In this episode, I share with you one of the important topics that I looked out in depth this year, that is eutrophication. It might seem like a big word and if you are wondering what am I talking about, well it simple terms it is mainly the greenish water that you might often come across in some of the aqua systems, but there is a lot more to it.
The term, eutrophication. originating from the Greek word “eutrophos,”, meaning well-nourished, is a complex environmental issue that has far-reaching consequences on aquatic ecosystems. This phenomenon involves the enrichment of aquatic environments with excess nutrients, leading to profound ecological changes. While eutrophication can occur naturally over extended periods, the recent acceleration of this process is primarily attributed to human activities, marking it as a significant contemporary environmental challenge.
In this episode, we talk to Lisa Blair. She is a record holding sailor, that only started her sailing journey at the age of 25 and in seven short years, started making history. She was the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica with one stop, overcoming a dramatic dismasting at sea. She went on to lead the first all-female team in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race after setting two more world records by sailing solo, non-stop, and unassisted around Australia. In 2022, she became the fastest person to sail solo, non-stop, and unassisted around Antarctica while conducting crucial ocean health research. With over 110,000 nautical miles under her belt, she is not only an accomplished sailor but also an author, adventurer, and inspirational speaker.
During this episode we talked about some of the challenges she faced while sailing solo around Antarctica, What inspired her naming her boat Climate Action Now. Some of the magical wild life encounters she shared while at sea as well as how climate change and the plastic pollution is impacting our oceans.
In this episode, we talk to Kate Williams. She is the CEO at 1 % for the Planet. Founded in 2002 it is a global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions. Her relentless dedication to environmental sustainability has made her a driving force in corporate responsibility.
During this episode, we talked about what exactly is 1% for the planet, how the certification process works as well as what type organisations forms part of the 1% for the planet network. We also dug into some of Kate’s goals and aspirations as CEO and the involvement of the environment over the last two decades of 1 % of the planet.
In this episode, we talk to Maya van Rossum. She is the founder of Green Amendments For the Generations, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to securing constitutional recognition and protection of environmental rights. She has been a passionate advocate for the health of the Delaware River and its tributaries for over 30 years as the Delaware Riverkeeper. She was a lead petitioner in the landmark Robinson Township case and has testified multiple times before US Congressional Committees. She is also the author of The Green Amendment, Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment, which won the 2018 Living Now Evergreen Awards GOLD in the Nature Conservation category.
During this episode we looked at what green amendments are and how we can secure our right to an environmental future and what it takes to be the voice of a river.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we talk to Heather White. She is the founder and CEO of One Green Thing, Sustainability and climate leader, eco-anxiety expert, speaker and the author of “One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet” and referred to by Erin Brockovich as the Brené Brown of the environmental movement.
During this episode we talked about what is eco anxiety, how can we address our own eco anxiety as well as some daily things you could do to help you on your sustainable journey.
In this episode, I share with you some of the important progress we have made in the climate change fight. What I am excited for in 2023 and also provide you with some tips on how you can start setting goals for your sustainable journey.
In this episode, we talk to Shelby Thomas. She is the founder and CEO of the Ocean Rescue Alliance a marine conservation and restoration non-profit organization. She is also the CEO of the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project as well as a PhD Candidate with the University of Florida.
During this episode we talked about the importance of coral reefs. Take a deep dive into some options that you can do to help out our oceans and corals as well as look at some of the amazing artistic project they are working on in and around the ocean.
In this episode, we talk to Billy Fetzner. He is an ecopreneur, podcaster, and coach working to make the world a greener place by helping ecopreneurs scale their businesses through the power of harnessing their own creativity.
During this episode we talked about how his sustainable journey started, some ecopreneurs for you to keep an eye on as well as giving you some tips when you want to move into the ecopreneur space.
In this episode, we talk to Lina Yarysh. She is the Head of Customer Success Manger at EOS Data Analytics, a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics.
During this episode we talked about how satellites and AI can revolutionize the agricultural industry, reducing food and water waste. We took a deep dive on how these systems work and how some communities around the world have already benefited from this technology.
In this episode, we talk to Zach Stein. He is the co-founder of Carbon Collective, the first online investment advisor 100% focused on solving climate change with a clear theory of change around 100% divestment from fossil fuels, reinvestment into science-based climate solutions, and shareholder advocacy.
During this episode we talked about what is the Carbon Collective. Why it is important for us to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in climate solutions. Zach provides is with some tips what to look out for when you would like your investments to solve climate change.
In this episode, we talk to Leonardo Zangrando. He is a Transformational Coach helping gamechangers who want to make the World a better place, look beyond their current horizon to multiply their impact. Founder of Startups 4 Oceans.
During this episode we talked about Leonardo’s upcoming journey for a solo trip around the world for Ocean Sustainability. He also provides us with some great tips for anyone wanting to start an eco-venture.
