Public Health

Air Quality explained by Client Earth’s Katie Nield

In this Planet Pod Short, UK Clean Air Lawyer Katie Nield from Client Earth discusses Air Quality and Air Pollution and the impact this has on our daily lives and health.

Planet Pod goes Underground with Growing Underground’s Richard Ballard and Faye Tomson from District Eating

Something is stirring in the tunnels of South London and it isn’t the Northern Line! Join Amanda and guest co-host Alex Gilbert as they chat deep below London with Richard Ballard, co-founder of Growing Underground and Faye Tomson, MD of Central Eating.

Planet Pod talks Sustainable Sourcing with Fairtrade’s David Finlay and eco chef Tom Hunt

Question: What has a banana, your mobile phone and your fridge got in common? Answer: They can all be Fairtrade products. Listen to our latest pod to find out how the gold in your phone (or even in your fridge) is as important to the Fairtrade movement as the banana in your fruitbowl.

Planet Pod visits BedZed and talks One Planet Living with Bioregional’s Sue Riddlestone and Suzannah Gore

Amanda braves the snowy weather and visits BedZed – the pioneering low carbon housing and community development in Sutton – where she is joined in conversation by Sue Riddlestone, CEO Biogregional and Suzannah Gore, Project Manager, to talk about sustainable consumption and production, One Planet Living and the circular economy (as well as using soap instead of shampoo and the quiet revolution in garden centres at B&Q!)

Planet Pod talks Healthy Workspaces with Ben McGuire, Philippa Gill and Dr Carole Pemberton

Did you know that standing barefoot on grass increases feel-good endorphins? Coming back to work after a break can often be a bit of a shock, so we might all welcome some coping hints and tips to deal with the stresses and strains of our personal and professional lives.

Planet Pod talks smart cities and EVs with Alex Gilbert, Celine Cluzel and Naomi Nye

Refreshed from our Christmas break, Planet Pod is brimming full of energy for 2019! What better way to start than by talking to our guests Alex Gilbert, TfL’s Senior Energy Strategy Manger, low carbon energy consultant Element Energy’s Celine Cluzel and Naomi Nye, EV Sales Manager at Alfen, about the opportunities and challenges associated with sustainable transport and smart cities. This is the first in a series of podcasts focusing on Global Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Sustainability and the NHS by Edward van Reenen from Bywaters

Amanda talks to Edward van Reenen, Head of Health and Sustainability at Bywaters about how Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is working hard to deal with its waste streams in a more sustainable way.

Planet Pod goes Gold in Bristol and talks sustainable food with Jane Stevenson, Sara Venn, Heather Mack, Jennifer Best and Angela Raffle

Q: What can you do with 9 tonnes of Pumpkins? A: Make curry, of course! This and other questions were on the menu when sat around the table to chat about sustainable food and how Bristol is going for Gold as a Sustainable Food City with our guests Jane Stevenson – chair of the Bristol Food Network, Sara Venn – head of Incredible Edible Bristol, Jennifer Best – co-Director of award winning Bristol restaurant Poco (winner of most sustainable restaurant of the year 2018), Heather Mack from the sustainable food campaigning organisation Feedback’s and public health expert Dr Angela Raffle from the University of Bristol.

Planet Pod on Green Buildings

Our host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks about green buildings with guests Helen Heathfield, environmentalist and lead with the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, and Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council. We talk about green homes, green buildings and the associated challenges in between.

Planet Pod and the Great Food Debate

Our host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks about sustainable food and food production with our expert guests: Paul Newnham, head of the SDG 2 Advocacy Hub, Helen Munday, Chief Scientific Officer at the Food And Drink Federation and science policy briefs; Julia Porter, National Supply Chain Manager at Bio Bean.