14 episodes

This is a podcast that tells the stories of ordinary people who have become every day heroes by just deciding to take simple actions. They generously share their knowledge with inspiring stories, tips and advice/. I know that they will empower you to make a difference and join in the rubbish rebellion.This is so much more than stories about the environment and living sustainably. It is overcoming struggles, internally and in our community. People who are living outside the box and challenging the status quo. I know that we can all live a life we love in a sustainable way and I know that these stories will inspire you on your own journey whatever that looks, sounds or feels like for you.There’s no lecturing, guilt shaming or expectation of perfection, just simple ideas to inspire you to live the life you deserve.

Clare Talks Rubbish Podcast Clare Talks Rubbish

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

This is a podcast that tells the stories of ordinary people who have become every day heroes by just deciding to take simple actions. They generously share their knowledge with inspiring stories, tips and advice/. I know that they will empower you to make a difference and join in the rubbish rebellion.This is so much more than stories about the environment and living sustainably. It is overcoming struggles, internally and in our community. People who are living outside the box and challenging the status quo. I know that we can all live a life we love in a sustainable way and I know that these stories will inspire you on your own journey whatever that looks, sounds or feels like for you.There’s no lecturing, guilt shaming or expectation of perfection, just simple ideas to inspire you to live the life you deserve.

    E14: Wayne and Koda: Walking the coast of Britain, nature connection & overcoming eco-anxiety

    E14: Wayne and Koda: Walking the coast of Britain, nature connection & overcoming eco-anxiety

    If you are ever in any doubt about what it is possible to achieve in life then this is the inspirational story for you!Wayne Dixon, from Lancashire has overcome addiction, mental health problems, a broken neck, grief and financial difficulties and is showing us how one passionate person CAN create positive change.  Wayne became frustrated at how society treated his bi-polar father; frustrated at how his peers were stuck in a cycle of heroine addition; and frustrated at the lack of respect society has for its environment by dropping litter everywhere.  But, Wayne had one thing that kept him from spiralling down the same old route, and one thing that kept him alive - his passion for walking, travel and nature.  After his dad passed away leaving him Koda, a Northern Inuit dog, Wayne decided it was time to follow his long dream to walk the coast of Britain. Despite living on an income of only £50/week, he set off on in February 2016 and is picking up every single piece of litter he walks past along the way!I was privileged to catch up with Wayne back in July 2019 when his walk brought him into Brighton and Hove.  If the story resonates with you then please support his campaign to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.  He has already raised a third of his £30k target!Mind FundraiserWayne and Koda Facebook pageTwitterInstagramMore about Wayne's journey here:You Tube ShortYou Tube ClipThis podcast was edited by Wee Bird Design and Clare Talks!Clare Talks Rubbish is a podcast brought to you by Clare Talks, a Coach and Ocean Advocate.  We are on a mission to inspire you to break outside the status quo, to create a wave of change.  We want to inspire and help change makers, leaders and every day heroes.  We love supporting and connecting people so do get in touch if you think we can be of assistance.Join the Eco-Anxiety Support Group HereHelping you to clear out the rubbish and create space for boundless opportunities! 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E13: Oceans 8 Brighton New Years Resolution 2020 Eco-Tips

    E13: Oceans 8 Brighton New Years Resolution 2020 Eco-Tips

    The expertise of 6 of the 8 @oceans8brighton team in one podcast!  The Christmas party addition of the Clare Talks Rubbish Podcast.An informal and unedited conversation over nibbles and wine.We discuss how you can be more sustainable in 2020.Learn more about Oceans 8 BrightonClare Talks Rubbish is a podcast brought to you by Clare Talks, a Coach and Ocean Advocate.  We are on a mission to inspire you to break outside the status quo, to create a wave of change.  We want to inspire and help change makers, leaders and every day heroes.  We love supporting and connecting people so do get in touch if you think we can be of assistance.Helping you to clear out the rubbish and create space for boundless opportunities! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    E12: The Modern Milkman: Can technology save the planet?

    E12: The Modern Milkman: Can technology save the planet?

