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The Sustainable Jungle Podcast is a mission driven show, focusing on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges. Hosts, Lyall & Joy, talk with some of the most interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet. Join us as we create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change.

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The Sustainable Jungle Podcast is a mission driven show, focusing on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges. Hosts, Lyall & Joy, talk with some of the most interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet. Join us as we create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change.

    61 · NOEL KOK · CREATING A PATH TO CONSERVATION THROUGH THE NEXT GENERATION OF FILMMAKERS

    61 · NOEL KOK · CREATING A PATH TO CONSERVATION THROUGH THE NEXT GENERATION OF FILMMAKERS

     
    Noel Kok is a storyteller specialising in wildlife and conservation filmmaking. He is passionate about telling African conservation stories and both enabling and building black talent in the industry. He is also the Co-Founder & Programmes Director at Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF). He is a recipient of the National Geographic Society COVID-19 Emergency Fund for his inspiring project in St Lucia, South Africa.
     
    NEWF is a “platform in Africa aimed at bringing together nature, environment and wildlife filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and broadcast media to engage, contribute and connect whilst creating a path to conservation through film by amplifying the challenges faced by the natural world and driving solutions through impactful creative science communication. Through an integrated slate of programmes NEWF is inspiring and incubating emerging science, nature, wildlife and conservation storytellers in digital media in africa. Dedicated to discovering the next generation of filmmakers.”
    We discuss Noel’s winding career path, the challenge of finding black filmmakers and the importance of enabling the next generation of storytellers to positively shape our natural world through film. 
    Fundamentally, Noel answers the question we’re all asking - How do you change the story? 
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    60 · SIMON GRIFFITHS · WHO GIVES A CRAP?

    60 · SIMON GRIFFITHS · WHO GIVES A CRAP?

    Simon Griffiths is the Co-founder and Head Honcho of Who Gives a Crap, a mission based company that sells “good looking, forest friendly toilet paper, paper towels and tissues direct-to-consumer and donate 50% of [their] profits to help build toilets for those in need”. Simon co-founded the business with the big hairy goal of having a huge impact on the world’s global problems - and they’re doing it! Since 2013, they’ve donated $8M to water, sanitation and hygiene projects and initiatives around the world!
     
    We discuss all this and more including advice for other aspiring mission based entrepreneurs. 
     
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    59 · MEERA JAIN · GREEN HOLIDAYS WITH THE GREEN MUM

    59 · MEERA JAIN · GREEN HOLIDAYS WITH THE GREEN MUM

    Meera Jain is a teacher, a close friend of Sustainable Jungle and The Green Mum! The Green Mum’s Instagram account is an incredibly honest, authentic and non-judgemental space to learn about living a greener life, especially with kids. Meera focuses on low impact living including zero waste, plant based and vegan food and everyday eco choices and trade offs.
    In this episode, we cover Meera’s reflections on her own journey and some of her top tips for mums and others. We also cover conscious consumerism and her thoughts on making the holiday season that much more thoughtful.
     
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    58 · GEORGINA WILSON-POWELL · IS IT REALLY GREEN?

    58 · GEORGINA WILSON-POWELL · IS IT REALLY GREEN?

    Georgina is on a mission to reduce overconsumption by using positive storytelling to shift social attitudes. As the founder of pebble, she has inspired consumer change through her much-loved magazine, events and online community for the last 3.5 years. She has 17 years experience as a magazine publisher and editor, has worked with corporations and charities as an editorial and comms strategist.
    Pebble is a sustainable lifestyle magazine covering ethical fashion, design, food and travel. #pebblesmakeripples.
    In this episode we talk about the impressive projects pebblemag has covered over the last year including their very own pebble forest!  We also cover Georgina’s two books that are coming up for release early next year and the upcoming futurefest pebblemag will be hosting in November which we at Sustainable Jungle are super excited to be part of.  
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    57 · CARLEE JACKSON · MINORITIES IN SHARK SCIENCES

    57 · CARLEE JACKSON · MINORITIES IN SHARK SCIENCES

    Carlee is a co-founder of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization dedicated to amplifying the minority voices in the field of shark science. Originally from Detroit, MI, she moved to south Florida and received her B.S. in biology from Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She currently works as a marine turtle specialist, helping to protect sea turtles in Florida. This past summer she received her M.S. in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University. Carlee’s master’s research examined how provisioning (feeding) tourism affects the behavior, habituation and abundance of nurse sharks in Belize. She continues to work in the field of shark science, working to increase diversity in this field.
    We cover all of this fascinating and important work and much more! 
     
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    56 · ALFRED ADJABENG · SCHOOL FARMS IN GHANA

    56 · ALFRED ADJABENG · SCHOOL FARMS IN GHANA

    Alfred Adjabeng is the founding executive director of Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement (ROFLM), a community-development-based organisation that is responsible for ensuring that young people are educated, empowered and engaged for local development in Ghana. 
    School Farms is ROFLM’s flagship programme. School Farms supports rural schools in Ghana to be food sufficient by creating community-driven farms to grow what they eat. 
    Alfred is also passionate about social innovation, development practice, public policy and environmental sustainability. He is a Chevening scholar at the Institute of Development Studies, the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. He also has several impressive accolades:
    Awarded African Youth SDG Achiever of the year by Africa Youth SDGs Summit and the UNDP in 2018
    Selected to be one of 40 Young African Innovators to Attend Africa4Tech Conference in Morocco in 2016
    Was among 40 young people in Ghana awarded the 2016 MBC Fellowship for contribution to local agriculture development in 2016
    Came second place in the 2016 West Africa Regional Mandela Washington Fellows Regional Conference’s pitch competition (pitch was on ‘Achieving Zero Hunger in Schools-The school farms programme approach’)
    Youth keynote speaker at the second Global Youth Summit on Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation in Dakar-Senegal.
    Awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders by President Obama in 2015
    Was among 23 young Africans awarded SETAfrica 2014 Fellowship by Makerere University Business School in Uganda for contribution in advancing Social Entrepreneurship in Africa.
     
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