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Outrage + Optimism

Apr 8, 2021

This week, the climate solutions are here, and they’re neatly labeled.


You may have heard of Bertrand Piccard, the explorer, balloonist, and ‘inspioneer’ who was the first to circumnavigate the globe in a solar powered aircraft in 2016. Well, since then, he’s been on a mission to support climate friendly technologies. With his Solar Impulse Foundation, he is close to having found, assessed and labeled 1000 cleantech solutions that have a positive impact on both the environment and the economy. Now he’s making sure that they get used. In our interview with him this week, we discuss his commitment to create and nurture innovative new ways of thinking that reconcile ecology and economy, providing a compelling argument for business and governments to act today to achieve planetary health and profit with his ‘Tao of Economics’.


And with Tom taking a well earned break away from hosting, we are delighted to introduce a special co-host for this episode, Dee Caffari, MBE! Dee is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times! Yes, you read that right. Having witnessed personally the problem of single use plastics on ocean health, she uses her platform to raise awareness on Ocean health, sustainability, and a new danger - microplastics. Her fascinating first-hand experience and deep thinking on climate change makes determined ambition a reality.


Our adventure awaits!


Hang tight after the interview for a live musical performance from Easy Wanderlings!



Christiana + Tom’s book ‘The Future We Choose’ is available now!


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Thank you to our guest this week!


Bertrand Piccard

Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation | Explorer | Psychiatrist | Inspirational Speaker

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Solar Impulse

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Check out the climate solutions here: Solar Impulse Solutions



And thank you to our guest co-host this week:


Dee Caffari, MBE

Chair of the World Sailing Trust | World Record Holder | Author and Ocean Advocate

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Our musical guest this week is Easy Wanderlings!

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WATCH: Sofar Mumbai Performance



As Christiana mentioned in the episode, check out Seaspiracy on Netflix.



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