    After watching the Blue Planet 2 episode with the sperm whale baby eating the plastic bucket, Paul White and three of his friends decided that they needed to be a part of the solution.  With a background in farming and agriculture and a desire to change the face of grocery shopping the Modern Milkman was born.  After some trial and error involving freezing cold dark mornings in a truck with a broken window.  Then traipsing around with a notepad and pen in the rain following up deliveries, the four friends realised they needed a new approach.  The Modern Milkman embraces technology to manage customers demands an map out the most economical route and they have big ambitions to become the most sustainable grocery delivery service in the UK.  But it isn't all about profit margins and business, they have recognised that there is a need to support local producers and local farmers to be sustainable and cost effective.  And they want to prove the model works so that it can be replicated elsewhere and create a ripple effect of positive change.  It seems they are well on their way to that goal as they have expanded rapidly from one small round of 100 customers to over 6000 and now cover a large swathe of Lancashire and Greater Manchester.They are aiming to cater for everyone too and have oat milk in glass bottles, bakery goods, including vegan items, local muesli's AND washing up liquid all in reusable containers. The range is constantly expanding too.I really enjoyed this conversation with Paul White, one of the founders and you might also hear his dog wondering around in the background.  Another fantastic example of how passionate individuals can lead the way to a circular economy future.  Paul gives his tips and advice to other eco-entrepreneurs thinking about setting up their own enterprise. And explains how the Modern Milkman plans to support the community far beyond being a grocery delivery service.I am excited to follow their journey and know you will love this episode.To find out more and if you are in their catchment area check out their app:The Modern Milkman WebsiteGet the App on AppleGet the App on AndroidFacebookTwitterInstagram This podcast was edited by Chloe Aust and marketing contributions by Megan Youngs. More about the team here.Clare Talks Rubbish is a podcast brought to you by Clare Talks, a Coach and Ocean Advocate.  We are on a mission to inspire you to break outside the status quo, to create a wave of change.  We want to inspire and help change makers, leaders and every day heroes.  We love supporting and connecting people so do get in touch if you think we can be of assistance.Helping you to clear out the rubbish and create space for boundless opportunities! 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    E11: Turning Your Passion into a Sustainable Business with Rob Thompson

    E11: Turning Your Passion into a Sustainable Business with Rob Thompson

    Rob Thompson got creative with ocean waste and turned it into kayaks amount other things.Rob is a scuba diver who was fed up with finding idyllic coves in Cornwall full of plastic rubbish so decided to do something about it.  After rallying friends together, diving remote spots and debriefing on a cliff top around a camp fire, Fathoms Free was born.  Regular dives against debris ensued but Rob was still not satisfied as the rubbish they collected was still going into landfill.Most people would have stopped at that point but after years of research, networking and hard graft, Rob has created the world's first ever marine recycled kayaks from a new material he calls Gyre 2. Rob had no background in materials, product development or indeed business and he shares his journey and advice on following your passion to create a sustainable business.You can find more about the Marine Recycled Kayaks, Handplanes and other products on the Odyssey Innovation website.  There you will also find information about the Paddle For Plastic Campaign and the Ocean Recovery net collection campaign.Other mentions:Project AwareNeptune's Army of Rubbish CleanersSea Shepherd Ghost Net CampaignGlobal Ghost Gear Initiative This podcast was edited by Chloe Aust and marketing contributions by Megan Youngs. More about the team here.Clare Talks Rubbish is a podcast brought to you by Clare Talks, a Coach and Ocean Advocate.  We are on a mission to inspire you to break outside the status quo, to create a wave of change.  We want to inspire and help change makers, leaders and every day heroes.  We love supporting and connecting people so do get in touch if you think we can be of assistance.Helping you to clear out the rubbish and create space for boundless opportunities!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    E10: How to inspire the next generation of Ocean Superheroes by Treading Lighter

