The Disruptive Environmentalist

The Disruptive Environmentalist
Seeking new solutions to big environmental problems: An exploratory podcast shining a light on innovators and thought leaders taking direct actions to tackle environmental issues.
09 - Where’s My Water Fountain? - The Problem of Bottled Water - Justine Rose, Water For London
Feb 14 • 41 min
Most of us want to cut down on the amount of bottled water we buy, but why is it so hard to find anywhere to fill bottles in our cities.?This episode’s guest is part of a volunteer group called Water for London who are campaigning for more water fountains…
08 – The Food Sharing App – Tessa Clarke, Olio
Jan 31 • 28 min
Olio is an app that aims to tackle the problem of food waste by in their words: Connecting neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. In the episode I speak to founder Tessa Clarke how the idea for…
07 - Biodegradable Plastics From Waste - Jeff Beegle and Tony Bova, Mobius
Jan 17 • 39 min
The environmental issue of non-biodegradable plastics is more well known than ever before. Despite efforts to recycle more of it a huge 91% of plastics still aren’t recycled, ending up in landfills or in the oceans, taking around 400 years to degrade. One…
06 - How To Start Your Own Disruptive Environmental Business – Jay Clouse, Unreal Collective and
Jan 3 • 31 min
A big part of this podcast series is about seeking out new inspiring businesses that are bettering the environment by disrupting the status quo. But what if you have one of these ideas yourself? Where do you start, especially if it is a big idea that…
05 - Values And Framing - Tom Crompton, Common Cause Foundation
Dec 20, 2018 • 34 min
There is a great misperception in our society that others place values of self-interest higher than values of compassion and care. Fixing this perception gap is massively important in the way we approach how we try and influence behaviours regarding…
04 – Influencing Environmental Behaviours – Lessons From Trump and Brexit – Dr David Rose, University of East Anglia
Dec 6, 2018 • 41 min
Moving away from innovations and onto new perspectives this week, as I interview an academic who says we need to get down from our ivory towers, stop the finger pointing and start communicating better about environmental issues. This podcast series isn’t…
03 - Creating Animal Feed From Human Waste - Mathieu Chaix-Bar, Weendle
Nov 22, 2018 • 33 min
This weeks episode focuses on two environmental issues, the production of animal feed and also the processing of waste, especially in developing countries. Mathieu Chaix-Bar is attempting to tackle both these problems with a solution sourced from nature.…
02 - Dogs In Conservation - Louise Wilson, Conservation K9 Consulting
Nov 7, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, we speak to Louise Wilson who has started the company Conservation K9 Consultancy using the experience she had gained in other forms of detection dog training at home and overseas. Based in the UK the company trains rescue dogs for use in…
01 – Bootstrapping Conservation - Surveying Endangered Species With Drones – Tom and Tom, Project Erebus
Oct 17, 2018 • 26 min
In the very first episode of the Disruptive Environmentalist podcast we are starting with a huge environmental issue, biodiversity loss. I speak to Tom and Tom two university friends who combined one’s knowledge of building drones with the others…
00 - An Introduction
Oct 15, 2018 • 3 min
A brief introduction to what the podcast is all about, and what I mean by disruptive environmentalism