Sustainable Jungle Podcast

THE SUSTAINABLE JUNGLE PODCAST

The Sustainable Jungle Podcast is a mission driven show, focusing on solutions for the world’s sustainability and conservation challenges. Hosts, Lyall & Joy, talk with some of the most interesting and inspiring people working to future proof our planet. Join us as we create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change.

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PODCAST #38 · BRENDAN CONDON · BUILDING THE SUSTAINABLE CITY OF THE FUTURE

Brendan is a passionate eco-warrior with immense empathy for the natural world and is actively building his vision of the sustainable city of the future...

PODCAST #37 · KATE & MICHELLE · LET’S GO ON SAFARI… AND SAVING AFRICA’S WILDLIFE

We were so lucky to talk to these two ladies while they were on their book tour together. We talk about the importance of wildlife advocacy...

PODCAST #36 · BEN YOUNG · TACKLING BIG PROBLEMS THROUGH BEAUTIFUL REUSABLES @ FRANK GREEN

Ben Young is a caffeine enthusiast and passionate environmental advocate. He is also the founder of Frank Green, a company specializing in...

PODCAST #35 · OLIVIA KENNAWAY · NEXT LEVEL SUSTAINABLE FASHION AT ASHA:ELEVEN, CAPE TOWN

Olivia Kennaway is the founder of sustainable, ethical fashion label Lalesso and more recently, Asha:Eleven. We caught up with Olivia in Betty’s Bay...

PODCAST #34 · JUSTINE BRABY · KEEPING YOUR CUP FULL & AFRICA’S WELLBEING ECONOMY

After 10 days of travelling Namibia (one of our absolute all-time favourite trips), we visited Justine in Windhoek, who kindly hosted us in her home....

PODCAST #33 · ANGIE GULLAN · FOR THE LOVE OF DOLPHINS, MOZAMBIQUE

We visited Mozambique’s small coastal town and beachside paradise, Ponta do Ouro – a spectacularly pristine and beautiful place, well known for...

PODCAST #32 · SPATIAL COLLECTIVE · MAPPING AFRICA FROM THE SILICON SAVANNA, NAIROBI, KENYA

Born and raised in Slovenia, Primož Kovačič is an entrepreneur and geodetic engineer who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Primoz is a co-founder and director of Spatial Collective...

PODCAST #31 · OROPOPO EXPERIENCE · MINDFULNESS & DEEP TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

Tomás and Marcelo are two Costa Rican biologists who founded deep travel, ecotourism company, the Oropopo Experience, based in San José, Costa Rica

PODCAST #30 · MISHA TEASDALE · PLANTING TREES & CHANGING COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Misha Teasdale is the Tree-E-O of Greenpop South Africa, a tree planting eco-education organization, popularizing the green movement and coordinating climate-action events and festivals in Southern Af...[Read More]

PODCAST #29 · RAFAEL ROBLES · RURAL VILLAGE SUSTAINABILITY IN TORTUGUERO, COSTA RICA

Rafael Robles is a biologist, researcher and an esteemed leader in the rural town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. He is passionate about his country and their significant efforts to protect their wild plac...[Read More]

PODCAST #28 · IAN DOMMISSE · ECOBRICKS, CHANGING BEHAVIOURS & BUILDING SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Ian Dommisse is an Architect from Cape Town, South Africa. After learning about eco bricks, an innovative “invention” that uses unrecyclable plastic waste to make building materials, he founded the Ec...[Read More]

PODCAST #27 · RICARDO MURILLO · THE IMPORTANCE OF BUTTERFLIES

We visited Ricardo in his live butterfly exhibition at the University of Costa Rica in San José. In our little pocket of paradise, with butterflies flying around us, we...

PODCAST #26 · FABIAN VON HASE · DESERT PERMACULTURE IN NAMIBIA

We hung out with Fabian at his farmhouse outside of Windhoek Namibia and along with marveling over his incredibly sustainable off-grid lifestyle...

PODCAST #25 · SARA & DANIEL BUSTAMANTE · SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IN PERU

Sara and Daniel are nature-loving, eco-warriors and experts on sustainable travel. They are are the founders of Peru Eco Expeditions, a Sustainable, Ecotourism company based in Cusco, Peru...

PODCAST #24 · GARETH PATTERSON · LIVING WITH LIONS, SECRET ELEPHANTS & AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM

“Award-winning wildlife expert, author and public speaker, Gareth Patterson, is known internationally for his efforts to protect the lions and elephants of Africa. His wildlife work has featured widel...[Read More]

PODCAST #23 · BONNÉ DE BOD · JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR

“An award-winning television presenter and filmmaker, Bonné de Bod, is well-known for her in-depth reporting on wildlife and environmental issues. For nearly a decade, Bonné has presented in both Afri...[Read More]

PODCAST #22 · DIPESH PABARI · THE POWER OF CHOICE & BUILDING A GIANT PLASTIC BOAT

Dipesh is quite the eco-leader and one of the founders of the Flipflopi Expedition, a remarkable plan to build a 60ft dhow out of recycled plastic and sail it from Lamu, Kenya to Cape Town South Afric...[Read More]

PODCAST #21 · ERIN MEEZAN · CARBON, LEADERSHIP & COURAGE

Erin Meezan is the VP and Chief Sustainability Officer at Interface Inc, a publicly listed company in the USA that manufactures carpet tiles and has earned a reputation as a leader in sustainability.....[Read More]

