Book of Leaves - Eco Friendly Education & Inspirational Stories

Book of Leaves - Eco Friendly Education & Inspirational Stories

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An Irish podcast highlighting eco warriors!


Climate Change & Over Fishing in Coastal Communities - Ruth Leeney
Aug 2 • 59 min
Ruth Leeney is a conservationist, fellow activist with Extinction Rebellion, and vegan, working hard to preserve our under water world. We covered so much in this chat and still didn’t get to talk about everything, so I know for sure, there’ll be a second…
Upcycling Wetsuits & Re-imagining “Waste” - Lynn Haughton
Jul 19 • 46 min
Episode 31 is with Lynn Haughton from The Upcycle Movement. The ability she has to re-imagine ‘waste’ and her drive for sharing the knowledge she’s learned is nothing short of amazing! Make sure to follow her on instagram @the_upcycle_movement, Twitter…
The Impact of a Toothbrush - Joe & Niamh, Bambooth
Jul 5 • 39 min
It’s finally time to talk toothbrushes! In this episode, as part of Plastic Free July, I chat to Joe & Niamh about what inspired them to set up Bambooth, an Irish bamboo toothbrush company. ”Every year, 3.5 billion toothbrushes are used, at least. And…
Food Security in Ireland - Aisling Wheeler
Jun 21 • 46 min
Despite what we hear about Ireland doing well in terms of food security, it’s far more treacherous than we think. Aisling Wheeler talks me through the problems Ireland faces, how it all changed and what we can do to make it better. Check out…
We’re going to the Supreme Court! - Climate Case Ireland
Jun 7 • 49 min
In this episode I chat to Edwin Alblas on behalf of Climate Case Ireland about their upcoming case in the Supreme Court on the 22nd of June. Don’t forget to sign their petition: https://www.climatecaseireland.ie/become-a-supporter/#in-my-nameCheck out…
Creating an A.r.k. for Nature - Mary Reynolds
May 24 • 49 min
Episode 27 is with Mary Reynolds who chats about We Are the Ark, an initiative to encourage people to give back some land to nature. Check out their website (www.wearetheark.org) and join the Facebook group for more information and support!Please rate &…
Saving Clothes from Landfill - Fiona Lily
May 11 • 33 min
For episode 26, I chat to Fiona from All Things Fiona Lily about re-imagining clothes destined for landfill and setting up her own zero waste coffee shop in Donegal. Follow Fiona on instagram @allthingsfionalily to keep up to date with orders and get some…
BiaHero & Grow Your Own Food - Sineád, XR
May 3 • 49 min
For episode 25, I chatted to Sinéad Renu Sheehan from Extinction Rebellion about a new campaign called BiaHero. This community led campaign encourages people to start growing their own food at home and provides a support network for all your questions via…
Toilet Paper Vs The Bidet
Apr 13 • 44 min
While toilet paper has been disappearing off the shelves, a lot of people have made the plunge to switch to a paperless toilet routine by opting for a bidet instead. So I thought I’d research the differences between the two with the environment in mind…
Making Easter Ethically Eco!
Apr 6 • 40 min
OK, you may have forgotten what day of the week it is but the Easter Bunny has not! This Sunday, the 12th of April, is Easter Sunday. This is a holiday that, like many others, has good intentions but so much waste involved and is linked to the heavy…
Saving the Poddle River - Róisín McAleer
Mar 31 • 31 min
The River Poddle runs through Dublin City, sometimes underground, so not a lot of people know of its existence. Róisín McAleer, a teacher and member of Crumlin Community Clean Up group, tells us about the importance of the river and how it’s being…
Some Positivity in this Pandemic
Mar 30 • 23 min
Welcome to the first Book of Leaves podcast episode of 2020. What a time to be alive eh? I wanted to ease into this season with a little message of positivity in this crazy time. I talk a little bit about mental health and suggestions for things to do to…
Sustainable Resolutions
Dec 23, 2019 • 22 min
Happy New Year!In this delightfully short episode I suggest 6 resolutions you can take your pick of for 2020, or adopt them straight away if that’s your jam! I also give a quick summary and shout out to all the guests I’ve had in 2019 and of course to you…
A Simple No Waste Life - Timi Nicholson
Dec 9, 2019 • 45 min
Episode 20 is a casual chat with Timi Nicholson, one of the early members of the inspirational Zero Waste Ireland Facebook Group and host of the day to day sustainable blog: Simple No Waste Life. In this episode we chat about: A bit about who Timi is and…
Offsetting Carbon & Creating Social Change with Vita – Holly Hughes
Nov 24, 2019 • 74 min
In this episode I interview Holly Hughes from Vita Ireland, a charity focusing on climate justice and human rights at the same time. Their model is one many could learn from. Have a listen, rate, review & let me know what you think. If you’d like to…
Eco Christmas 2/2: Wrapping, Cards, Dinner & Markets
Nov 11, 2019 • 48 min
In Part 2 of our Eco Christmas episode, myself and Cate continue on to talk all things Christmassy. If you haven’t already go back and give part 1 a listen! And don’t forget to share this podcast with a friend or support it on patreon if you can. x We…
Eco Christmas 1/2: Trees, Decor & Gifts
Nov 10, 2019 • 78 min
Episode 16 is all about Christmas! I sat down with sustainable guru Cate Russell, fellow actor and friend and we delved into sustainable solutions for Christmas from gift suggestions to recipes. All businesses mentioned are linked below. Don’t forget to…
