Wannabe Greener aims to make the eco movement accessible for everyone, encouraging positive action through small achievable changes that benefit ourselves, as well as the environment. Honing in on a single topic each fortnight, Harriet Robinson meets inspirational people whose actions are influencing big environmental shifts. Their in-depth discussions break down myths, and offer advice and tips for those wanting to follow in their footsteps.
Harriet Robinson is a journalist and presenter, fronting news reports for BBC TV and radio, as well as Radio New Zealand.
Solving Our Water Problem with Sapna Mulki
Growing up in Kenya Sapna Mulki was forced to appreciate the importance of water, which was often very scarce, but was surprised to learn others take it for granted.
Globally more than a billion people are currently living without enough clean safe water.
Sapna, a water consultant and host of the podcast Breaking Green Ceilings, is trying to change that by promoting a better understanding of the value of earth's most precious and vulnerable resource.
She explains the problems with the world's water systems, which leave whole communities, in even the richest countries such as the USA, without a decent water supply.
Sapna tells Harriet what she believes needs to be done, from a governmental level to individuals altering our daily habits, to help preserve water and ensure everyone has equal access to such a basic human right.
Water Savvy Solutions: https://watersavvysolutions.com/ (watersavvysolutions.com)
Breaking Green Ceilings: https://www.instagram.com/breaking_green_ceilings/ (instagram.com/breaking_green_ceilings)
Sapna's recommendations for water charities and innovators:
https://www.digdeep.org/ (Dig Deep Water) – "based in the US but I think they are legit. They do amazing work in Navajo Country, where 40% don’t have access to clean drinking water and sanitation."
https://www.unicef.org/wash/ (UNICEF-WASH) – "Folx may feel some type of way about the UN as a whole but UNICEF does amazing work. I trust them."
http://www.majikwater.co/ (Majik Water) – Kenya
http://darsihmad.org/en/ (Dar Si Hmad) – Morocco
Water conservation tips: https://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/ (wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve)
Wannabe Greener: https://www.instagram.com/wannabe.greener/ (instagram.com/wannabe.greener)
Eat Your Ethics with lauren Ornelas
The founder of Food Empowerment Project, lauren Ornelas, talks to Harriet about the human impact of our food choices and her journey into activism.
lauren believes we need to look beyond veganism, highlighting the exploitation of farm workers, including children, for products we all enjoy on a regular basis.
She gives advice on how to make more empowered food choices that consider animals, the environment and humans.
lauren has been an animal rights advocate for most of her life, previously launching and heading up the USA branch of the vegan campaigning charity Viva! where she conducted numerous factory farm investigations.
Food Empowerment Project: https://foodispower.org/ (https://foodispower.org/)
lauren's TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfVA0a-CBc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfVA0a-CBc)
The Dark Side of Chocolate film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15dJwA-xaVA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15dJwA-xaVA)
Shady Chocolate film: http://www.madeincopenhagen.dk/en/shady-chocolate (http://www.madeincopenhagen.dk/en/shady-chocolate)
Wannabe Greener: https://instagram.com/wannabe.greener (https://instagram.com/wannabe.greene)r
Wellness and Activism with Kayla Robertson
What's the connection between mind-body practices and environmental activism? Kayla Robertson, founder of the wellness platform and podcast Moving Inward, believes the journey to becoming and remaining an effective activist begins with prioritising your inner self; keeping your personal well-being in check through practices such as mindfulness, meditation and yoga.
Kayla talks to host Harriet Robinson about her own journey, how to figure out a routine that works best for you, and the ancient history of wellness practices, particularly within indigenous culture.
Series Two Preview
A sneak peak at what we've got lined up for the second series of Wannabe Greener.
New episodes from January 2021.
The best tips from Series One
All the brilliant tips and advice from the first 12 episodes of Wannabe Greener..
Further information on each guest can be found on their individual episode pages.
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!
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.
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