Public Health

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.

Planet Pod talks city spaces

In this episode of Planet Pod, we are talking about city streets and green spaces: how do they co-exist in our increasingly urban life? Host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks with Meredith Whitten, researcher at the LSE; Harry Knibb, sustainability and wellbeing expert working with global consultancy WSP and Steve Kellett, Sustainability Manager for Argent, developer of Kings Cross Granary Square.

Global Goals

In this episode of Planet Pod hosts Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and Steve Malkin (The Planet Mark) are talking to our guests Louise Scott and Carolina Karlström about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (aka the Global Goals) and how organisations can help achieve these.

Changing Habits and Behaviours

In this episode, Planet Pod host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) chats about changing habits and behaviours with guests Leilani Weier, a senior manager at global law firm Linklaters where she runs the firm’s environmental sustainability programme; management and organisational development consultant, facilitator and coach Julie Flower, MD of Specialists Generalist; and Graham Simmonds, MD of Green Rewards and named as one of the 1000 most infuential Londoners and an Eco Hero. (The video which Leilani refers to in the podcast is from cleanseas.org can be viewed on the World Environment Day website or via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?

What a load of old rubbish – what really happens to all our waste

What really happens to our rubbish ? What can we do about food waste ? What is a ‘Murf’’ (or, properly, a MRF)? Join us for a conversation about waste, about recycling and about loving food of all shapes and sizes with Steve Kearns from Cawston Press, with David Rumble from Bywaters and Mickey Reedy from This is Rubbish CIC.