Blue Earth Summit Podcast

Blue Earth Summit Podcast

By Blue Earth Summit

A podcast from the Blue Earth Summit, a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you. In the first series we'll bring you all the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com

Episodes

How to ask big brands to be more ethical and sustainable with Kate Larsen

Kate Larsen advises businesses and investors on how to improve their environmental, sustainability and social policies when it comes to supply chains. She spent many years living and working in China and Asia and says she’s visited more garment factories than she can count.  Kate shares practical ways in which consumers can use their voice to hold big brands to account and explains why more expensive products aren’t necessarily more sustainable. She also tells host Laura Nesbitt what keeps her motivated to protect our great outdoors.  Follow Kate on Twitter Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
10/08/2231m 41s

Andy Hawkins on why ALL companies should consider their environmental impact

Andy Hawkins supports companies in getting B Corp Certification, a status given to those who meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. He’s also the founder of Business on Purpose and we’re proud to call him Blue Earth’s very first ambassador.  Andy tells host Laura Nesbitt the interesting history of how B Corp came about, how businesses can apply and more importantly why it’s so important for all organisations to consider becoming certified. He also discusses his own love of the outdoors and touches on what keeps him encouraged and motivated to push for a greener planet.  Follow Andy on LinkedIn Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
03/08/2227m 16s

Phil Young on race, black history and the power of brands to shape how people think

Phil Young is the founder of outdoor lifestyle agency The Mighty Mighty. If you were around in the mid 90’s you might recognise his voice as the presenter of TV Show Board Stupid which was all about snowboarding. Since then, Phil has worked with some of the biggest outdoor brands in the world to shape the way they reflect our society.  Phil says brands have a huge responsibility to mould how communities and individuals think. He believes they have the power to create social change at a time when trust in our government is at an ‘all time low’.  He speaks to host Laura Nesbitt about race, black history and authentic representation when it comes to promoting the great outdoors to everyone. He also discusses his own love of the outdoors and the power of community groups.  Learn more about Phil’s work with The Mighty Mighty here.    Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
27/07/2239m 59s

Why greenwashing is getting harder to spot - Joss Ford

This week’s guest is Joss Ford, the founder of Enviral, a sustainability communications company and consultancy. Joss and his team help brands create, communicate and consult their social and environmental stories. He’s also a proud Blue Earth Summit Ambassador.  He tells host Laura Nesbitt that he believes big brands have the power to make mass change when it comes to sustainability. But he says businesses need to be open and transparent about their own failings too.  Joss talks passionately about how communication and marketing should be used as a tool to connect hearts and minds to a narrative that’s been heavily polluted and why he believes big business is the best vehicle to make mass change happen quickly.  Links Follow Joss on Twitter  Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
14/07/2235m 15s

The gin distiller working to protect our oceans - Xavier Baker

This week on the podcast we hear from Xavier Baker, the Co-founder of the Isle of Wight Distillery - the home of Mermaid Gin, a proud sponsor of this year’s Blue Earth Summit.  Xav grew up on the Isle of Wight surrounded by the ocean and his love of the sea has travelled with him into adulthood. He tells host Laura why he’s so passionate about protecting his island home and the work he’s doing to make his business as sustainable as possible. He also discusses some of the challenges that go hand-in-hand with trying to create a plastic-free business.  We also hear about Xav’s plans to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic unsupported, to raise awareness about ocean pollution and raise money for marine-focused environmental charities. Links  Learn more about Dan’s work with Brandwave here Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
06/07/2228m 56s

The importance of cross-industry collaboration and total authenticity with Dan Macaulay

