte. Was wirst du lernen? * Dieser Podcast wird dir einen umfangreichen Einblick in die Entstehungsgeschichte von biodynamischer Landwirtschaft geben * Es wird dir den Vergleich zu konventioneller Landwirtschaft aus der Sicht eines echten Experten geben * Es wird dir zeigen warum Alexander die ökologische Landwirtschaft als Vorbild für eine nachhaltige Wirtschaft sieht * Und warum auf einem Bio-Bauernhof 30 Menschen beschäftigt sind, und die gleiche Menge an Land verwaltet, für die, die "moderne" Landwirtschaft nur 2 Leute benötigt Wie immer freuen wir uns auf deinen Input bei Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
51:04
September 6, 2019
Johannes Stangl - Co-Initiator #FridaysForFuture Österreich: Bewahrung unserer Biosphäre und eine Gesellschaft globalen Bewusstseins
In dieser Folge der Mother Earth's Heroes Show ist unser Host Nicolaj auf Johannes Stangl getroffen. Als Co-Initiator der Bewegung Fridays For Future in Österreich könnte die Erwartung vorhanden sein, dass dieses Interview hauptsächlich um den Einfluss von Fridays For Future und ihre Aktionen geht, aber diese Podcast Folge ist ganz anders.. Denn Johannes ist in seinen jungen Jahren nicht nur Klimaaktivist, sondern auch ein Student der Philosophie, weshalb dieser Podcast einige sehr interessante Züge angenommen hat, die über Klimaaktivismus hinausgehen. Eigentlich wollte Johannes immer Wissenschaftler werden, doch heute finden wir heraus, wie eine weltweite Whatsapp Gruppe, die Klimaaktivisten miteinander verbunden hat, sein Leben verändert hat. In diesem Podcast lernst du: * Was ein Bewusstseins- und Wertewandel der Gesellschaft mit dem Klimawandel zu tun hat * Was der Begriff Biosphärenbewusstsein mit dem Schutz unseres Planeten zu tun hat (Konzept von Jeremy Rifkin: https://www.foet.org/books/biosphere-politics-a-new-consciousness-for-a-new-century/) * Warum eine globalisierte Welt Chancen und Gefahren birgt * Warum Natur nicht als Externalität in der Wirtschaft begriffen werden sollte * Buchtipps und wie er sein eigenes Bewusstsein gewandelt hat Wie immer freuen wir uns auf eine Diskussion auf Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
39:28
September 5, 2019
Laurent Petit & Till Harnos - Active Giving: Planting 12103 trees by being active
In Today's episode we feature two  Entrepreneurs who decided to contribute to a more sustainable environment by enabling everyone who is active to use their activities to plant trees. So, if you are walking your dog, going for a run, or sweating in the gym, you can easily track your activities and help save the planet! But one important thing struck me during my interview with Till and Laurent. They have much more behind their idea than just planting trees. They want to start a movement and raise awareness. But much more importantly they want people to take ACTION. With news of our Amazon rainforest burning and tons of land being destroyed for livestock in South America it is easy to feel helpless. However, Active Giving builds upon your habit of being active. You would go for a run anyway, right? So why not contribute to a better planet.. In this podcast you gonna learn: * Why they recommend the book One Shot - Trees as our last chance for survival by the founder of Trees for Future (https://trees.org/oneshot/) * Why a tree is so much more than just a plant that offers us oxygen * How they tackle an environmental issue to tackle Hunger, Poverty and Education * How they met each other and decided to start this business. So there are only 3 things left for you to do. 1. 1. Follow Active Giving  (https://www.instagram.com/active.giving/) (just following them will already plant 1 tree!) 2. Be active Be active and track your activity. You can run, cycle, walk or even do yoga or workout in the gym. As long as you track distance (km/miles) or your energy (kcal). 3. Share your activity Share your activity in an Instagram story and tag @active.giving
35:50
September 3, 2019
Katherine Foster - CIO Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance: 25 years of climate action and sustainable development
Katherine Foster has seen it all. In her 25 years of working experience she has seen both the good and the bad sides of the evolution of our collective action in the field of climate change and sustainability. In this podcast we gonna learn about all the stages that she went through while she shares her frustrations and hope on the further progress in pursuing a better world. She is a proponent of systemic changes rather than believing in standalone innovators or silver bullets bringing exponential change to the movement. One of her quotes is: “We need to actually shift systems and have systems thinking. Take that anger, harness it and take that frustration, harness it and work on what we can.“ In this podcast you gonna learn: * Why she doesn't believe in another innovator like Elon Musk to "save us" * Why everybody wants to reinvent the wheel and how this is hindering the progress * The different stages of her diverse career in the field of sustainability * We she sees hope in the younger generations As always feel free to join the conversation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/ Useful resources: What the Sustainable Digital Finance Alliance is: https://www.sustainabledigitalfinance.org/
