Welcome to Sustainable Solutions, an ideas-packed green-themed podcast series sponsor by ECO2 magazine at the Daily Mail and Halfords, and hosted by Louise Atkinson. Thanks to the amazing trail-blazing work by Sir David Attenborough we all know about melting ice caps, plastic-strewn oceans and fast-disappearing rain forests, but it is so easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. But the truth is, if we all just make one, two or three small changes, together we really can make a difference. Each of the six episodes will focus on a different area of sustainability, whether it is switching on to electric bikes, cars and scooters, repairing your possessions rather than replacing them, or getting a greater understanding of how much greener our cities could be in the future.
Part 6: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GOING GREEN
TV presenter Julia Bradbury and eco-campaigner Lucy Siegle chat with Louise Atkinson about the many brilliant steps we can all take RIGHT NOW to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the planet.
Part 5: THE CRAZE FOR REPAIR
Why buying products to last, taking care of them, and repairing them rather than throwing them away is a great environmentally friendly move, and how Halfords can help you keep your two and four-wheeled vehicles on the road for longer. Guests: Jay Blades, Lizzie Carr
Part 4. E-SCOOTERS
What’s so fab about electric scooters, why they’re not currently legal, and the steps underway to make them legal on UK roads. Guest: Ben Everitt MP
Part 3: ELECTRIC DREAMS
Why electric cars are great for the environment, cost-effective to use, simple (and inexpensive) to service and maintain Guest: Ben Fogle Halfords: Andy Turbefield, Dan Cammish
Part 2: THE FUTURE OF COMMUTING
The changing face of cities and commuting in a post-Covid world – cycle lanes (for e-scooters too), pedestrian areas, green spaces, electric public tansport, charging points for EVs and personalised transport on demand. Guest: Prof Tim Dixon Halfords: Luke Berry
Part 1: BIKE TO THE FUTURE
On this episode we talk all things e-bikes with special guests Sian Sutherland, co-founder of a Plastic Planet and Paul Tomlinson, cycling director at Halfords. We will be discussing what makes an e-bike different to a push bike, whether you need to be a cycling pro to use one, how they work, the different types you can get and the health benefits associated with them.