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 Eart 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 hundred episodes to learn from, with many amazing and inspiring guests like Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, activist and humanitarian Rob Greenfield, CEO of Captain Planet, Leesa Carter-Jones, Chief Heart officer for Gary Vaynerchuck, Claude Silver, Senior Director of Loney Whale, Emy Kane, Climate optimist Kathryn Kellogg, zero-waste chef Max La Manna and many more. So let's dig in.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 57 min
In this episode, we talk to Matt Homewood. He is a food waste campaigner who documents, exposes, and researches the extent of supermarket food waste. He is actively bringing awareness to how much perfectly good commercial foods gets wasted.   During this episode, we talk about the enormity of the commercial food waste problem, how this has come to be this way and what needs to take place to see the end of commercial food waste so t...
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In this episode, we talk to Stephanie Devine. She is the CEO and Founder of The Very Good Bra. She created and launched the world's first zero, post-production bra in the world via Kickstarter in 2018. Following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006, she became obsessed with creating a non-wired bra made with natural fibres. She was awarded the prestigious Best in Class Good Design Award for Fashion Impact in 2020.   During this ep...
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In this episode, we talk to Alexx Stuart. She is an educator, change agent, columnist, speaker, consultant and a four-time bestselling author. She is also the founder of the thriving online education hub, Low Tox Life and the host of the Low Tox Life Podcast.  During this episode, we take a look at some of the toxic ingredients that are hiding in your shopping cart and also provide you with some low-tox life tips. Links from the ep...
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In this episode, we talk tIn this episode, we talk to Kim Thompson. She is the founder and managing director of RAW coffee company. She was the first woman in the Middle East to obtain her Speciality Coffee Association Diploma and a certified AST instructor.   During this episode, we dig a little deeper into coffee and look at some of the threats that the coffee farmers are facing and why selecting ethical coffee is more social, ec...
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December 21, 2020 41 min
In this episode, we talk to Katie Hess. She is an expert of flower alchemy, using the healing power of flowers to awaken our true potential. She is the author of Flower Evolution and founder of LOTUSWEI.  During this episode, we discover that there are so much more to a flower than just something beautiful to look at and also that sometimes we need to stop and smell the flowers as they can provide us with some flower remedies as we...
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In this episode, we talk to Emily Ehlers aka Eco with Em. She is a writer and illustrator that uses her superpowers to make heavy environmental issues feel lighter and less terrifying. She focuses on solutions and story-telling and squeezes a lot of hope, humour and puns in her work. Herstory’s have been shared globally and she is known for her bright and busy designs that have helped turned environmental apathy into everyday actio...
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In this episode, we talk to Anthony Day. He is the presenter of the Sustainable Futures Report, a weekly podcast and blog on energy, resources, pollution and the climate crisis in which he looks at how we can face up to these challenges and how far technology can help us. During this episode, we are taking a look into carbon offset and see if it is used as a get out of jail free card or is it the start to rethinking how much carbon...
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In this episode, I am sharing with you my experience during 14 days if self-isolation, while trying to still be zero-waste. No way to shop package-free, just online grocery delivery and one delivery from family. I share with you some of my tips and tricks that I used to minimize our waste as much as possible and some of the trash that we were left with.   KEY TAKE AWAY"One of the biggest tips for any situation is to come prepar...
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In this episode, we talk to Blane Edwards. He is an architect turned digital conservationist, content creator and podcaster. During this episode, we find out how our guest definition of a conservationist and why having a conservationist tribe is important to us as well as the environment and how you can start making a difference right where you are. Links from the episodes https://earthoffline.com/conservation-tribe-podcast/dr-evan...
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In this episode, we talk to Natalie Isaacs. She is the founder and CEO of 1 Million Women and the author of Every woman’s guide to saving the planet and has was won the Australian Geographics Conservationist of the Year.   During this episode, we find out how important it is to find your tribe. We talked about the inspiration behind finding 1 Million Women as well as Natalie’s book, “Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the planet”. We al...
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In this episode, we talk to Arron Wood. He is was elected as a Councillor of Melbourne in 2012 and 2016 and Deputy Lord Mayor Melbourne. He is the founder and principal of the award-winning environmental educational program, Kids Teaching Kids Program and a respected sustainability and environmental leader. He was selected to be part of Al Gore’s Climate Change Leadership Program and was also the Winner of the United Nations Indivi...
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In this episode, we talk to Julian Guderley. He is the host of GreenPlanet BluePlanet podcast. He is a Transformational Leadership Coach, Breathwork Facilitator & Teacher and a Movement Catalyst. He is on a quest to identify, interview & collaboratively empower the key players in the regenerative movement. During this episode, we find out what exactly is the triple-bottom-line that Julian's podcast GreenPlanet BluePlane...
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In this episode, we talk to David Laity. He is the CEO of Goodwill Wine, an organisation that gives back 50% of everything they earned to charities their customers are passionate about. All of their wine is vegan and we took a look at what makes a wine vegan and what some wineries might add other than grapes to not be classified as vegan.  During this episode, we take a look at how David was inspired to give back after a devastatin...
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In this episode, we talk to Colin McIntosh. He is the founder and CEO of Sheets and Giggles, a Denver-based fast-growing eco-friendly bedding brand that makes their sheets and giggles from eucalyptus trees. The company was launched on Indiegogo in 2018 with a $284,000 crowdfunding campaign.  During this episode, we take a look at what makes their sheets eco-friendly and find out some shocking facts about thread counting that will h...
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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. Plastic pollution, climate change, the great pacific garbage patch are just some of the threats Mama Earth and therefore living a sustainable life is becoming more important but we are often left wondering...
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In this episode, we talk to Josh Howard. He is the CEO and founder of Single Use Ain't Sexy. A company that combines the health of the environment and cool convenience.  During this episode, we take a look at how these small tablets can have a big impact. We also looked at why it is better for us and the Mama Earth to switch to reusable bottles rather than adding to the recycling pile as that aint sexy at all.   Where can peopl...
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In this episode, we talk to Lindsay Miles. She is a Zero Waste, Plastic-Free and sustainability educator, advisor and public speaker. She is also the founder of Treading My Own Path a successful online platform where she has been sharing her personal journey to her zero-waste lifestyle. She is also the author of two books, Less Stuff and Less Waste No fuss kitchen.    During this episode, we take a look at how her journey started w...
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In this episode, we talk to Krissy Ballinger. She is the founder of The Inspired Little Pot aka Krissy Ballinger Naturally Inspired. She is also the author of Naturally Inspired, a book full of simple DIY recipes for body care and cleaning. She is passionate about educating and increasing the awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis.    During this episode, we take a look at why i...
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In this episode, we talk to Emma Rose Cohen. She studied Environmental Management and Sustainability at Harvard and spent four years working in waste management, before becoming a strawtrepreneur. She started a non-profit called Save the Mermaids, that educate children on the harmful effects of single-use plastic. She is the Founder and CEO of the Final Straw.  During this episode, we take a look at how their Kickstarter raised mil...
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In this episode, we talk to, Melanie Mokken. She is the Market Development Manager for Rainforest Alliance for the Australian and New Zealand market. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization, working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make the responsible business the new normal.  During this episode, we take a look at what exactly is the Rainforest Alliance and how companies and...
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