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eco@africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. eco@africa offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.
 
The Sustainable Minimalists Podcast is where sustainability, minimalism, zero-waste living, decluttering, parenting + conscious consumerism intersect. The host, Stephanie Seferian, offers eco-friendly tips + incremental strategies for cutting through clutter as a means to more fully enjoy life's sweetest moments. Learn more at MamaMinimalist.com.
 
Join Theo Gibson and Dee West discussing Electric Vehicles (EVs) plus e-bikes, autonomous vehicles, eco-tech, sustainability
 
Nancy Addison delivers the right recipe for healthy bodies and minds through a personal journey of discovery of what nourishes every cell, tissue, organ, and thought. Audiences are invigorated by her charismatic approach to eating healthy as they gain a real understanding that what we eat is, truly, who we are. Nancy’s clients have reversed medical conditions, lost weight, and learned how to eat energizing, healthy, fresh food. Nancy is the author of “Raising Healthy Children” (a number one ...
 
Join environmental engineer and eco-living expert Laura Trotta and special Eco Hero guests in this fun and thought-provoking podcast on sustainability. Laura's mission is to make green mainstream and ensure her listeners get all the inspiration and help they need to create an ecoceptional life they love.
 
Maureen Howard hosts a half-hour sustainable living show. From making your own cleaning products to composting, recycling, keeping chooks and reducing your carbon footprint, Maureen and her guests will inspire you with practical, everyday solutions that make a difference. Email Maureen directly with ideas, comments and feedback at ecolivinginaction@gmail.com or visit her website http://ecolivinginactiondunedin.wordpress.com
 
Welcome to this podcast series being brought to you by the University of Massachusetts Environmental Conservation's Urban Forestry: Structure, Function & Value class. The podcasts, outlining our semester's readings, is intended as an opportunity to explore the foundation urban forestry, and will introduce concepts related to the management of urbanized landscapes. The podcasts, presented by members of the class, will focus on what comprises the urban forest, its function as a natural system, ...
 
Listen to our fun introduction to the world of ecology with this brand series from childrens radio station Fun Kids.
 
The Trash Talking with Eco-Warriors podcast was created to delve into the inspiring stories of women in eco-business, sustainability, environmentalism, and conservation. We discuss the challenges and wins they’ve had along the way, share their passion for the environment with aspiring young professionals and entrepreneurs, and hear their advice on living a more eco-conscious lifestyle. Barbara Lee, host and Founder of Trashy Beauty, trash talks with other eco-conscious females about their ca ...
 
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Could a new education project catapult Kenya's forests back to life? A new education project uses a fun and unconventional method for tackling deforestation in the country.
 
In a megacity like Lagos, car tires often end up as waste on the city's streets. Olamide Ayeni, founder of local initiatve Pearle Recyclers, is trying to salvage beauty from the rubbish heap by using the material to create furniture.
 
In the German city of Hamburg, new technology is creating a more eco-friendly urban environment. Smart traffic lights react to congestion and communicate with buses, making it easier to get around without a car.
 
This week Theo and Dee talk with Scott Willis about the Blueskin Energy Project in Theo’s town of birth Dunedin. If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to the podcast on Patreon.com. The more support we get the more we can cover. Become a Patron! Productivity Commission’s submission Link: https://www.productivity.govt.nz/make ...…
 
In this episode I share which of my favourite natural cleaning products I used to complete the exit clean on my house in our recent house move, and how they performed. Earlier this year we made our BIG family move from the small town of Roxby Downs to the city of Adelaide, 600 km away. I contemplated outsourcing the exit clean to save time, but ...…
 
“There are people who are on the hustle; (they’re) worried about making rent. They’re not thinking about their trash.” It’s sad but true: Sustainable living is exponentially harder for low-income individuals. That’s because eco-consciousness can be expensive; it’s a drain on mental energy + time, too. My guest this week is Ghoncheh Azadeh: she’ ...…
 
Whitney Pratt didn’t take the typical path of a Georgetown graduate. Instead of pursuing finance or business, Whitney took a job as a Service Member for FoodCorps, a branch of AmeriCorp that aims to help education youth about healthy food. After that, Whitney stayed in Montana and became the Farm Manager of Purple Frog Gardens, a local organic ...…
 
This week Theo and Dee talk with guest Peter Sewell long-time EV Converter and enthusiast. We talk about Peter’s EV Conversions, Mitsubishi Outlander Battery Upgrades and EMF in EVS. We also talk to Paul O’Connor – CEO of OEM Audio, our new sponsor. If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com. More su ...…
 
Almost 200 million people live in Nigeria – and the population is growing. How to make enough food to feed them all? Small firms are looking for alternatives. Hydroponics – growing plants without soil – is one way.
 
