Stories and news about the things that really matter to everyone who cares about the planet
There has never been a more exciting yet more challenging time to be alive, when even the smallest actions can have a huge impact on the world around us – for better or worse. Planet Pod brings you the stories and news behind the headlines from the people who are making positive things happen.
We look at everything from technology to teabags to help you navigate your way through the complicated and often confusing information and advice for sustainable living and working.
The team at Planet Pod are passionate but not pious – we don’t preach. While we don’t have all the answers we aim to bring you insights and ideas from people who do.
We would love to hear from you so get in touch at [email protected]
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.
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