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We highlight the people, ideas, and innovations protecting and healing the planet.

Here you will find our podcast episodes where we interview sustainability champions as well as articles about the many positive changes happening right now all over the world to make us more sustainable.

Sustainability Champions are the individuals, companies and organizations currently solving environmental challenges around the world. They are leaders and innovators and their numbers are growing.

If you are a Sustainability Champion, please subscribe and listen today.

Sustainability Champions Daniel Hartz

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We highlight the people, ideas, and innovations protecting and healing the planet.

Here you will find our podcast episodes where we interview sustainability champions as well as articles about the many positive changes happening right now all over the world to make us more sustainable.

Sustainability Champions are the individuals, companies and organizations currently solving environmental challenges around the world. They are leaders and innovators and their numbers are growing.

If you are a Sustainability Champion, please subscribe and listen today.

    Smart Solutions to Environmental Risks | Dr. Deborah Brosnan

    Smart Solutions to Environmental Risks | Dr. Deborah Brosnan

    Did you know coral reefs provide a buffer - protecting our coasts from big waves, storms, and floods? In a time with more frequent natural disasters due to the changing climate, there’s an important message to learn: when people live in harmony with nature, we minimize our environmental risks and can even benefit from strengthened ecosystems. Today’s guest knows all about nature’s role in our lives, offering science-based solutions that reflect the best environmental ethics and facilitate outcomes for the planet, people and profit.
    In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Dr. Deborah Brosnan, marine resilience specialist, environmental consultant in risk reduction and problem solving, and Champion of Environmental Solutions. 


    Deborah Brosnan’s consulting company Deborah Brosnan & Associates offer ideas through regulatory, corporate, and community elements to provide the most cost-effective, prompt and valuable solutions, when it comes to local environmental issues. For example, she tells us all about the importance of natural vegetation on coastlines, whether coral reefs or mangroves, to prevent damage from floods and storms. Working with highly-skilled experts, her work lies at the intersection of cutting-edge science and real world decision-making involving environment, endangered species, development, energy, sea level rise, climate change and hazards - places where the stakes and risks are high.


    Listen to the episode, to find out all about her work and what we can do be more environmentally-friendly!


    Website: http://www.deborahbrosnan.com (http://www.deborahbrosnan.com)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahbrosnan?s=20 (https://twitter.com/deborahbrosnan?s=20)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeborahBrosnanAndAssociates/ (https://www.facebook.com/DeborahBrosnanAndAssociates/)
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahbrosnan/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahbrosnan/)

    • 46 min
    Lloyds Bank | Financing A Greener Future Together

    Lloyds Bank | Financing A Greener Future Together

    In this Episode I speak with Rachel Finesilver, Manager of Sustainability & Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group, and Champion of Sustainable Banking.
    According to a report by Morgan Stanley analysts, the cost of stopping climate change and reducing net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, is 50 Trillion US Dollars. That includes a whole array of alternatives to our current carbon-inefficient activities, that need to be invested in and developed further. From renewable energy to electric motors and cars, to carbon capture methods, biofuels and hydrogen power. 
    The banking sector plays a big role, as with financial power comes a responsibility not only to shareholders, but also to the earth and everyone on it. Smaller green and socially-responsible Banks have long been attracting customers with their commitment to transparency, but traditional banks are following suit. 


    Lloyds Banking Group is putting their money where their mouth is, by aiming to reduce the carbon emissions they finance by 50% by 2030. That includes commitments to support UK renewable energy projects, equivalent to powering on average 5million homes by 2020. Lloyds is leading the way in green financing in the banking sector, and they are actively working on reducing the emissions and waste of their own businesses. 


    Listen to this episode, to find out all about the importance of green banking, exactly how Lloyds Banking Group aims to make a change and much much more. 


    If you enjoyed this episode, please give the Sustainability Champions podcast a 5-star review in the Apple Podcast app and subscribe so you’ll know when the next episode is released!
    Resources:
    Website: https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/our-group/responsible-business/financing-a-green-future-together/ (https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/our-group/responsible-business/financing-a-green-future-together/)
    Linkedin Rachel Finesilver: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-finesilver-58805316/?originalSubdomain=uk (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-finesilver-58805316/?originalSubdomain=uk)
    Linkedin Lloyds Banking: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/lloyds-bank-commercial-banking/ (https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/lloyds-bank-commercial-banking/)

    • 47 min
    Strong, Non-Toxic Cleaners - Just Add Water!

    Strong, Non-Toxic Cleaners - Just Add Water!

    According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, more than 90 percent of a bottle of standard cleaning product is just water. Considering that people in most developed countries have access to clean water, this current production scheme seems like a waste. Factories mix their cleaning solution with water, package it in bottles and ship it around the world. Shipping products with heavy water requires more trips because of bulky packages, more carbon emissions and more work. Come to think of it, mixing cleaning products yourself doesn’t sound like such an unusual solution - think of how we make coffee at home: we buy dried coffee grounds and add hot water.
    In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Jon Bostock, co-founder of Truman’s, author of the book “The Elephant’s Dilemma” and Champion of Breaking Supply Chains. 