Masses of plastic wash up on the shores of the island of Lamu in Kenya, threatening mangroves, turtles – and the tourism on which the island depends. So locals are taking on the challenge of protecting their coast.
 
Bikes in Gambia are often imported second-hand, with inner tubes reused to make cycling greener. But bikes still land at the dump. So activists are trying to make them even greener by turning inner tubes into necklaces.
 
Invasive tree species in South Africa are cut down to protect native vegetation – with the wood being turned into furniture. That provides not only jobs but also furniture for poorly-equipped schools.
 
“The term ‘zero-waste’ sounds really daunting, especially for normal people (with) busy lives … but if you take it slow it’s really not that overwhelming.” To celebrate our 20th episode, I’m thrilled to offer Part One of a Two-Part series on the zero-waste lifestyle! This week, I present two mini-interviews with women on different stages of the ...…
 
Elizabeth Fournier was a young girl when she dealt with the passing of several close family members. Through her grief, Elizabeth spent time in funeral homes and at funerals as a way of coping with her loss. When she began her career in the 90's as a blonde woman who wanted to work in the mortician's office, she faced a number of difficulties. ...…
 
This week Theo and Dee talk with guest Steve Withers an electric vehicle owner and enthusiast about EV tax incentives, EV uptake and fleet conversion in NZ. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com The Drop Documentary Pledge Campaign NZ EV Facebook Page The post NZ EV Podcast 30: ...…
 
Botswana's Chobe National Park offers a complete package for eco-tourists, including a renewable-powered hotel that recycles water and waste, and safari trips in silent, emission-free e-cars.
 
A Zimbabwean startup is tackling plastic waste by recycling it into a product that also helps save energy. They've developed Temperature Bags, which allow food to keep cooking after being warmed briefly on the stove.
 
Uganda's crowded capital Kampala offers little space to grow crops. But some schools in the city are promoting a new initiative - which helps students stay healthy and save money.
 
Animal droppings and pond water might not sound appetizing, but they can help produce tasty crops: These farmers in Nigeria are integrating agriculture with poultry and fish farming to cut waste and boost production.
 
Terra Preta is a highly fertile mixture based on an old indigenous formula from the Amazon region. Farmers in Germany are using it to improve soil which has been exhausted by years of monoculture.
 
Towards Zero Waste - Join host Maureen Howard as she chats with Liam Prince and Hannah Blumhardt about their aspiration of going Zero Waste, including our recycling!
 
Water is essential to life. It’s quite possibly the most valuable resource on Earth, yet with the way we waste water in the Western world, you wouldn’t believe this to be the case. Following the Millennial Drought, the worst recorded drought in Australia’s history, inventor Peter Cullin set himself a mission to do something about reducing house ...…
 
“Before knowing anything about tiny houses, I walked around my 2,200 square-foot home and was like, ‘Wow, this room is completely empty besides, like, a chair. I have this space that I’m heating and cooling and I’m not even using it.” Is it time to rethink the ‘bigger is better’ mentality? This week’s guest says yes. Emily Gerde is an author, t ...…
 
Did you know that mushrooms can grow in the waste that comes from your morning cup of coffee? When Nikhil Arora and his classmate Alejandro Velez heard about this fact, the two were sparked to create a business around growing food from waste. They both quit their six-figure jobs and instead of following the usual path out of college, started a ...…
 
Most people in rural Cameroon have just one option for cooking — firewood. But recently a group started installing biogas in rural communities. The organization now has ten employees and its own workshop.
 
A startup in Hamburg has created a vertical farm — a warehouse of stacked beds grown under artificial light — and already delivers lettuce and herbs to ten local restaurants. But what are the real environmental costs?
 
Ray and shark species in the Adriatic Sea are threatened with extinction. Biologists have found high levels of heavy metals in the water and suspect that illegal dumping is behind the problem.
 
Since 2013, Mohamed Awale has been producing accessories out of a unique mix of old jeans and Kenyan fabrics. Selling only online and at select markets in Nairobi, he has created colorful backpacks, bags and wallets.
 