Dan Macaulay is the founder and CEO at Brandwave, a sports marketing agency based in the South West of England. Dan grew up in Ireland, surrounded by some of the best surfing and windsurfing conditions in the world and spent much of his youth on the water teaching and competing in windsurfing.  He tells host Laura Nesbit how he became the European Marketing Director for O’Neill before working on huge sporting campaigns for the likes of Adidas, BMW and The North Face. We also hear from Dan about some of the challenges brands face today in getting their message across in an authentic way, why he believes many outdoor brands are behind when it comes to sustainability and why he’s so passionate about sport being used as a catalyst for social change. Dan is also a proud ambassador of the Blue Earth Summit and tells us what that means for him. Links  Follow Xavier on Twitter Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
29/06/2225m 2s

Harnessing the outdoors for health with Maxwell Ayamba

Maxwell Ayamba is a journalist, academic and long-standing champion of countryside access for minority communities. In 1996, Maxwell arrived in the UK from Ghana after being awarded a scholarship to study journalism at Cardiff University. He went on to complete his Masters at Sheffield Hallam University and there he stayed as a research academic. In 2004, inspired by wanting to encourage other men to get out there and live a healthier, more active lifestyle, he co-founded the walking group, 100 Black Men Walking for Health (now called Walk4Health Group). Little did he know the impact it would have, it even inspired a play ‘Black Men Walking’ and led him to meet Joanna Lumley as part of her itv series Home Sweet Home. Maxwell’s passion is contagious and his knowledge is seemingly endless, host Laura Nesbitt chats to him about his story, access to the outdoors and gets a lot of book recommendations too! Links Follow Maxwell on Twitter  Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
15/06/2229m 23s

The big business conundrum with Richard Walker, MD of Iceland

Given the choice, most of us would opt for a relatively easy life pathway and if your family business was not involved in servicing the needs of the many, then even better. Not so for the Walker family. Not happy with setting up Iceland, Richard’s mum and dad also ran a fish and chip shop Thurs-Sat so when the day job finished, the evening shift began. That work ethic has moved down the tree and after pursuing a career in property away from the family business, Richard made the not-so-easy decision to roll his sleeves up and join the family fray. Iceland has taken a lead position on many issues around business and supply chain sustainability, and this is not done lightly or without controversy. Sticking a head above the parapet always brings fire, but the industry is lazy in general with business and consumers alike quite addicted to plastic. This lead approach from Iceland has moved the widely-accepted, mainstream positions round to Iceland’s way of thinking. Podcast host Laura Nesbitt relates her personal life touch points with Iceland retail and also the prodigious charitable actions by the retailer including with Surfers Against Sewage, Alzheimers Research and Sepsis Awareness. Links Follow Richard on Twitter Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
07/06/2227m 29s

Youth, climate and feminism with internationalist Poppy Stowell-Evans

At a time when studying for A Levels might be considered the most important moment in your education journey, Poppy is also in the middle of building a serious and high-profile activism career in the fight to highlight and solve climate change. From a young age she has had a strong voice and has naturally put herself forward to speak out about issues that matter. “I’ve always been the one at the front of the class, calling things out, but I think my activism has been rooted in feminism. I’ve always been called bossy or over-opinionated. Someone told me once I’d be more attractive if I was less opinionated. My mum said to me, sit down, google climate change. I learnt that climate justice is social justice and I saw this avenue where once again world leaders, let’s be honest are normally men, were continuing to neglect this fight for social justice.” Poppy is a pupil at Llanwern High School, Newport. She’s an ardent feminist and is a strong advocate for equality, social justice and human rights. She is also a passionate climate change activist and considers herself as an internationalist, believing countries should work together where beneficial. She has been recognised by energy company ScottishPower who compiled the Green Power List ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference. The list recognises innovators and leaders in business pioneering positive change. Links Follow Poppy on Twitter and the Youth Climate Ambassadors for Wales Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
13/05/2231m 52s

