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Waste Not Why Not (WNWN) is a podcast on climate and sustainability from Ghost Island Media in Taiwan. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste. Media partner at AAAS Annual Meetings in 2020 and 2021. Recognized as a Circular Economy Solution by SITRA Fund in Finland, 2020. New season begins May 3, 2022.

鬼島之音旗下的英文節目,由環境研究員及顧問 Nate Maynard (自然8)主持,探討世界環境永續發展的重要議題,每集聊一個重要的概念、或是跟專家訪談、有時也會去田野採訪。2020及2021美國科學促進會(AAAS)年會媒體夥伴、受芬蘭創新基金會肯定為2020世界循環經濟解決方案。新一季於將於五月三日開播。

Waste Not WHY Not 鬼島之音 Ghost Island Media

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Waste Not Why Not (WNWN) is a podcast on climate and sustainability from Ghost Island Media in Taiwan. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste. Media partner at AAAS Annual Meetings in 2020 and 2021. Recognized as a Circular Economy Solution by SITRA Fund in Finland, 2020. New season begins May 3, 2022.

鬼島之音旗下的英文節目,由環境研究員及顧問 Nate Maynard (自然8)主持,探討世界環境永續發展的重要議題,每集聊一個重要的概念、或是跟專家訪談、有時也會去田野採訪。2020及2021美國科學促進會(AAAS)年會媒體夥伴、受芬蘭創新基金會肯定為2020世界循環經濟解決方案。新一季於將於五月三日開播。

    Finale: Our last episode (for now)

    Finale: Our last episode (for now)

    One fine day in December 2018, Nate Maynard and Emily Y. Wu met over a coffee in downtown Taipei. The two talked about podcasting and sustainability. By Christmas, Nate, Emily, and Emily (Pearson) had recorded the first episodes of “Waste Not Why Not”. “Waste Not Why Not” - a sustainability podcast - was the first original show from Ghost Island Media. It debuted on Earth Day in 2019. Since then, it’s been a media partner at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting (American Association for the Advancement of Science), a program partner of the American Institute in Taiwan, and received support from Cypress River Advisors. We remember interviewing incredible guests:Season One included Daniel Vickery, then-head of engineering of batteries and energy systems at Gogoro (maker of the world’s first nation-wide electric grid for electric vehicles); Sam Kimmins, then-head of RE100 from The Climate Group; Taiwanese youth climate activist Liang-Yi Chang; and Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA) on radical change. Season Two included Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former head of NOAA; Professor Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Bristol on science denial and disinformation; Christine Bader, former head of CSR at Amazon and BP; and Dr. Enric Sala, National Geographic explorer-in-residence. We visited a food lab (thank you, Mattson in California!), a coral lab (thank you Shashank Keshavmurthy at Academia Sinica in Taiwan!), a batteries R&D center (thank you, Antonio Baclig at Stanford University!), a garage of new electric dirt bikes (you rock, Azizi Tucker!).In Season Three and Four, we walked about solar energy, climate simulation, sustainable menstrual products, green buildings, COP, and we even did a game show.Thank you to all our listeners and supporters who rooted for us in the past five years. Waste Not Why Not has come to an end (for now!)Nate Maynard now continues his podcasting career at NETTING ZEROS, a new project Nate launched with David Green. Here’s the show on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/netting-zeros/id1739098029Here’s the show on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7uEIMDGgCduymAekSiV7zDCheck them out on Substack: https://nettingzeros.substack.com/aboutAs for Ghost Island Media, we continue producing podcasts and publishing. Please check out our other shows at www.ghostisland.mediaEPISODE CREDITHost: Nate Maynard (Nature 8, @N8May), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste.Producer: Emily Y. Wu (@emilyywu), executive producer and founder of Ghost Island Media.Audio Packaging by Wayne Tsai Show logo by Southwicks GraphicsTheme tune by Dac ChangA Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme)
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Live from COP28, Part 3

    Live from COP28, Part 3

    For this final part of our COP28 mini-series, Nature N8 attends his last day at COP28. He chats with Tanmatra Bhanti, Manager of Policy & Partnerships at Rare, and Alfredo M Coro II, Municipal Mayor of the Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao Islands in the Philippines.Nature N8 gives his final thoughts at COP. What is it for, who is it for, what's achieved there, and what's greenwashing in today's climate conversations?This is Waste Not Why Not, a climate podcast from Ghost Island Media. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste.Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/wastenotwhynotFollow us on Twitter @wastenotpodEPISODE CREDITNate Maynard (@N8May), HostGerald Williams, Audio EditingShow logo by Southwicks GraphicsTheme tune by Dac ChangA Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme)
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
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    • 36 min
    Live from COP28, Part 2

