Clare Talks Rubbish Podcast
E5: Caroline Bond aka Kittie Kipper with her journey from beach cleaner to fibre artist.

E5: Caroline Bond aka Kittie Kipper with her journey from beach cleaner to fibre artist.

July 19, 2019

Join me in a beautiful garden in Seaford where Caroline works. You can see part of the amazing view from the photo I have posted.

Caroline talks to me about how she got into beach cleaning and became one of the first to help spread the #2minutebeachclean campaign.  Her journey from gardening to becoming a fibre artist creating amazing creatures from a bunch of old rope.  

We talk about how the ocean has helped her mental health which is a powerful story and I am an avid believer in this.  The ocean and indeed nature connection are vital parts of our DNA and connecting with it is an essential part of our survival and that of the natural world.  

She tells me about getting on with her beach cleaning while her husband catches the surf.  How we need to connect with the waste that we produce and how beach cleaning has changed her diet and her whole life. 

 

We talk about the people who inspire her including Sylvia Earle and Cal Major who are also a huge inspiration to me.

I brought Caroline a big bag of old rope back from my paddle in Scotland after recording this episode and I for one will be avidly watching to see what she creates with it.

Find more about Caroline here:

Kittie Kipper Instagram

TedEx Talk

Postcards

 

Caroline mentions:

2 minute beach clean

Ghost Net Dress

https://www.instagram.com/woolymanda/

 

 

 

E4: Cat Fletcher / The Resource Goddess on all things reuse.

E4: Cat Fletcher / The Resource Goddess on all things reuse.

July 5, 2019

I met up with Cat outside in a cafe and we chatted away for ages about her favourite subject - Reuse.  Cat is a force to be reckoned with and a true environmental hero.  She beat David Attenborough to number one in the Resource Magazine list for top contributors.  She is the co-founder of Freegle (Free Giving Locally Easily), Tech Take Back and the Waste House.  She has been tirelessly working at reducing waste for over 20 years.  She is a total fountain of knowledge and I am certain you will learn and enjoy listening.

To Find more about Cat:

Facebook

Twitter

Freegle

Note:  Cat's show notes will follow.  There is a question that got edited out due to background noise and accidentally overlooked on edit.  I asked her who inspires her.  It will be obvious where that question should have been!

E3: Harriet of Hove on being a sustainable nurse and setting up a zero waste shop

E3: Harriet of Hove on being a sustainable nurse and setting up a zero waste shop

July 4, 2019

This episode finds me sitting on the floor of the stock room at Harriet's of Hove: Plastic Free Pantry with the super inspiring shop owner and NHS Sustainability Ambassador Harriet.  We talk about sustainability in healthcare, plastic free July, changing your life and following your passion, juggling life as a nurse and a shop owner, what sustainable healthcare looks like, talking to a whale mural,  refillable beer and loads of other things!

If you are in Brighton and Hove definitely pop in for an experience that for me is so much more than a zero waste shop, but a community hub and a friendly face.

It is all about millions of people doing it imperfectly rather than a few doing it perfectly.

Find out about the shop here:

Shop Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Harriet mentions the following in her conversation:

Store Brighton

A.Pozaz

CleverGreen Festival

 

 

E2: Claire Potter on circular economy design, living on a boat, dinosaurs and Ghost Net Busting.

E2: Claire Potter on circular economy design, living on a boat, dinosaurs and Ghost Net Busting.

July 4, 2019

Join me sat in Studio Loo with circular economy design expert, Surfers Against Sewage Regional Rep and all round marine debris geek Claire Potter.  

We talk about the oceans creatures, dinosaurs, making a ghost net buster proton pack, circular economy design, minimalism, living on a boat and changing direction mid life.

Find Claire here:

Claire Potter Design

Instagram

Twitter

Links to the projects she talks about:

Plastic Free Pledge

Emaus

Designosaur

Innovate UK

Ocean Cleanup Project

#ProjectNetworth

Precious Plastics

Captain Charles Moore

Carbon Sinks

The Minimalists

International Marine Debris Conference

 

 

E1: Who is Clare Talks Rubbish?

E1: Who is Clare Talks Rubbish?

July 4, 2019

In this episode I lay myself bare and tell my story of how I transitioned from an unhappy lawyer to living the life I love in a sustainable way.  I talk about my passion for the ocean, simple hacks on how you can make a difference and I aim to inspire and empower you to lead the way in creating a wave of change.  All future episodes will be conversations with others pioneering positive change for the environment.  Together we're redefining what's possible.

For more from me:

website

Instagram

Twitter

Linkedin

Thank you for listening.  Please share and review so I can help get the right information out about amazing inspirational pioneers.

And don't forget to live a live you love sustainably.  Much love xox