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111: How you can suck responsibly with a Final Straw
Jun 21 • 29 min
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…
110: How following a frog can make a difference
Jun 7 • 34 min
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…
109: Chocolate that is Beyond Good
May 24 • 31 min
In this episode, we talk to Tim McCollum. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Good, a company that makes heirloom chocolate from the earth’s original variety of cocoa and has sustainability and helping people at the core of the…
108: How one bottle of shampoo is making a difference
May 10 • 24 min
In this episode, we talk to, Lindsey McCoy. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years. From 2005 – 2015 she worked on environmental education in The Bahamas. In 2017 she founded along with her sister Plaine Products of which she is the CEO of.…
107: How a zero-waste chef turns waste into amazing food
Apr 26 • 34 min
In this episode, we talk to, Anne-Marie Bonneau. She is a zero-waste advocate, that has been living plastic-free since 2011. She is also the inspirational woman behind Zero-Wate Chef and always have an amazing zero waste recipe to share. Where can people…
106: How Lonely Whale is spreading ripples for our oceans
Apr 12 • 30 min
In this episode, we talk to, Emy Kane. She is the Director of Digital Strategy at Lonely Whale and Program Manager of the Ocean Heroes Bootcamp. She is currently leading their online content and strategy that includes spreading the Lonely Whale’s…
105: How one dude is making a difference
Mar 29 • 29 min
In this episode, we talk to, Rob Greenfield. He is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable world. He is also the author of (http://robgreenfield.tv/tedxfoodwastefiasco/) . He’s been named “The Robin Hood of modern…
104: How your yoga mat can make a difference
Mar 10 • 31 min
In this episode, we talk to, Anup Chandran. He is a product manager with an 18-year history of software development. He is not only passionate about creating software solutions, but also creating eco-conscious products that have a positive impact on our…
103: What is the true cost of your fashion?
Feb 23 • 40 min
In this episode, we talk to, Taryn Hipwell. She is a creator, educator, author and producer. She is also the founder of Beyond the Label that was started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educated people about the true cost of their fashion purchases. Film:…
102: How Big Green is bringing the focus on food back to schools
Feb 9 • 23 min
In this episode, we talk to, Tighe Brown. She is the President of Big Green and has helped to create, build and implement educational programs for schools with learning gardens for the past seven years. Where can people find Big Green Facebook…
101: We Made It to 2020
Jan 19 • 12 min
In today’s episode, we look back at the last 100 episodes and discuss me moving to Brisbane and I give you tips on what you can do when you need to prep and pack for a move. I also share with you our goal for 2020. KEY TAKE AWAY“Minimize to only what you…
100: How An Artivist Is Raising Awareness On Pollution
Jan 5 • 34 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Marina DeBris. She is an artivist on a mission to eliminate waste and cruelty to other species. We were able to discuss some of her art pieces, the inspiration behind her art as well as some of the weirdest stuff she had…
099: How A Plastic Ocean Is Changing our Habits
Dec 22, 2019 • 29 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Jo Ruxton. She is the founder and director at Plastic Oceans UK, producer and ambassador for the film A Plastic Ocean. Where can people find Jo Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/plasticoceansuk) Instagram…
098: How A Professional Surfer Is Making A Wave of Change
Dec 1, 2019 • 22 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Frank Solomon. He is a professional surfer and the founder of ‘The Sentinel Ocean Alliance‘ and have also created a short film titles The Street Surfers.