PODCAST #20 · AARÓN BENDFELDT · MINIMALIST, UPCYCLED GLASSWARE & CHANGING LIVES IN GUATEMALA

Aarón Bendfeldt is a young social entrepreneur based in Guatemala City. After visiting Norway and learning about effective waste management (amongst many other things), he co-founded Grønn, a social e...[Read More]

PODCAST #19 · DANELLE MURRAY · OWL IS NOT LOST & PRACTICAL PLASTIC RECYCLING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Danelle Murray, together with her husband Brendan, her two kids and her team, runs the Owl Rescue Centre and Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. "The Centre takes in hundreds of owls every year ...[Read More]

PODCAST #18 · PHILIP WILSON · FINDING HAPPINESS IN CLEAN WATER & SOCIAL BUSINESS

Philip Wilson is a serial entrepreneur, who, having been successful in business in the USA and Guatemala, sought meaning and purpose in his life and turned his hand to social entrepreneurship. He buil...[Read More]

PODCAST #17 · ELIZA BABARCZY · SUSTAINABLE, GUATEMALAN WOOD & THE JUNGLE SCHOOL

Eliza was born in the USA and grew up in Guatemala City to visionary parents who today, run The Jungle School for 400 kids in San Andres, Petén, Guatemala. Back in the USA, she enjoyed a career in PR ...[Read More]

PODCAST #16 · FRANK GOLBECK · HONEY MEAD, SAVING BEES

Frank is a Southern Californian who spent his youth hanging out in nature. He pursued a career in the Navy until, on a prompt from his wife, realized that he needed more in his life. Today, he is the ...[Read More]

PODCAST #15 · ELYSSE CRABTREE · ETHICAL BEAUTY, SELF LOVE AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Elysse is an “Entrepreneur, mentor, and unabashed wanderluster livin' it up in San Diego, CA”. She is the founder of Wabi-Sabi Botanicals, an ethical beauty line...

PODCAST #14 · NICK MOTT · DEEP ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM & THE THRESHOLD PODCAST

Nick Mott is an outdoor guy! He is also a conservationist, climber and environmental journalist. He is the Assistant Producer for Threshold, the beautifully produced Podcast which uses” stories to exp...[Read More]

PODCAST #13 · JENNY GOLDING & GEORGE BUMANN · CHOOSING TO LIVE DELIBERATELY

Jenny Golding is a writer, musician, mom, and educator. George Bumann can draw, sculpt, and teach about all aspects of Yellowstone. We spent the most magical day interviewing Jenny and George, learnin...[Read More]

PODCAST #12 · CARA SMYTH · DRIVING THE SUSTAINABILITY MOVEMENT IN FASHION

Cara Smyth is a leader in the Fashion Industry, serving as President of Jill Sanders America, a Director of Burberry and the CEO of Menichetti International in Milan. Today, Cara is the Vice President...[Read More]

PODCAST #11 · HARISH HANDE · LESSONS FROM 20+ YEARS OF SOCIAL BUSINESS

Harish Hande is the definition of a social entrepreneur. In 1995, after learning about the power of a distributed energy model, he founded SELCO India, which “provides sustainable energy solutions and...[Read More]

PODCAST #10 · LOUIS MASAI · CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS WITH CONSCIOUS ART

This interview with Louis Masai is one of our favorites, a “real” and authentic discussion with someone who really, truly cares about the environment and has dedicated his career to communicating crit...[Read More]

PODCAST #09 · TODD LEMONS · USING BLOCKCHAIN TO SAVE FORESTS

For those who, like us, are not intimately familiar with carbon offsets and blockchain technology and want to understand more about what these tools are and they can be used to save critical ecosystem...[Read More]

PODCAST #08 · AARON ‘BERTIE’ GEKOSKI · THE DARK SIDE OF WILDLIFE TOURISM AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski is an environmental photojournalist, presenter and film-maker. Over the last 10 years, Bertie has been at the coal face of animal conservation around the world including exposin...[Read More]

PODCAST #07 · ANA BERLINER · REWILDING & ATTRIBUTING VALUE TO ABANDONED LAND IN PORTUGAL

We really enjoyed this relaxed conversation with Ana on location overlooking the beautiful Portuguese hills and valleys. We covered a bunch of topics including: how and why she started the Faia Brava ...[Read More]

PODCAST #06 · HAYDEN WOOD · DRIVING THE CHANGE TO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE UK @BULBENERGY

We had a great discussion with Hayden on a number of topics, including his personal journey to becoming a co-founder of a successful renewable energy startup; the state of the energy market in the UK,...[Read More]

PODCAST #05 · JIM NORROD · THE TURNAROUND SPECIALIST FOCUSED ON THE INTERSECTION OF BUSINESS AND SUSTAINABILITY

We had a thought provoking discussion on the intersection of sustainability and business with Jim. He shared his thoughts on what the major differences are in leading a triple bottom line business vs ...[Read More]

PODCAST #04 · UMBERTO ESPOSITO & DANIELA GENTILE · REBUILDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HUMANS & NATURE IN ABRUZZO NATIONAL PARK, ITALY

We spoke to Umberto and Daniela on location in Pescasseroli, Italy. They shared their favourite animal stories and the most impactful moments they’ve had in the wild. We also talked about why it’s imp...[Read More]

PODCAST #03 · FLORENCE GSCHWEND · DISRUPTIVE SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY STARTUP, CHRYSALIX TECHNOLOGIES

Florence Gschwend is a PhD graduate from the Imperial College in London. She’s won numerous awards for her work in the use of waste wood for biorefinery applications. Florence was named as one of Euro...[Read More]

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