Bringing Biodiversity Back into your Garden or Balcony- Collie Ennis
Oct 28, 2019 • 63 min
Collie Ennis is a fellow podcaster (check out The Critter Shed!), Science officer with the Herpetological Society of Ireland and a research associate at Trinity University Dublin. He’s also a great laugh to have the chats with and a fountain of knowledge.…
Consumer Culture & Decluttering - Emma Gleeson
Oct 14, 2019 • 84 min
Emma Gleeson is a professional declutterer with a background in fashion. The research she did into the psychology of consuming things makes this episode an interesting one! We chatted about a whole host if things including: How Emma came to work as a…
The Native Seals & Why a lot need Rescuing - Melanie, Seal Rescue Ireland
Sep 30, 2019 • 77 min
I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown to interview Melanie. Her extensive knowledge of conservation made this a really enjoyable educational episode, although sometimes very saddening due to how Seals are suffering at the…
Why it’s time to join the Rebellion- Cormac Nugent, Extinction Rebellion
Sep 15, 2019 • 101 min
For episode 12 I asked Cormac Nugent for an interview on behalf of Extinction Rebellion Ireland. It’s a long episode but you don’t have to listen to it all in one go! Cormac has been with the group for a few months and hosts some of their public ‘Heading…
Cloth Nappies: the “How”s and “Why”s - Annie Byrne, Cloth Nappy Library Ireland
Sep 2, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode I give a brief mention about the Amazon Fire and what we can do about it before getting down and dirty with all things nappy related with Annie from Cloth Nappy Library Ireland. Whether you’re a current or soon-to-be parent or know someone…
Why we are Sick of Plastic! - Claudia Tormey, Friends of the Earth
Aug 18, 2019 • 34 min
Episode 10 is here already! This one specifically looks at plastic and I talk to Claudia Tormey about it. Claudia works for Friends of the Earth and runs their #SickOfPlastic campaign. Have a listen to learn about: How and why Claudia came to work for…
The Solution to Plastic Toys & “Toy Miles” - Sharon, Jiminy
Aug 4, 2019 • 69 min
It’s time to awaken our inner child with Sharon from Jiminy! This woman is an inspiration for anyone who wants to just do something for the planet from micro activism to evoking huge changes within corporations. We chatted about: Sharon’s background…
A Minimal Waste Lifestyle from Kids to Corporate, Reuzi - Pat Kane
Jul 22, 2019 • 58 min
I had the absolute pleasure of chatting to Pat Kane, the force behind Reuzi. She is doing great work for the planet from providing sustainable products to educational services in schools and businesses on the why’s and how’s of living a greener lifestyle.…
The Basics of a Vegan Diet from Fitness to Family - Dr. Ailis Brosnan
Jul 7, 2019 • 29 min
Episode 7 was recorded a few months ago with Dr. Ailis Brosnan, I’ve just been waiting for the right time to release it! We chat about: The basic food intake and tips she suggests for eating a plant based diet. Her diet in regards to her active lifestyle.…
Researching Sustainable Eating - Simone Tiso
Jul 7, 2019 • 79 min
In episode 6 we talk to Simone Tiso, a multi-talented human, who takes the time to share some of the research he’s built up over the years on sustainable eating. We cover: Simone’s background in Italy. How he came to live in Ireland. The differences he…
Tackling Plastic on our Canals & Beaches with Clean Coasts - Richard Curtin
Jun 16, 2019 • 42 min
“The thing about plastics, they don’t break down, they break up.” Episode 5 is all about the plastic pollution invading our coastlines and how it’s getting there. We talk to Richard from Clean Coasts to learn how to deal with it! In this episode, we…
Carbon Free Books, Supporting Charities & Social Change – Rónán Ó’Dálaigh
Jun 2, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode I interview entrepreneur Rónán Ó’Dálaigh. You’ll soon hear Rónán is a man of many ideas regarding social change. He has been involved with several initiatives and business thus far such as SEDco, Impact Events and the star of the show:…
Running a Zero Waste, Local Goods Shop - Peadar Rice
May 20, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, we interview Peadar, the man behind Small Changes, a zero waste shop now in Drumcondra, Dublin where you can get all sorts of refills and organic, local products. We talk about: Peadar’s background leading up to opening Small Changes in…
Sustainable Fashion, Politics & Personal Choices with Aoibhéann McCann
May 6, 2019 • 58 min
“When you know, you can’t unknow.” In this episode with Aoibhéann, we cover: What inspired her to live sustainably. What’s happening (or not happening) with Irish politics in regards to the planet and how we can effect change in our government. Mary…
Replacing Leather and Plastic with Cork - Vasco Carto
Apr 22, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode we meet Vasco Carto, the man behind Cork Crafts. We’ll be covering: Vasco’s background, from Portugal to County Cork. How cork products are made, from tree to shelf. How cork compares to leather. The unsustainable side of the cork…
Introduction to Book of Leaves
Apr 22, 2019 • 11 min
Hello and welcome to the very first episode of Book of Leaves! This episode goes into a little about me, why I started this podcast and what kind of areas we’ll be covering. Please subscribe, rate, review and if you have any feedback or suggestions, get…