For many, the question of how to take concrete, tangible steps to fight climate change still remains, with many seeking actionable tips and advice. To explore how experts in their fields are addressing sustainability issues, and to enable exchange on the full bandwidth of environmental challenges, GROHE X has launched the podcast “Together For Sustainability”. It aims to provide inspiration, stimulate discussion, and encourage action. With new topic-specific episodes released every month, the podcast will cover subjects such as water, resources, the circular economy, and the sustainable building industry.

Progress requires learning
Podcast host Marcella Hansch, CEO of the everwave foundation, has been dedicated to creating healthy oceans and rivers for years and her foundation puts emphasis on environmental education. The social business everwave cleans rivers and protects the sea from plastic through its use of clean-up technologies, fighting the waste crisis and supporting our ecosystems.

In the six-episode podcast series Marcella talks to scientists, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers about their fields of expertise. In line with the motto of the podcast, dialogue is at the heart of the new format. The goal of “Together For Sustainability” is to serve as a platform for sharing insights to create renewed motivation. Instead of doomsday scenarios, listeners are informed about specific topics, impactful solutions and inspiring projects that demonstrate how the climate crisis can be tackled.

“If you want to save and protect something, you need to know it. And if you know something, or you love
it, then you can protect it,” says Hansch about the intention behind the podcast and the importance of
education and dialogue as the motivation for progress. She explains the objective is “not to tell people
you did wrong things, but showing people to motivate them, to inspire them and to say, ’you can change
the world!’. If we work all together, we really can make a change.”

Launch episode: the ocean
The first episode of the podcast investigates the ocean and its potential for solutions to the climate crisis. Covering most of the Blue Planet, it is not only significantly impacted by global warming, but is also increasingly becoming an area of focus for new solutions at leader discussions such as COP27. Hansch and her guest, oceanographer and climate scientist Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck, who are both part of the committee of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, discuss how they aim to make a tangible impact on the ocean. From the digitisation of the ocean, and its importance for carbon storage and absorption, to providing knowledge for decision-makers and promoting education and engagement.

“My wish for the future is that we first recognise that we have a joint future. Second, that the future that we are going to have depends on our actions today and tomorrow, and that we should use all available information and knowledge, including that of sciences, to think about what the good outcomes for all of us are,” says Prof. Dr. Visbeck.

Listen to the first episode of the new podcast “Together for Sustainability” on the digital experience
platform GROHE X.