Wannabe Greener

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Clearing up Britain’s litter and fly tipping costs taxpayers over £1 billion per year. Plastic-free blogger and Keep Britain Tidy ambassador Anna Lund, known for her blog No More Plastic Fantastic, talks to Harriet about her passion for litter
How can you get others around you to care about sustainability as much as you do? Environmentalist and founder of sustainability coaching platform, Coaching for Cause, Manuel Bergmann, believes the best way is to lead by example. A German now l
The award-winning period plastic campaigner Ella Daish talks to Harriet about her inspirational journey from Royal Mail postal worker to full time environmental campaigner. She details the worrying extent of the problem of period plastic, which
An urban gardener, blogger and founder of The Farm In My Flat, Joyce van Dam believes everyone can grow their own food, even inside a small apartment like her own. Joyce talks to Harriet about how to get started with your indoor farm, the many
Growing up in Kenya Sapna Mulki was forced to appreciate the importance of water, which was often very scarce, but was surprised to learn others take it for granted. Globally more than a billion people are currently living without enough clean
The founder of Food Empowerment Project, lauren Ornelas, talks to Harriet about the human impact of our food choices and her journey into activism. lauren believes we need to look beyond veganism, highlighting the exploitation of farm workers,
What's the connection between mind-body practices and environmental activism? Kayla Robertson, founder of the wellness platform and podcast Moving Inward, believes the journey to becoming and remaining an effective activist begins with prioriti
A sneak peak at what we've got lined up for the second series of Wannabe Greener.New episodes from January 2021.
All the brilliant tips and advice from the first 12 episodes of Wannabe Greener..Further information on each guest can be found on their individual episode pages.
About one third of the food produced globally every year gets lost or wasted. It's enough to feed all the hungry people in the world four times!https://www.unenvironment.org/thinkeatsave/about-thinkeatsave (https://www.unenvironment.org/thinkea
Fast fashion is destroying the planet, with more than 100 billion garments produced worldwide each year; https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications/a-new-textiles-economy-redesigning-fashions-future (85%) of which end up in landfill
Did you know that 91% of plastic isn't recycled?!Recycling is one of the easiest things we can do to help the environment, yet it's made so confusing and difficult that global recycling rates are pretty poor.Polly Griffiths from The Sustainabil
Journalist, writer and academic, Zakiya McKenzie, talks to Harriet about the changes she believes need to be made to ensure black, indigenous and people of colour are equally represented within the environmental movement.Born in England, but br
Co-housing is growing in popularity across the world, offering a more sustainable way of living that provides a sense of community.Unlike communal living, there are separate, fully kitted out households with a series of shared spaces, amenities
Do you know what's in your make up? Or the damage it may be doing to the environment, let alone your body?Traditional cosmetics cause most harm to the planet through chemicals, toxins and plastic making their way into water systems, damaging na
Eco-anxiety has been described by the American Psychological Association "a chronic fear of environmental doom."This type of worry is a legitimate reaction to environmental issues and, though expected to be felt by millions around the world, it
A bitesized chunk of some of the stories and discussions you'll find within a Wannabe Greener episode.Original music by Aarmstronghttps://open.spotify.com/artist/7KrgGLIFfAjoK592qPN5OS (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7KrgGLIFfAjoK592qPN5OS)
Zero Waste is a principle focusing on minimising, and ultimately eliminating, waste. It encourages a circular economy, where all products are reused, repaired, recycled or composted.We all know the younger generation are where it's at when it c
Renewable energy sources now generate almost a third of the UK’s electricity.And solar power is expected to be the world's main source of power by 2050.So, why aren't we also using it?Damon Rand, a co-founder of Clean Energy Prospector - an ene
Eating a plant-based diet is widely recognised as one of the best ways that we, as individuals, can help reduce the impact of climate change. It's also now considered one of the healthiest diets by many medical and nutritional experts.Harriet R
Carolann Murray says everyone can implement elements of self-sufficient living into their lives.She is the author of the book Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand and currently lives on her blueberry farm in Whiteman's Valley NZ
Plastic is filling our oceans, streams and rivers. It's now found inside most sea animals and even inside our own bodies. Single-use plastic can do one.Harriet talks to author, activist and founder of environmental charity, City to Sea, Natalie
Want to reduce your own environmental footprint, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you’re on the way but still have questions..There's a whole load of info out there and for those of us keen to make a difference it can get confusing. Focu
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