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
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.
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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The Future is Foraging - Danny Moore, Foragers Fancy
Welcome to the Rethink Now podcast. This episode I met with Danny Moore to talk about the amazing world of foraging. Foraging is searching for wild food resources.
We may have all grabbed a few blackberries here and there. Maybe we know that nettles can be useful for some recipes. Well, that’s just scratching the surface of what is available to most of us - whether we live in a rural or urban setting.
Based in Wirral, Danny Moore has taken his lifelong love of foraging and set up a business offering a range of pesto, cordials, liqueurs, gin and vinaigrettes made with wild ingredients.
Danny and I switched on our microphones outside at the amazing Port Sunlight River Park, near to where we both live on Wirral.
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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.
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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.
ZeroSmart website http://zerosmart.co.uk
John on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjdmunn/
WWF Footprint Calculator http://footprint.wwf.org.uk
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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/
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Back to Normal... Are you Sure?
Another of our walk and talk episodes - Ed & Tanya putting the world to rights.
A vaccine for COVID is in sight and the world is gearing up for a return to 'normal'. The trouble with that? Well, obvs, the 'normal' that we were used to was unsustainable and just about ready to collapse.
Hey ho. What do the next few months hold and what can we do to ensure that we're ready for 2021. It's the Rethink Now Podcast!
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