Transitioning big business and society to a circular economy with Mike Barry

Welcome to our first speaker podcast for the 2nd summit, with the effervescent Mike Barry. Mike is a leader in sustainable change. One of the pioneers of green business in the corporate world he helped to develop, launch and implement Marks and Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one world we have). In ten years, Plan A delivered £750m of net business benefit and over the years won 230 awards. A man in demand as we all look for solutions, we are so pleased to have him join us to impart his seemingly endless knowledge and wisdom. Host Laura Nesbitt and Mike enjoy a far-reaching, generationally-defying conversation which will have you hooked. Links Follow Mike Barry on LinkedIn Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
28/04/2241m 33s

The Surfers Behind the Blue Earth Summit

Welcome to series 2 of the podcast and a warm welcome to your new host Laura Nesbitt, she’s got some serious outdoors creds being a competitive swimmer and currently in training to swim the Bristol channel…brrr! In this first episode, as we launch the Blue Earth Summit 2022, we wanted to introduce you to the faces/voices behind it all, founders of WL Group: Linley Lewis and brothers Guy & Will Hayler, in conversation with head of content Steph Pomphrey. From the early days of grom surfing the Cornish breaks, life guarding and surf instruction, to setting up Ticket To Ride travel, running Wavelength surf magazine, the Drive-In at Watergate Bay and now the Spring Classic surf/music festival and of course Blue Earth. We hope you enjoy this new series as we gradually introduce this year’s speakers, ambassadors, and expect some bonus episodes as plans unfurl through to October and beyond.  Find out more at www.blueearthsummit.com Follow Blue Earth Summit on Twitter Follow Blue Earth Summit on Instagram Follow Laura on Instagram ___ What is the Blue Earth Summit? Blue Earth Summit is a movement. A dynamic mix of communities, redefining how we work and driven by a love for the outdoors. A new way to connect and regenerate our connection to our blue earth. With our eclectic Bristol venue partners the Marble Factory and The Wave, October 2022 will see an extended programme over three days. Two days of inspirational content in central Bristol followed by a final day of activity-led networking at one of Europe’s premier sporting venues. Buy tickets here
12/04/2246m 42s

Speaking The Truth: Disrupting the status quo

The youth of today are the climate’s biggest hope and climate-led youth activism is more prominent than ever.   We have to shift the status quo, and to do this we must call out the everyday contributors to environmental damage. Join our panellists as they uncover the systemic flaws we face in creating change and stepping outside our comfort zone.  Lucy Siegle was joined on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask) for this panel by: Dan Norris - the Metro Mayor for the West of England Nicola Beech - Bristol councillor and cabinet member for Climate, Ecology, Waste and Energy Yasmin Belhadj - Youth Activist from Students Organising for Sustainability And Gabe Davies - European Surf Manager at Patagonia *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
02/01/2235m 22s

Funding Climate Action - with Elliot Coad

Staying on top of your carbon footprint can be hard. Whether that’s monitoring utility bills or measuring business travel, keeping track of your impact isn’t necessarily as easy as it seems.  Elliot Coad and his team at Ecologi are leading the way to fund climate change and drive clean energy and sustainable growth, all through their carbon reduction initiatives. With projects around the world, Ecologi has to date funded the reduction of almost one million tonnes of carbon and funded the planting of over 24 million trees. Here's Elliot's talk about his movement, and the need to fund climate action *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
01/01/2222m 2s

What's Your Problem: Are You A Creator or Destroyer?

Modern environment-driven organisations intend to lead the way with a revolutionary new ideology, an ideology that regenerative business practises should be the new norm. From a biodegradable bubble wrap substitution, to eco-friendly iced coffee production, new outlooks on sustainability mean traditional systems are to become a thing of the past. Its all about thinking outside of the box, and with the intention to produce in a purely circular way. In this panel on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask), Lucy Siegle was joined by: Tom Kay - founder of sustainable fashion brand Finisterre Sam Boex - Co-Founder of Flexi-Hex, creators of eco packaging  Jim Cregan - Founder of Jimmy's Iced Coffee Emma Foster-Geering - from sustainable footwear brand Vivo Barefoot And Aurelia Figueroa - Head of Sustainability at Breitling *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
31/12/2140m 54s

