Planet Pod's Podcast
An exploration of the incredible past and a hopeful future of theDoggerBank andDoggerland, a unique area which once connected the British Isles to Europe. With Julia Blackburn, described as "one of the most original writers in Britain" and author of Time Song, astartling, "funny and often very moving" exploration of life onDoggerlandand Dr Tom Appleby,Associate Professor at UWE and a member of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research, where he leads on environment and sustainability. Tom is also a member of the International Water Security Network, the Environmental Law Unit and Chief Legal Affairs Adviser to UK based ocean conservation charity, the Blue Marine Foundation.
From Farming to Chocolate and Back Again
We talk to William Kendall, environmentalist, entrepreneur and farmer about the future of farming. Having transformed Green & Blacks and Covent Garden Soup, William now farms organically and conventionally in coastal Suffolk. Where is farming going wrong? How do we keep food affordable? What is the difference between organic and regenerative? How will innovation transform farming? Listen to find out.
Wilder Britain - from Chelsea to Chevington!
In this episode we lookat rewilding on both a small and a large scale - from the'Best in Show' garden at The Chelsea Flower Showto an ambitious new wilding project atWest Chevingtonon the shore of Durridge Bay.We chat toDuncan Hutt, Director of Conservation atNorthumberland Wildlife Trustabout their new wilding site at West Chevington; a 700 plus acre project monitoring both active and natural wilding projects. We also caught up withProfessor Alastair Driver, Director ofRewilding Britain, about the amazing 'A Rewilding Britain Landscape' garden designed by Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt which won Best of Show at the 'world cup of gardening' - the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Battle for Biodiversity - Something in the Air
Biodiversity is in trouble pretty much everywhere. Our new series explores biodiversity, habitat loss and threats to wildlife. In this first episode we speak to Professor Andy Purvis, Research Leader at the Natural History Museum and take a walk around the magical nature reserve of RSPB Minsmere with Visitor Experience Officer Ian Barthorpe.
From the Ground Up
The global population is sustained by fragile food systems that are wreaking havoc with the environment and public health. Food systems contribute to and are significantly affected by climate change but they are also a crucial part of the solution. In this final episode of Spilling the Beans we spoke to Patrick Holden, Founding Director of the Sustainable Food Trust and Patty Fong, the Program Director for Climate and Health & Well-being at Global Alliance for the Future of Food about how and why we need to rethink food systems. Produced in partnership with Sustainable Foods Event.
Could Your Savings Save the Planet?
In the UK we face a triple threat of climate change, energy scarcity and cost of living crisis. What did the Spring Statement mean for climate action? Why are ourpensionsa superpower?We spoke to Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times and author of The Race for Tomorrow, Kenneth Green, CampaignsManager at Make My Money Matter and Alex Smith, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland.
Chickpeas for Change
Planet Pod talks to two organisations who are tackling the damage ourfood system inflicts on the planet in very different ways. Sofia Condes is the Investor Outreach Manager at FAIRR, a collaborative investor network that aims to harness the power of capital market to drive transition in the food system. Lana Zivanovic is the CSO at InnovoPro, who have developed an extraction process to concentrate protein from chickpeas in such a way that it can be used as an alternative to animal protein.
Seaweed Pizza Anyone?
How can we produce the right food in the right place, the right way and in the right amount? We spoke to Ivo Mulder, Head of Climate Finance Unit at UNEP and Dorothy Shaver,Global Food Sustainability Director for Unilever’s food and ice cream brands about the issues with our complex food supplychains and how we can address them - both with producers and consumers. This is the first podcast in our series Spilling the Beans; produced in partnership with The Sustainable Foods Conference.
Fashion Waste - Africa is Not a Dumping Ground
Every second of every day one rubbish truck of fashion goes to landfill. 150 million tonnes of second hand clothing arrives in Ghana's market every week. 40% of those clothes are unsellable and are dumped. We explore where our clothes really end up, the catastrophic damage they are causing and what we can do about it with Betty Osei Bonsu, Project Coordinator at Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO), George Harding-Rolls of The Changing Markets Foundation and Amy Nguyen of Sustainable and Social.