097: How one journalist is making a difference
Nov 17, 2019 • 46 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Candice Batista. She is an Award-Winning Environmental Journalist, Writer, Speaker, Educator. She’s also one a of few select Canadians hand-picked to be trained by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, to give the…
096: How we can shop more sustainable for clothing
Nov 10, 2019 • 30 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Araceli Gallego. She is an Entrepreneur & Storyteller with a passion for fashion, creativity, and sustainability. She is also a sustainable fashion advocate and the founder of Goshopia and we talk about some of the secrets…
095: How we can drop our plastic habits
Nov 3, 2019 • 35 min
In today’s episode, we talk to Tatiana Antonelli Abella. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Goumbook, a Social Enterprise dedicated to raising awareness among the local community on Sustainability and Green Living. She is also the founder of the…
094: How a a theater-based collective is driving change
Oct 27, 2019 • 24 min
In today’s episode, we talk to Tanya Daud. She is the founder and CEO of Qissa’Go, a theatre-based collective, which focusses on the promotion, preservation and celebration of South Asian languages and literature. Where can people find Qissa’Go Facebook…
093: The Last Swab that you would ever need
Oct 20, 2019 • 24 min
In today’s episode, we talk to, Isabel Aagaard. She is the co-founder of LastSwab, a dedicated Danish company creating sustainable alternatives to single-use items. They have designed a reusable cotton swab or q-tip to reduce the 550 billion cotton swabs…
092: How Plastic Change is making a change
Oct 13, 2019 • 26 min
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…
091:How we can be more aware this pink October
Oct 6, 2019 • 31 min
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…
090: How one tree planted can make a difference
Sep 29, 2019 • 35 min
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…
089: How 5 Gyres is helping people kick the single-use habit
Sep 22, 2019 • 33 min
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…
088: How the first Arab woman summit Everest from the North
Sep 15, 2019 • 23 min
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…
087: What you do makes a difference
Sep 1, 2019 • 20 min
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…
086: How sustainable passion project can turn into business ventures?
Aug 25, 2019 • 35 min
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…
085: How Palm Oil is destroying our Orangutans
Aug 18, 2019 • 22 min
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…
084: How is climate change affecting our health
Aug 11, 2019 • 24 min
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…
083: How Nudie Jeans is making your jeans more sustainable
Aug 4, 2019 • 24 min
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…
082: How to downsize without downgrading?
Jul 28, 2019 • 30 min
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”.…
081: Why purchasing better quality furniture is more sustainable
Jul 21, 2019 • 21 min
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.…
080: Why we all need Eco-Heroes
Jul 14, 2019 • 23 min
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.…
079: Why cleaning with chemicals is bad for your health
Jul 7, 2019 • 27 min
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…
078: How you can change your habits this Plastic Free July
Jun 30, 2019 • 28 min
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…
077: Why companies should plan ahead
Jun 23, 2019 • 31 min
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…
076: Why Single-use plastic bans are important
Jun 16, 2019 • 10 min
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…
075: Why what you are putting on your skin matters
Jun 9, 2019 • 23 min
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,…
074: How recycling can help out Mama Earth
Jun 2, 2019 • 29 min
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…
073: The power is yours
May 26, 2019 • 25 min
“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.…
072: How we would be able to help woman out of poverty?
May 19, 2019 • 27 min
Did you know women, on average, earn less than men in nearly every single occupation for which there is sufficient earnings data for both men and women to calculate an earnings ratio? We are still finding many people living in poverty earning below USD…
071: How Tribe is leading the way, ethically and sustainably
May 13, 2019 • 23 min
Did you know that only 13% of the world’s cotton is produced sustainably? When we look at furniture it is often hard to find a company that produce ethically and sustainable products. I was able to catch up with the founder and designer at Tribe, Jo…
070: Why it is important for companies to be transparent on their sustainability
May 5, 2019 • 24 min
Did you know that 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988? Our guest today is the founder of Sustainimate. Where he tries to increase transparency on corporate sustainability. Crazy birds,…
069: How Team Angel Wolf’s determination have inspired others
May 3, 2019 • 33 min
Our guest today is an inspirational woman and the glue that holds Team Angel Wolf together. Her son Rio was diagnosed with 1q44 deletion denovo syndrome, which causes him many disabilities but this has not stopped Rio from inclusive racing as part of…
068: How to build a socially sustainable organisation and scale
Mar 31, 2019 • 22 min