    Truman’s offers sets of powdered cleaning solutions for laundry machines, dishwashers and toilets that need to be mixed with water before use. With their subscription, all of your cleaning needs are handled because let’s face it: we all need to clean, so why not do it sustainably and with non-toxic products? The only thing they don’t provide - according to their website - is the motivation to clean; unfortunately, that’s something we have to get ourselves… 


    Jon is also the author of “The Elephant’s Dilemma”, a guide based on his personal experiences creating businesses and products that fly above our norm and status quo. He shows that many people are chained to their current reality and big things can happen once we reimagine our future and break free. His book is an urgent battle cry asking us to step forward, live a more fulfilled life and leave a legacy for future generations.


    If you enjoyed this episode, please give the Sustainability Champions podcast a 5-star review in the Apple Podcast app and subscribe so you’ll know when the next episode is released!


    Website: https://www.trumans.com (https://www.trumans.com)
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Elephants-Dilemma-Break-Reimagine-Future/dp/1544509847 (https://www.amazon.com/Elephants-Dilemma-Break-Reimagine-Future/dp/1544509847)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trumancleans (https://www.instagram.com/trumancleans/)
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/trumancleans (https://www.linkedin.com/company/trumancleans/)

    • 52 min
    Organic & Sustainable Diapers

    Organic & Sustainable Diapers

    There are 11 million diaper-age babies in the US. Each baby uses an average of 65 diapers per week. That results in over 37 BILLION disposables being tossed EACH YEAR in the US alone. With raising awareness of single-use plastic bags, bottles and straws, why are diapers, which currently make up 30% of non-biodegradable waste in American landfills, disregarded?
    In this Episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Liz Turrigiano, Co-Founder and CEO of Esembly, and Champion of Sustainable Diapers. Esembly offers a sustainable diapering system that is built to last to help avoid all those throw-away diapers that end up polluting our environment and aren’t easily recyclable. 


    With Esembly’s service, you’ll only need 48 diapers from birth through potty training. They are still reusable afterwards, meaning you can pass them on to other families or let Esembly buy the diapers from you to either be used again or recycled properly. Their other products include skin care and laundering products as well as a variety of accessories. 


    Parents can make a huge positive impact on the planet with this switch and while it may seem a little gross at first, Liz assures us that it’s the natural and healthier way to go. She even compares the clean-up process to just washing the dishes! 


    If you want to test out the diapers for yourself and your little ones, you can get a 15% discount by using this link: https://esemblybaby.com/discount/Champions15 (https://esemblybaby.com/discount/Champions15) or typing in the code “Champions15” at checkout. 


    If you enjoyed this episode, please give the Sustainability Champions podcast a 5-star review in the Apple Podcast app and subscribe so you’ll know when the next episode is released!


    Website: https://esemblybaby.com (https://esemblybaby.com)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esemblybaby/ (https://www.instagram.com/esemblybaby/)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esemblybaby (https://www.facebook.com/esemblybaby)

    • 30 min
    Capturing The Climate Crisis Where It Hits Hardest | Ashley Cooper

    Capturing The Climate Crisis Where It Hits Hardest | Ashley Cooper

    One of the biggest problems hindering a stronger global response against climate change, is that the effects are not felt equally all over the world, but in certain areas to a much stronger extent. Polar ice caps melting, ice bears stranded on drifting ice, floods and forest fires reaching unprecedented scales - while the west bears the most responsibility for climate disasters, they rarely feel the consequences. To accept our responsibility in causing the climate breakdown takes an effort of education, visually showing how terrifying natural disasters are and connecting the dots in how our lifestyles cause the change. 
    In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Ashley Cooper, Environmental Photographer and Champion of Climate Photography. Ashley Cooper has been capturing the effects of climate change and renewable energy on all continents and the most remote places you could think of, since 2004. His journeys have taken him to Inuit villages in the arctic circle, tiny island states in the south pacific, and all across the world. His photos, published by The Guardian, WWF and other charities, magazines and news publications, aim to purvey the urgency of acting on climate change, as well as positives we can take from initiatives that are already well established, like renewable energy. We talk about some of the amazing experiences Ashley has made on his travels all around the world, and how he views the climate crisis from having witnessed the effects first-hand. 


    If you enjoyed this episode, please give the Sustainability Champions podcast a 5-star review in the Apple Podcast app and subscribe so you’ll know when the next episode is released!


    Website: http://www.globalwarmingimages.net/index.html (http://www.globalwarmingimages.net/index.html)
    Book: http://www.imagesfromawarmingplanet.net (http://www.imagesfromawarmingplanet.net)
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-cooper-20417a13/?originalSubdomain=uk (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-cooper-20417a13/?originalSubdomain=uk)

    • 43 min
    Finding A Career in Sustainability

    Finding A Career in Sustainability

    In this episode of Sustainability Champions, I speak with Jules Hayward, Learning Executive Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

    In this conversation, we explore the importance of system thinking for finding global solutions and the fact that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing how to shift our approach for the better. We discuss some interesting career tips for people wanting to have a purpose-driven career working on either climate change, business, education, policy making, urban planning or any other important area. Crucially, Jules also discusses ways to overcome apocalypse fatigue in order to start making an impact in our daily lives.

    • 54 min

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