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Best Waveney Warth podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Waveney Warth podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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An environmental podcast that uses science, humour and suggestions on real world action you can take to make a positive contribution to help the planet. Hosted by Waveney Warth (an environmental advocate who went 100% waste-free for an entire year) and Tim Batt (a comedian who’s trying to learn and do better by the planet). We discuss everything from organic farming to Fairtrade, to renewable energy to greenwashing, aiming to inform and arm you with ways to help the environment.
 
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In this episode, Tim is joined by Margaret from Kiwimana Buzz and Jess from Bees Up Top to chat about how we save the bees! Bees are an absolutely critical part of our environment and food chain but facing multiple pressures from human encroachment, industrial mono-culture food production and pesticide exposures, their numbers are in serious troubl…
 
Giants of the sustainability movement in Aotearoa (and self-styled No-waste Nomads), Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince talk to Waveney about the connection of individual action to big change, what they were up to in lock-down, the origins of their (and Wave’s) journey into waste reduction and the demographics and often gendered nature of today’s sus…
 
Waveney and Tim have some sustainability good news from over the world, including; A reduction in stresses on the environment during COVID-19 lockdowns, plus bike sales are way up, Amsterdam is trialing using Kate Raworth's Donut Model of economics for policy-making and investors flocking to green energy as a save-haven through these troubling econ…
 
We got a listener question from Jules, asking us ‘what careers or tertiary education choices can kids focus on with the view to aiding positive climate change action?’ Great question! In this episode we talk about what constitutes a ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ job, discuss the automation threat (and opportunity) and chat about the circular economy. Jo…
 
Welcome to the absolute rock bottom beginner guide to gardening. This episode is for you if you expect it to take about 5 minutes a day to garden, don’t compost properly, don’t particularly love the idea of gardening, and think you can put a seedling in an abandoned old garden bed and it will have everything it needs. We asked 20 of New Zealand’s t…
 
We chat to Shane Ward about the recently launched Better Futures Forum (BFF), the hot new platform where New Zealanders are meeting to facilitate the transition towards a more resilient Aotearoa. BFF is seizing the transformational power of COVID-19. In just three weeks since it launched, the organization, co-founded by Dr Mike Joy, has received tr…
 
Clarke Gayford (Fish of The Day host and partner of NZ PM Jacinda Ardern) joins us to talk about the haunting sound of his morning alarm, being an Ambassador for NatGeo’s Planet or Plastic and his obsession with the ocean. Growing up in Gisborne and falling in love with fishing, Clarke has spent his professional life travelling the world and connec…
 
Luke Wijohn is just 18 years old and running for Parliament - In the Prime Minister's Electorate, no less. After being a lead organiser for NZ's Youth Strikes for Climate, Luke decided to run as a Green MP in this year's election. We chat about his desire to change the conversation we're having with and about our farmers and how to achieve transfor…
 
A lot of the information in today’s episode comes from Waste MINZ fantastic webinar on microplastics delivered by Dr Grant Northcott and Dr Olga Pantos. Check out the webinar here. This episode, we’re discussing microplastics - What they are, why they’re bad and what can we do about them. Plastic does not biodegrade, it breaks down, fragmented by w…
 
Composting; It's the easiest way to dramatically cut down the waste you send to landfill AND supercharge your garden but we wanted to make sure we were doing it right so we invited Leo Murray, founder and director of WhyWaste - the company that hires out worm farms to homes and businesses to eat through your food waste. In this episode we find out …
 
Gina Dempster is the Communication and Marketing Manager from Wastebusters, based in Wanaka and a bona fide sustainability legend. She joins Wave and Tim to chat about the #SixItemsChallenge - a goal to wear just six different items of clothing for the month of March (excludes underwear, socks and active wear for exercise). The challenge has been s…
 
We’re joined by the inspirational and massively kick ass kiwi Olympian, Sarah Walker. Sarah is both an Ambassador of Litefoot.nz (an NZ sport organisation inspiring kiwis to be environmental champions) and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Sustainability and Legacy Commission. Sarah chats to us about what it was like to cycle …
 