In this week’s episode of Mama Earth Talk, I talk to Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at Vayner Media to discuss social sustainability in the workplace, and how people need people that listen, and DO something. Where can people find Claude? Instagram…
067: How you can go plastic free on your period
Mar 24, 2019 • 44 min
Did you know the average woman uses 17,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime? Each disposable menstrual pad uses the equivalent of 4 plastic bags of plastic. That adds up to 68,000 plastic bags that one woman would use if using disposable menstrual pads.…
066: How you can help save our turtles
Mar 17, 2019 • 32 min
Did you know that sea turtles have a 50 per cent higher chance of mortality once they’ve ingested 14 pieces of plastic.?Our guest today is a British marine biologist, known for her work with Hawksbill turtles and environmental outreach programmes. She has…
065: Why Should We Not Waste Our Food
Mar 10, 2019 • 28 min
Did you know that 1/3 of the food is wasted every year? This is 1 Trillion dollars worth of food being thrown away? Our guest today is an environmentalist fueled by compassion, curiosity, and dissatisfaction with the status quo. He is passionate about…
064: How One Wrap Can Reduce Your Plastic Waste
Mar 3, 2019 • 21 min
Did you know the average family uses close to 1,000 plastic bags and 24 rolls of plastic wrap per year? Our guest today is the founder of Wrappa, an Australian based company that provides the world with fun, funky alternatives to plastic wrap. Crazy…
063: How A Robot Is Keeping Our Oceans Clean
Feb 24, 2019 • 28 min
Did you know that we pour one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute? This will get worse and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish if we do not start doing something soon. Our guest today is one of the co-founders of…
062: Why you should not waste your food
Feb 20, 2019 • 19 min
One-third of all the food produced is wasted. This is wasted due to a few reasons. It can be because the food is not as per the correct standard and does not leave the farm. It could be damaged on the way to the store or in the store and removed. The food…
061: How being Cheeki can save the planet, one bottle at a time.
Feb 17, 2019 • 30 min
Did you know that the current rate of a plastic bottle being sold worldwide is one million bottles per minute? Imagine if you only had one reusable bottle and refilled that every day. How many plastic bottles do you think you would save? Our guest today…
060: Why you should adopt rather than shop for your next pet
Feb 13, 2019 • 17 min
Today we are going to have a look at something that really touched my heart the last few months and that is animals in shelters. When I heard the statistic that only 1 in 10 dogs born finds a forever home I was shocked. I have always known about the…
059: The Shocking Truth About Biodegradable Plastics and PLA
Feb 10, 2019 • 30 min
Recently there has been a lot of greenwashing going on about biodegradable and PLA products. Some companies love to tell us how wonderful their products are and that they are completely compostable or degradable in some cases they are and in most cases,…
058: Be My Sustainable Valentine
Feb 6, 2019 • 10 min
It is that time of the year again, where love is in the air, red roses are overpriced, chocolates seems to be flying off the shelves, and you can not find a restaurant booking anywhere. If you do not already know what I am talking about, it is valentine’s…
057: How fries can fuel your car?
Feb 3, 2019 • 29 min
Ever wondered what you can do with your cooking after frying your food? Some people might just pour it down the drain, others throw it in the general bin and some compost it, our guest for today’s episode have found a way to transform cooking oil into…
056: Two things that I am excited about this week and they both include ice cream
Jan 30, 2019 • 8 min
I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream and it is indeed something that I want to scream about today. In today’s’ episode we are looking at two companies that have been making headlines in the last few weeks for doing some amazing work. These…
055: How one company is saving airlines millions
Jan 27, 2019 • 37 min
Sometimes it is the small things that make a great impact. When we look at something as simple as an airline tray, yet this tray has the potential to save airlines millions. This is just what our guests have done, by redesigning the airline tray, making…
054: Why You Should Switch To An Eco-Friendly Mattress?
Jan 23, 2019 • 13 min
Did you know that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping? We have heard a lot about the differences between organic and non-organic food and the benefits of organic food, so why not have a mattress that will also have more benefits, allowing you a…
053: How One Good Thing can make a difference
Jan 20, 2019 • 27 min
Sometimes it just takes one thing. One thing that we say or one thing that we do, no matter how big or small that can have an impact on someone’s lives. Our guest today is the co-founder of One Good Thing that strives to do just that. Their platform…
052: How to declutter your home
Jan 16, 2019 • 15 min
The new year is in full swing and you may or may not still have some Christmas gifts laying around in the house that you have no idea where to put. Almost every single store had their after Christmas sale, and you might have gone little overboard buying…
051: Why Sustainable Cities are required for a greener future?
