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Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day at Somerset House with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and curator Karishma Rafferty

Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House – Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day by chatting with some of the artists who have created special installations and art pieces to highlight the loss of species. Hear how Justin Brice Guariglia, visual artist, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and Karishma Rafferty who has curated the season have...

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Planet Pod talks to arctic explorer Pen Hadow about the urgent need to protect the floating ice reef ecosystem of the arctic

In this special Planet Pod episode Amanda catches up with renowned arctic explorer, advocate and visionary Pen Hadow who talks about what inspired him to push the boundaries of exploration in the arctic region. Pen describes the disturbing truth of what he has seen with his own eyes – the gradual destruction of what he...

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Planet Pod considers the Ethics of Sustainability with Estelle Dehon from Cornerstone Barristers and consultant physician Veneta Cooney

Are we making the link between poor health and the climate, and is it provoking more acts of protest and civil disobedience? Are the protests effective and what should and could the law do about it?  Join Amanda as she discusses health, the law and ethics with Estelle Dehon, a leading barrister at Cornerstone Barristers whose...

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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.  Hear how how disused WWII air raid shelter tunnels are being put to...

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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. Join Amanda...

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“Plastic: The End of the Affair?” – Planet Pod talks to Laure Cucuron of TerraCycle and Hubbub’s Saskia Restorick

Is our long term love affair with plastic finally over? Have we woken up as a country to the damage plastic does to our lives, our homes, our planet and our health …… or are we still in this toxic love affair with the single use water bottle? In our Valentines episode we talk with Saskia...

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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...

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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.  In this Planet Pod episode, our...

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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...

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Planet Pod talks Sustainable Living and Christmas Giving with Caroline Arnold at Bore Place

Join Amanda and Jim in conversation with Caroline Arnold – Director of Bore Place, and Tom Forward – Education Coordinator at this inspirational sustainable working farm and community in the heart of the Kent Countryside. You can almost taste the freshly pulled leeks, feel the squelch of the mud and smell the breath of the cows as our producer Jim gets well acquainted with the organic dairy herd!

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Planet Pod talks Green Money with Sir Roger Gifford, Anne Maria Cronin and Michael Mainelli

Greenbacks are a thing of the past but Green Money is the new currency creating waves in the financial sector.
Join Amanda and her guest host Michael Mainelli from Long Finance, and their guests Sir Roger Gifford, Chairman of the UK Government’s Green Finance Taskforce, and Anne Maria Cronin of Quarter Penny Consulting, as we get to the bottom of Green Finance, including bonds, investment and the progress against the Taskforce report.

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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 we 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...

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Planet Pod on the edge with Extinction Rebellion’s Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam

We grabbed the opportunity to catch up with Extinction Rebellion’s Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam, together with Teddy – one of the campaign’s younger members – as they made preparations for Extinction Rebellion’s press conference in a busy (and quite noisy!) London pub.  We apologise for the sound quality but, we hope, the message...

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Planet Pod goes on safari at Knepp Estate and talks with Isabella Tree

Join us as we take a safari through the 3500 acres of wild Sussex countryside at Knepp Estate – one of the largest rewilding projects in lowland Europe. With our guide Tom Forward we encounter longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs and even some airborne White Storks!  Isabella Tree who –  along with her husband Charlie Burrell...

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How wild is our law? Planet Pod in conversation with the UKELA special interest group on Wild Law

Join Planet Pod host Amanda for a wide ranging discussion with guests Shehana Gomez, Emma Bean, Natasha Bradshaw, Colin Robertson and Rónán Kennedy in which we explore the tricky and sometimes controversial topic of earth’s jurisprudence – do mountains and rivers have rights? We discuss the Universal Declaration of Mother Earth and how it applies...

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Planet Pod talks sustainability with James Stephens, Aston Martin’s Director of Global Government & External Affairs

During a a break at a recent sustainability seminar hosted by Aston Martin Lagonda at their Gaydon factory (at which Planet Pod hosts Amanda, Jim and Steve ran breakout sessions) Planet Pod took a pit stop to talk with James Stephens, Director of Global Government and External Affairs, about Aston Martin’s approach to sustainability.  James discusses...

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Planet Pod visits the Cairngorm Reindeer with Emily and Alex Smith

During Planet Pod’s summer break we visited Britain’s only free-ranging herd of reindeer in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland.  As well as getting up close and personal to these magnificent creatures and experiencing some of their natural habitat, we talked to Emily and Alex Smith from Cairngorm Reindeer about the origin of the herd and...

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Planet Pod talks Rewilding with Dr Tony Whitbread and Simon Boyle

Planet Pod talks bats, bison and beavers in Sussex – a rewilding discussion with Sussex Wildlife Trust recorded on location at Ebernoe Common. Join the team as they dodge the late summer rain and walk and talk about re-wilding. What it is – bottom up or top down, the case for wolves and beavers in...

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Planet Pod goes wild!

To launch the autumn series of podcasts, the Planet Pod team have been out and about in Sussex finding out how British Whites are standing in for bison and helping to re-wild the English landscape. Watch the trailer here – Podcast out on 6 September

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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.

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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.

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Planet Pod on Pro Bono

In this episode Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) talks about pro bono support with guests Olga Hancock, who leads the pro bono practice at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, Pascale Bird, coordinator of Legal Response International’s legal advisory service and Charlotte Davis from Christian Aid.  We talk about what pro bono is, who does it...

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Planet Pod looks at when art meets life

In this episode of Planet Pod Amanda is joined by Julie Flower as co-presenter to  explore just how much art, design, architecture and the built environment influence how we feel about the world around us and, specifically, the planet and the climate. Special pod guests Michael Pinsky, artist, and Lynne Elvins, independent design strategist, discuss life, art,...

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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,...

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Global Goals

In this episode of Planet Pod hosts Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and Steve Malkin (The Planet Mark) are talking to our guests about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (aka the Global Goals) and how organisations can help achieve these.  Joining Amanda and Steve are Louise Scott, the COO for PwC’s Global Sustainability Network, who is...

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