Written By Susan Robertson
Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and co-chair of the APOPO Foundation UK board.
Documentary film NOW — about young climate activists — has been named as the ‘winning production’ at this year’s prestigious Golden Nymph Awards. Which are presented to the winners of the official competition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Innovators Magazine is a proud media partner of the film, which was created and written by Claudia Rinke, a regular contributor to the magazine, and…
NOW If you fail we will never forgive you! Marc Buckley’s NOW trailer from wfilm, a Starhaus production, and Director Jim Rakete.
“NOW” a Climate Documentary I am in directed by Jim Rakete is out at the Film Festivals since April 2nd but because of COVID-19 not in Cinemas until June 10th, 2021. There are some great people in this like Dr. Parag Khanna, Patti Smith, Dr. Jason Hickel, Wim Wender, Felix Finkbeiner, Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Johan Rockstrom, Vic Barrett, Marcella Hansch, Zion Lights, Nike Mahlhaus, Claudia Rinke, and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus are also included.
Frances Moore Lappé is my guest today on Inside Ideas. A household name in America, Frankie is the author of 20 books, including the three-million bestseller Diet for a Small Planet. Which for decades has taught people about the plant-based food solutions that offer better choices for supporting the health of people and planet.
This month the much anticipated 50th-anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet is being released, with new features on how food systems can help restore ‘our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy’. …
According to one of the world’s best known environmentalists, the ruthless pursuit of profit is to blame for the toxic food systems that continue to ruin the health of millions worldwide.
Helena Norberg-Hodge, my guest today on Inside Ideas, is the winner of the alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award, and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to ‘the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide’. …
Overtourism was a serious problem pre-pandemic, the question now — as restrictions continue to ease, is will it return? To help answer that and explore ways in which it can be avoided, Dr Martha Honey and Kelsey Frenkiel join me on today’s episode of Inside Ideas.
They are both tourism experts, and authors who have written extensively on the world of travel. Offering a unique insight in to the state of the industry: where it was going, and where it might be heading next, they recently released their book Overtourism: Lessons for a Better Future, which they edited together.
The COVID pandemic has many asking if there might be a ‘better life for us outside of capitalism’, says the award-winning ecological economist and writer, Tim Jackson, my guest today on Inside Ideas.
The Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey since 2016, where he is also Professor of Sustainable Development, Tim was previously the Economics Commissioner for the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of Prosperity without Growth, which was named the Financial Times ‘book of the year’ in 2010, and has subsequently been translated…
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman is my guest today on Inside Ideas. The award-winning, Brooklyn-based writer joins me on the show to talk about her first book, Planet Palm: How Palm Ended Up in Everything — and Endangered the World.
The former executive editor of Modern Farmer, and deputy editor of Gourmet, first had the idea back in 2014 that she wanted to write a story about land grabs, and that was the beginning of what would turn out to be a story about palm oil.
Dr Sonia Massari is my guest today on Inside Ideas. A multi-award winning researcher and designer in the fields of food sustainability, and innovative agri-food systems, Dr Massari is a senior consultant at the Barilla Foundation and the academic director of the Future Food Academy.
While teaching at universities around Europe Dr Massari has designed and coordinated more than 50 academic programs and 150 educational activities on food and sustainability for prestigious international institutes. And in 2015, she was co-director and co-founder of the first European Conference on Understanding Food Design: from user-centered to people-centered design.
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Frontier technologies are the high-water mark so far of human innovation in the twenty first century. But how do we ensure they are used for the good of people and planet?
David Jensen, coordinator of the UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force at UN Environment Programme, and co-champion of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES), is exploring this question. Jensen, who is also the head of the Environmental Peacebuilding Programme at UN Environment, is my guest today on Inside Ideas, and since 2016 has been pioneering efforts to identify environmental applications of frontier technologies in conflict-affected countries and fragile states…
Billy Almon, my guest on Inside Ideas, is very much in love with biomimicry — and it is easy to see why. In offering solutions that already exist in nature, biomimicry provides an almost endless supply of answers to the challenges facing humanity.
For Almon, his eureka moment in discovering the love for biomimicry mirrored a scene from the Matrix.
He explains: “There’s a scene in the first Matrix movie at the very end, where — after Neo gets beat up and shot, he pops back up and he looks around and then it cuts to the scene where you…