Planet Water! meets ocean saviour Todd McGuire of America's 11th Hour Racing - on a mission to save the world's oceans
Season 1, Ep. 6
We are talking to an awesome mariner called Todd McGuire, who heads up an American organisation called 11th Hour Racing, an equally awesome professional offshore sailing team that’sracingwith purpose, working on collaborative solutions for ocean health, and leaving a positive impact in its wake. At Bluewater, we care about what goes into our oceans because we care about what goes into our bodies when drinking or washing with water.We humans are causing life on Earth to vanish. We humans have directly altered at least 70% ofEarth'sland, mainly for growing plants and keeping animals. We’re behind deforestation, the degradation of land, loss of biodiversity and pollution, and have negatively impacted both land and freshwater ecosystems, triggering poor air quality, and undrinkable water.Pollution is so badthat2.4 billion peopledo not have access to clean water sources.Nature is suffering as well. Researchers estimate there are5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, leaching chemicals into the waters that threaten all living creatures. Scientists say a quarter of all coral reefsare considered damaged beyond repair, with two-thirds under serious threat. This is deadly serious for us and the planet as a whole. Coral reefs are home to25% of aquatic life, many of which are responsible for the natural filtration of the ocean and production of necessary nutrients that are vital for life under the sea. For all the reasons above, Bluewater has put sustainability and ending the need for single use plastic bottles at the heart of our business mission to produce leading edge water purifiers for use in homes, businesses and public distribution as well as planet-friendly refillable water bottles made of stainless steel and glass. www.bluewatergroup.com
Planet Water! meets Claire Poole, Sports Positive Summit Founder
Season 1, Ep. 5
Sports Positive Summit founder Claire Pool explains how her organisation once a year beings together the top minds in sports sustainability from across the spectrum to to drive progress forward and increase ambition around how sport can play a role in the fight against climate change. What makes her tick? ‘An incredibly positive attitude’, she says, with a laugh.
Planet Water! meets Sarah Cooley, Director Climate Science at Washington-based Ocean Conservancy
Season 1, Ep. 4
Planet Water! examines the impact of chemicals like PFAS's on human and planetary health
Season 1, Ep. 3
The latest Planet Water! Podcast from Swedish water brand Bluewater sees an urgent call for action on limiting chemicals leeching from plastics from Dr. Ivone Mirpuri, one of the world’s leading experts on the price being paid by humans for the chemicals being leeched into the environment from the plastic and chemical tsunami sweeping the planet.
Planet Water! meets Dee Caffari
Season 1, Ep. 1
In this first episode Planet Water's Dave Noble speaks to legendary British sailor Dee Caffari about her globe circling adventures, what she's noticed about the condition of our seas and what we can all do to help end the use of single-use plastics.