Pioneering spirit for inventing the future - with Bertrand Piccard

Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard is a member of the Breitling Explorer Squad, he’s a psychiatrist and ambassador for clean technologies, and for him, the impossible doesn’t exist in reality, but in our way of thinking. To progress with the battle against climate change, we must get rid of obstacles, not fight for pole position with one another.   Part of a legendary dynasty of explorers and scientists who conquered the heights and depths of our planet, Bertrand continues to set new challenges, all of them designed to promote renewable energies and clean technologies. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
30/12/2142m 36s

Greenwashing & Grey Areas

We’ve all been victims of greenwashing. It’s a sophisticated problem which, more often than not, we’re blind to. And why wouldn’t we be? Why not trust what we’re being told? Aren’t all companies trying to do the right thing? In the race to be the most ethical or sustainable brand, not only consumers, but the planet, is being left behind.  For this panel on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask), Lucy Siegle was joined by: Crista Buznea - Head of Marketing at carbon reduction pioneers, Ecologi James Ghaffari - Director of Growth & Product at B Lab UK who are responsible for growing the B Corp community Joss Ford - Founder of Ethical Marketing Agency, Enviral  And Steffen Boehm - Professor of Organisation & Sustainability at the University of Exeter  *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
29/12/2134m 56s

Beyond Inspired: What Can I do?

In this talk from the main stage at Blue Earth Summit 2021, find out how the power of psychology and the power of media is being used to influence ecological preservation. To help us understand how concern for the environment can be turned into action, join Jacqui Wilmshurst, a risk psychologist (and former army officer) with an appetite for living her work, Tim Scoones, biologist and BAFTA-winning natural history producer and conservation biologist Alistair Ward *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
28/12/2135m 43s

Forging a trail for positive change

Documenting the climate crisis is a bittersweet thing. Whether it be capturing treatment of fish in salmon farms, or understanding the importance of habitat for leopard seals, travel to far flung locations gives us a window on the brilliance of the natural world but also on the horror of environmental change. Connecting a story to an audience can bring out an emotional reaction, but the end goal is to evoke action.  For this panel on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask), adventurer, filmmaker and writer, Jenny Tough was joined by: Lizzie Daly - Wildlife presenter and biologist Jo Royle - Adventurer and CEO of Common Seas tackling marine plastic pollution. And Ian Finch - Former Royal Marine, adventure photographer and expedition guide In partnership with media partner Sidetracked magazine. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
27/12/2142m 7s

The Pitch Tent: How can we utilise everyday sustainability?

Did you know chewing gum contains single-use plastic? Did you know boats can be eco-efficiently supercharged? Did you know fitness supplements can be created without damaging the earth? Did you know coffee cups can be used more than once? In the months leading up to the summit, led by Wavelength Ventures, Blue Earth Summit received applications from some of the UK’s most innovative businesses. We were on the lookout for businesses that can legitimately disrupt a whole market and identify solutions to make real change. Then, at Blue Earth Summit 2021, four forward thinking businesses got the chance to pitch to four investors, Pippa Dunn from Broody, Andrew Wordsworth from Sustainable Ventures, Tom March from Redrice, and Darren Westlake from Crowdcube. Here’s what happened… *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
26/12/2151m 34s

Ditching the Rhetoric: When purpose becomes product

There’s been a huge transition over the last decade or so towards purpose. As consumers we would like to make better choices. However, there’s a divide between those choices we would like to make, and those we actually make. Could the products and services we consume be doing a better job of helping us make the right choices? We put together the perfect panel on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask) to help us answer that question and discuss how we go about confronting that dichotomy. Lucy Siegle was joined by: Hetty Key - founder of the independent research company Women in Adventure.  Emma Crome - Award-winning filmmaker and producer at Coldhouse Collective Jack Samler - General Manager at micromobility company Voi Technology Dan Macaulay - Founder and CEO of sports marketing consultancy, Brandwave Marketing  *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
25/12/2137m 51s

