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essential listening for everyone who cares about the planet.

From politicians to protesters, scientists to entrepreneurs, we talk to the people
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We are in a climate emergency. What can we do to protect our planet? At Planet Pod we believe that the first step is to take action, every small step adds up to change. We aim to share ideas and knowledge to help us all live more sustainable lives. Together we can make great strides towards halting climate change and making a difference, but the time to act is now.

Planet Pod is delighted to be partnering with The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London for a ten-part podcast series which dives deep into the science of Climate Change, exploring how we can get to Net Zero sector by sector – energy, waste, travel and innovation. Stay updated via our Twitter and Instagram.

FEATURED EPISODES - Getting to Net Zero

Clean Energy Revolution

Clean Green Energy: locally sourced – locally managed. Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our shared series with the Grantham Institute, Dr Jeff Hardy and Dr Madeleine Morris explore what smart local net zero energy systems mean for our communities, for our energy bills and for our lives … a positive smorgasbord of new ways of heating and powering our homes and businesses….!

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Planet Pod gets to Zero

Join Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III Professor Jim Skea & Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for the first in our shared series on getting to Net Zero. They take an in-depth look at the target of net zero emissions and help to answer questions like What is Net Zero? How do we achieve it? What will it look like? Can we get there by 2050?

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Planet Pod’s Climate Emergency Update

Emissions gaps, carbon budgets, net zero, global heating, 1.5 or 2 degC ….. …… we pick big brains at The Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College to...

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New Episodes

Real Deal or Greenwash? Planet Pod does politics!

Bored with being fobbed off? Don’t think any of the parties mean it? Listen into Planet Pod’s election special as self-confessed eco maverick and activist Alex Gilbert and Amanda pick their way through the party manifesto commitments – is there hope or is it all hogwash and just how many trees a minute will Labour have to plant to meet their commitments?

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Talking Trash

Get down and dirty with Planet Pod.
We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water. How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go? How much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value?
In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.

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Clean Energy Revolution

Clean Green Energy: locally sourced – locally managed. Just a pipe dream or realistic vision of the future? In the second of our shared series with the Grantham Institute, Dr Jeff Hardy and Dr Madeleine Morris explore what smart local net zero energy systems mean for our communities, for our energy bills and for our lives … a positive smorgasbord of new ways of heating and powering our homes and businesses….!

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The Planet Pod Team

Planet Pod is a not for profit, independent podcast. As a team we are able to question, to challenge and to hold ourselves and others to account when it comes to the Planet’s welfare. We don’t have all the answers, but we bring you insights and ideas from some of the people who do. We aim to inspire and encourage our listeners to take action and make changes.

We would love to hear from you please get in touch – email our researcher [email protected] or tweet us on @Planet_Pod. Or subscribe to our mailing list for updates and information.

Amanda Carpenter - Presenter

Amanda has a lifelong passion for the planet having been an active member of conservation groups at school and University, she spent time as a volunteer at Friends of the Earth before moving into wider conservation fields and then back into sustainability with her consultancy Achill Management. For the last 25 years she has worked with organisations of all shapes and sizes across all sectors trying to help them be more sustainable operationally, financially, strategically and environmentally.

Jim Haywood - Producer

Jim is an ex-Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer with engineering and technology in his veins (as well as a touch of salt!). He also has many years’ experience in the private, public and charitable sectors leading environmental and sustainability programmes. His career has included blue chip multinational corporates, the Environment Agency and Business in the Community (leading that charity’s environmental campaign on behalf of HRH The Prince of Wales). Jim is now an independent sustainability consultant and works alongside Amanda as part of Achill Management. Jim is also the producer of Planet Pod!

Beth Salt - Researcher

Starting out as a runner in documentary producer 3bm TV Beth spent nearly a decade working on an array of documentaries for 3bm and Brook Lapping Productions, working her way up to Producer/Director. She spent two years as an Assistant Producer at BBC World News, Executive Producing series and commissioning and running the short format content for the channel. Following a career break to start a family, Beth looks after two young boys and works as a freelance social media producer and researcher. She provides programme research and social media support to Planet Pod and tries to spend as much time outside and live as sustainably as she possibly can.

Planet Pod is brought you by the team at Achill Management. We are committed to making real change happen at individual local national and international level. We know that time is running out for us to take action to halt the cataclysmic effects of climate change, but we believe in the power of human ingenuity and collective action. Together we can make a difference to our planet, to our lives and to our future. We work with large organisations, such as global law firms, with private sector and public sector clients including local authorities and with a wide range of not for profit entities, helping them tackle the difficult decisions needed to change behaviours, attitudes and practices. We provide solutions and advice helping firms reduce their carbon footprint and implement the Sustainable Development Goals. For more on Achill Management visit our website.

Planet Mark helps organisations combat climate change, and it does it differently. Planet Mark believes every organisation can be sustainable and can contribute to a planet where everyone can thrive. Holders of The Planet Mark are required to measure and reduce their annual carbon emissions associated with business operations. Each year the new carbon footprint becomes the next year’s baseline, thus driving continuous improvement and helping generate our outstanding results. The programme brings sustainability into the centre of your business through a combination of measuring the environmental impact of your business and an employee-led approach to continuous improvement.

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