In this video I will be sharing with you How to create Sustainability Starter Kits, This three sustainability kits will reduce the time you spend searching for your reusable items and zero waste essentials. Making it easier for you to be zero waste with less effort.
In this episode, we talk to Mari Reisberg. She is a therapist, performer, creativity coach, and host of the Sustaining Creativity Podcast. She holds a BFA in Acting from the Hartt School and an MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Dance/Movement Therapy, from Naropa University.
During this episode we talked about how we can use creativity in our lives to help us on our sustainable journey, fun ways to tap into our creativity as well as some tips to help you when you feel stuck when it comes to creativity.
In this episode, we take a look at Zero Waste Tips for the bathroom. How you can reduce your waste with a few simple steps
During this episode we talked about what is zero waste, tips on reducing waste and then take a deep dive into what pesky plastics are lurking in your bathroom and provide you with some plastic free solutions in the bathrooms.
In this episode, we talk to John Belizaire. He is the CEO of Soluna Computing, Inc. John is on a mission to reimagine the renewable energy grid and to make renewable energy more efficient and environmentally friendly. Soluna is currently focused on some of the biggest unsolved problems for the economics of renewable energy: sustainable computing, sustainable data center spaces and wasted energy.
During this episode we take a look at how we can use all the resources from sustainable energy. What we could use those resources for as well as take a deep dive into some of the energy hungry computing that can benefit from Soluna Computing.
In this episode, we talk to Dr. John Cooley. He is the co-founder and Chief of Products and Innovation of Nanoramic Laboratories. Where he focus on technology development and commercialization. He has led the execution of Nanoramic’s first product lines. He co-authored multiple winning grant proposals, holds five technical degrees from MIT including the Ph.D. from the Electrical Engineering dept and also won both the David Adler Memorial Thesis Prize and the Morris Joseph Levin Award for his thesis work and was a Martin Family Fellow in 2009.
During this episode we talked about the ethicality and sustainability of Lithium batteries. How easy or it is to recycle batteries as well as how their battery will impact the automotive industry.
In this episode, we talk to Cathy Nesbitt. She is a Health and Wellness Advocate. She is the founder of Cathy’s Crawly Composters (Est 2002), Cathy’s Sprouters and Cathy’s Laughter Club. She is a multi award-winning environmental innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. She is also a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Working title is Cathy Crawly Laughing Bean Queen
During this episode we talked about how to set up your own vermicomposting, what to avoid putting into the composting as well as the pro’s from doing vermicomposting. We also took a look at how a daily dose of laughter could be beneficial to your health.
159: What health benefits eliminating toxic cleaning products and single-use plastics from your house has with Simona Sotirovska
In this episode, we talk to Simona Sotirovska. She is the co-founder of The Botanist Dubai, a UAE born brand offering a toxin free, botanical and eco-friendly home care and home cleaning range.
During this episode to took a deep dive in what is the Botanist, why they are on a mission to eliminate toxins and single-use plastics and what health benefits it has for us to remove them.
In this episode, we talk to Riggs Eckelberry. He is the founder and CEO of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear, thst has developed and licensed a decentralized system that treats industrial and agricultural waste water worldwide with very little energy and no chemicals.
During this episode we take look at the importance of industries and agriculture treating water. The process that Origin Clear use to make that possible as well as how a financial decentralization of water can impact water as we know it.
In this episode, we talk to Joshua Sam Miller. He is a musician & environmentalist focused on helping people connect back to nature through immersive audio and visual experiences. He is the Chief Sound Explorer at Embodied Sounds and creator of Sounds of the Ocean, which supports mental wellness and ocean conservation efforts around the world.
During this episode we take a look at the importance of connecting to nature, therapeutic and healing roles that sound play in our lives as well as taking a deep dive into Joshua’s Sound of the Ocean.
Reflecting on the Mama Earth Talk podcast and sharing my top interviews and tips if you are new to zero…
In this episode, we talk to Brenden Kumarasamy. He is the founder of Master Talk. A public speaking coach helping ambitious executives and coaches become top 1% communicators in their industries. He also has a popular YouTube channel called MasterTalk, with the goal of providing free access to communication tools for everyone in the world. He is also a member of Spring Charity Water.
During this episode we talked about the importance of communication, how we can use it to make our voices heard and raise awareness for Mama Earth. Brenden also gave us some great tips and tools that we can use to become great communications.
In this episode, we talk to Jesse Schiller and Rachel Evans. They are the Founders of Kooshoo, a Vancouver based company, that is dedicated to working with ethical and sustainable suppliers to make beautiful organic products that work for you. They are also committed to using earth friendly materials, transparency in their supply chain, and fair-trade production.
During this episode we take a look at what exactly is Kooshoo and why it was so important for them to create the first ever zero waste hair tie as well as what it takes to creating a closed loop product that is good for us as well as Mama Earth.