Jan 13, 2019 • 30 min
The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change primarily driven by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. In today’s…
050: Reflecting on the past 50 episodes
Jan 9, 2019 • 10 min
Today is such a special episode for me, it is the big 50. I can not believe that Mama Earth Talk has been around for 50 episodes and for that I want to say thank you so much to each and every single one of you that listens to us whether in the car on…
049: How red listed animals are being held captive for profit in Armenia
Jan 6, 2019 • 18 min
There are more than 150 Syrian Brown bears illegally taken captive by poachers in Armenia and less than 200. Once captured, many end up displayed in small cages at petrol stations, bus depots, restaurants or other public entertainment venues where they…
048: Organisations that helped my sustainable journey
Jan 2, 2019 • 10 min
2018, just blew past so quickly and we are now looking at a new year with new adventures and maybe some challenges too. In today’s top tip Thursday I look at two organisations that have helped me a lot on my sustainable journey and they are plastic free…
047: How coconut oil can help your health
Dec 30, 2018 • 31 min
Did you know there are more than 3 million coconut farmers in the Philippines with the majority of them living below $2 per day? In today’s episode, we are taking a look at coconuts. What we need to look out for when purchasing coconut oil to ensure we…
046: How can the 17 Sustainable Development Goals create a more sustainable future for you and Mama Earth?
Dec 26, 2018 • 14 min
It is that time of the year again that we are looking back at the year and some of the goals that we achieved and other that will be rolled over to the next as well as some new and exciting goals that will be set for 2019. We are not the only ones with…
045: How to select your next electric vehicle
Dec 23, 2018 • 37 min
In today’s episode, we explore what the differences are between an electric vehicle and a gasoline vehicle. We also look at ways that you can select electric vehicles. Look at the different vehicles on the market and see how we can as a community make…
044: How To Wrap Up Christmas More Sustainable
Dec 21, 2018 • 11 min
Today we are going to be a bit more merry than usual as it is almost Christmas and I am so excited to share with you a few tips that you can use during this festive time to give a more sustainable gift. You might already have a tree in the house with some…
043: Mariama Kamara
Dec 16, 2018 • 40 min
Our guest today is founder and director of Smiling Through Light that works with a network of women to provide clean, reliable and sustainable energy in Sierra Leone. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Mariama Kamara. Episode…
042: Top Tip Thursday, Eco-Bricks
Dec 12, 2018 • 8 min
Today I would like to look at eco-bricks. Some of you might be familiar with the term, and other might not have come crossed paths with it yet. Episode Highlights [00:57] An eco-brick is a plastic bottle, that is packed to a set density with cleaned and…
041: Manju Kumar
Dec 9, 2018 • 29 min
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…
040: Top Tip Thursday, Entrepreneurs and Sustainability
Dec 5, 2018 • 20 min
Today I would like to look at how entrepreneurs can contribute to a sustainable future. I recently attended the Sharjah Entrepreneur Festival and had the opportunity to talk to some of the speakers and entrepreneurs and asked them some questions. Episode…
039: Kaméa Chayne
Dec 2, 2018 • 26 min
Our guest today is the host of Green Dreamer Podcast, the Founder of Conscious Fashion Collective, an author, and a Duke-certified Integrative Health Coach. She’s also been named “Millennial Pioneer in Sustainable Living” by Halfstack Mag and as one of…
038: Top Tip Thursday, The Water Footprint
Nov 28, 2018 • 10 min
Today we are going to have a look at the water footprint. If you are not sure what I am talking about and wondering if the water footprint might be the footprints you leave behind when getting out of the pool or shower. It is not quite those footprints I…
037: Luke Morris
Nov 25, 2018 • 23 min
Our guest today an entrepreneur and the creator of Wild Body Active and Wild Wood. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Luke Morris Episode Highlights [01:10] How did your sustainable journey start? [02:10] When you travel around…
036: Top Tip Thursday, Black Friday
Nov 21, 2018 • 7 min
Hi, crazy birds and welcome to another Top Tip Thursday. Today I would like to talk about Black Friday. For those of you that might not be familiar with black Friday. It is the first day after Thanksgiving. It is traditionally the biggest shopping day of…
035: Tiffany Threadgould
