Posts by Mariska Nell
178: Sailing the waves of change a conversation with Captain Paul Watson
In this episode, we talk to Captain Paul Watson. He is a true legend in, marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist. As one of the founding members of Greenpeace (which he left in 1977) and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Watson has spent his life fighting for the protection of our oceans and marine life. He continues this mission today through the new Captain Paul Watson Foundation.
A master mariner, accomplished author, and renowned speaker, he has received numerous honors for his dedication to the planet, including the Genesis Award for Lifetime Achievement, being named one of Time Magazine’s Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century, and induction into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was awarded the Amazon Peace Prize by the president of Ecuador and in 2012, he became only the second person, after Captain Jacques Cousteau, to receive the Jules Verne Award for environmentalists and adventurers.
During this episode we talked about the current state of our oceans, how we are all connected to the oceans and took a deep dive into the environmental movements, the role media plays and what the future might have in store for us.
177: Reducing Plastic Pollution with Doug Woodring
In this episode, we talk to Doug Woodring. He is the Founder and Managing Director at Ocean Recovery Alliance. He was also awarded the coveted Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco for his work in this space. He is the originator and initiator of Rebound Plastic Exchange for the global trading of recycled plastic feedstock in a certified, verified manner.
During this episode we took a deep dive on how his sustainable journey started, Looking at the Great pacific garbage patch. We also talked about the importance of organisation and consumers in the current plastic waste problem as well as looked at some of their wonderful initiatives they have started from an app all the way through to their Plastic Disclosure Projects.
176: Changing the way we milk with Alicia Long
In this episode, we talk to Alicia Long. She is the founder and CEO of Nutr, a sustainable wellness brand that is changing the way we consume milk. She has been featured in major outlets such as Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Forbes, New York Magazine, Women’s Health.
During this episode we talked about some of the benefits to us as well as the planet to switching to a milk alternative and we take a look at what exactly is Nutr and how is it revolutionising the way we enjoy milk alternatives without packaging.
175: Why saying no to shark fin soup is so important with Andrea Richey
In this episode, we talk to Andrea Richey. She is an animal activist, educator, TEDx Speaker and know by many as the Shark Lady. She is the Executive director of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation where she is reaching out to over 10,000 students annually to encourage them to say no to shark fin soup.
During this episode we take a look at the shark fin industry, from what a bowl of soup would cost you, to what that bowl of soup is costing the environment. Andrea also gave us some great tips that we can do to help out our sharks and make sure the are around for future generations.
174: How dogs are assisting with scientific research with Kayla Fratt
In this episode, we talk to Kayla Fratt. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and the founder of K9 Conservationists. extremely dedicated to effective and humane dog training methods.
During this episode we talked about how these K9’s are doing their part for the environment when it comes to conservation. What training they go through and also looked at a cool project with Cheethas she was part of in Kenya.