18:17
September 2, 2019
Dr. Pasi Vainikka - CEO Solar Foods Oy: Fight Climate Change by making protein powder from CO2 and change the food industry
This podcast is a good one for all the entrepreneurs out there who think about really innovative solutions to fight climate change. Today we feature Pasi Vainikka, a scientist who turned into an Entrepreneur because he had to! In the face of the challenge to find alternatives to our current way of creating food and to directly tackle climate change Dr. Pasi Vainikka turned his two research projects Neocarbonenergy (http://www.neocarbonenergy.fi/) and Neocarbonfood (http://neocarbonfood.fi/) into a new startup called Solarfoods (https://solarfoods.fi/). His goal is to find a way to create food without using the traditional methods. Why, you ask? Because if you think about it, normally we use farmland which we for example burn areas of rainforests for just to place crops on, which are really resource-intensive requiring a lot of water. Additionally, for a lot of farming land there are synthetic fertilizers being used which kill beneficial microorganisms in the soil that convert dead human and plant remains into nutrient-rich organic matter. Nitrogen- and phosphate-based synthetic fertilizers leach into groundwater and increase its toxicity, causing water pollution. Fertilizers that leach into streams, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water disrupt aquatic ecosystems. (source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283500340_Synthetic_Fertilizers_Role_and_Hazards) Therefore he is literally reimagining the whole system of creating foods. Independent from farmland. Requiring less water. And well based on microbes.. Which sounds awkward, but Pasi has a great way of explaining that. It is similar to brewing beer... I told you this podcast is different... ^^ Have fun listening to this show. As always we are looking forward to your feedback on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
42:40
August 31, 2019
Ingmar Höbarth - Geschäftsführer des Klima- und Energiefonds Österreich: Förderungen für clevere Ideen für eine nachhaltige Gesellschaft
Durch einen glücklichen Zufall, wurde jemand, der quasi die Klimabewegung in Österreich erfunden hat, auf unseren Host Nick aufmerksam. Ingmar Höbarth war schon in jungen Jahren ein Rebell, der sich für Gerechtigkeit eingesetzt hat. 1982 fühlte er sich berufen, die Bewegung Greenpeace in Österreich einzuführen und gründete kurzerhand Global2000. (https://www.global2000.at/) 1984 im Konflikt um den Bau eines Wasserkraftwerks im Hainburger Au, einem unberührten Urwald in Österreich, hat er es geschafft 40.000 Menschen zu mobilisieren, die sich alle dafür eingesetzt haben, dass die Natur seinen Platz beibehält. Wohlgemerkt weit vor der Zeit von Social Media und Co. Heute setzt er sich seit mehr als 10 Jahren als Geschäftsführer beim Klima- und Energiefonds Österreich mit finanziellen Förderungen und durch die eigene Entwicklung von Zukunftsmodellen für die Weiterentwicklung von diversen Innovationen im Klimawandel ein. (https://www.klimafonds.gv.at/) Ingmar ist ein Vorreiter seiner Zeit, was Nachhaltigkeit angelangt und wir können viel von ihm lernen. Deshalb lernst du in dieser Folge: * Wie der Klimafonds auch vielleicht dich als cleveren Gründer unterstützen kann * Welche Motivation hinter seinem Drive etwas zu verändern steht * Warum sein Lebensmotto „Ich habe keine Chance, aber ich nutze sie.“ ihn dort hingebracht hat, wo er jetzt steht * Und warum  Wirtschaftswachstum als Diktion aus seiner Sicht überholt ist Wie immer kannst du dich bei Instagram an der Diskussion beteiligen: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
20:21
August 30, 2019
Johannes Naimer-Stach - Climate-KIC Österreich: Sein Weg vom Emissionshändler zum erfüllten Klimaschützer
