Welcome to episode 2 of the brand new season of The Change Troubleshooter.
This 2nd season of the podcast focuses on Sustainability. Something we all need to focus on a lot more!
In this 2nd episode, Does Sustainability Start at Home? Nina is joined by, Zoe Cohen and Bob Barr.
Nina uses her home village of Lymm as a case study on how sustainable the place where she lives actually is. Both Zoe and Bob have been commited to a number of local initiatives over the years, but is that enough to make Lymm a sustainable village?
This episode is also available as a video, since it was recorded on Zoom. Click here to watch
Zoe Cohen, Director of Shine Coaching and Consultancy is a highly experienced Master Coach who has worked with senior leaders and their teams across every sector in the economy. Zoe has run her successful coaching practice for over a decade. Zoe has been passionate about sustainability all her life; in 2014 she co-founded and was the volunteer Chair of a community energy company for three years. Zoe is a Carbon Literate coach and her work is expanding into the human, behavioural and psychological aspects of climate change awareness and action. Zoe is also an active member of Extinction Rebellion and dedicates a significant proportion of her time to activism.
She has developed a significant ‘voice’ and following on LinkedIn for her forthright posting on all aspects of the systemic drivers and consequences of the climate and ecological emergency. Zoe has also been seeking to ‘catalyse’ her own profession in this regard, in the UK and internationally, and is co-editing a book for ‘climate and ecologically conscious’ coaches.
Bob Barr is a Lymm Parish Councillor and Opposition Leader on Warrington Borough Council. He also chairs Lymm Community Energy .
By profession Bob is an urban and social geographer specialising in geographic data science and open data. He worked at Manchester University for 30 years, is currently a Visiting Professor at Liverpool University and founded the university spin-out, Manchester Geomatics. He was a member of the Cabinet Office Open Data Group, the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and the Social Exclusion Unit’s ‘Better Information’ policy action team.
Bob has a lifelong interest in sustainability issues. As a Board Member of Helena Housing, a major regional Housing Association, he championed sustainability on the Board and became Chairman of Caribou, a not-for-profit sustainable warmth and flood resilience company.
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Last year Nina realised that she wasn't really paying much attention to the subject of sustainability and the growing noise around the subject, so she went on a course. Having completed Cambridge University's Sustainability Management Course earlier this year, she decided to dedicate a whole podcast season to the subject of sustainability.
Nina got in contact and set up Zoom conversations with a varied bunch of great people here in the UK but also in Canada and Los Angeles.
Recorded on Zoom, due to social distancing, all episodes will be available as videos on Nina's Youtube channel.
We hope you enjoy listening to/watching them as much as we enjoyed making them!