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Podcasts from Losing our Cool

Cheltenham resident Michael Childs hosts the brilliant new podcast, Losing our Cool.

Each week he welcomes a different guest alongside regular co-hosts, Felicity Parnham from CK Futures and Raechel Kelly & Meg Marsland from Planet Cheltenham.

Losing our Cool aims to enable everyone to respond to the climate emergency and take action. Sharing stories from people who are making changes and finding a more sustainable way to live.

CK Futures is delighted to be part of this project and will be providing links to the different podcast via this page. Keep checking back for updates.

Podcast 1: How can we reduce food waste?

Josie Houghton shares her personal story to becoming a cook and her key points to reducing food waste.

Podcast 2: Food waste in the restaurant industry

Jonas Lodge, owner and head chef of the GL50 restaurant in Cheltenham, shares his experiences in reducing food waste in a successful fine dining restaurant.

Podcast 3: Planet Cheltenham

Raechel Kelly, sustainability consultant and founder of Planet Cheltenham talks about how this new community hub will explore ways to tackle climate change.

Podcast 4: The 5 Ps of Gardening

The Chatty Gardener, aka Mandy Bradshaw, talks about the five Ps; pesticides, ponds, pollinators, peat and pots, and how if we make the right choices as gardeners, we can make a big difference to the wildlife in our garden and beyond.

Podcast 5: The Nature of Charlton Kings

Other than nuclear war only 3 things matter fundamentally. Climate change, the bio-diversity crisis and the bio-abundance crisis. Rob Williams talks us through this defining statement.

Podcast 6: The Million Tree Pledge

Laura Gelder-Robertson from Glow Innovations, discusses her ambitious plans to help 1,000,000 small businesses to reach net zero by 2025 and to plant 1,000,000 trees through the Million Tree Pledge by 2030.

Podcast 7: Reconnecting with Nature

Mindy Pickering from forest school Badgerwood Adventures talks about how reconnecting with nature is both positive for us and the climate.

Podcast 8: The Immersive world of James Edward Marks

Perhaps the most fundamental change needed for a more sustainable future is a change of mindset and how we view the world around us. In this podcast we talk to James Edward Marks, co-founder of PlayLa.bZ, who shares with us some of his immersive experiences that offer an alternative vision of our reality.

Podcast 9: A green home renovation with Peter Clegg

There are many benefits to a green home renovation, but just how difficult and cost effective is such an undertaking? Cheltenham resident Peter Clegg talks us through the ups and down of the renovation of his victorian terraced house.

Podcast 10: Connecting with Nature with Rose Lennard

Connecting with nature is a simple but perhaps overlooked way in which we can live a more sustainable life style. Rose Lennard, a member of Extinction Rebellion, gives a personal response to the climate emergency and talks about her love for ephemeral art and the power of nature.

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Last updated: Wed, 14 Dec 2022 15:02