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95bFM's long-running green issues feature Green Desk, with Jack Marshall.

The Green Desk: Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network

Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network Plastic packaging in a circular economy with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network, 17.45 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Ella speaks with James Griffin from Sustainable Business Network about their recent report addressing how businesses can help solve the plastic packaging problem. They discuss what is currently happening to New Zealand's plastic packaging and what this report concluded about what can be done. 

Green Desk: Conservation Genetics with Dr Helen Taylor

Green Desk: Conservation Genetics with Dr Helen Taylor Green Desk: Conservation Genetics with Dr Helen Taylor, 18.17 MB
Tue 6 Nov 2018

Ella speaks with 2018 Callaghan Medal recipient Dr Helen Taylor about her work in conservation genetics. Dr Taylor is researching how inbreeding effects male fertility in New Zealand's native bird species. They disccus her successful science communication campaigns and what genetics can bring to New Zealand's conservation efforts. 

MOTU Economic Research Institute on NZ’s Zero Carbon Emission Bill: October 31, 2018

MOTU Economic Research Institute on NZ’s Zero Carbon Emission Bill: October 31, 2018 MOTU Economic Research Institute on NZ’s Zero Carbon Emission Bill: October 31, 2018, 9.11 MB
Wed 31 Oct 2018

Producer Ella Christensen talks with Niven Winchester from MOTU Economic Research Institute about New Zealand’s commitment to zero carbon emissions, following the IPCC report earlier this month.

Green Desk: Climate change and mental health with David Menkes: October 24, 2018

Climate change and mental health with David Menzes: October 24, 2018 Climate change and mental health with David Menzes: October 24, 2018, 27.93 MB
Wed 24 Oct 2018

Ella talks with David Menzes about the impact of climate change on mental health. David is Associate Professor of Psychological Medicine in the Auckland University School of Medicine. They discuss climate change denial and apathy, how to talk about climate change with people who don't agree with you, and how to move the conversation forward. If climate change makes you feel scared or overwhelmed, this conversation might be helpful. 

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018 Green Desk: 2nd October 2018, 11.39 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week on the Green Desk, Jack talks with Forest and Bird’s Northland Forests Advocate Dean Baigent-Mercer.

Green Desk: September 25 2018

Green Desk: September 25 2018 Green Desk: September 25 2018, 20.23 MB
Tue 25 Sep 2018

This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.

To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers

Green Desk: September 18 2018

Green Desk: September 18 2018 Green Desk: September 18 2018, 21.89 MB
Tue 18 Sep 2018

As doubt around the use of 1080 has flared up in the public sphere and headlines of New Zealand’s media. We thought it was time for the Greendesk address the issue. Jack Marshall has this story.

Green Desk: Bees Up Top

Green Desk: Bees Up Top Green Desk: Bees Up Top , 6.32 MB
Tue 11 Sep 2018

Jack sat down with Jessie Jane Baker, one half of the Bee’s Up Top duo. The two beekeepers are helping to rehabilitate auckland's suburbs with bees - putting a pep in the step of Auckland’s ecosystem. We sat down with Baker to find how she got into bees.

Bees Up Top pledgeme campaign: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5779-rescue-rehome-bees

Green Desk: Cannabis Referendum I/V w/ Nandor Tanczos: September 4, 2018

Green Desk: Cannabis Referendum I/V w/ Nandor Tanczos: September 4, 2018 Green Desk: Cannabis Referendum I/V w/ Nandor Tanczos: September 4, 2018, 15.42 MB
Tue 4 Sep 2018

This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marhall spoke with exGreen MP Nandor Tanczos, who is now a member of the The Cannabis Referendum Coalition. We got Tanczos' views as we build up to the referendum on cannabis and what the Coalitions goals are.

 

Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018

Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018 Greendesk with Jack: August 28 2018, 7.73 MB
Tue 28 Aug 2018

This week on the Greendesk, Jack Marshall has a story about fast fashion. He speaks to Courtney Sanders about her crusade to save us from one of the worlds biggest polluters.