Nov 18, 2018 • 27 min
Our guest today is an eco-lifestyle expert who spreads do-it-yourself recycling goodness with simple solutions. She also has a published book, ReMake It and she is currently the Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle, a mega recycling company. Crazy birds,…
034: Top Tip Thursday, Crazy Bird Questions
Nov 15, 2018 • 12 min
Today we are going to have a look at some of the questions that I have received in the last few weeks from you crazy birds. I am by no means perfect or completely zero waste, but I try my best to create as little waste as possible. If there are any of the…
033: Sass Brown
Nov 11, 2018 • 35 min
Our guest today is the founding Dean at DIDI a world class Design Education in the Dubai Design District. She has been in the fashion industry for more than 30 years. As a fashion designer with a background in sustainable development. She is also a…
032: Top Tip Thursday, Tips From Our Guests
Nov 7, 2018 • 11 min
Today we are going to have a look at some of our previous guests, but before we jump into that, I would like to thank each and every one of you that are listening to Mama Earth Talk. It really means the world to me. If you have any questions or just want…
031: Paul Rubin
Nov 4, 2018 • 22 min
Our guest today is the founder of Nude Foods the first plastic-free grocery in Cape Town, South Africa. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Paul Rubin. Episode Highlights [01:00] How did your sustainable journey start? [03:50]…
030: Top Tip Thursday, Microplastics
Oct 31, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are going to have a look at microplastic. These little particles seem to be making their way into the ocean, our environment, food chain and as a recent study has found microplastic in our guts. Episode Highlights What is microplastics? They are…
029: Bea Johnson
Oct 28, 2018 • 25 min
Our guest today is the global Zero Waste Lifestyle originator, her book Zero Waste Home has been translated into over 20 languages and she also consults large corporations like IKEA and countries to address their waste issues. Crazy birds, without any…
028: Top Tip Thursday, Trick or Treat
Oct 24, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are going a bit spooooooky and have a look at how you can have a more sustainable Halloween. Episode Highlights [01:09] Therefore today I am going to go through a few tips that will help you have a more sustainable Halloween and it might also…
027: Sian Rowlands
Oct 21, 2018 • 27 min
Our guest today is an award-winning creative businesswoman. She is the CEO and Chief Storyteller of a growing regional retail SME, Retold. The company focus on female fashion, where she gives clothes a second chance of happiness. Crazy birds, without any…
026: Top Tip Thursday, Plastic Not So Fantastic
Oct 17, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are going to have a look at plastic and why some plastics are bad. In the last few months, we have seen a lot of attention brought to plastic pollution. We have also seen the launch of The Ocean Cleanup’s first cleaning system, Wilson that will…
025: Kathryn Kellogg
Oct 14, 2018 • 21 min
Our guest today is a professional actor, the founder of the leading zero waste living blog, Going Zero Waste.com. She is also a spoke person for National Geographic’s Planet or Plastic campaign. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to…
024: Top Tip Thursday, There Is Hope
Oct 10, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are going to have a look at a few things that have happened in the last few months that made me even more hopeful for a sustainable future. Episode Highlights [00:44] New Zealand is one of the most recent countries to tackle plastic pollution by…
023: Adam Simone
Oct 7, 2018 • 27 min
Our guest today is the founder of Leaf Shave, a company that is changing the way people get a great shave at the best value. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome Adam Simone. Episode Highlights [01:18] How did your sustainable…
022: Top Tip Thursday, Food Waste
Oct 3, 2018 • 9 min
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 and wanted…
021: Max La Manna
Sep 30, 2018 • 24 min
Our guest today is a vegan, zero waste chef. He does not throw any food away and encourage all to compost their food rather than to throw it in a bin. He can often be seen picking up pieces of trash en-route as he goes about his daily life. He is also a…
020: Top Tip Thursday, Sustainable Superheroes
Sep 26, 2018 • 8 min
Today we are going to have a look at a few people that I find very inspiring. When I first started with my sustainable journey, I found it very intimidating. There were so many things that I was learning and at times the more I learned, the more…
