164 episodes

If you feel like you're drowning in plastic and need to use a small child to jump up and down on top of your black bin each fortnight to get the lid to shut, or you want to save the planet but you're exhausted at the very idea, then this is the podcast for you!

Sustianable(ish) isn't about austerity, or deprivation, or needing to live off grid in a yurt (although if that's your bag you're also very welcome!) - it's about you, and me, and the power of our actions. The small tweaks we can make, the baby steps, and how they add up to change the world.

Sustainable(ish‪)‬ Jen Gale

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 105 Ratings

If you feel like you're drowning in plastic and need to use a small child to jump up and down on top of your black bin each fortnight to get the lid to shut, or you want to save the planet but you're exhausted at the very idea, then this is the podcast for you!

Sustianable(ish) isn't about austerity, or deprivation, or needing to live off grid in a yurt (although if that's your bag you're also very welcome!) - it's about you, and me, and the power of our actions. The small tweaks we can make, the baby steps, and how they add up to change the world.

    [164] Your council and climate action – with Annie Pickering

    [164] Your council and climate action – with Annie Pickering

    Most of us limit our interactions with our local authority to whingeing about our bin collections and paying our council tax BUT did you know that they have a whole lot of carbon emissions within their influence and therefore a whole lot of potential for a positive planetary impact?But how do we know what our […]

    • 57 min
    [163] The Carbon Footprint of Christmas and what’s in your control

    [163] The Carbon Footprint of Christmas and what’s in your control

    In this episode we take a deep dive into the carbon footprint of Christmas.Which feels a bit weird right?Christmas is a time to let go a little, and not be so hung up on the consequences of our actions (hence the number of mince pies I may have already eaten..). I feel a bit guilty […]

    • 14 min
    [162] COP27 Explainer – what happened, what didn’t happen, and why? With Laura Young

    [162] COP27 Explainer – what happened, what didn’t happen, and why? With Laura Young

    COP 27...What happened?What didn't happen?And why?For those of us in the UK, COP26 in Glasgow last year felt like a BIG deal - it was everywhere in the media while it was running, and schools, businesses and organisations were all keen to get involved.This year's COP (COP27) has felt very different. And I found myself […]

    • 49 min
    [161] Shop Ethical Instead – with Sian Conway-Wood

    [161] Shop Ethical Instead – with Sian Conway-Wood

    You might not want to hear this but...Christmas is coming!We’re about to enter silly season for consumption with Black Friday and then the Christmas shopping, so what better time to take a pause and think about the impact of what we’re buying, and how we might be able to make our money do good stuff […]

    • 52 min
    [160] Carbon Labelling 101 – with Charlie Cotton

    [160] Carbon Labelling 101 – with Charlie Cotton

    Wouldn’t it be great if everything we bought had a label on it telling us what it’s carbon footprint it? Then we would be able to make informed choices about the things we were buying and the impact they had.Today I’m chatting to Charlie Cotton from ecollective about exactly that – what is a carbon […]

    • 1 hr 1 min
    [159] Carbon Literacy – with Phil Korbel

    [159] Carbon Literacy – with Phil Korbel

    Awareness of the climate crisis feels like it is at an all-time high. All the studies tell us that 75-80% of people are worried about it, but we're still not really talking about it, and lots of people aren't really sure what they can do about it. There are lots of reasons behind this, but sometimes […]

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

chlopugh ,

Brilliant speakers and practical tips

I really love Jen's podcasts! They agreed a wide range of issues but give practical tips on actual steps to take so things feel less scary and out of control! And the brilliant and informed speakers are always interesting, relatable and down to earth. Have had so many ideas from these that I’ve actioned myself or shared. Thanks so much Jen!

Mummypeas ,

Inspiring & accessible

Full of interesting and inspiring stuff. Such a huge range of interviewees and so many ways to help tackle climate crisis and live more a sustainable (ish) way… and without making you feel judged or rubbish.

Beverleeeeeeeeeey ,

Such a good listen

I love this podcast!! It’s so good to listen to sustainability presented in a really accessible and non-judgemental way - we don’t have to do it all perfectly! I find it really empowering and inspiring

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