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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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Green Finance

This episode of Planet Pod is all about Green Finance in all its guises – green investment, social investment, sustainable income and the green economy. Our host Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) is joined by Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman of the Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), long finance expert Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of the...

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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...

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Green Consumerism

In this episode of Planet Pod our host Amanda talks Green Consumerism with guests Michelle Johnson, Digital Editor at Tempus Magazine and a journalist with a passion for storytelling and the environment, and Daianna Karaian, founder of Thoughtful Works, a social enterprise harnessing creative talent to make things that make a real difference.  As well...

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Trees and Seas

We talk about the challenges facing our two most precious ancient resources – oceans and woodlands with special guests Martin Turner from Woodland Trust and Paul Gisby from Oyster Diving.  Facebook Twitter

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Green Girl Power – How much is sustainability a gender issue?

Amanda is joined by Caroline May – Senior Partner Norton Rose Fulbright and her colleague Jackie O’Keefe – HSE consultant at the firm, Anne Johnson – Chair UKELA and Frances Scott – Founder 50:50 Parliament to talk about sustainability, the environment and gender politics in the workplace and beyond. Are women greener than men and...

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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...

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Everything Plastic

We talk to self confessed Plastic Addict and co-founder of A Plastic Planet Sian Sutherland about how she launched the plastic free supermarket campaign. Along with fellow guest Alex Robinson from Hubbub we discuss how we can all improve our plastic behaviour, how to get young people involved and what some of the big issues...

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