Heute berichtet Host Nicolaj Grabert wieder live und ungeschnitten von dem Forum Alpbach in Österreich, wo sich die führenden Köpfe des Klimaschutz treffen und über die Lösungen sprechen, die uns vor einer 1.5 Grad wärmeren Welt schützen sollen. Unser heutiger Held des Klimaschutz ist Johannes Naimer-Stach. Schon früh hat er bemerkt, dass er einer Beschäftigung nachgehen muss, die ihn erfüllt. Nachdem er einige Stationen unter anderem als Broker für Emissionshandel und als Mitarbeiter beim WWF, wo er einige Jahre gearbeitet durchlaufen hat, ist er heute als Country Manager in Österreich für Climate-KIC (https://www.climate-kic.org/countries/austria/) und selbständiger Klimaschutz Consultant bei 288Grad (http://www.288grad.com/). Schalte ein und erfahre: * Was Climate-KIC ist und welche Strategie sie verfolgen die Startups und Organisationen zu unterstützen, die sich für den Klimaschutz einsetzen * Warum er glaubt: „ungefähr 80% der Lösungen sind bekannt, werden aber schlichtweg nicht gemacht.“ * Warum er glaubt, dass der Emissionshandel keinen positiven Einfluss auf den Klimawandel nimmt * Warum WEGSCHAUEN, für ihn KEINE LÖSUNG IST Beteilige dich gerne wie immer mit deinen Fragen auf Instagram, unter: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/
21:49
August 29, 2019
Rüdiger Röhrig - Transformations-Berater für Unternehmen: Warum Nachhaltigkeit mehr als nur Klimawandel ist
In dieser Folge haben wir die Gelegenheit die Gedanken eines Mannes einzusehen, der seit 8 Jahren mit dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit beschäftigt ist. Seiner eigenen Aussage nach ist er vor Jahren auf den Ansatz von The Natural Step (https://www.thenaturalstep.de/de/) gestoßen und hat sich gewundert "warum musste ich erst so alt werden wie ich damals war, um das zu sehen? Warum wird das nicht in der Schule gelehrt? Warum ist das nicht so, wie wir tagtäglich lernen mit der Schwerkraft umzugehen. Wir diskutieren (doch) auch nicht die Schwerkraft. Gleiches gilt für die Nachhaltigkeitsprinzipien." Und damit startete seine Reise. Schalte jetzt ein und erfahre: * Warum ein ganzheitlicher Blick (systemischer Ansatz) höchstrelevant ist, um an den richtigen Dingen zu arbeiten * Warum schnelle Lösungen oftmals nur Symptome bekämpfen, aber nur selten die wirkliche Ursache * Warum Klimawandel auch nur ein Symptom von nicht nachhaltig handelnden Individuen ist * Warum Unternehmen auch nur Individuen sind * Warum wir der Lösung vielleicht schon viel näher sind, als wir das glauben Es lohnt sich den Podcast bis zum Ende anzuhören, um Rüdigers aufbauende Worte anzuhören, die er jedem, der etwas bewegen will, mitgeben möchte.
50:40
August 28, 2019
Geanne van Arkel - Head of Sustainable Development at Interface: How to reduce your carbon footprint by 96% and sell millions of goods [Forum Alpbach]
#30days30heroes This is a special episode. It is coming live from the European Forum Alpbach where Nicolaj is interviewing Geanne van Arkel a household name in the area of sustainable development. This episode is packed with living proof of how industries can adapt their processes and use sustainability as a driver for profit. In 1994 after the CEO and founder Ray Anderson noticed that his company wasn't in alignment with the Planetary Boundaries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetary_boundaries) and after reading the works of experts like Paul Hawken (https://www.drawdown.org/) Interface began its mission to eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment by 2020. As the Head of Sustainable of Development Geanne van Arkel sits on a wealth of knowledge on the field of sustainability, but this podcast will give you a broad overview of how a decision and a dedicated team can create a vision that is in alignment with nature. You will learn: -> How sustainability has become an unique selling point for Interface to attract talent and increase profits -> How we have to change our attitude toward CO2 and see it as a resource instead of an enemy -> Why the principle of a circular economy mainly is about adapting the blueprint given to us by nature And much more. Feel free to SHARE this episode with your peers who are sceptical about an economy in alignment with our sustainability goal. JOIN the discussion on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mother_earths_heroes/ #30days30heroes
19:57
August 27, 2019
Thomas Leppert vom Heldenrat: Wachstum und Soziales? Lässt sich das überhaupt verbinden?
Thomas Leppert macht keine halben Sachen. In seiner Heldenrat GmbH zeigt er Unternehmen, wie sie finanzielles Wachstum mit Sozialem verbinden können. Sein Ansatz ist das "Brücken bauen" was das bedeutet und vieles mehr findest du in dieser Podcast Episode. Du willst mehr erfahren und wissen, wie du deinen Teil zur Lösung beitragen kannst? Werde jetzt Teil der Lösung und besuche: http://motherearthsheroes.show/
24:53
August 22, 2019
Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns - Partner & Global Marketing Director bei Roland Berger: Warum wir im Klimawandel über den eigenen Tellerrand schauen müssen
Unser erster Podcast mit einem Helden im Klimawandel. Global Director von Roland Berger, Prof. Dr. Torsten Oltmanns gibt uns exklusiven Einblick in seine Ansichten. Du willst mehr erfahren und wissen, wie du deinen Teil zur Lösung beitragen kannst? Werde jetzt Teil der Lösung und besuche: http://motherearthsheroes.show/
22:09
August 22, 2019