Erica Finnie is a community organiser, climate activist and the Director of 350 Aotearoa - the organisation standing up against the fossil fuel industry in NZ (and around the world). 350 was founded by American environmentalist/journalist/author Bill McKibben and is named for the Parts Per Million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that has been d…
 
We celebrate some of the many fantastic guests we've had on the show so far by replaying a couple of our favourite moments of conversation with them. In this episode we chat to: Dai Henwood (full episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/how-to-save-the-world/talking-tea-with-dai-henwood) Miriama Kamo (full episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/how-to-save…
 
Wave and Tim open up the virtual mail bag and dig into your questions. We chat about Project Drawdown, Dr Paul Hawken and regenerative farming. Dr Hawken is on a mission to remove existing carbon in the air (rather than just reducing what we’re putting out in the air now). Short answer: Have a listen to our soil episode! We cover a lot of ground (l…
 
Tim and Wav are joined by Auckland Councillor Richard Hills. Richard is the Chair of the newly formed Environment and Climate Change committee and is passionate about public transport, stopping urban sprawl and protecting our environment. We discuss what it’s actually like to work in local government, if the council actually cares what we have to s…
 
Tim’s in the expert chair today as he shares his research into the impacts of the object we use more than any other, every single day; Our phone! We explore the three major life stages of a phone, 1) Mineral extraction for components 2) Assembly 3) Disposal. The true cost of mineral extraction to get the rare Earth minerals needed to make all the d…
 
Kate Hall is a 23-year-old Instagram inspirer (nee influencer), entrepreneur and sustainable fashion enthusiast. She lived in Mongolia at an early age which made an indelible mark on thinking about global supply chains and where our stuff comes from. In this chat with a leading green member of Gen Z, we discuss communicating online, the importance …
 
Sponsored by Karma Cola - the NZ drinks company making ethical, organic, recyclable soda AND by Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters (carbon neutral coffee since 2016). Dr Niki Harré is a Psychology Professor from The University of Auckland who focuses on sustainability and social change (among other areas). She authored Psychology for a Better World (ch…
 
This episode is sponsored by Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only carboNZero certified electricity retailer. Join Ecotricity now! 30 Personality test Myers Briggs test or Strengths Finder 29 Personal Time Voucher Either volunteer hours or quality time. What’s your skill set – tailoring, mending, IT, jamming doors, painting, proofing. 28 Ebooks / voucher…
 
Sponsored by Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters (carbon neutral coffee since 2016) and All Good Bananas (Good for Growers, the Land, and You). We sit down and chat to the incredible Glen Herud, founder of Happy Cow Milk. Glen started off as a dairy farmer then went to renting appliances, then invented a new way to get milk and keep cows happy. Then we …
 
This episode is sponsored by Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only carboNZero certified electricity retailer. Join Ecotricity now! This episode is about how to ditch landfills. Landfills don’t work. We all hate them. We don’t want them in our backyards. They are getting further away from our cities – Dome Valley (between Warkworth and Wellsford). They pr…
 
This episode is sponsored by Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only carboNZero certified electricity retailer. Join Ecotricity now! To mark Buy Nothing Day (Friday 29 November) we're joined by special guest Suzanne McFadden talk about her one year challenge to buy no clothes except for essentials. Suzanne is also the founder of the online women’s sports h…
 
This episode is sponsored by Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only carboNZero certified electricity retailer. Join Ecotricity now! Te Radar joins us, fully wired and caffeinated to share some incredible developments about the future of farming. Radar is a NZ broadcasting icon and has been making TV and radio programmes for decades about sustainability an…
 
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. Waveney is absolutely stoked about that the NZ government is implementing a beverage container return scheme after many, many years of hard fighting by sustainability advocates and activists. She also been chatting to her green mates who a…
 