This week Theo is in the studio and Dee is on holiday in Argentina. Theo chat’s with Sytse Tacoma about upgrading his battery pack on the bike he converted from petrol to electric drive so he can attempt to beat the New Zealand land speed record on an electric bike. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to o ...…
 
There’s a big problem with minimalism. Worse, no one’s talking about it. The problem is this: While minimalism’s benefits include more mental space, extra free time + decreased anxiety, the process of actually becoming a minimalist requires EXTRA mental space, a TON of free time + OVER-THE-MOON anxiety. That’s because completing a whole-house p ...…
 
Imagine if your job was to hang out in one of the US's most treasured pieces of land, Yosemite National Park. Well, for Jodi Bailey and Caitlin Lee-Roney, it is! Jodi is the Program Manager for the Zero Waste Initiative in Yosemite and Caitlin is with the Human-Bear Management Program. They share with us about Yosemite's programs for managing w ...…
 
This week Theo is back in the studio. Dee and Theo chat with Steve West and John Fitness about Tesla After Sales Service in New Zealand. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com The Drop Documentary Pledge Campaign NZ EV Facebook Page The post NZ EV Podcast 28: Tesla After Sales Se ...…
 
Oyster harvesting along the Gambia River is often a brutal process that destroys the mangrove. For the past decade a group has been showing how it can be done using old shells thereby saving the valuable plants.
 
Traditional shepherding in Europe is a dying profession as agriculture increasingly cuts off old migratory routes. Fortunately a new computer program is being developed to reconnect the remaining spaces for free roaming.
 
The Ol Kinyei Conservancy in Kenya lies in traditional Maasai land. The area is now home to an array of animals and is proving to be a valuable local asset since it brings in a constant flow of safari tourists.
 
Somaliland is one of the poorest regions in the world, but instead of waiting for international donors, Abdishakur Mohamoud has started a company to bring electricity to part of the country's huge rural population.
 
“I used to be … a Sport Shopper. I loved to shop for fun. I would just go shopping and there was never really a plan, I would just go shopping and I would buy what was on sale even though I didn’t need it, and I would fill my closet and home with things I didn’t need.” Sound familiar? This week, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Rose Lounsbury, ...…
 
It's hard to imagine a time when we didn't have curbside recycling programs, but it was actually less than 30 years ago now. That's when Christine Datz-Romero had decided to do something to help divert recyclables from the waste stream. This expanded into an entire center that is the largest collector of food scraps and electronic waste here in ...…
 
When did you last purchase a new item of clothing? When did you last move an item on from your wardrobe? And where and how did you move this item on? How much of your wardrobe do you actually wear on a regular basis? I encourage you to take moment to reflect on these three questions, because you may not be aware of it, but your wardrobe may be ...…
 
EV enthusiast Dee West (solPR/ChargeNet) and EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders/Gibson Solutions Ltd) talk news, rumours and more. Theo still has man flu so Dee talks with Sigurd Magnusson from about the NZ Electric Car Guide. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon. ...…
 
Discarded fishing nets kill over half a million sea creatures every year. Modern synthetic nets plague the oceans for hundreds of years. One German firm is retrieving the nets and turning them into bracelets.
 
Birds of Eden provides sanctuary for thousands of abused and neglected birds on South Africa's Eastern Cape. Many are former house pets and can't be introduced to the wild. Tourist money helps keep the project going.
 
Healthy ecosystems clean our water, purify our air, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients, and provide us with food. But with around 130 species being wiped out every day, these vital services are at risk.
 
In a Nigerian national park, the fight is on to save the country's last lions. Ranger Mathias Inagberue is trying to find better ways to protect them. But poachers, conflicts and disease are a huge challenge.
 
What if you could turn your Google search into a tree? A Berlin-based enterprise is doing just day by turning each click into money that is then donated to reforestation projects.
 
This week Theo has man flu (we hope he survives) so Dee talks with Andrew Dudley from GVI Electric about stink bugs and EV supply. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com The Drop Documentary Pledge Campaign NZ EV Facebook Page The post NZ EV Podcast 26: GVI Electric appeared firs ...…
 
SPECIAL EARTH DAY EPISODE! On April 22, 193 countries celebrate Earth Day. The premise of the holiday is great, right? It’s a day dedicated to planting trees. Picking up trash. Recycling. But there’s a big problem with Earth Day, and it’s this: It’s just one day out of 365, then it’s over. When it comes to the state of our planet, there’s not m ...…
 
Perennial means present at all seasons of the year and Karen Leibowitz and her husband Chris Myint have been working towards initiatives that encourages the removal of carbon from our atmosphere through food. But not just any food, a sustainable food system that accounts for everything including how something is grown and the positive contribut ...…
 
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