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Kevin Gelsi

083: How Nudie Jeans is making your jeans more sustainable with Kevin Gelsi

In this episode, we talk to Kevin Gelsi. He is the Sustainability Coordinator at Nudie Jean’s head office and has been in the denim business since 2012. Currently, he is handling the internal projects in the Sustainability Department, the Environmental Management System and other random sustainability-related tasks.

During this episode, we take a look at how Nudie Jeans are produced more sustainable, what exactly is dry denim and how your Nudie Jean comes with a lifetime repair.

Scott Wilson

082: How to downsize without downgrading with Scott Wilson

In this episode, we talk to Scott Wilson. He is the Design Director and Co-Founder of ZeroSquared. Scott and his team have been transforming the way we look at tiny house living by living up to their slogan, “to downsize without downgrading”.

During this episode, we take a look at what is a tiny house. We look at the benefits of going tiny and also how the house can function off the grid. He also gives advice to anyone that is thinking of downsizing and moving into a tiny house.

Tomi Hartmann

081: Why purchasing better quality furniture is more sustainable with Tomi Hartmann

In this episode, we talk to Tomi Hartmann. He is the general manager of Fritz Kohl Middle East, one of the biggest veneer mills in the world and they created Table House 3 years ago in the UAE, producing one-of-a-kind tabletops.

During this episode, we take a look at what it takes to source wood sustainably. We look at some of the common mistakes we make with our wooden furniture that causes damages. Tomi also gives us some tips for selecting their next wooden table.

Colette Barr

080: Why we all need Eco-Heroes with Colette Barr

In this episode, we talk to Colette Barr. She is the founder of Save Our World and Author of The Eco-heroes’ environmental children’s book series

During this episode, we take a look at how do we talk to our children about important topics when it comes to sustainability. We also talk about what it takes to publish an eco-friendly book from the content to using 100% recycled paper, eco-friendly inks and printing it locally.

Adrienne

079: Why cleaning with chemicals is bad for your health with Adrienne Doolan

In this episode, we talk to Adrienne Doolan. She is CEO at Green Touches Echoes of Sustainability. She is a dedicated environmentalist. Striving to cause disruption in the cleaning and FM industry in the UAE and Middle Eastern region.

During this episode, we take a look at why cleaning without chemicals is better for you and the environment. We look at ways to reduce your water usage when cleaning and we can avoid perfumed fragrances and make our house smell great naturally.

Rebecca Price-Ruiz

078: How you can change your habits this Plastic Free July with Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

In this episode, we talk to Rebecca Prince-Ruiz. She is the Founder of the ‘for-purpose’ Plastic Free Foundation, a not-for-profit that brings the public and business together with the vision of a world without plastic waste. Plastic Free July challenge has grown to millions of participants across 177 countries.

During this episode, we take a look at how a month without plastic, turned into a global movement that has changed millions of peoples habits and reduce waste. We also look at how reducing one item can make a difference.

Gus

077: Why companies should plan ahead with EY’s Gus Schellekens

In this episode, we talk to Gus Schellekens. He is a Partner in EY’s MENA Clean Energy & Sustainability Services Team. He has over 25 years of experience in the management consultancy.

During this episode, we take a look at how business planning can help business leaders to think differently about a company’s direction. We also look at how companies can plan for legislations changes in the future for the company to plan ahead and how a plastic ban could affect a company.

The last straw project

076: Why Single-use plastic bans are important with Mariska Nell

In this episode, I am sharing some great news regarding a ban on single-use items. We will also look at why single-use plastic is a problem, and why it is important for us to get more governments and onboard to change legislation and for the organisation also to do their part and provide people with more environmentally friendly options.

Shirely Conlon

075: Why what you are putting on your skin matters with Shirley Conlon

In this episode, we talk to Shirley Conlon. She is the founder and CEO of The 1st Organic skincare brand made in Dubai.

During this episode, we take a look at why what you put on your skin matters as it is your largest organ. Our shampoo, lotion, and deodorant often contain a chemical that can cause as much damage to the environment as emissions from car exhaust fumes during rush-hour traffic and therefore it is becoming more important for a healthy environment to consider carefully what it is that we put on our skin. Shirley also takes us through her journey and how sharing her home-made products became one of the most successful skin care brands in the UAE.

Tom Outerbridge

074: How recycling can help out Mama Earth with Tom Outerbridge

In this episode, we talk to Tom Outerbridge. He is the general manager of Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn with more than 30 years of experience in waste management.

During this episode, we dig a little into why recycling is important as well as what are some of the items that they receive that cannot be recycled. Spoiler alert your chips packets is, unfortunately, one of them. We also look at why plastic is downgraded each time it is recycled and how aluminium can be recycled indefinitely.

Leesa Carter Jones

073: The power is yours with Leesa Carter-Jones

In this episode, we talk to Leesa Carter-Jones. She is the President & CEO of Captain Planet Foundation. She has helped the organization successfully launch Project Learning Garden, the Institute for K-12 Science, Project Hero, EcoSTEM Resource Kits, as well as co-founded the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp, together with Lonely Whale and Point Break Foundation.

During this episode, we take a look at what the foundation is doing as well as their collaboration with Lonely Whale and Point Break for the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp and what some of the ocean heroes have done after attending the Bootcamp.

Dr Martin Blake

072: How we would be able to help woman out of poverty with Dr Martin Blake

In this episode, we talk to Dr Martin Blake. He is the founder and patron of Embodhi.

During this episode, we take a look at some of the scary facts around woman earlier on average less than men and how Dr Martin has been trying to help set this right by starting Embodhi helping woman to make a better living. We also look at some of the projects that they are busy with and find out what is next for them.

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