In this episode, I share with you more about the NFT that I have been working on that is built on three pillars to shine a light on my trash to treasure art, sustainability as well as giving back.
During this episode we take a look at what exactly is the NFT and how each aspect of it is shining a light on Mama Earth.
In this episode, we talk to Charlotte Stebbing-Mills and Jonathan Mills. They are both Master Coaches and the Co-Founders of the Wellness Theory. With over 35+ years combined in health, fitness and wellness; this duo has been empowering individuals all over the world to become happier, healthier versions of themselves. They coach under 45s to eliminate stress, calm a racing mind, feel in control of emotions & build a healthy, meaningful life. They are also the podcast hosts of Stress Relief in your pocket with the Wellness Theory.
During this episode we take a look into stress and why it is important for us to understand stress and unhealthy stress. They also provide us with a bit of a deep dive into the three different levels of stress management as well as provide us with a great breathing exercise you can do right now to align more with Mama Earth as well.
In this episode, we talk to Philip Wagner. He is the creator of the Biork Deo. That is an unscented and hypoallergenic. It is a plastic free and zero waste deodorant and has been a hit in our house the last couple of years.
During this episode we look at what exactly is Biork and how it works as a deodorant. Why the cork packaging was important to them as well as some creative ways to upcycle your Biork Cork.
In this episode, we talk to Clare Wilson. She is an imperfect minimalist committed to a low consumption lifestyle. She is the maker of the Block Dock for bars and a range of annoying-problem-solving household accessories. The Block Dock’s intentions is to switch and stay switched and to give up the bottle for good.
During this episode we looked at some of the pro’s of using bar products instead of plastic bottled products. We also take a bit of a deep dive in how the Block dock was created and the problems it solved and how their company is creating local impact with a global product.
In this episode, we talk to Indira Dejtiar. She is a Law of Attraction and Mindset Coach, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and an EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner, and co-host of The Energy On Purpose Podcast. She’s on a mission to normalize energy work, manifestation, neuroplasticity, and the untapped potential of the subconscious mind to empower all womxn to be, do, and have everything she desires!
During this episode we talked about the importance to align your energy with the frequency that you want. The differences between guided meditation, Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She also gave us some great tips on how we can ground ourselves and also start a journey with purpose.
In this episode I answer some of the questions that I have been getting from you crazy birds. We also talk a bit about Valentine’s day and you find out what was the first Valentines gift my hubby got me that I still use today.
In this episode, we talk to Tristan Pollock and Mehrad Yaghmai. They are the are the founding partner and partner at…
In this episode, we talk to Jade Chan. She is Founder of Sun Slayer Australia, a new reef safe and plastic free sunscreen brand made in WA. As an avid scuba diver and free diver, she is passionate about protecting our oceans.
During this episode, we take a look at why it is important to wear sun protection, what the difference is between the different SPF’s (Sun Protection Factors). We also look at some of the ingredients to avoid when purchasing sun cream to ensure that it is safe for our reefs as well.
In this episode, I will provide you my some of my favorite sustainable holiday gift ideas. I will be sharing my eco-friendly gift guide that is always a winner for any gifting occasion from a holiday, birthday to a special day or just as a thank you.
During this episode, I will also share with you my top 20 Christmas stocking fillers for any last minute shoppers, that want to give a great gift but also look out for Mama Earth.
In this episode, we talk to Frank Cato Lahti. He is the founder of Othalo. A company that has developed a patented system that use recycled plastic waste for construction materials to build affordable housing on an industrial scale. Born and raised in Vardø, an island in the middle of the Barents sea with the worlds richest fishing fields surrounding this little island. With a background in housebuilding as well as an officer in the army he saw a link between the world’s plastic pollution and the worlds need for affordable housing as a solution to each of these global problems. His believe have we all have an obligation to not hurt the planet and protect it for future generation as well as his believe that all is connected and that we all are as one, was the starting point for Othalo.
During this episode, we talked about the importance of housing and how his company is changing plastic from waste to a resource. We also looked at the importance of lifting up women and how that has a positive ripple effect in the communities they are working with.
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Sylvia Earle. She is National Geographic’s Explorer At Large, internationally renowned oceanographer, explorer and author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey She has been called Her Deepness, A Living Legend, dubbed Time Magazine’s first Hero of the Planet. She holds the record for deepest walk on the sea floor and is a world-renowned expert on marine biology. She has led more than a 100 oceanic expeditions and has logged over 7,000 hours under water.
She is also the President & Chairman of Mission Blue as well as The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She has developed a comprehensive reference explaining the fundamental science of the ocean with more than 100 maps and diagrams, including seafloor and political maps of all Earth’s seas and oceans. She has made a lifelong commitment to protect the planet with a soft spot for our blue heart aka the ocean.
