Nick Milestone is Engineering Director at Sigmat and Chairman of the Timber Research and Development Trade Association (TRADA). He charts his career in construction and provides a compelling story of how timber can reduce the carbon footprint within this global industry. Click on the title for the show notes.
Dr James Dyke is Assistant Director of the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter. He shares his expert insight into climate change, explaining how humans have and continue to impact earth systems to the detriment of all life and the issues surrounding solutions. Click on the title for the show notes.
Marisha Kay is co-owner of a low impact living shop in Belper, Derbyshire. She shares her experiences and interactions with her community and environment through her involvement in the shop, a community interest recycling company and permaculture. Click on the title for the show notes.
Pieter van der Gaag is the Executive Director of Ecosystem Restoration Camps. In this episode, he talks to me about how this global movement aims to repair broken ecosystems, restore biodiversity and improve the livelihoods of communities, through collaboration of local people and visiting campers. Click on the title for the show notes.
Greg Hewitt shares his many and varied experiences of community action within organisations that benefit the environment, including his latest role as Community Lead for Plastic Free Chesterfield, part of a network of local groups aiming to reduce single-use plastic. Click on the title for the show notes.
Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex and Sunday Times bestselling author, recounts his journey from nature-curious child to bumblebee expert. On discovering declining numbers, Dave seeks to share the importance of bumblebee and insect conservation. Click on the title for the show notes.
In this episode, Ann-Marie McMillan, founder and manager of the Derbyshire Toy Libraries joins me in a chat on toy libraries. Ann-Marie takes us through setting up and running a toy library and the benefits of borrowing toys to both the environment, through reducing consumption and landfill, and the community in which it serves. Click on the title for the show notes.
The first episode in The Owl Hoot podcast features John Grant, a senior lecturer in Sustainable Construction and Climate Change at Sheffield Hallam University. In this conversation, John shares his wisdom on how homes and buildings can be built or retrofitted to become zero-carbon. Click on the title for the show notes.