This episode is sponsored by Ecotricity - New Zealand’s only carboNZero certified electricity retailer. Join Ecotricity now! We chat to Māori academic Raaniera Te Whata (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, te Whānau a Apanui), who is currently completing his PhD, ‘Now. Then. Next. Whakapapa on Ancestral Landscapes in Tautoro, Te Tai Tokerau’. His doctorate looks…
 
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. Soil is like your most introverted dinner guest who says nothing all night and just when she’s leaving you realise that she heads UN! Or, (if that doesn’t do it for you) won gold last Olympics in women’s 100 metres; and all of a sudden you…
 
Sponsored by All Heart NZ – helping corporates to redirect, repurpose and reduce their waste while supporting communities throughout Aotearoa and globally. 9-time Coast to Coast champion Steve Gurney chats with us about what to do with climate anxiety (take a breath, observe without judgement, take SOME action) and shares some great tips on goal se…
 
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, 18 year old Wellingtonian Sophie Handford started organising New Zealand's School Strike for Climate and chatted to us about her passion for saving the climate and protecting the environment. In this episode we …
 
Sponsored by Huckleberry – Your organic grocer and one stop shop for better food and living. Recycling - is it a crook or not? Turns out the answer is a complicated NO but also a very interesting story. Today we tap into Waveney's years of expertise on this issue to discover what ACTUALLY happens when you throw items into the recycling. We discuss …
 
Sponsored by Go Well Consulting (guiding businesses to the sustainable future) and Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters (carbon neutral coffee since 2016). We speak to Dr Mike Joy, an expert in freshwater ecology, bioassessment and the interface between science, policy and environmental protection. Mike is one of NZ's foremost experts on what's going wro…
 
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. Waveney and Tim confess their flying sins and dig into just how harmful plane travel is to our planet. We chat about how the effect of releasing harmful substances at high altitude is even more damaging to the atmosphere, how gains in plan…
 
Sponsored by All Heart NZ – helping corporates to redirect, repurpose and reduce their waste while supporting communities throughout Aotearoa and globally. National treasure, actor, activist, and Greenpeace spokesperson Robyn Malcolm joins Tim for a chat about saving dolphins, protecting our national parks against mining and her life of activism. R…
 
Sponsored by Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters (carbon neutral coffee since 2016) and Go Well Consulting (guiding businesses to the sustainable future). Tim explains/defends his decision to go vegan as Waveney probs the benefits and real effect on a sustainable future. We chat about water usage, animal ethics and Eating Animals (the book to turn you v…
 
Sponsored by Ethique – a New Zealand zero-waste beauty company on a mission to rid the world of plastic waste. We chat to ‘The Nappy Lady’ Kate Meads who is an expert in cutting down waste while parenting. Kate lays out just how UNscary cloth nappies are, what we should we doing for school lunches and the unexpected health risks of baby food pouche…
 
Sponsored by Huckleberry – Your organic grocer and one stop shop for better food and living. In this episode Waveney and television presenter Miriama Kamo, swap their zero-waste-life stories. Waveney (11 years in) and Miriama (seven months in) both have heaps in common –the same favourite things and the same secret phobias. They even both have the …
 
We’re joined by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand’s Business Development Manager, Pravin Sawmy. We discuss how Fairtrade is more than just getting a fair price for farmers - It's about looking after the surrounding farming community to bring lasting positive change, and even bringing in organic practices through incentive schemes. We learn about wh…
 
Sponsored by Huckleberry – Your organic grocer and one stop shop for better food and living. As of 1 July 2019, New Zealand has banned the use of single-use plastic bags at shops and other businesses. But just what’s so bad about these bags? Waveney and Tim get into it. Also in this episode, • Tim explains why he’s tried going vegan and meat’s impa…
 
Sponsored by Huckleberry – Your organic grocer and one stop shop for better food and living. Comedian Dai Henwood joins us to chat about his life as an environmentally minded dad, a fan of Japanese philosophy and the history (and ethics) of tea. Waveney counts down the top tips to enjoy a sustainable cuppa and explains what happened to NZ’s short-l…
 
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