    E10: How to inspire the next generation of Ocean Superheroes by Treading Lighter

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret MeadThe quote by Margaret Mead is one of Libby's favourites so it seems fitting to start with it.This episode is for you if:You want to inspire the next generation of ocean super heroes.You have children, are a teacher or just want to inspire them to become guardians of their own future planet.You love Manta Rays or Whalesharks of diving or the OceanYou like cycle touringYou are interested in bamboo bikesYou like hearing stories from ordinary people who have decided to do something positive to change the worldI met Libby on the very first #PaddleCleanup expedition that I took part in.  We instantly connected over our passion for the oceans creatures, diving and rubbish.  It was just before Libby took off on her bike made of grass to cycle the length of New Zealand.  We could have done a whole other podcast about Sunny her amazing bamboo bike and her cycle touring trips!  Libby is a primary school teacher by profession although she quit her teaching job after one of her students set her a challenge to walk her talk.  There are more visuals including a time-lapse of her bike decorations over on the blog post about this episode.Show Notes  

    • 45 min
    E9: Atlanta Cook - How to be an effective Ocean Activist

    E9: Atlanta Cook - How to be an effective Ocean Activist

    How to be an effective ocean activist - a question on many people's mind at the moment.  Atlanta Cook has been campaigning for the ocean for a very long time and has not only set up several grass roots projects herself, she was also there at the start of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and is the only Honorary Life Member of SAS.  Atlanta is a surfer, a boogie boarder and has some very beautiful things to say about the ocean.  We talk about how its majesty and power get under your skin and bring tears to your eyes when you befriend it as much as surfers do.Atlanta first came under my radar when Incredible Oceans Event Manager, Grace Walker and I two handedly pulled off a huge outdoor event with mermaids, sea shanties and a giant inflatable Orca.  Atlanta is a regular at the same Brighton Annual March of the Mermaids, usually accompanied by her daughter.  I’m sure Atlanta is part mermaid for real!Atlanta has worked on ocean issues at a global level with the Seas At Risk Federation and was able to give Surfers Against Sewage a voice on an international stage.  But it all started with raves at the Zap in Brighton and boogie boarding with world class boogie boarder Jago Eliot who has now sadly passed away.Back in the early 90s while surfing in Cornwall, Atlanta became aware of the water quality issues and joined forces with SAS bringing their first outpost to Brighton in 1991.  Spurred on by the death of 8 year old Heather Preen they successfully campaigned to improve water quality and prevent as much raw effluent being discharged into our seas.  The Safer Seas programme is the legacy of that campaign. Not happy with that, Atlanta took over a local community centre and campaigned to prevent a local nature reserve from becoming a commercial enterprise and has now secured a chunk of funding to turn that into a community classroom that will enable her team and others to run workshops for school groups, working alongside Living Coasts.I learnt so much from this conversation, about so many different environmental issues that I only knew about from a surface level..  If you want to know more about how to campaign effectively using simple messaging then you will love listening to Atlanta’s story.  Her determination is totally awe inspiring.  Learn More:Atlanta Cook Marine Environment Consultancy WebsiteFacebookSupport the Beacon Hub Crowd FundPhoto by Mi Elverson for Ruby Moon Swimwear As ever this podcast has been edited by the wonderful Chloe Aust.The next episode will be out on 10th October as I am in Costa Rica searching for creatures and swimming with sharks until then!   The previous episodes are all equally inspiring.  Please do comment, review and share as it helps more people find the podcast.Thank you for your support!

    • 58 min

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hydnophora ,

Inspiring and informative

Full of information, insipration and useful tips - this is one of my favourite podcasts. Clare interviews a wide variety of interesting guests from all walks of life who show us all sorts of ways that we can help with ocean conservation. I've certainly changed a few habits as a result!

lizp000 ,

Totally Absorbing

I just listened to ep.4 talking to Kat Fletcher. So interesting to hear from someone at the vanguard of real change in the country. I certainly picked up some tips and learnt more than a few things. Looking forward to hearing from more inspiring women like Kat. Have you asked Ellen McArthur for an interview?

tortoisel ,

Moving and inspiring

First episode was moving and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story. Looking forward to the next episodes.

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