Mama Earth Talk

Mariska Nell

Welcome to Mama Earth Talk. I am your host Mariska Nell. I am so grateful to have you here. If you are new to sustainability, already on the journey or just curious to learn more about the topic, then you are in the right spot. Mama Earth Talk is a podcast that takes a deep dive into the three pillars of sustainability (environmental, social and economic). Since its inception, it quickly grew into a forum that showcases the amazing hope through the incredible contribution many around the world are making to a more sustainable life and society. There are over a 140 episodes to learn from, with many amazing and inspiring guests like Her Deepness, Dr Sylvia Earle, Zero Waste Queen, Bea Johnson, activist and humanitarian Rob Greenfield, Chief Heart officer for Gary Vaynerchuck, Claude Silver, Climate optimist Kathryn Kellogg, zero waste chef Max La Manna and many more.

156: Reflecting with Mariska Nell
May 30 2022
156: Reflecting with Mariska Nell
Reflecting on the Mama Earth Talk podcast and sharing my top interviews and tips if you are new to zero waste, the podcast or just would love a little recap on some of the great guests we had on the podcast. From Dr Sylivia Earle, Rob Greenfield, Zero waste royalty Bea Johnson, Gary Vayberchuck’s Chief heart officer, Claude Silver, Columbia University Director Dr Steven Cohen to Eco with Em and many more. Links from the episodes: 3 Podcast to get you started if you are new to zero waste: (002: Top Tip Thursday on Living More Sustainable Using The 5R’s with Mariska Nell)  (004: Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Kitchen with Mariska Nell)  008: (Top Tip Thursday Reducing Waste In The Bathroom with Mariska Nell)  (Download your free Beginner's Guide to Waste-Free Living) 3 of my favorite episodes with great guests: (143: How To Save Our Oceans With Dr. Sylvia Earle)  (149: How to have Energy on Purpose with Indira Dejtiar)  (123: How One Womans Artivism Is Creating A Ripple Of Change With Emily Ehlers)  Some other amazing guests that we had on the podcast that I mentioned in this episodes: (139: How One Movement is making a ripple effect of change with Petrice Jones)  (135: How Flow Hive is “beeing” the change with Stuart Anderson)  (133: How My Farm Dubai built an eco system not just a food system with Mohamed Aissaoui) (132: How a minimalist lifestyle can maximize our wellness with Becca Shern)  (128: How an urban harvester is bringing awareness to the food crisis with Matt Homewood)  (126: How To Live A Low Tox Life With Alexx Stuart)  (119: How 1 Million Women is making a difference with Natalie Isaacs)  (107: How a zero-waste chef turns waste into amazing food with Anne-Marie Bonneau)  (105: How one dude is making a difference with Rob Greenfield)  (102: How Big Green is bringing the focus on food back to schools with Tighe Brown)  (029: How the Zero Waste Queen started her journey with Bea Johnson)
147: How a Cool Climate Collective is making a difference with Tristan Pollock and Mehrad Yaghmai
Jan 9 2022
147: How a Cool Climate Collective is making a difference with Tristan Pollock and Mehrad Yaghmai
In this episode, we talk to Tristan Pollock and Mehrad Yaghmai. They are the are the founding partner and partner at Cool Climate Collective. Which brings together investors and operators at the intersection of climate and technology.  (Mehrad) is an instructor in Terra's  (Climate Change for VCs) program as well as a partner at  (Climate Foundry) and has been involved in various programming at MENA-based accelerators, while also being a mentor to various Techstars programs. He’s also built deep relationships in the academic and scientific communities, including at Yale, Berkeley, and other tech transfer offices.   (Tristan) has spent the last decade building, selling, and investing in startups and is bent on spending the next decade dedicated to fixing our climate problem. He's been a VC at 500 Startups where he directed $30M in funding, an EIR at Google for Startups, listed at Forbes 30 Under 30, a Terra ClimateTech VC Fellow, and a mentor at hundreds of accelerator programs, including Techstars, Katapult Climate, and Norrsken Impact. He’s also built and sold 2 startups at the intersection of impact and technology.  During this episode we talk about their reason for wanting to help climate focus start-ups. We also look at some of the key things they look out for when finding the next start-up to join the collective? They also provide some great tips for all your crazy bird entrepreneurs that would like to launch their one start ups.   Links from the episode (Episode 55 with The Concept) (Akua - Kelp Burgers) (Wasted - Tesla for Toilets) (Riide - Ebikes) (Other projects ) Below are some of the names that are used to hide palm oil in our ingredients. PKO – Palm Kernel Oil  PKO fractionations: Palm Kernel Stearin (PKs); Palm Kernel Olein (PKOo)  PHPKO – Partially hydrogenated Palm Oil  FP(K)O – Fractionated Palm Oil  OPKO – Organic Palm Kernel Oil  Palmitate – Vitamin A or Asorbyl Palmitate (NOTE: Vitamin A Palmitate is a very common ingredient in breakfast cereals and we have confirmed 100% of the samples we’ve investigated to be derived from palm oil)  Palmate  Sodium Laureth Sulphate (Can also be from coconut)  Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (can also be from ricinus oil)  Sodium dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)  Elaeis Guineensis  Glyceryl Stearate  Stearic Acid  Chemicals which contain palm oil  Steareth -2  Steareth -20  Sodium Lauryl Sulphate  Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (coconut and/or palm)  Hydrated palm glycerides  Sodium isostearoyl lactylaye (derived from vegetable stearic acid)  Cetyl palmitate and octyl palmitate (names with palmitate at the end are usually derived from palm oil, but as in the case of Vitamin A Palmitate, very rarely a company will use a different vegetable oil)  Where can people find Cool Climate Collective? (LinkedIn - Cool Climate Collective) (LinkedIn - Mehrad Yaghmai) (LinkedIn - Tristan Pollock) (Twitter - Mehrad Yaghmai) (Twitter - Tristan Pollock) (Website) KEY TAKE AWAY“The small things we don’t think about on a day to day can have a big impact.”