Mama Earth Talk

Mama Earth Talk

Welcome to Mama Earth Talk. I am your host Mariska Nell. I am so grateful to have you here. If you are new to sustainability, already on the journey or just curious to learn more about the topic, then you are in the right spot. Mama Earth Talk is a podcast that takes a deep dive into the three pillars of sustainability (environmental, social and economic). Since its inception, it quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing hope through the incredible contribution many around the world are making to a more sustainable life and society. There are over a 140 episodes to learn from, with many amazing and inspiring guests like Her Deepness, Dr Sylvia Earle, Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, activist and humanitarian Rob Greenfield, Chief Heart officer for Gary Vaynerchuck, Claude Silver, Climate optimist Kathryn Kellogg, zero waste chef Max La Manna and many more.


May 1, 2023 52 mins

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 div...

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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 a...

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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 costi...

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In this episode, we talk to Kayla Fratt. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and the founder of K9 Conservationists and 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....

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January 23, 2023 37 mins

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 ...

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January 9, 2023 32 mins

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.

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143: How To Save Our Oceans With Dr. Sylvia Earle

004: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Kitchen with Mariska Nell

008: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Bathroom wit...

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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 coral...

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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.

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November 28, 2022 46 mins

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 t...

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November 14, 2022 35 mins

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 rei...

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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 ...

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In this episode 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.


  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Reusable cloth and produce bags
  • Stasher bags
  • Beeswax wraps
  • Reusable silicone wraps
  • Reusable fabric lid covers
  • Reusable cut...
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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 creati...

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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.

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008: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Bathroom with ...

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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 l...

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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 Adl...

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August 8, 2022 50 mins

In this episode, we talk to Dave Monk. He is the Founder and Creative Director at Podcasts West, a Metaverse Evangelist, Host of The Friendly Futurist Podcast and a casual academic at Edith Cowan University. 

During this episode we talked about what is web 3.0, what “green” NFT’s and Crypto currencies are there at the moment as well as what the future might look like in a web 3.0 world.  

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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.


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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.  

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In this episode, we talk to Riggs Eckelberry. He is the founder and CEO of the innovative water technology company, OriginClear, that 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 tha...

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