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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October 26, 2020 34 min
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 Dr Evan Antin Podcast Episode (https://earthoffline.com/co...
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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. Episode 085 (https://mamaearthtalk.com/episodes/085/) with Leif Cocks, the founder and presid...
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Our guest today is CEO of Brush With Bamboo, the founder of The Growing Club. She is also known as the zero waste farmer that grow some amazing food in her backyard. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Manju Kumar. Episode Highlights[01:14] How did your sustainable journey start? [04:30] This is how my sustainable journey started. It wasjust life changing, like click that happened after seeing all of thes...
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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 plastic ban w...
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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.  Follow the frog video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iIkOi3srLo) Where can people find Rainfo...
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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. Get 10% off by using the discount code MAMAEARTHTALK on your next order. Where can people find Colin? Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sheets...
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Today we are going to look at a few ways how you can reduce the amount of waste in the kitchen. The majority of the waste we have in the kitchen comes from the way that we shop and today I would like to share a few tips with you, to reduce the amount of waste in your kitchen. Episode Highlights[00:45] The majority of waste we have in the kitchens comes from the way that we shop. [00:59] Plastic grocery bags, you can switch them...
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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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Our guest today is an Entrepreneur, Founder & Chief Executive at Freedom Pizza, a UAE based, natural carry out and delivery pizza chain. Freedom boast with over 250 employees as well as an airline and VOX Cinema packaged product division. He is also an investor and operating partner for Wild Peeta and I thinGourmet Shawarma. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Ian Ohan. Episode Highlights[02:20] I...
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In the past few months, I have been trying my best to follow 5’R. It is something that I have been living by every single day, and that has influenced every single purchase, gift or just some, and today I would like to dig in and tell you all about it. You might wonder what the 5’R are and I will explain them to you in the 5 different steps to a more sustainable life. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot Episode Highlights[01:...
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This week we had the privilege to talk to Sal Lavallo, that have travelled to every single country before the age of 27 and I thought it well to provide you today with some tips to travel more sustainable. When going on holiday, it is very important to be prepared and to pack accordingly that you would not be in a situation where you are left with no choice but to use single-use items. The average person on a flight creates aroun...
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Today we are going to have a look at fast fashion, what it is and why is it important for us to look into sustainable fashion options. Fast fashion is a term that is used in the fashion industry to described inexpensive designs, that move quickly to keep up with the latest fashion trends. It is not uncommon for some of these brands to release new products weekly to keep up with the trends instead of introducing new lines on a sea...
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Today we are going to look at a few ways how you can reduce the amount of waste in the bathroom. I am sure there are a lot of you that when opening the bathroom cupboard you find a lot of plastic containers. I feel you. I use to have a thing for purchasing interesting body washes and lotions, and I am currently still trying to finish them all and to switch to a more sustainable alternative. Over the past few months, I have made som...
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Today we are going to have a look at food waste, why some perfectly good food never makes it to the markets and how we would be able to reduce the amount of food waste we generate. In episode 21, I talked to vegan, zero waste chef, Max La Manna (http://mamaearthtalk.com/maxlamanna) and wanted to add a few tips for you to help you to reduce the amount of food waste you generate. If you have not already listened to the episode wi...
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Today I would like to talk a little bit about coffee. For those of you that know me or have been on any of my social media pages would know that I have a very special place for coffee and I have created many products as part of my “Coffee Addiction Collection” where I upcycle used coffee capsules. How much coffee do you think we consume on a daily basis globally? The British Coffee Association (BCA) have found that the coffee con...
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Today I would like to talk a little bit about water. For some of us, it might be as easy as to walk to one of the many taps in our house, open it and you would have clean water but for many others getting clean water means, walking long distances and then still have to find ways to clean the water before drinking it. Water is such a valuable resource but it is becoming more scares, although 70% of our planet is covered in water, ...
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Our guest today is a photographer as well as a social advocate. He continuously produces initiatives for the community and environmental awareness. He also collaborated with a not-for-profit organisation, 4get Me Not, that raises awareness on Alzheimer’s in the UAE. He was also named one of the most influential Filipinos in the Gulf by Illustrado magazine. He was also awarded the bronze award at the Tokyo International Foto Award f...
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