Plastic Pirates - with Jo Morley & Stephanie Lavelle

The UK coastline is a thing of beauty. As described by Jo Morley in this talk, it's our playground. But, it's beauty is in danger as it suffers the effects of plastic pollution Head of campaigns at environmental campaigning organisation City to Sea, Jo Morley, has set out to see what we need to change. Alongside marine biologist, Stephanie Lavelle, Jo sees room for improvement, starting with plastic. In this talk they share their experience and research to give us a greater insight into how our coastlines are changing. Sit back and join them on this sobering experience.  *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
24/12/2129m 24s

The power of self-belief and overcoming fear of failure - with Rosie Stancer

In 2007, Rosie Stancer journeyed alone over the surface of the frozen Arctic Ocean for 84 days, travelling further than any previous attempts by women to reach the North Pole solo. She battled conditions now recognised as the worst on record resulting in frostbite and gangrene in the first week and leading her to amputate two of her toes with her Leatherman just so she could continue, for over another 400 nautical miles!  It’s no wonder then that Rosie started to truly appreciate the power of the mind, a message she intends to spread when speaking about the environment.  This is a jaw droppingly inspiring talk which paints both a beautiful and fragmented picture of planet earth…so grab your boots and join her on this thought-provoking adventure. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
22/12/2119m 42s

Globetrotting Expeditions - Can media and nature go hand in hand?

Documenting ecological crises around the world for TV and film is more important than ever, but doing this whilst having minimal impact on people and planet can be a struggle. As a result, practises are changing. Reduction in helicopter airtime and alternative approaches to animal treatment are just two practises that can lessen the harmful impact that productions have.  With a jam packed panel of media veterans on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask), we took a look at the trials, tribulations and successes around documenting the natural world.  Lucy Siegle was joined by: Megan Hine - wilderness guide, expedition leader and producer Jeff Wilson - multi-award winning wildlife Director from Silverback Productions Sam Bleakley - filmmaker, geographer, longboard surf champion and lecturer in sustainable tourism And Ed Scott-Clarke - CNN Producer and champion of sustainable production methods. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
21/12/2144m 30s

How clean is our air? - with Ashok Sinha

Ashok Sinha of the London Cycling Campaign believes that in order to make the world an eco-safe setting, we must decarbonise our streets. With lethal levels of pollution in many places, Ashok intends to drive a greener society, a safer society, and a cleaner society by getting more of us on our bikes. If you believe in the vision Ashok sees, strap on that helmet and hold on tight. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
20/12/2127m 49s

What’s the ROI of adventure? - with Bella Collins

For most people, rowing across the Pacific Ocean sounds impossible, and rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii with 2,700 miles in between, sounds even worse. Bella Collins is head of marketing at Blue Earth Summit partner Flexi-Hex, and alongside three other female rowers she tackled that challenge with full force. With her persistent mentality, Bella insists on pursuing her goals. Whilst her triumphant effort, which included an abundance of both physically and mentally taxing activities, meant she and her team were able to raise an outstanding figure, there was certainly a deeper meaning behind their actions. Through her adventures, Bella developed skills imperative for growth, from a personal and business perspective. This is her talk from Blue Earth Summit 2021 *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
16/12/2117m 30s

From Blues to Blue Health

Through a select panel that includes figures from a variety of areas, one thing is shared. Their love of nature. From green spaces to blue, nature is wondrous, especially when related to subjects like mental health and culture. Nature not only frees the mind, but brings people together. With many barriers apparent throughout society, such as socio-economic backgrounds and race, all-inclusive platforms should be more active than ever.  Journalist Lucy Siegle led this panel discussion on our Campfire Stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask) at the Blue Earth Summit 2021 Lucy is joined by: Claire Eatock - Project manager for the seas, oceans and public health in europe project at the university of Exeter  Tom Hewitt - Founder & CEO of ‘Surfers Not Street Children’ Nick Hounsfield - Chief Visionary Officer for inland surfing destination The Wave Hannah Green - Surfer and author of ‘My Journey Home’ Laura Crane - Ex-pro surfer, model and former Love Island Contestant *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
15/12/2131m 21s

