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Sustainability School

Sustainability School

By Kaisa & Kai
The practical podcast that provides tips and ideas for fellow busy people who care about the environment and want to make a positive difference with their actions. New interview series just launched! Learn about #Sustainability and #ClimateCrisis and find out what you can do 🌍
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Jätkusuutlik elustiil - vajadusest ettevõtteni. Intervjuu Elamise Kergus ettevõtte omaniku Monika Kallastega.
Intervjuu jätkusuutliku elustiili poe Elamise Kergus omaniku Monika Kallastega. Eestis uus ja üks esimesi seesuguseid poode, kust leiad vaid plastivabasid, komposteeruvaid, orgaanilistest materjalidest ning vegantooteid teadlikule tarbijale. Monikale läheb korda, mida ta tarbib ja milliseid valikuid iga päev teeb. Tema jaoks on tähtis, et toit, mida tema pere sööb on puhas ja täisväärtuslik ning et tooted, mida tarbivad, ei kahjustaks tervist ega keskkonda. Ta proovib alati valida loodussõbralikumad, vähem keemilised, naturaalsed tooted naftast toodetud masstoodangu asemele. Alati muidugi ei saa, kuid väikeste sammude kaupa küll. Monika jagas meiega oma põhjuseid, miks hakkas otsima alternatiivseid tooteid, mis oleksid keemiavabad, saastaksid vähem või lihtsalt toodaksid vahem prügi. Samuti kuulete tema teekonda ettevõtte loomisest füüsilise poe avamiseni. Räägime ka sellest: kuidas toimub toodete valik sortimenti mis on jätkusuutliku toote hinna taga millised on hetkel kõige populaarsemad tooted kuidas alustada teadlikumat tarbimist millistest toodetest alustada, kui soovid senised tooted ümber vahetada jätkusuutlikumate vastu Saates mainitud tooted: Ecoegg® Laundry Egg pesupesemise muna: Bambaw raseerija alusega Vahariie Tahked šampoonid 3-1 korduvkasutatav küpsetuspaber Elamise Kerguse kohta leiate lähemalt infot: Sustainability School tegemiste kohta saad rohkem uurida: ja
November 20, 2020
What is Sustainability?
Interview with Gwyn Jones, who is Director at Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) as well as a Guest Lecturer of many years in Sustainability and Social Enterprise at several universities across the UK.  In this episode Gwyn will explain how he thinks about and defines sustainability in a simple and fascinating way, why sustainability matters to everyone, and discuss some of the challenges and solutions.   If you want to learn more from Gwyn, join our brand new Sustainability School community and follow Gwyn Jones:  Learn more about us from Sustainability School website: 
August 29, 2020
Turning Throwaway Culture into Giveaway Culture - an Interview with Anja Schlott
In this episode, we’re talking to Anja Schlott, PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology / Infectious Diseases, about food waste and an app called Olio, that helps us in reducing ours. This podcast episode discusses: Why is food waste a problem for the environment? What can and should we do about it? One of the solutions is the Olio app. Anja shares how she has used the app and why it stood out for her as a great solution in reducing food waste. Food waste is one of the top contributors to climate change. Some facts & figures (ref): Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten. The value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion. Meanwhile 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. That is 1 in 9 people on the planet who are starving or malnourished. Food waste is harmful for the planet: It takes a landmass larger than China to grow the food each year that is ultimately never eaten. 25% of the world’s freshwater supply is used to grow food that is never eaten. If food waste were a country it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases (after China & the USA). Anja is originally from Hamburg, Germany and recently finished at PhD at the Francis Crick Institute in London where she was working on Drug Discovery against the Malaria Parasite. She has been working in the field of sustainability for more than two years helping to build up a sustainability team at the Francis Crick during her PhD and organising with InnerPlanet the London Climathon 2019 and working on a carbon emission tracking technology. She is now starting a new role at Mondra (carbon labelling) to become a Life cycle analysis Consultant to look at a way to enable consumers to choose the most environmentally friendly food product by giving transparent information. Anja has a passion for nature and has been working towards her own sustainable lifestyle changes, which she shares on her Instagram. One app has really stood out however in helping to reduce food waste and now also share non-food items with other people. Learn more about Olio and download the app here: Join Sustainability School Community to keep learning. It's a free space for learning from each other, from scientists and sustainability practitioners. From individual changes, to growing large-scale movements creating change where it matters. It's a space to connect with other likeminded people and organisations to tackle the climate emergency together. This space is yours to use and create.
July 5, 2020
Sustainable Parenting - Starting Your Zero Waste Journey. Interview with a new mum Mari Liis Räis
Welcome to sustainability school, the practical podcast that provides tips and ideas for people who care about the environment and want to make a positive difference with their actions. We invite you to learn about sustainability with us. Let's make sense of the climate crisis step by step and find out what we can do about it. In this episode we interview Mari Liis Räis - a Sociologist with a passion for education research and lifelong learning. She is also mom to a 1.5 year old and can't help bringing her research background into her life as a parent, ever searching for the best and most sustainable parenting practices. Topics covered in this episode: - sustainable choices and habits with a newborn - alternatives for diapers, wipes and other single use items - healthy diet - smart clothing - minimalism and zero waste principles
May 15, 2020
Understanding Climate Change - Interview series with Biologist Madis Metsis
Welcome to Sustainability School, the practical podcast that provides tips and ideas for people who care about the environment and want to make a positive difference with their actions. I invite you to learn about sustainability with us, let’s make sense of the climate crisis step by step and find out what we can do about it.  In this episode, we interview Madis Metsis, a biologist with many years experience and a wealth of knowledge on the subject of nature, biology and climate. Madis has worked in many of the world’s top universities as a professor and researcher, such as The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, where he was Associate professor in neuropharmacology, as well as in several private sector research and technology companies. Madis has published over a hundred scientific publications, some of them on subjects of trees, forests, fungi and the ecological interconnectedness of it all. So, I beleive he is the perfect person to pick a brain on the subject of climate change and sustainability. The first part of this interview series, is about Understanding Climate Change. We look at the greenhouse effect, CO2 and methane and explore the big problem we are facing with permafrost melting in the Arctic regions. Key take-away from this: If we have the will, like in 1987 we did by agreeing the Montreal Protocol to amend the ozone layer, then we may be able to reverse the climate change process.   
March 30, 2020
Sustainable Christmas gift ideas and climate change
Hi Welcome to our first episode. Your hosts are Kai Auger and Kaisa Kangro, and today we’re going to talk about why we should try to have more Sustainable Christmas and ideas to achieve this. The 3 main themes are: REDUCE, RECYCLE, REIMAGINE - Reduce Waste - Recycle intelligently - And lets Reimagine christmas gifts & our habits :) Take part in our social challenge, share your change with hashtag #NoWasteDecember #sustainabilityschool - let’s share ideas and motivate each other! :) #SustainableChristmas - Tag us on Instagram @sustainability_school  Biodegradable glitter: Recycled & fair trade glass baubles: Eco.friendly decorations: Eco crackers: Beeswax wrap: Solid shampoo and conditioner:  Natural ribbons:� Vegan Christmas Recipes: Food decorations recipes: Smart gifts: Gift cheques: Instagram @sustainability_school:
December 17, 2019