5 episodes

The Rethink Now Podcast explores our environmental plight and the race to a net zero world. What does it mean for our towns and cities? What does it mean for business, for food and for the health of us all? Our interviews and discussions will, we hope, educate and inform at a time when speed is everything. Join Ed, Tanya and special guests each week.

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The Rethink Now Podcast explores our environmental plight and the race to a net zero world. What does it mean for our towns and cities? What does it mean for business, for food and for the health of us all? Our interviews and discussions will, we hope, educate and inform at a time when speed is everything. Join Ed, Tanya and special guests each week.

    EcoClipper - A Sustainable Future for Shipping

    EcoClipper - A Sustainable Future for Shipping

    Sustainable transport. What does it look like? Well, we know that electric cars are getting a lot of attention. We know about bicycles, buses and trains. But what about shipping? There was a time when all goods were moved across the ocean using nothing but the wind and the hardwork of a able crew.

    This episode I was joined by Jorne Langelaan, the founder and captain of EcoClipper.

    EcoClipper are a professional shipping company which will offer emission free transport and travel, by making use of engine-less sailing ships. Their state of the art sailing vessel will be an example of ultimate sustainability and seaworthiness.

    Our conversation takes us on a whistle stop tour of the history of shipping, the current state of play and on to Jorne’s vision for a sustainable future for shipping.

    Let’s go.

    Links mentioned:

    https://ecoclipper.org
    Jorne spoke at TEDx Amsterdam in 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyJ_a3fx6IY
    Example of the more hi-tech wind power solutions for shipping https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/swedish-firm-wind-powered-cargo-ships/
    History of the Port of Liverpool https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Liverpool
    A fascinating webinar Jorne presented at which gives lots more detail on their mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oOYfrj-_ow

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    • 45 min
    Louise Harling, The Carbon Literacy Project

    Louise Harling, The Carbon Literacy Project

    Are you carbon literate? If you seek to understand climate change then you probably should be.

    The Carbon Literacy Project has, to date, helped over 17,000 people in the UK better understand their carbon footprint - wisdom that is then shared amongst business, friends, neighbours and in the wider community.

    Louise Harling is a Project Officer at The Carbon Literacy Project and joins Rethink Now to discuss the ins and outs of climate change and the work that all at The Carbon Literacy Project undertake.

    https://www.carbonliteracy.com
    https://www.instagram.com/carbonliteracy/
    https://www.facebook.com/CarbonLiteracy
    https://twitter.com/Carbon_Literacy

    Follow Rethink Now online

    http://rethinknow.uk
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    https://www.facebook.com/rethinknowcic

    • 39 min
    Becoming Climate Positive – John Munn, ZeroSmart

    Becoming Climate Positive – John Munn, ZeroSmart

    The Rethink Now Podcast is BACK with a fascinating dive into the world of carbon offsetting. John Munn of ZeroSmart joins Ed Lamb to talk about how their subscriptions can help individuals and families 'offset' your carbon footprint.

    ZeroSmart has made it incredibly easy for your to help our planet. Just sign up for a subscription plan, and let them do the rest.

    Have a listen to find out how it works.

    Episode Links

    ZeroSmart website http://zerosmart.co.uk
    John on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjdmunn/
    WWF Footprint Calculator http://footprint.wwf.org.uk

    Get in touch with Rethink Now

    http://rethinknow.uk
    https://www.facebook.com/rethinknowcic
    https://twitter.com/rethinknowcic
    http://instagram.com/rethinknowcic/

    • 33 min
    Independent Children: How We Learn to Let Go

    Independent Children: How We Learn to Let Go

    A strange phenomenon has occurred in the UK. Despite our country being safer than ever on almost every metric, our kids have an ever decreasing imaginary border around their homes. We don't let them out of our sight! Why is that? Well, it's complicated... yes, Ed gets to have a pop at car culture, but it goes much deeper...

    Enjoy the show and get in touch with your views.

    Here's the initial image that got us thinking about this: https://www.facebook.com/urbancyclinginstitute/photos/a.284670935246378/1244629099250552/
    Developing independence in children and why it is beneficial https://www.kumon.co.uk/blog/developing-independence-in-children/
    A kid's walk to school and why it matters https://playingout.net/beas-walk-to-school-and-why-it-matters/
    How kids are prepared for independence https://savvytokyo.com/japan-prepares-children-independence/

    Learn more about Rethink

    Our website https://rethinknow.uk
    Ed on Twitter https://twitter.com/edwardlamb
    Tanya on Twitter https://twitter.com/MumaLeary

    • 35 min
    Wirral #SpookyCycle Launch - What's it all about?

    Wirral #SpookyCycle Launch - What's it all about?

    Join Rethink Now this October half term to scoot or cycle your worries away. It is the perfect way to spend time together in the great outdoors!

    Families can take part at any point over the half term week (24th October – 1st November) and as many times as you like!

    It’s completely free so visit rethinknow.uk to learn more and see our suggested routes. Let us know how you go!

    #SpookyCycle

    • 16 min

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