Indigenous Simplicity: Sustaining Human Life On Earth - With Sir Tim Smit

Can you imagine having your home destroyed? Can you imagine a life full of ruin? Well, for the indigenous communities, this is their reality. Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of The Eden Project, empathises with these communities, and intends to flip western control over these areas on its head as The Eden Project looks to international expansion across all continents. Tim highlights that the debate shouldn’t be about carbon, but about keeping our planet cool. With opposed views on establishment, Tim outlines the importance of collective moral compass, in other words…big businesses, wake up. Our world is fragile, it needs to be protected, not thrown to the wayside. Whilst there’s work to be done, its time to dig deep and save the earth.  *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
14/12/2122m 29s

How renewable can we really be? - with Kresse Wesling

"How renewable can we really be?" Did you know that the reason the global standard length for a fire hose is 22 metres long because the shed in Yorkshire they were first made in was 23 metres long? Did you also know that for the last decade, over 300 tonnes of old fire hose has been saved from a fate of landfill...and made into luxury accessories... Kresse Wesling and her team at Elvis & Kresse, are changing the world one old fire hose at a time. With society somewhat in an environmental rut, Wesling and her team intend to transform eco-efficiency around the globe. From cleaning up our streets, to reducing climate change, Kresse believes in a cleaner and more sustainable future for all. In the UK, its estimated that 16 million aluminium cans, and 16 million plastic containers are littered in public spaces every year. Before you know it, we’ll be swimming in waste! To find out how Kresse and her team are developing innovative avenues to maximise materials and renewable energy, look no further. Don’t drop that coke can…have a listen to this. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
11/12/2123m 18s

Who Owns the Outdoors?

Who owns the outdoors?  Keme Nzerem hosted this panel discussion on our Campfire stage (sponsored by Hydro Flask) to discuss trends in diversity, whether that’s socio-economic, race, religion or ability, across different parts of the outdoor industry, sectors and activities. We look at the reasons or theories behind these trends, why it matters for all of us, the connection to mental-health and what needs to happen to change the situation. Keme’s joined by  Melissa Reid - Double world surf champion and Paralympian medallist Amira Patel - Founder of The Wanderlust Women, an adventure and hiking group for muslim women Kelly Smith from Black Girls Hike, group that’s challenging stereotypes and empowering black women into accessing the outdoors Phil Young - Founder of The Outsiders Project who are promoting inclusion and diversity within the culture and community of the Outdoors *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
09/12/2137m 39s

Ocean Activism: Challenging The System From The Sand - with Hugo Tagholm

"Ocean Activism: Challenging The System From The Sand" Hear the irrepressible Hugo Tagholm from Surfers Against Sewage give his emotionally-charged talk at Blue Earth Summit 2021 that grabbed the audience and moved some to tears. Hear all about how Surfers Against Sewage are challenging big business, government and all of us to keep our waters clean and safe. *** The Blue Earth Summit is a movement and community driving positive action for our natural world.  In October 2021, we brought together over 800 changemakers, business leaders, content creators and activists for our inaugural Blue Earth Summit event in Bristol. It involved 2 days of talks, workshops, inspiring conversations and outdoor activities around 3 big ideas:  Living and working sustainably  Protecting our outdoor playgrounds And Inspiring a healthy outlook This podcast shares those ideas with you by bringing you the best talks and panel discussions from Blue Earth Summit Year 1 at The Old Marble Factory To see filmed versions of all these talks and sign up for Blue Earth Summit 2022 visit blueearthsummit.com
08/12/2118m 19s
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