019: Photographer and Social Advocate, Chris Calumberan
Sep 23, 2018 • 17 min
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…
018: Top Tip Thursday, Fast Fashion
Sep 19, 2018 • 7 min
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…
017: Head of Sustainability Operations at Expo 2020, Dina Mustafa
Sep 16, 2018 • 31 min
Episode Highlights Our guest today is the Head of Sustainability Operations at Expo 2020, Dubai. She began her career with the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (UNFAO) where she conducted agricultural data collection, maintained…
016: Top Tip Thursday, Shopping Plastic Free
Sep 12, 2018 • 11 min
Today we are going to have a look at how we can reduce the amount of waste we create when going shopping and stocking up on your weekly or monthly groceries. I would like to share with you some of my favourite tips that I use when shopping. These tips…
015: Founder of AYWA tribe, Randi Stephan
Sep 9, 2018 • 16 min
Our guest today is the founder of AYWA tribe a community of like-minded spirits creating new ways for people to connect sustainable. Crazy birds, without any further ado, I would like to welcome, Randi Stephan. Episode Highlights [01:11] How did your…
014: Top Tip Thursday, Coffee
Sep 5, 2018 • 10 min
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…
013: Owner/Managing Director of Greenheart, Elena Kinane
Sep 2, 2018 • 24 min
Our guest today is a very passionate organic farmer that started growing her produce in the UAE desert. Her produce can be tasted in some of the best restaurants in the UAE. She is also an advocate for a sustainable, healthy and clean living. Crazy birds,…
012: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Your Water Use
Aug 29, 2018 • 7 min
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…
011: Executive Director of Surge, Marita Peters
Aug 26, 2018 • 21 min
Our guest today is the Executive Director of Surge, a non-profit water organisation. She and her team have grown the organisation steadily for the past five years since the branch was established in Dubai, and their headquarters in Chicago. She is also a…
010: Top Tip Thursday The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Aug 22, 2018 • 8 min
Today I would like to talk a little about something that is shocking many people still daily and with less that one month to go before the biggest clean-up start, I would like to talk about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Some of you might not have heard…
009: Executive Director at SEE Nexus, Karim El-Jisr
Aug 19, 2018 • 20 min
Our guest today is the Executive Director at SEE Nexus, the innovation centre at The Sustainable City, Dubai. He has held many high profile sustainability positions in the MENA region including the World Bank, ECODIT and Executive Council of the…
008: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Bathroom
Aug 18, 2018 • 9 min
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…
007: Founding Partner of Liquid of Life, Rukhsana Kausar
Aug 17, 2018 • 34 min
Our guest today is one of the founding partners of Liquid of Life, a provider of drinking water solutions. After moving to the UAE, she made the transition from the legal industry and established Liquid of Life. She does a lot to promote and implement…
006: Top Tip Thursday Sustainable Travelling
Aug 16, 2018 • 7 min
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…
005: Talking Sustainability with Sal Lavallo whom have visited every single country
Aug 15, 2018 • 36 min
Our guest today has travelled to every single country in the world. 15 of those he has lived in for more than two months and more than 50 of those he has visited twice or more and this all before the age of 27. He also studied economic development and…
004: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Kitchen
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 min
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…
003: Freedom Pizza’s Founder & Chief Executive, Ian Ohan Leading The Way in the F&B Industry.
Aug 13, 2018 • 20 min
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…
002: Top Tip Thursday on Living More Sustainable Using The 5R’s
Aug 12, 2018 • 10 min
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.…
001: Azraq’s Managing Director Natalie Banks on Marine Conservation
Aug 11, 2018 • 35 min
Our guest today is the Managing Director of Azraq. She is a qualified journalist that started her career as a radio journalist, before working as a media adviser for the Commonwealth Government of Australia, after which she moved into the not-for-profit…
000: Mama Earth Talk Welcomes You
Aug 11, 2018 • 3 min
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…