6 episodes

No intelligent species would destroy their own environment. BBC presenters and Marine Conservation Society ambassadors Lizzie Daly and Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird lift the lid on the biggest man-made environmental issues of today. If you want to understand how humans have left a footprint that has changed the planet forever and what you can personally do to live a more sustainable, zero waste life, then this is the podcast for you.
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No intelligent species would destroy their own environment. BBC presenters and Marine Conservation Society ambassadors Lizzie Daly and Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird lift the lid on the biggest man-made environmental issues of today. If you want to understand how humans have left a footprint that has changed the planet forever and what you can personally do to live a more sustainable, zero waste life, then this is the podcast for you.
globalwakecup.com - The stylish alternative to single-use cups, bottles, bags and straws, donates 10% of profits to The Marine Conservation Society.

Produced by Global WAKEcup and eventsinsound.com

    Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion

    Did you know that the fashion industry creates 10% of the world’s total carbon emissions? Tom and Lizzie get out of their comfort zones to discuss the impact of “Fast Fashion” on the planet, uncovering an industry where an item of clothing can cost less than the shipping! But at what environmental and social cost to the people who make the clothes?

    • 40 min
    Climate Crisis

    Climate Crisis

    Climate Change is the phrase most commonly used when discussing the world’s climate and temperature but should we be using the term climate crisis? in this episode of "WAKEcup and Smell The Coffee” Tom and Lizzie tackle the most important issue the world faces today. Asking why our politicians are not taking the lead and with a climate change denier in The White House can anything positive happen in the near future?

    • 50 min
    The Palm Oil Dilemma

    The Palm Oil Dilemma

    Do you eat chocolate, clean your teeth with toothpaste or perhaps put a bit of lipstick on for a night out? If so you’re part of the great palm oil debate - Tom and Lizzie venture into a murky and complex world...

    • 51 min
    Turning the Tide on Ocean Pollution

    Turning the Tide on Ocean Pollution

    Hands up if you want to reduce marine pollution and help protect our oceans!? Resident GlobalWAKEcup experts Tom ’The Blowfish’ Hird and Lizzie Daly discuss the recent ocean conservation success stories including: Comebacks for the rare short-snouted seahorses, the return of the curled Octopus and sightings of basking sharks off the coast of Wales for the first time in decades. Along with special guest, marine biologist and director of communications at The Marine Conservation Society Richard Harrington, they reveal what’s being done to reverse the decades of abuse our polluted seas have endured and you’ll find out what you can do to turn back the tide on plastic waste and ocean pollution.

    • 53 min
    The Deadliest Species on Earth

    The Deadliest Species on Earth

    Great White Shark, Mosquito or Homo sapiens? Tom and Lizzie reveal we are in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, with 60% of animal species having been wiped out since the 1970’

    • 34 min
    Single-Use, Single Planet

    Single-Use, Single Planet

    ‘It’s just one plastic straw’ said 7.7 Billion people! Lizzie and Tom discuss how single-use plastic has reached the remotest parts of the planet.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

ErinI1975 ,

Highly recommended

Very informative and fun to listen to. Every episode provides new info even if you feel like you know a lot about the subjects. Can’t wait for more episodes!

V.Shizzle ,

Great

Really interesting podcast. Good to get some facts about sustainable living also who knew that Nutella was one of the good guys!!

BrandNewMusic ,

Best Podcast Series

This podcast can make you laugh and move you tears, whilst educating in a non preachy way. Tom and Lizzie the two presenters have great chemistry, riffing off each other with such depth of knowledge - I can’t wait to hear what they do next.

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