14 episodes

Want to reduce your own environmental footprint, but don't know where to start? Think it's too expensive or difficult?
There's a whole load of info out there and for those of us keen to make a difference it can get confusing.
Focusing on a single eco topic each fortnight, Harriet Robinson meets inspirational people whose actions are making big changes in terms of sustainability. Their interactive discussions break down myths and offer advice and tips and answer questions from listeners.
This podcast will help you to take those first steps towards living a greener lifestyle.
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Harriet Robinson is a journalist and presenter, fronting news reports for BBC TV and radio, as well as Radio New Zealand.
https://twitter.com/HarrietRobbo
https://instagram.com/wannabe.greener

Wannabe Greener Harriet Robinson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Want to reduce your own environmental footprint, but don't know where to start? Think it's too expensive or difficult?
There's a whole load of info out there and for those of us keen to make a difference it can get confusing.
Focusing on a single eco topic each fortnight, Harriet Robinson meets inspirational people whose actions are making big changes in terms of sustainability. Their interactive discussions break down myths and offer advice and tips and answer questions from listeners.
This podcast will help you to take those first steps towards living a greener lifestyle.
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Harriet Robinson is a journalist and presenter, fronting news reports for BBC TV and radio, as well as Radio New Zealand.
https://twitter.com/HarrietRobbo
https://instagram.com/wannabe.greener

    How to Stop Wasting Food

    How to Stop Wasting Food

    About one third of the food produced globally every year gets lost or wasted. It's enough to feed all the hungry people in the world four times!

    https://www.unenvironment.org/thinkeatsave/about-thinkeatsave

    Amanda Chapman says focusing on the bigger picture in terms of sustainability means working to reduce food waste in whatever way she can.

    Amanda founded New Zealand's first ever community fridge, saving tonnes of food from being sent to landfill and feeding hungry mouths in the country's biggest city 24/7.

    In this episode she talks to Harriet about her creative tips and ideas for reducing food waste at home, the inspiration behind the fridge and why it's so important to stop edible produce ending up in landfills.

    Amanda's super handy blog:
    http://www.wastefreeland.nz/

    Follow Amanda on socials:
    https://www.facebook.com/amandawastefree/
    https://twitter.com/AmandaWasteFree
    https://www.instagram.com/amandawastefree/

    Follow Wannabe Greener:
    https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/

    • 55 min
    How to Ditch Fast Fashion (with Ethically Kate)

    How to Ditch Fast Fashion (with Ethically Kate)

    Fast fashion is destroying the planet, with more than 100 billion garments produced worldwide each year; 85% of which end up in landfill or incinerated. Not to mention the exploitation of factory workers in developing countries.

    Ethical fashion blogger Kate Hall talks to Harriet about her journey to a more sustainable wardrobe, offering achievable tips and advice for those looking to make more ethical clothing choices.

    Kate's open and honest approach shows that everyone can enjoy more sustainable fashion, regardless of budget or other obstacles.

    Ethically Kate:
    https://www.ethicallykate.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/ethicallykate/

    Wannabe Greener:
    https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/

    • 58 min
    How to Recycle Properly

    How to Recycle Properly

    Did you know that 91% of plastic isn't recycled?!

    Recycling is one of the easiest things we can do to help the environment, yet it's made so confusing and difficult that global recycling rates are pretty poor.

    Polly Griffiths from The Sustainability Trust tells Harriet what happens to recycled items once they've been collected, what we do wrong with recycling and how we can
    improve our own recycling methods at home or in the workplace.

    As landfills are overflowing across the world, they also discuss some of the problems with the current system and what we can do outside of just putting the right things in the bin to help bring about change.

    If you have a question about recycling, it's probably answered here!

    The Sustainability Trust:
    https://sustaintrust.org.nz

    Follow Wannabe Greener:
    https://instagram.com/wannabe.greener

    • 53 min
    How to Diversify the Eco Movement

    How to Diversify the Eco Movement

    Journalist, writer and academic, Zakiya McKenzie, talks to Harriet about the changes she believes need to be made to ensure black, indigenous and people of colour are equally represented within the environmental movement.

    Born in England, but brought up in Jamaica, Zakiya was one of Forestry England's first ever Writers in Residence, documenting her journeys in English woodland.

    BIPOC are the most affected by climate change, with black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution, than white Americans. Until the conversation and the green movement starts to include these communities, governments and big business will continue to take advantage of them and their natural resources.

    This episode includes ways individuals, corporations, governments and businesses can pro-actively support more diverse environmental action.

    Zakiya McKenzie is currently studying a PhD in the tradition of Black British journalism, presenting radio programmes for Ujima Radio and writing about nature.

    Zakiya's website:
    http://zakiyamckenzie.com/

    Forestry England writing:
    https://www.forestryengland.uk/zakiya-mckenzie

    Bloggers she recommends:
    https://twitter.com/AyishaSiddiqa12
    https://twitter.com/Jaybritz
    https://twitter.com/whythedarkness
    https://twitter.com/louisa_geo
    https://twitter.com/Blak_Outside

    Follow Wannabe Greener
    https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How to Build Co-Housing

    How to Build Co-Housing

    Co-housing is growing in popularity across the world, offering a more sustainable way of living that provides a sense of community.

    Unlike communal living, there are separate, fully kitted out households with a series of shared spaces, amenities and tasks.

    Harriet catches up with Hannah Schickedanz, who, along with her family, is part of a new co-housing project for Wellington, NZ, called Urban Habitat Collective.

    Hannah talks about the green aspects of co-housing, how the planning process is working, the details of co-housing, including cost, what's shared or not, what the system will be when the residents move in and all the benefits of living in such a tight-knit community.

    Urban Habitat Collective:
    https://www.urbanhabitatcollective.nz/

    Wannabe Greener:
    https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/

    • 40 min
    How to Achieve a Natural Beauty Regime (with Aleph Beauty)

    How to Achieve a Natural Beauty Regime (with Aleph Beauty)

    Do you know what's in your make up? Or the damage it may be doing to the environment, let alone your body?

    Traditional cosmetics cause most harm to the planet through chemicals, toxins and plastic making their way into water systems, damaging nature and wildlife as far out as the coral reefs. That's not even counting the 120 billion units of packaging produced every year by the global cosmetics industry; most of which isn't recyclable.

    In this episode Harriet meets Emma Peters, the founder of new natural cosmetic company Aleph Beauty, to discuss the meaning of conscious and intelligent beauty and where to begin if you're new to natural beauty products.

    They also speak about why it's important to invest in cosmetics that are 100% cruelty-free, vegan, toxin-free, and GMO-free, not only for the environment, but for your own body and skin.

    If the thought of purchasing natural make up seems daunting, expensive, complicated; listen on....

    Find out more about Emma and Aleph:
    https://alephbeauty.com/

    Follow Wannabe Greener on instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Micklepop ,

Informative and needed

A great resource covering a wide range of green topics. Interesting and down to earth.

TashB20 ,

Amazing

Harriet is a great presenter and is very passionate about this subject. Great podcast!

Bro Bilal ,

Well informed

Well researched, balanced, informative and honest podcast with great production. I’ll be make for more.

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