    Live from COP28, Part 2

    Nature N8 spends another day at COP28 in Dubai where he continues to go behind the scenes giving his thoughts, explaining some of the cool exhibits, and speaking with participants from Taiwan. This episode includes interviews from:Katie Liu, New Taipei City representativeChia Wei Chao, Research Director at the Taiwan Climate Action NetworkCammie Lu, Mom Loves Taiwan AssociationEmmanuel Fromont, Acer’s Corporate Vice President and President of Acer’s EMEA operations. Stay tuned for part 3 of our COP28 mini-series!This is Waste Not Why Not, a climate podcast from Ghost Island Media. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste.Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/wastenotwhynotFollow us on Twitter @wastenotpodEPISODE CREDITNate Maynard (@N8May), HostGerald Williams, Audio EditingEmily Y. Wu (@emilyywu), Producer Show logo by Southwicks GraphicsTheme tune by Dac ChangA Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme)
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Live from COP28, Part 1

    Live from COP28, Part 1

    Skip to 4:00 minutes for Nate live from Dubai! Go behind the scenes at COP28 with Nate where he gives his thoughts, what he hopes to see, and what cool stories he can find.Nature Nate is back! He jump-starts this new season by going to COP 28, what might be the most important climate negotiations ever…or not. Also, listen in to hear some updates about the show and its upcoming season.This is Waste Not Why Not, a climate podcast from Ghost Island Media. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean and waste.Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/wastenotwhynotFollow us on Twitter @wastenotpodHosted by Nate Maynard (@N8May)Audio Editing by Gerald WilliamsShow logo by Southwicks GraphicsTheme tune by Dac ChangProduced by Emily Y. Wuu (@emilyywu) A Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme)
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
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    • 7 min
    Regrowing Hope with Tony Rinaudo, the “Forest Maker”

    Regrowing Hope with Tony Rinaudo, the “Forest Maker”

    Tony Rinaudo is an Australian agronomist widely known as the “forest maker”. He's lived and worked in Africa for decades where he put into a forest restoration practice called Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).FMNR has restored 6,000,000 hectares of land and over 200 million trees in Niger, vastly improving the livelihood of millions. Today, Nature N8 and Tony talk about inspiration, life’s purpose, making a difference, and hope.

    Resources:- Read the FMNR manual here to learn more. - Two books that made a difference in Tony’s life: “I Planted Trees” and “Sahara Conquest” by Richard St. Barbe Baker.

    This is Waste Not Why Not, a climate podcast from Ghost Island Media. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean, and waste.Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/wastenotwhynotFollow us on Twitter @wastenotpodEPISODE CREDITNate Maynard (@N8May), HostEmily Y. Wu (@emilyywu), ProducerGerald Williams, Audio EditingShow logo by Southwicks GraphicsTheme tune by Dac ChangA Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme)
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    A Vegan Story (by students at Minerva University)

    A Vegan Story (by students at Minerva University)

    Today’s piece is guest-produced by students at Minerva University - a four-year, US accredited college where the students are on semester-abroads all the time. In Fall 2022, more than a hundred Minerva students spent time in Taiwan. Nate was a mentor to four students who wanted to make a podcast on sustainability. And here’s the result!A VEGAN STORY - TAIWANDespite the recent rise of popularity in veganism, it is true that veganism is associated often with a restrictive, judgemental connotation. However, veganism in Taiwan is proof that veganism does not have to be all or nothing Today, 1 in 7 people in Taiwan live with a vegan or vegetarian diet, with a diverse array of vegan alternatives to choose from. However, despite the abundance of alternatives, not many Taiwanese do not actively identify themselves as vegan or vegetarian. Why may this be the case?For many, it may seem like the increasing global attention towards sustainability has shifted the options available for keeping a vegan diet, extending the abstinence from all forms of animal products into more and more people’s everyday lives. But veganism is not just a story about sustainability. In Taiwan, veganism is an embedded practice within everyday life that is a combination of politics, religion, sustainability, and more. In this article, we will cover Taiwan’s unique vegan story, created through its unique cultural background. We will delve into the past, present, and future of Taiwan’s veganism, exploring the multifaceted story that has allowed Taiwan to become so vegan.This episode is written and produced by Stephanie Froebel, Jana Majnova, Seo Kim, and Narandelger Erdenebileg.Enjoy!This is Waste Not Why Not, a climate podcast from Ghost Island Media. Debuted on Earth Day in 2019, it's hosted by Nature N8 (Nate Maynard), a sustainability consultant working on energy, ocean, and waste.Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/wastenotwhynotFollow us on Twitter @wastenotpod
    Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

ArlieLP ,

Wonderful!

WHWN is an absolute favorite! It’s obvious that N8 puts extraordinary effort into finding discussing imperative topics with guests that truly care about being a positive force in this world. I learn something from every episode - super grateful for such an awesome show!

Drvickery22 ,

Fun and Engaging

You'll learn a lot from N8. The show takes many different approaches to exploring environmental issues and solutions, but they're all a lot of fun. It's a balanced show that considers lots of perspectives and doesn't take itself too seriously.

Don't get turned off by the low production value of the first few episodes. There is some great content in there, and things get better and better over time. The most recent episodes are fantastic.

org35 ,

Best

Environmental insights that easy to digest and won’t make you sleep

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