During this episode we talked about how Dr. Earle’s journey started, her love for our ocean. She shared why it was important for her to write her latest book . We also digged a little deeper into the importance of the ocean and how we can do our part to help protect it and how hotspots around the world are bringing hope to our ocean.
In this episode, I answer one of the question that I have been getting from a lot of you crazy birds. “Where do I start with a waste free journey?”
During this episode, I provide you with some tips on where to start your journey. We also look at how to do a bin audit to determine what your top 5 items are filling up your bin. I also touch on some ways to reduce your waste this Halloween and announce the next episodes epic guest.
In this episode, we talk to Stephanie Miller. She is the author of Zero Waste Living, the 80/20 Way: The Busy Person’s Guide to a Lighter Footprint. She is also the founder of Zero Waste in DC, to focus on the application of zero waste strategies that have a real and sustainable impact. With a goal of reaching as wide an audience as possible, she provides keynote presentations, learning events and individual household consultations. Within her 25-year career at the international finance corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, she served as director of International Finance Corporation’s climate business department where she led global teams to find innovative solutions to climate change.
During this episode we looked at the importance of recycling right, what is driving the zero waste movement and how our choices impact the climate and waste crises.
In this episode, we talk to Carey Wright. She is the Waste Minimisation Officer at Town of Cambridge. Her work in sustainability and waste minimisation brings together so many of her life passions- writing, creativity, making a difference to people’s lives and contributing to society in a meaningful manner. Over the last couple of years she has had an impact in her council as well as spread a ripple effect of change to many others that have experience her waste minimisation passion.
During this episode we look at some of the challenge a local council face when it comes to waste reduction, but also look at the procedures involved in implementing something new. We also dig into some of their waste reducing programs some even won awards. She also gives us some valuable tips to help out our local councils.
In this episode, we talk to Petrice Jones. He is the co-founder and CEO of The One Movement. He is also the host of The Lonely Whale Podcast, 52hz an environmental activist, entrepreneur and actor. If you are a fan of Netflix’s Locke & Key or some of his other films like Step Up: High Water, Lucky Man and iBoy to name a few.
During this episode, we take a look at how his journey into environmental activism started and how this journey led him to want to have more impact. We also talked about the importance of climate optimism and how each of us can play a vital role for a more sustainable future.
We are in July!! July for me usually means Plastic Free July and making sure I change some of my own habits during the month. This year I had a few items that I have not yet found great alternatives for and decided I will take them on for the month and see if I can go without having to purchase cheese, milk, cream or yoghurt packaged in single-use plastic. Halfway through the month and I had already been a failure, but for sure learning out of this.
During this episode, I share with you my struggles and some solutions that I have found. I also share with you some tips that can help you with your own Plastic Free July journey.
In this episode, we talk to Candice Mostert. She is the South African founder of Waste-ED, a waste education project with the aim to reconnect people with wasted materials and send less to landfill. Waste-ED is researching and using the Ecobrick as a tool to transform waste systems and re-learn sustainable building practices
During this episode, we talked about Ecobricks. How they are used and the impacts they are making with raising awareness of unrecyclable items and finding better solutions.
136: Why building a resilient and connected community is important for a sustainable future with Shani Graham
In this episode, we talk to Shani Graham. She is one of the co-founders of Ecoburbia. Who won the Fremantle Chamber…
In this episode, we talk to Stuart Anderson. He is a life-long beekeeper and the co-inventor of the revolutionary honey extraction system, the Flow Frame. Inspired by his son, who wondered if there was not a better way to get honey out of the beehive without disturbing the bees. This was the start of a ten-year journey together of designing and testing.
Since its launch in 2015, the Australian-made Flow Hive has inspired tens of thousands of new beekeepers around the world, with over 75,000 hives now flowing in 130 countries.
In this episode, we talk to Andy Straisfeld, He has over 15 years of experience in medical sales and us currently the VP of Business Development for Lifecycle Revive, a sustainable PPE supply chain and Canada’s first circular economy-based industry on used medical textiles. Lifecycle takes medical waste, reduces it to plastic pellets, and transforms it into new PPE products. They are currently working with 12 others worldwide to recycle PPE worldwide.
During this episode we look at what is currently happening with our PPE and how Lifecycle Revive created a circular economy for PPE.
In this episode, we talk to, Mohamed Aissaoui. He is the CEO & Founder of My Farm Dubai that built an ecosystem, not just a food system. He is a 5th farmer with an educational background in the engineering sector. He founded My Farm using the low-Tech and the new-Tech to optimize organic food production safely. He is currently working on circular systems which are key to reach the food security goals they have in the UAE. One of his key priorities is growing plants, fruits and vegetables in a forest soil without disturbing the ecosystem.
During this episode we look at the importance of soil and compost for growing quality food, the process of the seeds collected by my farm as well as the importance of including the community.