In today’s episode, we talk to, Anne Aittomaki. She is the is Strategic Director and CSO at Plastic Change, a Danish environmental NGO and fighting hard to break the exponential growth of plastic pollution. We discuss the issues around the single-use culture we have as well as provide some tips on how you would be able to help fight the plastic pollution problem. Where can people find Plastic Change Facebook Instagram LinkedIn... Read more
In today’s episode, we talk to, Lina Al-Sharif. She is the founder of Hooking Good and is currently going through her second time being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We discuss how she discovered her cancer, treatment and how we can do our best to help people going through cancer and what not to ask someone that is going through this. Where can people find Lina Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Website Key Take Away “... Read more
In today’s episode, we talk to, Matt Hill. The founder and CEO of One Tree Planted a Vermont-based non-profit that is making it their mission to make it easier for people to give back to the environment. Matt shared some of their projects with us as well as ways how we would be able to get involved. Where can people find One Tree Planted? Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Website Key Take Away “If you can tell a story... Read more
In today’s episode, we talk to Dr Marcus Eriksen. He is an environmental scientist, educator and author committed to building stronger communities through art, science, adventure and activism. He is the co-founder of the 5 Gyres and LEAP LAB. He has also written one of the most comprehensive scientific articles on marine plastic pollution, partly based on his own expeditions. Where can people find Marcus? Facebook Instagram ... Read more
In today’s episode, we talk to, Dolores Al Shelleh. She is the first Jordanian woman to summit Everest as well as the 1st Arab woman and second Serbian woman summiting Everest from the North. She was also the first Arab to summit Mount Manaslu. We discuss the effects of climate change on the mountains as well as her role at the Sustainable City in Dubai to create more awareness through her climbs. Where can people find Dolores?... Read more
We often think what we do does not matter. This week I got a few interesting questions from you crazy birds, and I decided to share one of them with you. The question was “How do you not feel the weight of the world on your shoulders in regards to the planet? I have been struggling with this so much lately and feeling like what I am doing is not enough (even though I know logically that I am trying my best.) I just want to know ... Read more
In today's episode, we talk to, Jay Siegel. The podcast host of Sustainability Defined and the founder of Ground Up Impact that makes environmental and social business ventures profitable. Where Jay shares his advice on how your sustainable business can be good for the environment as well as financially viable. Where can people find Jay? Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Sustainability Defined Ground Up Impact Key T... Read more
In today's episode, we talk Author, Speaker and the founder and president of the Orangutan Project, Leif Cocks. He and his team are working to ensure the compassion, freedom and protection for Critically Endangered Orangutans. Palm oil is one of the main causes for destroying the forest, driving the Orangutan number down even further. We would be able to help the Orangutans by driving down the demand for Palm oil and refusi... Read more
In today's' episode we will be talking to Dr Bruce Bekkar. He is an M.D with over 20 years of experience. He is also a speaker and writer and devotes his time focusing on global Environmental issues as a passionate climate activist and he was able to share some insights on how climate change is affecting our health. Where can people find Dr Bruce? Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Key Take Away “We are dependent on nature.” Read more
In today's' episode we will be talking to the Sustainability Coordinator at Nudie Jean's head office, Kevin Gelsi. He has been in the denim business since 2012 and is currently handling the internal projects in the Sustainability Department, the Environmental Management System and other random sustainability-related tasks. Where can people find Nudie Jeans? Facebook Instagram YouTube Website Key Take Away "Rep... Read more
In today's' episode we will be talking to the Design Director and Co-Founder of ZeroSquared, Scott Wilson. 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". Where can people find Scott? Facebook Instagram Website Key Take Away "We can let go of those things and live much happier lives."
In today's' episode we will be talking to the general manager of Fritz Kohl Middle East, Tomi Hartmann. Fritz Kohl is 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. Where can people find Tomi? Facebook Instagram Key Take Away "We need to be sustainable that we have enough wood for future generations. "
In today's' episode we will be talking to the founder of Save Our World and Author of The Eco-heroes environmental children's book series. She had some great advice on how we can talk to our children about important topics when it comes to sustainability. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Colette Barr. Where can people find Colette? Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Website K... Read more
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 chemical cleaning products contains ingredients known to cause human health or environmental problems? Our guest today is the 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. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Adrienne Doolan. ... Read more
Did you know that the most plastics that have been found in one single bird's stomach was 274 fragments of plastics in a single chic and that is the equivalent of you or I having 8kg of plastic in our stomachs? Our guest today is Rebecca Prince-Ruiz 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. Pla... Read more
Did you know that long term business planning helps business leaders to think differently about the company's direction? It can also help companies plan for legalisations that are changing in the future and help the company to plan ahead. In today's episode, we talk to Gus Schellekens a Partner in EY’s MENA Clean Energy & Sustainability Services Team about how companies can better prepare for the future and how a plast... Read more
In the last week, we had some great news regarding the ban of single-use items. Therfore in today's episode, I would like to take a moment to talk about why single-use plastic is a problem, and why it is important for us to get more governments and on board to change legislation and for the organisation also to do their part and provide people with more environmentally friendly options.
Did you know 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? I am sure all of you have heard about the benefits of eating organic food, yet we forget the largest organ on our body, our skin, too needs to be provided with nutrients as it can absorb up to 100% of what we put on our skin. In today's episode, I ta... Read more
Did you know that 90.5% of the world's plastic waste has never been recycled? It is not only the plastic waste that is dumped on a landfill but also many other valuable resources that could have been recycled. Therefore it was great to talk to the general manager of Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn, Tom Outerbridge. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in waste management, and we were able to dig a little into why recyc... Read more
"The power is yours" - Captain Planet. If you remember this slogan then you might have seen Captain Planet before. It was, therefore, such a great honour to have Leesa Carter-Jones on the podcast. Leesa 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... Read more